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Porsche 914 Factory Tool Kit Contents

The Incredible Shrinking Tool Kit

All Porsche 914 and 914/6 vehicles were delivered with a tool kit in the front trunk. The four-cylinder Porsche 914 was assembled by Volkswagen, and the tool kits provided greatly resembled the VW kits of the era. While not as robust as the 914/6 tool sets, the early Porsche 914 kits were sufficient for the most basic maintenance needs.

Unfortunately, multiple rounds of cost-cutting reduced the Porsche 914 tool sets to almost nothing by the final year of production (1976). As shown below, this disappearing act is very poorly (almost comically) tracked in the annual progression of Porsche 914 owner's manuals.

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1970 - 1971 Porsche 914 Tool Kits

The earliest Porsche 914 tool kits were comprised of the following:

The tool kit information as printed in the 1971 Porsche 914 owner's manual is reproduced at right (the 1970 manual includes identical information).

1972 Porsche 914 Tool Kits

The 1972 model year Porsche 914 tool kits are documented as containing the exact same components as the earlier kits with the exception of the 160 mm combination pliers. Many early 1972 Porsche 914 tool kits, however, included the pliers. As was common practice with tools (at both Porsche and VW), the pliers were likely included in the tool kits until the supply was exhausted. More information on the pliers is available on the "Pliers" page (obviously). The tool kit information as printed in the 1972 Porsche 914 owner's manual is reproduced at right.

Early 1973 Porsche 914 Tool Kits

Early 1973 Porsche 914 tool sets included the the same tools as the 1972 kits (without the pliers). The only difference from the prior sets was the appearance of white-handled screwdrivers which are unique to the 1973 model year. Other than the color, these tools are identical to the black-handled screwdrivers. Not all early 1973 Porsche 914 tool kits contained the white-handled screwdriver, but most did.

The tool kit information as printed in the an early version of the 1973 Porsche 914 owner's manual is pictured at right. As can be seen, the information provided is identical to that in the 1972 manuals.

Mid - Late 1973 Porsche 914 Tool Kits

Beginning partway through production of the 1973 model year, a cost cutting effort reduced Porsche 914 factory tool kits to the following components:

*Like the hubcap puller, the existence of the resized (10x13 mm) open-end wrench is documented in the parts catalog but not the owner's manuals.

The tool kit information as printed in the later 1973 Porsche 914 1.7 & 2.0 owner's manual is pictured at right. Note that these later kits have been diminished to the extent that they no longer warrant pictures.

1974 Porsche 914 Tool Kits

Tool kits included in the 1974 model year Porsche 914 cars were identical to those found in the mid-late 1973 model year vehicles, but the white-handled screwdriver had vanished. As documented in the parts catalog (but not the owner's manual), the hubcap removal tool was still included in all Porsche 914 tool kits despite the introduction of styled steel wheels and the resulting elimination of hub caps for the 1974 model year. The tool kit information as printed in the 1974 Porsche 914 1.8 & 2.0 owner's manual is pictured at right.

1975 - 1976 Porsche 914 Tool Kits

The last two model years of the Porsche 914 came with tool kits resembling those delivered with the 1974 cars, but the lug bolt socket was shortened by 40 mm and gained a plate finish. This change likely occurred during the 1975 model year (as opposed to between the 1974 and 1975 model year production runs) as supplies of the prior version was exhausted.