In the late 60s, both Volkswagen and Porsche needed a new model. VW wanted to replace their range-topping Type 34 Karmann Ghia, and Porsche needed a new entry level car to replace the 912. At that time, most of Volkswagen’s development work was handled by Porsche thanks to an agreement that goes all the way back to Porsche’s founding. One final project would fulfill that long standing agreement, and Volkswagen decided to make that project the development of the 914. The intention was that the 4-cylinder be the Volkswagen, and the 6-cylinder be the Porsche; however, Porsche eventually decided that sharing the same body was risky business in the US Market, so they campaigned for both versions to be sold as Porsches in the North American market. The 6-cylinder model became known as the 914/6 and was discontinued after a short time thanks to the agreement between VW and Porsche falling apart after VW named a new chairman who had no interest in working with Porsche. The 914 went on to become Motor Trend’s Import Car of the Year in 1970, and 4-cylinder “914/4” became Porsche’s top seller during its model run, outselling the 911 by a wide margin with 118,000 units sold worldwide.