Orange 1975 Carrera Sells for $326,911 on BaT

After spirited bidding, the very originally presented and fantastic specification Orange 1975 Carrera 2.7 MFI sold for $326,911 all-in on Bring a Trailer. Nice to see a really great car come to market, these are few and far between. The buyer is going to be thrilled with this Carrera every time he opens the garage door, starts the engine, and blasts around on a long drive. The MFI 911/83 RS engine in these is absolutely hard to beat in terms of a visceral driving experience. Reportedly, as posted in this auction thread, an even rarer 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI Sondermodel is coming up for auction soon, one of only 113 cars sold out of the backdoor at Porsche late in the 1976 model year.



Orange Carrera MFI on BaT

Over the last several years it has been rarer that nice Carrera 2.7 MFI come to market. Currently, a quite original Orange 1975 Carrera 2.7 MFI chassis 911 560 0479 has been attracting interest on Bring A Trailer. Nothing major has been altered, though there are a number of smaller details that can be easily corrected by a discerning owner wanted as original of a car as possible. As always, pouring over the chapters in the epic Carrera 2.7 book will be critical in this endeavor.

Description from Bring A Trailer:

This Porsche 911 Carrera coupe is one of 518 European-market examples produced for the 1975 model year, and was reportedly sold new in Switzerland before being imported to California in 1976. The car is finished in orange over dark blue leatherette, and power is provided by a numbers-matching 2.7L flat-six with mechanical fuel injection. Additional equipment consists of a five-speed manual transaxle with a limited-slip differential, French-style headlight lenses, black Carrera side scripts, a rear spoiler, and 15″ Fuchs alloy wheels. A refurbishment following the seller’s acquisition in 2012 included an exterior repaint as well as an engine rebuild, while the fuel injection pump was overhauled in 2020. This MFI Carrera is offered with a tool kit, an air compressor, custom luggage, manufacturer’s literature, service records, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean California title in the seller’s business name.

Euro 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera w/MFI

Originally finished in Orange (E7), the body was repainted by Autobahn Autobody of Costa Mesa, California in 2012. Exterior equipment includes fog lights, black Carrera graphics on the lower sides, and front and rear spoilers. The car came optioned from the factory without a sunroof.

Euro 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera w/MFI

Staggered-width 15″ Fuchs wheels feature exposed alloy lips and spokes with black-painted insets, and wear Pirelli P6000 tires measuring 196/65 up front and 215/60 out back. Bilstein shocks are fitted at all four corners, and braking is managed by four-wheel ventilated discs.

Euro 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera w/MFI

The cockpit is upholstered in Midnight leatherette with matching carpets, two-tone Coco floor mats, and a black headliner. Amenities include power windows, tinted glass, and a two-piece Hartmann luggage set stowed above the fold-down rear seats. The car is not equipped with a radio.

Euro 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera w/MFI

A three-spoke steering wheel frames a central tachometer with a 7,200-rpm redline flanked by a 300-km/h speedometer, a clock, and a pair of combination gauges. Approximately 81k kilometers (~50k miles) are shown on the five-digit odometer, 2k of which were added by the seller over the past nine years.

Euro 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera w/MFI

The 2.7-liter Type 911/83 flat-six features Bosch mechanical fuel injection and was factory-rated at 210 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 188 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm when new. The engine was overhauled by German Car Repair of Costa Mesa, California in June 2012, which included sending its magnesium case to Ollie’s Engineering in Lake Havasu, Arizona for machine work as well as installation of replacement bearings, timing components, and gaskets. The fuel injection pump was refurbished in March 2020 by Pacific Fuel Injection Inc. of San Francisco, California.

Euro 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera w/MFI

Engine number *6650647* corresponds to that listed on the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. A Type 911/83 stamping is pictured in the gallery below. Turbo-style valve covers have been fitted along with pressure-fed timing chain tensioners.

Euro 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera w/MFI

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Type 915 five-speed manual transaxle equipped with a limited-slip differential. Additional underside photos are provided in the gallery below.

Euro 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera w/MFI

The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity lists the original colors, optional equipment, and drivetrain serial numbers.

Euro 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera w/MFI

The car was given a Wash & Shine Class Champion award at a regional 2017 PCA White Glove Concours. A factory tool roll is included in the sale, as are an air compressor, owner’s manuals, a pair of blue California license plates, service records, and manufacturer’s literature.




Black 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI

It has been a while since a really nicely presented and original Carrera 2.7 has come to market. Originally Italian delivered, the sophisticated color combination on Carrera chassis number 911 460 0500 looks sharp. A few small originality details, but almost all are cosmetic and easy to correct.


In the wake of the success of the legendary 1973 Carrera RS 2.7, Porsche produced a limited run of 911s on its new G-series platform with the same 911/83 motor with Bosch mechanical fuel injection that had performed so well in competition. With the introduction of the G-series models, Porsche discontinued the T, E, and S model designations and the Carrera now replaced the S as their top-of-the-line performance offering. Along with the potent 2.7, the Carrera model received widened front and rear fenders that accommodated seven and eight-inch-wide forged Fuchs wheels and wider tires, and the scripted Carrera logo stretching between the front and rear wheel wells. The factory incorporated the same alloy front calipers as the RS 2.7, and introduced alloy rear trailing arms and hard mounting points for the factory-installed roll bar.

Incredibly, the new Carrera managed to weigh the same as the previous RS Touring models, even with all of the updated equipment. Increasingly stringent smog and fuel efficiency restrictions in the U.S. meant that the new Carrera was not eligible to be imported to the U.S. Porsche’s total production for the “Euro” Carrera MFI totaled just only 1,026 units for 1974 and only for the RoW markets, making them a rare and desirable commodity, especially to those who could not legally acquire one.

This Carrera was delivered new to its first owner in Verona, Italy in October 1973, and was the 490th example produced. Those who purchased new cars in Italy were subjected to extremely high taxes and were often fitted with few options as a result. It was finished in the uncommon color scheme of Black non-metallic over Brown-beige leather and ordered with a factory sunroof, loudspeaker with antenna, and tinted glass.

In 1986, Angelo Martinoli of Milan became its second owner, and as the president of the Porsche Club Italia, the Carrera was in good hands. It later made its way into the hands of a Dutch enthusiast, who also took exceptional care to maintain the Carrera before it made its way to the U.S.

In 2014, a great friend of ours then purchased the Carrera. Once in his possession, he began going through the car to ensure it was in perfect running order. The complete MFI system was rebuilt, as were the transmission and throttle bodies, and the chain tensioners and heater valves and hoses were replaced. After all of the mechanical work was sorted, he adding subtle personal touches, such as the black-and-gold script and a set of seven and eight-inch Fuchs that were refinished by Porsche wheel specialist Harvey Weidman of Weidman’s wheels. The interior received extensive attention to bring it up to the owner’s high standards. The headliner was removed, stripped, and reupholstered, and all the carpeting replaced. The door panels were removed and reupholstered, and new door pockets were made. The original books, tools, and Certificate of Authenticity are included with the car.

Where the Euro Carreras really shine is when one is behind the wheel. The U.S. specification models were forced to incorporate K-jetronic electronic injection systems that robbed throttle response and diminished power to 167 SAE gross horsepower, while the Euro Carrera received 210 Din net horsepower and significantly sharper throttle response.

This Euro Carrera, chassis 0500, is an exceptional highly original, unrestored example that has been fastidiously cared for by each of its previous owners. Thanks to the years of care and upkeep, it is fully vetted and in need of nothing. With their close ties to the venerable Carrera RS 2.7, they offer one of the best driving experiences one can have behind the wheel of a 911 and one that recalls Porsche’s close ties to their motorsport history.


Offered for $250,000 USD (approx, 215,000 EUR).





Gendarmerie Targa in October Auction

One of the rare narrow-bodied Carrera 2.7 MFI Gendarmerie police Targas is being offered for sale at Bonham's Zoute Sale in early October. As one has not been publicly offered for at least a decade, it will be interesting to see the interest in this unusual 911 that came from the factory with the same RS engine found in the 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS.


One of a mere 4 survivors
1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Targa Belgian Gendarmerie
Chassis no. 9116619025
Engine no. 6668025
- 1 of only 20 examples ordered new by the Belgian government, delivered by D'Ieteren in Brussels.
- Featuring the Carrera RS 210hp engine in a narrow body Targa shell from new.
- One of the very last examples of the 1976 Sondermodell range closing the Carrera RS/MFI-production line.
- Fastest ever Police car up to 1983
- Found in barnfind condition after 30 years of dry-storage
- Offered in mainly unrestored though very good mechanical condition with freshly rebuilt Carrera 911/83 RS Engine
- Comes with all Police accessories in working order
- Extensively documented including period photos of its active time at the Rijkswacht.




Houses of the Holy Impact Bumper

The Sound of Cars is producing interesting video comparison of classic rock with period cars. Episode four compares Porsche's impact bumper introduction in 1974 to Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy. For this episode, the producer mixes his two passions into a single theme that compares and contrasts how both shocked their respective fan base, while also being pivotal in setting a new course. Some of his thoughts include "just because the eyes of the people back then couldn't process the new look, didn't make it any less of a car". "[Porsche] knew they couldn't make another long hood pre-1973-style car. Too many laws had changed from emissions to crash standards. So they took the car they came up with for 1974 and made the best damn car they could. For 15 years the impact bumper lived in rarified air as a top-of-the-line sports car that wasn't made in Italy."



Orange Italian 1975 Carrera 2.7


Italian delivered Carrera 2.7 MFI in its original color of Orange (E7) available in the United States.

Description from the seller:

This rare Carrera was delivered new in October of 1974 to JV Porsche Center in Verona, Italy.
9115600216 is one of the very few European Carrera 2.7 MFI coupes, with only 502 made in 1975.

Delivered with the iconic 1973 RS Carrera MFI 911/83 motor (6650279) it was painted in the spectacular and rare color, E7 Orange, and came with a black leatherette(14) interior with Shetland inserts. The cars sporting intent was reinforced by its no option configuration and a sunroof delete.

9115600216 is fresh from a concours level, bare tub rotisserie restoration that was performed in Italy with a no expense spared budget. Carrozzeria Serattini restored the 911; mechanical work was completed by Rennsport; and the interior was done by Ferraresi. It was completed to 100% factory original specifications. The numbers matching engine and transmission were restored along with every mechanical system on the car.

The only liberty taken during the restoration was the addition of a whale tail decklid, which would have been an option in the day. The original, plain decklid comes with the car and has been fully restored.

Offered for $395,000 (approx. 336,000 EUR)



1974 Carrera 2.7 @ RM Sotheby Monterey

The Lot number 268 silver 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI at RM Sotheby's Monterey auction sells for $242,000 (including commission).




Talbot Yellow Tartan Carrera

One of only 113 of the 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI Sondermodell produced as a special series at the end of the 1976 model year for sale within Germany only. Restored back to its original rare paint color of Talbot Yellow.

Description from the seller:

FAHRGESTELLNUMMER: 9116609091
ERSTZULASSUNG: 07.07.1976
FAHRZEUGTYP: 911 2.7 CARRERA COUPE
AUSLIEFERUNGSLAND: BRD
MOTORTYP/NUMMER: 911/81 MATCHING
GETRIEBETYP/NUMMER: 915/06 MATCHING
FARBE. TALBOTGELB
INNENAUSSTATTUNG: SCHWARZ - SCHOTTENKARO

BESCHREIBUNG:
UNFALLFREIER 911 2.7 CARRERA COUPE KOMPLETT RESTAURIERT
INTERIEUR SEHR SCH├ľN PATINIERT BZW. TEILWEISE ERNEUERT
FAHRZEUG KOMPLETT IM ORIGINALZUSTAND
MOTOR UND GETRIEBE KOMPLETT REVIDIERT

Rough English translation:

CHASSIS NUMBER: 9116609091
FIRST AUTHORIZATION: 07.07.1976
VEHICLE TYPE: 911 2.7 CARRERA COUPE
DELIVERY: BRD
MOTORTYP / NUMBER: 911/81 MATCHING
GEARBOX / NUMBER: 915/06 MATCHING
COLOUR. TALBOTGELB
INTERIOR: BLACK - TARTAN

DESCRIPTION:
ACCIDENT 911 2.7 CARRERA COUPE COMPLETE RESTORED
INTERIOR VERY BEAUTIFUL PATIENT. RENEWED
VEHICLE COMPLETE IN THE ORIGINAL CONDITION
MOTOR AND GEAR COMPLETE REV

Offered as price on request.