By Mark M.Jennings
The Times 

How Far Would You Drive Your 914?


M.M. Jennings

Jennings and his daughter took a trip cross country in his father's Porsche 914.

Hello, fellow Porschephiles. Would you believe me if I told you I just spent four days in the cockpit of a 1974 Porsche 914, covering 3200 miles of American and Canadian highways and byways? Well, I just completed that trip, and it was amazing. I can now cross that one off my bucket list.

My 19-year-old daughter was my copilot. With a crash course on how to drive a manual transmission, especially that odd shifting 901 gearbox, she would co-drive when my eyes just couldn't take the jarring any longer.

This 914 was one of my dad's Porsches, it was his DE car for many years. Actually, a good p...

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