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.

The model we propose HAS RECEIVED full motor recovery in 2012 and we qui-have bills 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 entre les windshield and the hoop.

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

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).





Ninth Carrera 2.7 MFI

The ninth Carrera 2.7 MFI produced is available for sale in Italy.

Description from the seller :

Italian car from always one of the first built frame 9114600019 mechanically with new documentation of the work carried out body perfect chance for any evidence and occurs

Rough English translation:

Italian car from always one of the first built frame 9114600019 mechanically with new documentation of the work Carried out body perfect chance for any evidence and evaluate

Offered for €195,000 (approx. $220,000 USD) .





Silverstone Auction Result

At the May 23rd Silverstone Auction, the one-owner Ice Green Metallic 1975 Carrera 2.7 MFI 911 560 0513 with only 55,000 miles, but restoration needs, sold for £146,250 (approx. $227,000 USD). The new owner plans on starting the restoration of this Carrera within the next few months.


1974 Bahama Blue Carrera

Description from the seller:

Collectors and Porsche enthusiasts looking for the next air-cooled Porsche classic would be wise to check the less well-known, limited run Euro Carrera 2.7 MFI model. Porsche continued to extend the homologation of the legendary 1973 Carrera RS by introducing the Euro Carrera 2.7 MFI (mechanical fuel injection) model in 1974, thus having the same performance characteristics of the collectible 1973 Carrera RS.

With this model, Porsche wished to continue using the classic 2.7 MFI engine, which eventually grew into the powerful 2.8 MFI engine (308 HP) for the full race 911 RSR. However, U.S. pollution standards became even more stringent and Porsche could not certify the MFI system for the U.S. market. Instead, this model was made available only to European and Rest of World (ROW) markets in a limited run. Thus the same 2.7 Carrera RS engine and transmission from the 1973 version were fitted to the Euro G series short hood body.

All of the performance and chassis reinforcement modifications from the Carrera RS were carried over to the 1974 model, including Carrera flares with their distinctive shape and the iconic duck tail spoiler. Curb weight was comparable to the 1973 Carrera RS Touring model as well as an identical 0 – 60 MPH time of 5.5 seconds.

The 1974 Euro Carrera MFI RS presented here has been completely restored to a very high and correct standard. The car drives perfectly and looks wonderful. The beautiful and rare color of Bahama Blue (AKA Acid Blue) is one of four cars produced for the 1974 MY. Only 1026 coupes were made in 1974.

This car was restored with a correct RS Type 911/83 engine case with the proper RS MFI (019 pump) and S camshafts that make the RS engine unique and special. Note: The current RS spec engine isn’t the original case per the Kardex. However, the original matching numbers engine case has since been located and will be included with the car to insure documented collectability (engine case has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected).

Chassis:
  • 1974 Porsche Euro Carrera 2.7 MFI
  • VIN # 9114600740
  • Build Date – January 1, 1974
  • Bahama Blue/Acid Blue. Paint code - 354-91
  • Black/Blue leatherette interior with basket-weave inserts
  • Zero rust. This car resided in Southern California for 30 years before its current location in Europe.
  • Forged aluminum alloy Fuchs – 7 x 15 Front. 8 x 15 Rear
  • Bright aluminum anodized window trim
  • Bilstein shock absorbers
  • Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio
  • Black roof liner
Drivetrain:
  • Engine # 6640987 (Type 911/83)
  • 2.7 MFI - 210 HP
  • Transmission # 36670
  • 134,178 KM. Only 100 KM since full restoration
  • 5-speed 915 gearbox
Misc.
  • Complete tool kit and spare tire air compressor
  • 1974 Owner’s manual
  • Service directory manual
  • Blaupunkt Frankfurt operating manual
  • Certificate of Authenticity included
Offered for $395,000 USD (approx. €352,000 EUR).




1975 UK Ice Green Metallic Carrera

A UK-delivered Carrera 2.7 MFI in Ice Green Metallic, and quite a bit of rust, is being offered at the Silverstone auction on May 23rd, 2015.

Description from auction company:

Registration: NWP224P
Chassis Number: 9115600513
Engine Number: 6650704

The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe 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, for total production figures not vastly outnumbering that of the original 1973 Carrera RS.

Offered here is an original right-hand drive UK-supplied Carrera MFI Coupe that was sold new to its first and current owner on 13th November 1975 by Swinford Motors of Stourbridge. It has covered a total mileage of 55,450 miles from new and is presented in highly original order. This sunroof-equipped model is believed to be one of one hundred and seventeen examples produced for delivery in all nations requiring right-hand drive. Currently, there are only 48 right-hand drive cars listed with the Carrera Registry, however, far fewer than that were delivered to the UK as many were sold to Japan and Australia.

This example represents an exciting restoration project for any Porsche collector, very rarely do cars of this nature and originality come onto the market. The body shell has never been welded and the car has never been restored or seen paint. The beautifully thin Lime Green Metallic finish has faded almost down to bare metal and is a joy to behold in detail.

There are some visible signs of rust on the bodywork, specifically to the rear wings and sills. However, the floors appear sound and the bonnet compartment and engine bay are structurally very sound. The interior is complete and untouched from new. The car was last taxed in 2008 and it has been SORN since. From 1975 until 2008 the car was maintained exclusively by respected Porsche specialist Chris Best from Two-Plus-Two. There are five service stamps in the book and many invoices for work carried out over the years. The only mechanical alteration to this vehicle has been the addition of stainless steel exchangers for the heating system.

The history file is complete with original wallet, service manuals and ownership paraphernalia. There are even letters between the current owner and the supplying dealer in 1975. Sold strictly as seen, we welcome any inspection on this fascinating piece of UK Porsche history.

Auction estimate £95,000 - £110,000 (approx. $144,000 - $167,000 USD).



1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI

This 1974 Carrera is available in Germany with various items changed over the years including the gas/oil gauge, steering wheel center, door speakers, missing Italian-style white front reflector, added side marker lights, etc. This Carreras still retains its rare midnight blue interior.

Description from the seller:

We are excited to offer on behalf of one of our clients this authentic and sought after Porsche Carrera 2.7l. Originally delivered to Italy, the car came to the US in 2008 and eventually ended up being part of a collection in Germany. This is a number’s matching, correct and authentic Euro spec. Carrera 2.7l. Very few of these cars come to market lately and most are altered and not quite correct, particularly as prices have been skyrocketing for these models.

Delivered in classic Grand Prix white with black scripts, this 74 is a “tail delete” Italian delivery, recognizable instantly by the amber side marker lights in the front fenders. The car has been gone through by Porsche Classic in Germany just recently to the tune of more than 30k Euros which included a full rebuild of the engine. Less than 1000km traveled since. Total miles on the car are about 112,000.00 kilometers (not miles).

Mechanically in perfect condition, paint, body and interior are largely un-restored and show some patina. Nevertheless, the car still shows gorgeous and is absolutely rust-free. The correct 7 & 8x15 inch Fuchs wheels have been refinished to factory specs recently.

We have been strong supporters of the Euro Carrera 2.7l long before the market woke up to these cars. This is essentially an RS with exactly the same engine and weight configuration, just packaged in the G-body. Please study all the photos closely to evaluate the condition of this car! 
Located in Germany with current registration. 

Offered for $319,000 USD (approx. €294,000).




'76 Carrera 2.7 MFI Auction @ Essen

The last of the legend. The 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI Sondermodell was not a standard production model and only sold new to buyers within Germany who knew they existed. The last RS type 911/83 engine fitted by the factory. The last mechanically fuel injected street 911.

Coys is auctioning chassis 911 660 9061, one of the 113 produced, at their April 18th Techno Classica, Essen sale.

Description from the auction company:

Immediately after the legendary 1973 Carrera RS finished production a series of Carreras were built for the European market that were equivalent to the M472 optioned 73 RS Touring models. This rare and desirable Porsche was the G-series Carrera 2.7 MFI which used the same 911/83 RS mechanically fuel injected (MFI) engine that produced 210 bhp. The major difference between these Carreras and the RS was that they were built with the “G-series” body and interior instead of the earlier long hood form. The weight of the G-Series Carrera MFI was also 1075 kg like the 1973 RS Touring cars. All 1974 Carrera MFI cars either came with a ducktail or tail delete, while 1975 and later Carrera MFI either came with the whale tail or tail delete.

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 only 123 Coupes and 30 Targas in 1976, as can be seen on the attched letter from the Porsche - Works, dated 24.02. 1999

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. This particular G series Carrera RS, was delivered new through the Porsche dealer Mahag Munchen in June 1976. As certified by Porsche in the cars file, it was finished in black, with a 'kunstleder schwarz' / black interior, with option code M481 a desirable five speed gearbox.

Invoices within the cars file account for its first engine rebuild in August 1990, through worldwide recognised tuners RUF Automobile GmbH. The invoice totals over 45,000 DM for this alone.

In its most recent history chassis 6609061 has resided within a significant European collection, and , as you would expect with a car of this pedigree is described to be in excellent condition and highly original. The car was subject to a re-sprayed in 2010, and the engine was once again overhauled at a cost of € 7,500 by Kobus Tuning in 2013. The car has covered very little mileage since.

Collectors must remember the bloodlines of the 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI – it 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, then Porsche 935 built for Group 5 , later, the twenty 3.0-liter 911 SC/RS (954) rally cars built in 1984 to compete in Group B.

With its 210 hp Carrera RS engine, this matching numbers, original colour combination G series Carrera RS is for the most discerning collector or Porsche connoisseur. One of 123 produced presented in excellent condition throughout and not to be missed before the car follows suit of its 1973 elder brother.

Von den nur 123 produzierten 911 G - Carrera 2.7 RS Porsche bieten wir heute dei Nr.: 061, in insgesamt excellentem Sammlerzustand an. Der Wagen ist - wie bei seiner Auslieferung 1976 in schwarz mit schwarzem Interieur, nummerngleich und Porsche zertifiziert ( Geburtsurkunde ). Deutsche Auslieferung an den Porsche Händler MAHAG in München mit werks - seitigem 5 - Gang Schaltgetriebe. Rechnungen für insgesamt über € 52.000,-- von weltweit anerkannten Porsche - Spezialisten liegen ebenfalls vor und der Wagen ist in excellentem einsatzfähigen Zustand und besitzt holländische Strassenzulassung. Im Vergleich zu den ständig steigenden Preisen des 1973 RS noch immer ein sicherer Kauf mit Wertsteigerungs - Potenzial.

Auction estimate of €280,000 - €330,000 ($302,000 - $355,000 USD).