They're not the only ones led astray by a label, of course. Quite a few of those people either drive, or would aspire to drive, Porsches, and, such is the high regard for which the firm's products are now held, they're willing to drive almost anything that wears the badge - how else to explain the popularity of those early Cayennes?
Unfortunately, some thought it tainted by its associations with the lowly VW badge, in those days a firm known more for the old Beetle than for Golf GTIs and such. The spectre of the 911 hung over the 914, too, immensely popular even then despite its erratic behaviour, this being before it became the triumph of evolution over design it now is.
This one, up for a rather overly ambitious £24,995, is a 1971 VW-engined car, imported from the US of A. It appears in good condition, if a little too white, and with a fair amount of history behind it. We think there should be scope for negotiation on that price, although the Porsche-engined cars can easily make twice as much.
Oh, and if you are put off by the VW-Porsche bit, can I suggest you just tell your friends it's a very early Boxster?
Engine: 1,679cc, flat-four
Transmission: 5-speed manual, rear-wheel drive
Power (hp): 80@4,900rpm
Torque (lb ft): 98@2,700rpm
First registered: 1971
Recorded mileage: 55,000 miles
Yours for: £24,995
See the original advert here