Lime Green RHD Carrera

This concludes the week of posting about the right-hand drive Carreras available on the market. Lime Green is always a fantastic color, especially on a Carrera, so this will likely find a home fast.

Description from the seller:

This is a fantastic matching numbers UK supplied example and one of the first having been supplied in November 1973 by Porsche dealer AFN. It features a great specification and is finished in its original stunning shade of Lime Green. Options include electric sunroof and windows and the enigmatic ducktail spoiler only available when new for the early production cars. Well known in Porsche circles as Limey the car has a full and very comprehensive history from new with original service book and a detailed substantial history file. It is in superb condition throughout having been carefully looked after and renovated when required throughout its life. We know Limey well, having handled its sale on a couple of occasions since 2008.

AFN delivered Limey to first owner, a Mr Harrow, a resident of Beaconsfield on the 29th November 1973. He retained it until January 1976 covering 16,000 miles, using the supplying dealer for a service in January 1975. A second owner retained the car until April 1977, the mileage increasing to 33,000 miles in this time, again AFN were retained for servicing.

In April 1977 Limey was purchased by Porsche enthusiast Stuart Hunter Cox, he clearly loved the car and looked after it extremely diligently during his long ownership, which only ended in 2006. Porsche experts Autofarm maintained Limey almost exclusively during this period ? numerous invoices on file indicate an exemplary maintenance programme, the smallest fault being corrected immediately.

In 2006 Autofarm undertook a renovation of the car’s body to the highest standards, ensuring every detail is original and correct. Renowned Porsche trim specialists Southbound refreshed the interior. Invoices on file fully detail the work completed. This work has passed the sternest test: the passage of time, as nearly a decade on Limey remains in lovely condition the restoration having mellowed beautifully.

Following the completion of this work Mr Hunter Cox decided that the car was probably now rather too good to use and so he made the difficult decision to sell his old friend. Autofarm offered the car for sale on his behalf in 2006 and it rapidly found a good new home with Porsche enthusiast Nigel Watkins. Nigel continued to look after the car well and continued to use Autofarm for maintenance. Shortly after purchase Limey was awarded Best In Show at Classic Le Mans 2006, a photograph on file shows a proud Nigel and Limey with trophy.

In 2007 Limey was entrusted to Porsche engine supremo Bob Watson for a full engine rebuild. Invoices on file for some £15,000 document work completed which included new barrels, pistons and much more! Dyne sheets show a pleasing 230 plus bhp on a rolling road trial. At this time the engine bay was fully detailed and shortly after the front suspension was fully rebuilt, as were the brakes and the mechanical fuel injection pump overhauled.

In 2008 Nigel decided to sell Limey for a new Porsche project. Once again Autofarm offered Limey for sale - a copy of the advert is on file as is a glowing report from Classic and Sportscar magazine who featured the car in their ‘One you can buy’ article, and summarising with glorious condition, colour and performance. It was at this point that we first became acquainted with Limey. We had in stock a rather nice UK supplied 964 RS that incidentally we have back in stock for sale currently! Nigel took a fancy to the 964 so one Spring day in 2008 I recall meeting Nigel in Warwick where a deal was struck. I then had my first drive home in Limey and was so impressed I drove no other car for a week. 911 and Porsche World Magazine featured Limey at this time in a feature on early impact bumper 911s. In it Porsche enthusiast and motoring journalist, John Glynn, waxes lyrical describing Limey as one of his favourite 911s.

The next owner was... a Mr Nigel Watkins - he missed the car terribly and had to repurchase the car from us. In 2012 we were delighted to be able to repurchase Limey and then sold it almost immediately to a friend and regular Hairpin customer. It has remained in storage with us for much of the intervening period.

Today Limey remains in exceptional condition throughout, it really is a striking car with a really strong feel good factor attached. I always look forward to a drive in Limey, it is just so well set up and rewarding, providing great enjoyment and remaining a great partner on a fast British country road. Finished to arguably the best specification and featuring fully comprehensive history from new it is hard to think of a better example of its type. It comes with original service and handbook, comprehensive history file and has just been inspected and serviced by Dick Lovett Porsche, our local main dealer. By the way you can only buy it if you promise to sell it back to us!




GP-White '74 Carrera in Belgium

Description from the seller:

Total and detail restored 1974 Porsche Carrera: 2.7 with 210 hp. No. 280 or 1036 produced coupé versions. Carrera 2.7, the successor to the legendary 911 RS duck-tale from 1973. This European (oversupplied in Belgium) car 210 hp HAS INSTEAD OF 175 hp for US models. Grand prix weiss with black leather interior and sunroof, in the combination-which the car was delivered 41 years ago. The car drives, switches and stops as if he just came from the factory.

Total and detail restored 1974 Porsche Carrera: 2.7 with 210 PS. This car is number 280 of the 1036 produced coupé versions. The :::: 2.7 Carrera is successor of the legendary 911 RS duck-tale of 1973. The car is a European version (Belgium delivered), with the 210 ps Instead of the 175 ps for the US version. The color, interior, etc. are matching and Has A factory installed sliding roof. This example drives like it HAS BEEN delivered from the factory 41 years ago.

Offered for € 248,000 (approx $ 280,000 USD)




1974 Carrera @ Coys Hedingham

The Light Yellow right-hand drive 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI chassis 911 460 0823 is being auctioned by Coys at Castle Hedingham on September 6, 2015. The auction coincides with the Porsche Classics at the Castle event.

Description from the seller:

The 1974 Carrera RS was built on the new short-bonnet G-series chassis, which incorporated a strengthened floor pan, front and rear impact bumpers, revised lighting, and other features to improve crash-worthiness demanded by the United States. For reasons of economy, Porsche manufactured all-new 911s on the same chassis. They also changed the engine specifications for the 1974 Carreras, which replaced the top-of-line 2.4 litre 911S from the year before. All Carreras received a new 2.7 litre engine with more durable Nikasil-coated cylinders.

Those destined for the U.S. were fitted with the 175-horsepower Type 911/93 with K-Jetronic fuel injection, to meet strict emissions standards, whilst the rest of the world (RoW) received the Type 911/83 with Bosch mechanical fuel injection (MFI) from the hugely successful and popular 1973 Carrera RS 2.7. This engine developed 210 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 188 foot-pounds of torque at 5,100 rpm.

With nearly identical performance as the 1973 Carrera RS in Touring trim, the 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI is said to have been the quickest normally aspirated road 911 produced until the late 1980s. With its relatively light weight of just over 1,075 kilograms, the mechanically injected Carrera is a brilliant performer, achieving 0–60 mph in just over five seconds and capable of reaching more than 150 mph in top gear. Power is fed through a Type 915/06 five-speed manual transaxle, and it hits the pavement via seven- and eight-inch-wide Fuchs alloy wheels that neatly fill its flared wings and quarter panels. Large ventilated disc brakes—282 millimetres in diameter in the front and 292 millimetres in the rear— serve to haul the car down quickly and safely from speed. The G series RS on offer today was delivered new through Dick Lovett, Marlborough in March 1974, being first registered in April of that year and sold at the price of £8,580. PRM 2M was finished in Heilgelb-Light yellow 117, with an electric sunroof and windows and the standard ducktail rear spoiler. The car was specified from new with wide rim wheels. 7” front and 8” rear.

The car subsequently went through a succession of five owners, and in April 1983 chassis 9114600823 was purchased from a member of Porsche Club GB by Ian Mackay. Registered PMR 2M, standing for: Porsche Means Racing To Me. Ian Mackay was a lifelong Porsche aficionado and Honorary Porsche Club GB member. Ian used PMR2M for the purposes that its manufacturers intended- extended continental tours were numerous, with trips to the Monaco GP, Spa, Le Mans and Germany being but some of its journeys over the past decade or so. The car and the owner both became very well known and recognised amongst the Porsche cognoscenti.

In 2000, Ian had the original seats re-trimmed in Russian Blue leather, as the driver's seat fabric had worn and could not be matched. In 2003, the steering wheel was recovered. The car remains incredibly original, and is offered all importantly with its original matching numbers engine.

Very late in 2013, Ian succumbed to a brain tumour and 10 days before his untimely death he was driven in this car from his Cotswold home to the Porsche Club GB headquarters. It is here where the car has been displayed in their Headquarters Display for the past 18 months as a tribute to this ‎most Honourable of Honourable Porsche connoisseurs.

The matching numbers car on offer today comes with a host of bills and receipts from throughout Ian's ownership. Most significantly and importantly, PMR 2M comes complete with books containing a breakdown of all works carried out on the car as far back as 1978 -handwritten and highly detailed, these books provides an irreplaceable account of the car's life, with each entry like a diary, noting both mileage and the work carried out - everything from replacing brake discs to timing chains.

PMR 2M is arguably the most original 2.7 G series car ever to be offered to the open market, and with such ownership provenance, it would be the most suitable addition to any Porsche collection. The fastest production 911 until the 993, PMR 2M “Porsche Means Racing To Me” couldn't be a truer representation of the marque, and the iconic G series 2.7 RS.

Auction estimate £90,000 - £110,000 (approx. $138,000 - $168,000 USD).



1975 Carrera Targa Auction

The right-hand drive 1975 Carrera 2.7 MFI Targa chassis 911 561 0050 is being auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at Blenheim Palace on September 4, 2015.

Description from the auction company:

The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI ( mechanical fuel injection) model was built for all markets, except for the United States and used the 210hp engine from the 1973 Carrera RS, making them mechanically identical. Introduced in 1974 on the new G-Series chassis, the floor pans were strengthened, lighting was improved and larger bumpers were incorporated. With the proven 210bhp, 2,687cc air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine on Bosch injection, 0-60mph was achieved in just over 5 seconds and the car was geared for 150mph through its 5-speed manual transmission. The suspension was fully independent with torsion bars, McPherson struts and anti-roll bars. The total weight was just over 1,075 kilograms, which made the Euro-spec 2.7 MFI a very fast car in its day. In fact, it was the fastest production 911 until the late 1980s.

Offered here is one of only six UK model Carrera MFI Targa’s, making it a very rare Porsche. The Certificate of Authenticity confirms that it was supplied to Porsche Cars Great Britain with amongst other options, front and rear spoilers. First registered on November 15th 1974, the registration document shows six owners although interestingly, two are from the same family and two are the same owner who registered the car both here in the UK and in Ireland, so effectively its only had four keepers. Chassis #0050 is an excellent survivor and is matching numbers, with a recorded genuine mileage of 80,084 miles. The Targa retains its original option 1975 ‘’whale tail’’ spoiler, original Fuchs 7& 8 X 15 inch alloys and thicker grip steering wheel. In 1995 at 61,558 miles, the engine was rebuilt and a full restoration began with further mechanical reconditioning. Photos of this work are included in the history file along with the relevant invoices. The restoration included refinishing the car in Guards Red, from its original Gemini Blue Metallic.

A large folder of history, old MoT’s, invoices, pictures and records accompany the car. No other 911 performs or sounds like a 2.7 Carrera on MFI, both extremely rare in RHD. Our very original, chassis 0050 is already a seventies Porsche icon and much admired, and with G model MFI Carrera prices rising quickly, this car is ideal for a Porsche enthusiast, collector or investor.

This car is for sale at our Salon Privé sale on the 4th September 2015.

Auction estimate £80,000 - £100,000 (approx. $,000 - $,000 USD).




Pre-Order Carrera 2.7 Book Now

The wait is nearly over! The highly anticipated Carrera 2.7 book that covers all the details of the mechanically fuel injected Carreras has finally been completed and is heading to the printer.

The book is available now for pre-ordering via Parabolica Press in both a Limited Edition as well as Publisher's Edition. Designed by Christoph Mäder, the cover and slipcase evoke the spirit of the 1970s including the use of period Porsche 911 colors available in 1974 through 1976. Shipping will begin in October 2015 for those who have pre-ordered their book.

The Soul of the Legendary Carrera 2.7 RS Lives on Within the Carrera 2.7 MFI

Serious automotive enthusiasts consider Porsche’s Carrera 2.7 RS to be the archetypical 911…and deservedly so. The cars are light, responsive, purposeful and the type 911/83 engine delivers scintillating performance. Over the last 40 years the 2.7 RS has been covered in dozens of books and articles. Yet its successor – a car with the identical engine and similar DNA – remains either unknown or misunderstood even by long-time Porsche enthusiasts. That car is the Carrera 2.7 MFI. This book tells the complete story of these remarkable, unheralded sports cars.

The Carrera 2.7 book has been meticulously researched using the Porsche factory archives, private collections, period documentation and intensive study. The book attempts to cover everything an owner, restorer, historian or enthusiast would want to know about this intriguing 911 variant. Content includes comprehensive discussion of original options, photos of key details, insights into factory production, competition history and a considerable amount of material never before published. Although primarily focused on the top-of-the-line mechanically-fuel injected Carrera 2.7, this book will also prove valuable to enthusiasts of any of the Porsche 911 and 930 Turbo models produced during the mid-1970s.

DETAILS

  • 10 ¼ × 11 ¾ inches (26.0 × 29.9 cm)
  • 406 pages, hardcover with slipcase
  • 684 color photos, 146 b/w photos, 50 illustrations
  • Author: Ryan Snodgrass
  • Published: September 2015 by Parabolica Press
  • ISBN: 978-0-9962682-8-8
  • Suggested Retail: $249.99 USD / €240 / £160











Carrera 2.7 Sold @ RM Sotheby's

The Lime Green Carrera 2.7 MFI at RM Sotheby's Monterey August 15th auction sold for $340,000 USD plus 10% commission for a total of $374,000 (€337,000).




1974 Carrera @ RM Monterey

A 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI in the desirable Lime Green color is being offered at RM Auction's Monterey sale during the weeklong Monterey Car Week festivities in August.

Description from the auction house:

210 bhp, 2,681 cc SOHC air-cooled, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with torsion bars, McPherson struts, and an anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with torsion bars, trailing arms, tubular shock absorbers, and an anti-roll bar, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.4 in.

  • Matching-numbers example
  • Fully restored by marque experts; striking color combination
  • Includes Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

The tremendous success of its 1973 Carrera RS spurred Porsche to continue that theme into 1974, but newly enacted crash safety standards in the United States mandated the end of the “long-hood” chassis. The new “G” series of 1974 brought shock-mounted impact bumpers, a stronger floor pan, revised lighting, and other related features. New U.S. emissions laws also had an effect on the engine. U.S.-delivery Carreras received the same 150 horsepower 2.7-liter flat six as the 911 S, while cars destined for the “Rest of the World” (ROW) or “Euro” markets retained the 210 horsepower Type 911/83 engine of the 1973 RS. Feeding that 2.7-liter engine was the wonderfully responsive Bosch mechanical fuel injection (MFI).


The fenders and rear quarters were tastefully flared to accept seven- and eight-inch wide Fuchs forged alloy wheels. Underneath, there were new forged aluminum rear trailing arms, and the Carreras were fitted with 20-millimeter front and 18-millimeter rear anti-roll bars, Bilstein sport shock absorbers and struts, and, of course, large ventilated disc brakes at all four corners. Power was delivered through a Type 915/06 five-speed manual transaxle. The 1974 Carrera 2.7 continued the brilliant performance standards set by the 1973 RS. Contemporary road tests found the new model capable of a 5.5-second sprint to 60 miles per hour.


The ’74 Carreras also retained many of the exterior cosmetic features of the 1973 RS, including the iconic “ducktail” spoiler. A special rubber chin spoiler mounted to the lower edge of the front valance helped balance airflow. Ultimately, Porsche produced only 1,026 ROW Carrera coupes for model year 1974.


This stunning example is believed to have been sold new in Germany, and it later made its way to Japan. It was then returned to Europe, where it received a thorough, bare-metal restoration at Autoreiter KG, in Vienna, Austria. The work reportedly consumed some 1,900 man-hours to complete. A few years ago, chassis number 600447 was sold to a Canadian marque specialist, who completed some additional detailing.


This car is finished as original, per its factory Certificate of Authenticity, in fresh N8 Lime Green paint and black Carrera graphics. Notably, the original black leatherette interior remains in superb condition and was not replaced during the restoration. The Carrera also retains its original Blaupunkt Bamberg stereo cassette player with upgraded speakers, along with a rear window wiper and tinted glass. Additionally, it is supplied with a correct collapsible spare tire, air compressor, complete tool kit, and owner’s manual.

Carrera 2.7 MFIs come to market only rarely; here is an opportunity for the serious Porsche collector to acquire one of the finest examples in the world, in a striking color combination no less.





Auction estimate of $300,000 - $375,000 USD (approx. €271,000 - €316,000).



Black/Red 1974 Carrera 2.7 Targa

Black 1974 Carrera 2.7 Targa MFI with contrasting red interior in fantastic condition.

Description from the seller :

In autumn 1973 Porsche unveils the famous "G" series Whose body structure Incorporates the safety requirements in strength in the United States. The redesigned bumpers Were you well and we can see the appearance of the famous energy absorbing bellows, marking significant stylistic turning point year for the brand.

In 1974 only 2.7 L engine is sold, it is available in the goal three versions: 150, 175 and 210 hp. This latest release called Expired Carrera takes exactly the motorization of the legendary 2.7L RS qui the lath is the worthy descendant.

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Rough English translation:

In autumn 1973 Porsche unveils the famous "G" series Whose body structure Incorporates the safety requirements in strength in the United States. The redesigned bumpers Were you well and we can see the appearance of the famous energy absorbing bellows, marking significant stylistic turning point year for the brand.

In 1974 only 2.7 L engine is sold, it is available in the goal three versions: 150, 175 and 210 hp. This latest release called Expired Expired Carrera takes exactly the motorization of the legendary 2.7L RS which the lath is the worthy descendant.

The model we propose HAS RECEIVED full motor recovery in 2012 and we-have bills that Porsche supplies. Its interior, with a sumptuous red, marries elegance fully restored to icts magnificent black dress there is little in our workshops. The Targa roof, completely new , this perfect alignment between the windshield and the hoop.

An attractive model that benefits from the aura of the amazing Carrera RS 2.7 L in a Targa declination have rarely original. The opportunity to ACQUIRE single one of the 433 best products.

Offered for €274,000 (approx. $308,000 USD).