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Lever (1970 - 1972)

Incorrect Lever Jacks

Porsche 914/6 Factory Jacks

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As one would expect, Porsche 914/6 automobiles came with a jack mounted in the rear trunk. The jacks, manufactured by Bilstein, were consistent throughout the entire 1970-1972 Porsche 914/6 production run. Jacks are operated by inserting the steel bar into the vehicle's longitudinal jacking tube on whichever side is appropriate and raising. The entire side of the car is lifted, so great care should be taken in chucking the wheels on the opposite side.

Current eBay listings for Porsche 914/6 jacks (compare listed items with those pictured on this page to ensure authenticity):

Porsche 914/6 Jacks on eBAY

The Porsche 914/6 models came equipped with a lever-style jack. This Bilstein device was operated by inserting the tapered end of the lug wrench into the appropriate tube on the jack and levering the car up or down. This is the same jack issued with the Porsche 914 and several Volkswagen models during that time period. Note that the 914/6 lever jacks pictured are not in the best shape.

Be aware that there were similar jacks used in earlier Porsche and VW applications that are not correct for the Porsche 914 or 914/6 (although they will function properly with the 914 series). Primary differences in these older Bilstein jacks include a single handle-insert design or a shorter insertion bar. We've included some example pictures to help you differentiate the models.