911 & Porsche World Article

The latest April issue of 911 & Porsche World has an article on the 1974 Carrera MFI 2.7.  The article, written by Adam Towler, features a RHD black 1974 Carrera 2.7 with chrome trim, ducktail, and CibiĆ© rally lights.  Does anyone know the chassis number or any additional details on this Carrera?

I checked the local Barnes & Noble this morning but the April issue hasn't hit the newsstands here yet.  However, here is a quick excerpt to get you excited about picking up this issue:

Rasp. Crack. Gurgle. Next gear, and again: rasp, crack, and gurgle.  Accelerating hard out of a tight, second gear corner and up through the gears to fourth, the 2.7 Carrera is emitting the only noise it knows how to through the twin, slim exhaust pipes that protrude horizontally from the centre of the car.  If you really know your 911s you'd probably be able to tell, blindfolded, that this was a 911/83 engine, exhaling out of the 'naughty' pipes rather than the saner, quieter, single side job.  You'd think much the same from behind the wheel too -- it could only be an early 911 of the angry variety: the sensitive controls, the gearbox that demands an expert hand, the sounds, the smells.  As you ripped the blindfold off you'd smile and say: "it's a 2.7 Carrera RS, right?"  And you'd be wrong.

You have to know your 911s to understand the significance of this car.  For years the 2.7 Carrera has lived in the shadow of its competition-focused forebear, but the cars are very similar under the skin.  In effect, this is a G-series version of the RS from the previous season, and although a different car to a fully-fledged RS Lightweight, at only around 25-50kg heavier than an RS Touring, the differences in performance are always going to be slight.  Indulge in too many pies, or pig out over Christmas and you've gone some way to blurring the difference anyway...

For more reading on the Carrera MFI 2.7 also see "Out of the Shadows" from the October 2009 issue of Hemming's Sport & Exotic.