'75 Carrera Ice to Lime Green

Update February 20, 2013: This Carrera sold within 48 hours!

Posted February 18, 2013: This 1975 Carrera 2.7 MFI was originally painted Ice Green Metallic but is now painted Lime Green. Recently restored with several concours awards in California. Very few faults can be found in the restoration or presentation of this Carrera, and certainly none that appear to be difficult to fix (unless a buyer wanted to change to the original color).

The minor details include a paint tag that has been incorrectly punched; Fuchs finish appears to be more RSR finish than original Carrera; Fuchs center caps for 1975 matched finish of the wheel; air compressor was standard for Carrera by then instead of red air bottle; over restored front trunk and missing black paint behind the aluminum chassis tag; wrong owner's manual; door panels have black instead of midnight leatherette; and a few other details. The steering wheel is the correct 380mm Carrera Sport wheel, but the recovered leather doesn't quite fit right, and seats were restored almost 18 years ago in the correct midnight material.

That said, if we are picking on details this minor then generally the restoration appears to be really sound. If you are searching for a Carrera 2.7 this car appears to be very nice and is definitely worth checking out further. Rather than write up more commentary just read the seller's detailed description for more information.

Seller's description:

1975 Porsche 911 Euro (ROW) Carrera 2.7 MFI
VIN # 9115600414
Engine# 6650569
86,800km or 53,800 miles (original)
  • Lime Green (137) on Black Leatherette 
  • Original Color Ice Green Metallic (250) 
  • 915 5-speed Manual
  • Clean and Clear California Title
  • Numbers Matching
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Straight Body/Rust Free/Bare Metal Restoration 
These cars were essentially a 1973 Porsche RS with some different bumpers and different seats. Other than that, they were exactly the same. However, they were never imported to the U.S. due to new emission standards. These are not the same cars that were delivered to the U.S. Instead, they came with the same engine (911/83 2.7 MFI 210hp) that resided in the famous ’73 RS. All the other mechanical bits including transmission, suspension, and brakes were directly from the ’73 RS parts bin. The wheels are correct Carrera Fuchs with 7x15 in front and 8x15 in the rear.

With the same weight and horsepower as well as a low production number of only 518 coupes in 1975, the Euro Carrera is virtually the same car as the coveted ’73 RS…except; it is about 1/3 of the price!

I’ve been fortunate to experience a few of these rare Porsches over the years and must say that this car is by far the best example I have seen. It is a beautiful car that is ready to be driven or shown at the concours level. The paint is fantastic as is the interior with no noticeable blemishes. This car is truly stunning as well as an absolute blast to drive.

Recently, this car won 2nd in class at the prestigious Dana Point Concours d’Elegance. It also won Judges Choice at the PCA Concours. The chassis judge describing it as "the cleanest I've ever seen."

The current owner of this Carrera purchased it about 18-years ago from another local Southern California Porsche enthusiast. He purchased it just as the car was getting painted. The engine and gearbox were fully rebuilt at the same time by well known Jimmy Privett. The MFI pump was rebuilt and a Carrera oil cooler was mounted in the front right fender as well. At this time, the car had around 65,000 km on it. For the next 21,000 km, the current owner enjoyed driving the car to Monterey for the Historics and some local events.

Finally, about 3-years ago, the current owner decided to begin a cosmetic restoration. What started out to fix a small amount of rust by the jack hole turned into a full cosmetic restoration. The car was completely stripped down to a bare metal tub. They removed and properly fixed any and all rust as well as had the body put on a frame machine. They made sure the car was absolutely straight so that the gaps would line up perfectly. Well known Porsche restorer Andy Elsener did key metal work. At this time, the owner decided to paint the car one of his favorite ’75 Porsche colors: lime green. He just could not stand the original light metallic green. The painter selected was one of West Coast Customs top guys. Final color sanding was performed by Jay Leno’s guy Cecil Hernandez and also Cooper Boggs. The results are stunning.

Cooper Boggs convinced the owner to prepare the car for the upcoming 2012 concours season. So, for the next 12 months, Cooper and the owner went through the entire car. And, obviously, their efforts paid off with 3 trophies (see pics…not included with the car).

The interior is equally spectacular. Everything was recently restored except for the seats. Autos International supplied all the parts and materials. Autos International restored the seats earlier when the current owner purchased the car. There are no cracks, warping, or strange smells. Everything looks and works properly (we are trying to source the correct dash/radio grill cover). The rear tail is not the original wing. It was replaced long before the current owner purchased the car. It is from a 1976 930, which had the same shape and size. During the recent restoration, the extra vent was professional removed and glassed to perfection. This included duplication on the underside of the original German fiber weave and lamination pattern by fiberglass guru Randy Beck. This helped it retain an identical look to the factory original.

California registration is paid through February 2014

This Carrera comes with extra key, all records for last 14 years, owner’s manuals, new tool kit, rare German tire inflator, spare, jack, and Certificate of Authenticity.