'75 Grand-Prix White in Belgium

Not much details are offered by the seller on this 1975 Carrera 2.7 (#0220).

Was delivered originally in France and supposedly has the original French paperwork. Definitely has been repainted at some point. Mirror for black trim optioned Carrera were black by 1975. Strange red tape to indicate center of steering wheel. Seats recovered in non-correct fabric, but more likely seat was just swapped from a later model as they also feature the incorrect seat adjustment knobs. Strange blue toggle switch installed on the dash. Aftermarket speakers fitted into the door pockets. Does have correct thick grip 380mm Carrera Sport wheel for 1974 and 1975.

Cad plating of engine fan shroud incorrect. Missing coil and air box decals. Original Carrera badge on back with typical sun fading of the black anodized to a silver gray finish. Fuel tank has been replaced with non-original type. Tire hold down incorrect.

Description by the seller:

CARRERA 2.7 Year: 1975 Price: Color: WHITE Interior: BLACK Description: . Car in perfect condition . Technically very good order car drives well. Origin: France

Offered for €78,000 (approx. $102k USD) in Belgium.

Carrera 2.7 MFI: The Book

Serious automotive enthusiasts consider the Porsche 2.7 RS to be the archetypical 911 and deservedly so. The cars are light, responsive, purposeful and the type 911/83 engine delivers scintillating performance. Over the last 40 years the 2.7 RS has been covered in dozens of books and articles. Yet its successor – a car with the identical engine and similar DNA – remains either unknown or misunderstood even by long time Porsche enthusiasts. That car is the Carrera 2.7 MFI. This book will tell the complete story of these remarkable, unheralded sports cars.

The Carrera 2.7 book has been meticulously researched using the Porsche factory archives, private collections, period documentation, and intensive study. It will cover everything an owner, restorer, historian, or enthusiast would want to know about this intriguing 911 variant. Content includes comprehensive discussion of original options, detailed photos, insights into factory production, competition history, and material never before published. Although primarily focused on the MFI based Carrera, this book will also be valuable to enthusiasts of any Porsche 911 built in the mid-1970s.

A limited edition of 1,000 numbered hardcover copies will be produced in English with five-color printing on quality paper. The Carrera 2.7 book is expected to be available in 2014. Pricing is TBD.

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Comparison: '73 RS vs '75 Carrera 2.7

The Carrera 2.7 MFI has been featured in yet another article this year. The May issue of 911 & Porsche World compares the 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring with a 1975 Carrera 2.7 MFI from the Porsche factory's own collection. This is the second special issue celebrating 50 years of the 911 with a focus on the evolution of the 911 and 930 through the 1970s.

Orange Track Bomber

Update April 25, 2013: This Carrera is listed as sold by Classic Throttle Shop.

Posted April 8, 2013: This orange RHD Carrera (chassis #9114600230) is offered with 23,460 kms on the odometer and the original Australian import tag. Not for the purist, but for someone who wants a very nice track car that originally came from the factory with a 911/83 engine this is one to look at.

Overall it appears to have a very nice "track restoration" that would be a hoot to drive. The interior has been completely redone with non-correct carpets, panels, seat, steering wheel, etc., but it is well done and befits the track focus of the car. The seller states it has been resprayed in "Continental Orange" (paint code 107), but this color wasn't offered in 1974. The only orange colors available were "Orange" (paint code 156) or "Signal Orange" (paint code 116).  "Orange" is very close in shade to "Continental Orange" but not exact. Orange is another one of the great colors for these mid-year Carreras.

My recommendation: Put on your helmet, driving shoes, and go have a blast testing the limits of a beautiful Carrera 2.7. Forget about the picky concours crowd and just have fun. With an optimistic asking price it has been for sale since late last year.

Description from the seller:

This superb 74’ Carrera has benefitted from a full restoration carried out by marque specialists. A complete bare metal respray in Continental Orange its original factory colour. The car is accompanied by a large file of receipts and maintenance records along with a certificate of authenticity from Porsche. Fitted with many period features such as Fuchs wheels and 'Duck Tail' rear spoiler this is a stand out from the crowd car that is sure to please. It is also powered by the highly desirable 210BHP 2.7Litre MFI engine, fully rebuilt by Porsche specialists in Victoria and is a matching numbers car. Also fitted are a rear roll cage, Velo driver seat and period Momo steering wheel. Delivered new in Australia in 1974 this car is still superb both to look at and to drive. Ready for either registration for everyday uses or put it on the track and just enjoy it is in superb condition and drives beautifully. There are few cars that can boast the superb engineering attached to an early 911, the era when this model began the obsession for many enthusiasts for what is arguably the best looking 911 ever made.

Offered for AUD $154,995 (approx. $161k USD).

Engine Assembly Begins

Jeff Gamroth of Rothsport Racing has been rebuilding the original 911/83 engine for '76 Carrera 2.7 chassis 911 660 9050. The case arrived back from being machined at Ollie's Engineering a little over a month ago and since then Jeff has made steady progress.

In some of the photos you can see in some places that the external surface of the magnesium has some pitting. After years of use followed by long term storage along the California coast the magnesium pitted in a few areas exposed to sea area where the bare metal wasn't protected by any leaking oil or sludge. Prior to the rebuild Jeff carefully had the case tested for cracks and structural integrity, fortunately everything was fine. While walking through The Collier Collection earlier this month I noted similar pitting on engines found in some of their significant Porsches. For me originality and authenticity to the history of the car trumps perfect presentation so no repairs or replacements will be done. Wabi-sabi.

The engine should be completed shortly and I really look forward to firing it up on the engine dyno at Rothsport. Once the engine is done completing the gearbox rebuild is next on Jeff's agenda.

Jubilee Carreras in 911 & Porsche World

911 & Porsche World's March 2013 issue has a six page article "Quicksilver Jubilee" that profiles the 1975 25th Anniversary models, specifically a pair of Carrera MFI 2.7 coupe and Targa. While the article doesn't go into any depth it does feature a number of photos of the
Jubiläumsmodell Carreras.

The M426 anniversary package included silver paint, blue/black tweed interior, navy blue thick pile carpet, special metal plaque on the dashboard, along with the following options:

  • M102 Two-stage heated rear window
  • M288 Headlamp washers
  • M422 Blaupunkt Bamberg stereo
  • M461 Power antenna
  • M481 5-speed gearbox
  • M458 Cast ATS wheels (Carrera came with Fuchs)
  • M401 18mm rear anti-roll bars
  • M496 Black exterior trim
  • M565 380mm Sport steering wheel
The tweed interior included not only the front seat inlays but also tweed door card, rear seats, and area behind the rear seats.