1974 Carrera 2.7 - Bahama Blau (UK)

Updated 3/26/2012: This really great looking Carrera sold at Techno Classica Essen 2012 for 100,000 Euros.

Updated 2/16/2012: Seller contacted and indeed the seats have been recovered with the correct basketweave using NLA NOS material.

Posted 12/1/2011: This 1974 Euro Carrera 2.7 looks absolutely stunning in the bahama blue (aka acid blau) color combination and chrome trim.  This is certainly one of my favorite color schemes.

The Carrera has been recently restored and with all the attention to various details such as toolkit, correct but not original owner's manual, air compressor this may appears to be a Carrera worth investigating if you are looking.

The blue/black interior is an often discussed desirable combination, though this doesn't look quite like ones I've seen in the past.  I can't quite tell from the photos but it appears to be perforated leather rather than basketweave.

As posted by the dealer, Tech 9 Motorsports Ltd:

We are pleased to offer a rare opportunity to purchase a highly desirable non-sunroof Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera. Originally delivered through Porsche dealer Gottfried W.Schultz, Ratingen, Germany in January 1974, this car represents one of the very early Impact Bumper ‘G’ Carrera’s and mechanically identical to the iconic prior year 1973 RS Touring.  This car represents an outstanding Investment potential, as just 1036 Coupe versions of the 1974 Carrera were built.

The 2.7 engine is the correct ‘period matching’ 664xxxx, it was fully rebuilt with new pistons and liners and complete overhaul in the USA, and covered approx 20Tkms since. It has very good cylinder leak test figures, and also features the correct ‘019’ Bosch Fuel injection pump.  The 915 gearbox is very good mechanically  The wheels are the correct ‘period’ date stamped late ’73, and have been refinished to the correct ’74 spec’ petalled finish.

Vehicle includes a replacement ’74 drivers manual, in an original document folder with service directory book and the period Blaupunkt Frankfurt operating manual. A complete toolkit with jack and correct period air compressor, complete the detail items included in the sale

The car runs and drives very well, with no faults

*All German delivery Carrera’s were delivered without ducktail spoiler, as it did not meet pedestrian safety legislation. In its original delivery specification, it would have had a plain engine lid with rear wiper, and no front spoiler lip. It is currently fitted with spoilers, as this is the iconic look for the car, but could be reverted to standard specification if desired.

This particular vehicle was exported from Europe in the early eighties, by a US Air-force pilot, who resided in SOCAL, USA. The vehicle has remained in the perfect Southern California climate for historic cars for some 30 years, until being re-imported back to Europe (UK) in November 2010.

A comprehensive restoration has been performed by Porsche specialist Tech 9 Motorsport in Liverpool, UK. Fully documented rebuild photos are available by request.

At the vehicles first public event during 2011 post restoration, it won its Concours class for post 1974 at the NW Porsche Club GB annual Concours event at Arley Hall.

This outstanding vehicle remains in very good mechanical condition, and is ready to enjoy new ownership.

  • Bahama Blue (or Acid Blau) K7 
  • Blue/Black Leatherette with basketweave inlays 
  • Forged alloy wheels 7J front and 8J rear x 15 
  • Rear Wiper* 
  • Window trims in chrome 
  • Headlamp rings in chrome 
  • Shock absorbers – Bilstein 
  • Rooflining – black 
Find it here listed on Classic Driver with a price of £85,000.