40 Years of the G-series Carrera!

This is an exciting year for Porsche enthusiasts. Not only does 2013 mark 50 years since the start of production for the 911, it also marks 40 years since the G-series was first introduced. While impact bumper 911s were formerly out of favoritism with many Porsche enthusiasts, particularly those who favored the earlier long hood 911, based on the recent price trends that stigma is finally disappearing. This isn't surprising as the G-series design is a stylish classic in their own right. In fact, many even think they are more refined than the earlier 911s. And, lest we not forget our history, it was only a decade ago that there was a stigma about the long hoods! The values of most long hood models were quite low as they weren't desired, in fact generally they were quite a bit less than more "modern" 911s such as the Carrera 3.2. How times have changed.

As the last 911 built for the street with mechanical fuel injection (MFI) the G-series Carrera MFI 2.7 also neatly marks the end of an earlier era before computerized control of the fuel injection started. The Kugelfischer derived MFI setup was only used on a few competition models after this point such as the 911 SC/RS. With the same weight as the earlier 1973 Carrera RS Touring these early Carrera MFI 2.7 models really make for an exciting drive both on track and the street.

So celebrate 50 years of the 911 and 40 years of the G-series by taking your Carrera 2.7 MFI to your favorite concours, track event, tour, or rally this year! More enthusiasts should really get to know these visceral machines.

See you on the road.

New G-series Carrera MFI 2.7 on display at the 1973 Frankfurt IAA Auto Show.