My understanding is the 1.8 liter was produced in the lowest numbers and are the hardest to get parts for if running fuel injection. Still I can’t get over my love for these cars, VW engine or not.
“I bought this 914 three years ago from an owner in Salt Lake City. This car has been garage-kept its entire life and is in excellent condition for its age. Rust is almost nonexistent: some in expected places like the battery tray. There are a few cosmetic issues (e.g. cracked side mirror) but otherwise I’ve been amazed at how little maintenance this car needs. “
Find it here on Craigslist in West Chester, Pennsylvania.