Carrera 2.7 MFI @ Bonhams Paris

This 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI will be offered at Bonham's Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais in Paris on February 9, 2017.

Description from the auction company:

One of the most iconic sporting motor cars of all time, the legendary Porsche 911 RS resulted from the Zuffenhausen factory's realisation that the excess weight of its top-of-the-range 2.4-litre 911S production model restricted its development potential for racing. It was therefor decided to produced and homologate a special lightweight limited edition variant for Group 4 GT racing, a class that required a minimum of 500 built. Thus it was necessary to incorporate, as standard, specific performance enhancements forbidden as post-production modifications. The result was the legendary lightweight Carrera RS (RennSport).

Boasting performance modifications including enlarged rear wheel arches to accommodate 7" wide wheel rims, and the first of the famous 'ducktail' spoilers, the RS was powered by the newly enlarged 2.7-litre engine that featured Bosch mechanical fuel injection (MFI) and produced 210bhp. These alterations resulted in the RS having a top speed of around 240km/h while ensuring that it remained stable and controllable right up to the limit.

The resulting demand for this fabulous car proved so great that the production run was progressively extended, eventually ending up at 1,590 units and allowing homologation in Group 3 for standard GT production cars. The majority of cars produced were to 'Lightweight' (competition) specification, the remainder being delivered as the Carrera RS Touring, complete with 911S-type interior trim and fittings (order number '472') which cost an extra DM 2,500. For 1974, the Carrera retained the 210bhp MFI engine but was only available with full equipment; the ducktail spoiler was an option, though not available in Germany.

Finished in Grand Prix White, this 1974-model 911 Carrera has belonged to the current owner since July 1985. According to the accompanying confirmation by Porsche Italia, the car was sold new in Italy in the province of Verona. Porsche Italia also confirms that it has matching chassis and engine numbers, and that the original exterior colour was Grand Prix White. The only notable deviation from the factory specification is the interior, which was originally trimmed throughout in black vinyl but has been changed to dark blue cloth for the front seats.

Importantly, the car was subjected to a comprehensive service in October 2015 by Orlando Redolfi of the official Centro Assistenza Porsche Pedrengo near Bergamo, Italy. The work included servicing the brake and clutch system; overhauling the fuel injection pump and injectors; a general service with new fluids; and new tyres front and rear. As a result, the car is described by the vendor as in generally good condition, and as such is certainly an attractive proposal for any Porsche enthusiast. Totalling almost €9,000, invoices relating to the 2015 service are on file, and the car also comes with an original owner's manual, Italian registration documents, and the aforementioned declaration from Porsche Italia.

Auction company estimate €120,000–160,000 ($130,000–170,000 USD).




Red RHD Carrera 2.7 Targa

Description from the seller:

In 1975, if you wanted to order a Porsche 911 Targa, then the 210bhp Mechanical Injected Carrera version, sat at the pinnacle of the model range. Launched right in the middle of the oil crisis, the Carrera was a very expensive car. Just two years prior, a RHD 1973 model 911RS Lightweight (M471) ordered through Porsche Cars GB would have cost £5826. Just two years later, when new, this Carrera Targa would have cost the owner in the region of £10,397 plus options !
A RHD MFI Carrera, is a rare machine, especially to find in good condition, having endured the British weather for the past 40 years. We think this Targa version, with just 6 UK RHD H-Series examples ever supplied, is probably right up there as one of THE BEST RHD EXAMPLES IN THE WORLD. Having been cherished throughout its life, previously owned by enthusiasts and Porsche Club GB members, that’s a testament to this car that’s covered just 125.000 miles from new, fully documented with extensive service history and MOT records (back to early 1980’s). This particular example is one that ooses patina, history and sublime detail. Only a car that has been cherished throughout its life carries so many important period details, correctly detailed as denoted by its factory delivery specification. Confirmed by the Porsche CoA as being numbers matching (engine and gearbox), the engine has been rebuilt and detailed to perfection. It benefits from a new stainless steel exhaust system, mated to an original Bischoff final silencer that has been ceramic coated for cosmetic durability. The intake system is all original, the throttle bodies carry the date stamping and the MFI fuel pump is the correct date and type (019) as originally delivered.

The original numbers matching 915 gearbox is very good mechanically. The wheels are considered original and the correct ‘period’ date stamped 74. They have been refinished to the ’74 spec’ petalled finish to the highest standard, wrapped in a set of period looking Avon CR6ZZ tyres. The interior is in remarkable original condition, the original vinyl dash and trim panels remain, this car was optioned with Leather seats, the special leather used in period remains in remarkable condition and contrasts the original period Blue/Black leatherette of the rear seats. The combination of Guards Red, with the Chrome window trims and stainless steel roll-hoop is a rare find for this model year. Most cars delivered were optioned with Black trim, as its possible that in 1975, the Chrome was considered ‘dated’, but we think it looks just right, and not a combination that we have seen before for this model year. The vehicle includes the ’75 drivers manual, in its original document folder with service directory book. A complete toolkit with jack and correct period air compressor, complete the detail items included in the sale.

  • Registered : February 1975
  • Chassis Number : 9115610125
  • Engine number : 6650445
  • Gearbox Number : 7850424
  • Factory Options :
  • Guards Red G8V9
  • Black Leather seats, inlays perforated
  • M288 Headlamp washers
  • M401 15” 7J and 8J Fuchs alloys
  • M423 outside mirror drivers side plain
  • M425 Rear wiper
  • M436 Folding Targa top
  • M473 Front and rear spoilers
  • M568 Tinted windows
  • M652 Intermittent wiper control
  • M446 Chrome trim parts
  • M474 Bilstein
  • M462 Carrera lettering black on doors
So, to summarise, a hugely collectible, super rare example (one of 6 UK RHD models), that is a real survivor and ready to be enjoyed by the next custodian

Offered for £150,000 (approx. $185,000 USD)



Modified Turbo-look Carrera

This 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI in Portugal has been modified with a Turbo-look body.

Description from the seller:

This is one of only 1011 Carrera 2.7 Coupes built with the famed 210cv RS (911-83 type) engine in 1974 (1632 in total). The car is a correct and matching Carrera 2.7 MFI. Serial number and engine number are matching according to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. The engine runs extremely strong, with a correctly set up by a Porsche specialist. Overall a very nice, rust-free and straight car. The interior is in very nice shape, all correct instruments including the 300km/h speedo only available for this cars. The seats are leather and in great shape. It comes with its original tool bag, jack, compressor, spare wheel, books and user’s guide, certificate of authenticity from Porsche, double keys. This is a very fast and capable driver quality Carrera. Extremely rare in this mint condition.

Offered for €240.000,00 (approx. $252,000).



1974 GP-White Carrera

Description from the seller:

No need for a long introduction. By now, every Porsche enthusiast knows how rare and special these cars are! This Carrera has been delivered new to Spain where it had only 3 owners as far as we could research. The car came back to Germany in 2008 and was subjected to a complete and professional nut and bolt restoration in Germany in 2011.

The restoration was executed to a very high standard and every component of the car has been restored. It is noteworthy, that the car was rust-free and the floors are un-welded and all original.

Finished in its original Grand prix white over black, this rare Carrera is 100% numbers matching and presents itself in flawless collector condition. An authentic ‘74 icon powered by the legendary 2.7l type 911/83 engine with mechanical fuel injection. These cars were never sold in North America when new, due to US emission requirements, but can now be imported easily.

With less than 1000km on the restoration, this car is like new in every respect. A rare opportunity to acquire a legendary Porsche 911 and in light of the current exchange rate, even more interesting for the US based collector.

Offered for 239,000 EUR (approx. $252,000 USD).



1974 Silver Carrera

Description from the seller:

Immediately after the legendary 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS finished production a series of Carreras were built for the rest-of-world markets that were equivalent to the 1973 RS Touring (M472) models. This rare and desirable Porsche was the G-series Carrera 2.7 MFI which was fitted with the 911/83 RS-spec mechanically fuel injected (MFI) engine that produced 210 bhp. The major difference between these Carreras and the Touring Carrera RS was that the MFI variation was built with the "G-series" impact bumper body and interior instead of the earlier long hood form. The weight of the Carrera 2.7 MFI was also 1075 kg, identical to that of the preceding Carrera RS Touring. All 1974 Carrera MFI cars initially either came with a ducktail or tail delete, while 1975 and later Carrera MFI either came with the whale tail or tail delete. (Late 1974 models built after April of 1974 were also sometimes fitted with the whale tail. All models sold new in Germany after 1974 were fitted with the whale tail as the duck tail no longer met German Road-Rule regulations.

What makes the early 911s, Carrera RS, and the 2.7-liter "euro" Carrera so interesting and thrilling to drive is the Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection (MFI) setup. The glorious sound and instantaneous throttle response has a remarkable feel compared to the computerized injection systems of the 70s and 80s. In the December 1974 issue of Motor magazine the Carrera 2.7 MFI was extensively tested and they measured a 0-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds.

Porsche built similar number of coupes to the 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS with roughly 1,011 in 1974; 509 in 1975; and 113 of the German-only Sondermodell in 1976. A total production of 1,633 as compared to 1,590 1973 RS built. Additionally Porsche built 631 Targa versions of the Carrera 2.7 MFI between 1974 and 1976, including 20 in 1976 for the Belgium police.

These cars were never imported by Porsche into North America. The strict US emissions laws required smog equipment that drastically impacted the performance of the 2.7-liter motor. The US version of the Carrera in 1974-1975 used the significantly less powerful CIS (K-Jetronic) based injection engines to meet the California and US emission standards.

The 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI was the last street car Porsche ever produced with mechanical fuel injection. In fact there were only three MFI based cars produced by Porsche after 1976, all race cars. First were the ten turbocharged Porsche 934 ½ built for Group 4 and the 1977 IMSA Championship, alongside the various incarnations of the turbocharged Porsche 935 built for Group 5 and, later, the twenty 3.0-liter 911 SC/RS (954) rally cars built in 1984 to compete in Group B.

1974 Porsche Carrera 2.7 MFI, Chassis No. 911.460.0945:

Year 1974
Type Carrera 2.7 MFI Chassis No. 911.460.0945
Engine No. 664.1317
Gearbox No. 349.125
Exterior Color Silver-Metallic (936-9-3 / Z2)
Interior Color Midnight Leather with Cloth Inserts (12)
Mileage 97.649 Kilometers / 60,675 Miles (Original From New)

This particular Carrera 2.7 MFI was sequentially the 934th of just 1011 examples built. It is an extremely late production example, the 91st to the last being built and it was completed under a special wish / special order in May of 1974. The original order was placed by Mitsuwa Motors, the official Porsche Distributor and main Service Center for Porsche in Japan. Delivery took place in June of 1974 and the car was road-registered later that month on Japanese plates "330 911." The original order requested an ROW (Rest of World Market, European Version with left-hand-drive steering.) The order further specified the exterior color of Silver-Metallic, Negative Carrera Graphics and the interior to be in all black including headliner with cloth insert Sports Seats, both left and right. Because it was built so late in the production run, this Carrera 2.7 MFI was delivered new with the whale tail rather than the previous year's less efficient duck tail.

A very long list of standard options was ordered and specifically requested that no sunroof be fitted. The recorded options were as follows:

  • Japanese Market Equipment and 300kph Speedometer)
  • Power Windows
  • Black Headliner
  • Power Side-View Mirror
  • Headlight washers
  • Impact Absorbing Bumpers (Front and Rear)
  • Airconditioning
  • Tinted Glass (All Windows)
  • Intermittent Wipers with Separate Control
  • Windscreen Washing Equipent
  • Koni Shock Absorbers instead of Boge
  • Upgraded Brakes and Calipers
  • Sport Seats with Cloth Inserts (Left and Right)
  • White Iodine Type Fog Lights Under Front Bumper
  • Manual Antenna and Noise Suppression Equipment
  • Blaupunkt Essen Multi-Band Radio and Dual Speakers
  • Dunlop Tires
With seventeen individual options, this is by far one of the most lavishly equipped examples completed and sold new. It remained carefully preserved, conserved and cared for under single individual ownership for more than 40 years until being purchased by our company. This Carrera 2.7 MFI was purchased in a remarkably original and un-molested state, having received great care by her one and only owner. A single repaint was done many years ago and starting to show age as did the interior. The car was completely rust and accident free and matching numbers front to back, top to bottom. Upon arrival, this Porsche was carefully inspected and then completely disassembled and given a multi-year, no expense spared, complete and total restoration without consideration for time or money.

This vehicle has just completed this fully documented restoration and has covered just a few kilometers to assist in sorting and setting it up for any manner of enthusiastic show or road use. It is sold complete with the original manual and warranty card from Porsche Mitsuwa Motors and the original tool kit. All date coded, stamped and marked parts are original as delivered new with the vehicle.

Offered at $295,000 USD (approx. €279,000)



RHD Ice Green Carrera @ Silverstone

To be auctioned at Silverstone on November 12/13, 2016.

Description from the auction company:

Chassis Number: 9115600513
Engine Number: 6650704

The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupé was introduced in 1974 on the new G-Series chassis that was built to appease ever stricter US regulations for crash worthiness. The floor pans were strengthened, lighting was improved and larger bumpers incorporated. With an impressive 210 bhp, 2,687 cc Type 911/83 air-cooled, horizontally opposed, six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, 0-60 was achieved in just over 5 seconds and gearing was good for 150mph through a 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. In total, 1,647 Euro-spec MFI Carrera coupes were built during this three-year run, along with 631 Targas, with total production figures not vastly outnumbering that of the original 1973 Carrera RS.

There are currently 48 right-hand drive cars listed with the Carrera 2.7 MFI Registry. However, this sunroof-equipped model is believed to be 1 of just 21 Coupé examples produced for the UK market. A matching numbers Carrera MFI Coupé, it was sold new to its first, and only previous, owner on 13th November 1975 by Swinford Motors of Stourbridge. It has covered a total mileage of 55,500 miles from new and is presented in stunning order following a ground-up restoration carried out by respected marque specialists ‘RS 911' in Wales.

Silverstone Auctions had the pleasure of selling chassis number 9115600513 for its first owner in May 2015 and are delighted to re-offer this unique Porsche, having undergone quite the transformation. When we first inspected the vehicle, the body shell had never been welded, the car had never been restored or seen paint and the beautifully thin Ice Green special order finish had faded almost down to bare metal. The interior was complete and untouched from new. Journalists, restorers and enthusiasts all agreed that it was one of the most original examples ever seen on the open market.

Work began in earnest in June 2015 following the auction. The car was stripped of all components and the engine and gearbox sent to renowned Porsche engine builders 'Tech 9 Motorsport' in Liverpool. ‘RS 911' set about the bodywork and every effort was made to preserve as much of the original car as possible. Other than two new front wings and basic perishable items, the rest of the car was restored using existing components that were repaired or renovated. The sills and floor pans have never been touched.

The fully rebuilt engine and gearbox were reunited with the car at Tech 9 and it was fully balanced and tuned. The suspension, brakes, differential, and electrics were all rebuilt by ‘RS 911' and the original interior simply cleaned up, re-stitched and restored. The only non-original item in the cabin today is the headlining, which was too damaged to repair. The results of this restoration must be seen to be fully appreciated. The paintwork retains a superb shine and the shut lines are straight and true. The engine sounds superb and this 911 can now be returned to the road to relive its former glory. ‘RS 911' have done a fantastic job and it is the intention of the owner to reunite the car with its first owner prior to the sale and take him for a drive.

The history file for this Porsche is a joy to behold. From 1975 until 2008 the car was maintained exclusively by respected Porsche specialist Chris Best from 'Two-Plus-Two'. There are 6 service stamps in the original service book and many invoices for work carried out over the years. Complete with original tools, radio, windscreen transfers, wallet, service manuals and ownership paraphernalia, there are even letters between the current owner and the supplying dealer in 1975. A large number of bills and photographs document the complete restoration process.

Auction company estimates £240,000 – £280,000 (approx. $301,000 – $351,000 USD).



1974 Carrera

Description by the seller:

We are excited to offer on behalf of one of our international clients this outstanding Porsche Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe.

No need for a long introduction. By now, every Porsche enthusiast knows how rare and special these cars are!

Finished in classic Grandprix White over black this Carrera has been delivered new to Italy and spent most of its life there. In 2010, the car found his way back to Germany and was licensed and registered as a historical vehicle (H-Zulassung) passing the most stringent German TuV inspections with no issues. It was treated to a full engine rebuilt in 2014 at an official Porsche Center in Northern Germany with very few miles since.

Technically in flawless condition, this is a very original car that remains largely un-restored to this day. The body is 100% original and un-welded, in fact most of the car still wears its original Grandprix White paint. Perfect gaps and shutlines all around. The interior is un-restored as well and in very nice condition showing just the right amount of authentic patina one would expect for a car of this vintage. Correct 300 kp/h speedo!

This Carrera 2.7 is fully numbers matching and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, receipts for the engine rebuild, German registration and inspection documents and original manuals.

1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI cars are rare and this one presents a particularly rare opportunity to acquire an authentic Carrera 2.7 in original and mostly un-restored condition. A blue chip investment grade Porsche!

Please study all the photos closely to evaluate the condition of this car!

Located in Germany.

Offered Price on Request.



Magenta 1974 Carrera Targa RHD

A right-hand-drive Carrera 2.7 MFI Targa in the striking color of Magenta is available in the UK.

Description from the seller:

This stunning Magenta Carrera 2.7 "Euro" Targa is quite a rare sight with it being 1 of 2 Magenta RHD's in the UK, 1 of 42 UK RHD 2.7 Carrera Targas and 1 of 631 worldwide. (Magenta code 009). Chassis number: 9114610131. Original 2.7 MFi, engine number 6640589.

Options:
  • K29 (contains 058=impact absorbers)
  • 436 = Targa folding roof
  • 467 = Outside mirror driver's side
  • 473 = Rear spoiler
  • 474 = Bilstein
  • 568 = Coloured Windows
  • 652 = Stepless adjustable intermittent wiper control
Colour:
  • H2 = Magenta
  • Interior 12 = leatherette blue black/Shetland/twill
  • 439 = Porsche script: black on doors.
This 1973 build was ordered on the back of the 1973 London Motor Show with the same colour Magenta as the show car. Ordered with black targa hood and square black driver's door mirror, Porsche script and 7"/8"x 15" wheels. This Targa was originally Midnight Leatherette/Shetland interior, subsequently re-trimmed black, with external Carrera script. Supplied with a very rare rubber lipped 'picnic-table' spoiler and an aftermarket ducktail.

There has only been 2 previous keepers in the past 10 years and the history file includes all MOTs back to 1980. The history file includes a photograph album featuring full restoration along with 9 files of documented history including service details back to 1983, as well as a lever arch file with magazine articles and concours features.

Reading 98k documented miles from new, the car was fully restored in 1990 and was entered into the concours of the first Porsche Parade Europe in Brighton that year. The car was magazine featured in the Spring 1991 Porsche Post. In 1992 the car was entered into concours d'elegance at the Porsche Parade Europe, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. In spring 1993 the car was again magazine featured in the Porsche Post.

The car was displayed at various shows between 1993 and 1996 when further restoration work was then carried out at 105k miles by the owner at considerable expense, to prepare the car to a level whereby it would challenge for 'car of show' in more Porsche concours events. The amount spent on the car at this time is staggering and all receipts are included in the vehicle history. In 1997 the vehicle was made available via The Studio Club for TV, film and location shoots.

In 1998, following 9 years of single ownership and astronomical amounts spent on restoration work, after much persuasion, a former Porsche Club GB Register secretary (mechanic and race car specialist) managed to acquire the vehicle! He went on to own and maintain the car for a further 17 years. In this time, the car was used sparingly, being shown at national events.

In November 1998 the car was exhibited on the Porsche Club GB stand at the NEC International Classic Show. The car was featured on the cover of the 1999 book 'Porsche: Colour Family Album'. In 1999 the car was entered into the Porsche Club GB National Event, Classic Concours, at Highclere. In 2000 the car was judged in the Porsche Club National Concours at Hoghton Tower. In 2001 the car was regional Concours winner at Region 18 (Lancashire & Cumbria) Show. At the National Event in 2001, in the Heritage Category of the Concours d'Elegance at Highclere, the car scored 443/500 points making it a very close runner up to the overall winning car at 445/500. In 2003 the car competed in the Porsche Club National Event concours at Eynsham Hall. The car was subsequently used for the occasional show, making appearances at national events, most notably, the PCGB festival at Ragley Hall in 2007 and the PCGB 50th anniversary event in Cirencester in 2011. The history file documents photos from various concours events along with judges' scoring.

The car was serviced by it's former keeper, mechanic and race car specialist in 2015. At this time, it was MOT'd with no advisories. The mileage is now showing 109k miles, equating to only 4K miles of use since nut and bolt restoration 20 years ago. In that time the car has been dry stored. In a recent attempt to reinstate the original number plate UGT 9M, DVLA have allocated the period registration WEY 376M although a further request has been made to DVLA to re-issue the original number UGT 9M on 'historical grounds'.

Offered POA from the seller.