'74 Ice Green Metallic

Update April 6, 2013: Marked as sold by seller.

Posted March 25, 2013: This Ice Green Metallic 1974 Carrera was originally delivered to Porsche Salzburg as a dealer demo. It was specified with such unusual option combinations for a Carrera that the original dealer may have changed some things before selling the car.

Description from the seller:

Delivered new in February 1974 to Porsche Salzburg. Color Ice green metallic (Silbergr√ľndiamant) blue-black leatherette with Tweed, painted rims and more options. The car was used as demonstrator car by Porsche Salzburg, when it got sold in 1975 the engine was changed from 6641026 to 6641400. The car had various owners in Austria, then Germany and finally was sold to France in 2004. The car has French EC title. Runs, drives and handles excellent.

Notable is the engine being replaced by a same-type and year 911/83 engine after it was used as a dealer demo. The engine is stamped with "AT" (Autausch) to indicate it is a replacement engine, but was stamped with a different number from original.

Original options per COA:

  • M058 Impact absorbing shocks for bumpers
  • M405 Hood safety stripes, orange
  • M454 Blaupunkt Coburg (note the correction from German COA below)
  • M474 Bilstein shocks
  • M477 Cast ATS “cookie cutter” alloy wheels; front: 6J x 15 w/ 185/70 VR15 front, rear: 7J x 15 rear w/ 215/60 VR15
  • M652 Intermittent windshield wipers
However the COA is missing options that are on the car, such as M288 headlamp washers, M425 rear window washer, etc. It is unlikely that these were added later so either the COA may be "incorrect".

The unusual color matched Fuchs 7J and 8J wheels in Ice Green Metallic may have been added when dealer originally sold the car as originally the car was specified with 6J and 7J ATS cookie cutters. The ATS cookie cutters are a very unusual option for a Carrera 2.7 which typically was specified with Fuchs in various sizes.

The Carrera side script was also added at some point as it wasn't on the original options list. Interestingly orange 911 safety stripes were specified on the hood. A wild contrast of colors with the metallic green! Some dings and rock chips in the paint.

Speakers upgraded at some point with small tweeters. However nice is that the original midnight blue leatherette still is present, which has often been replaced in "restorations" with black. The carpet is black and I still don't know whether black or blue carpet is correct on a midnight interior. I've seen both that are clearly OEM carpets.

Supposedly offered for €85,000 (approx. $109k) by the seller.


  1. Looks superb Ryan, I'm envious of the stage you're at. 'Always wonderful to see the shell painted for the first time.