'74 "Black & White" Carrera

Updated 12/25/2013: The COA has been posted below which indicates exactly which options were originally delivered vs the options now fitted to the Carrera.

Posted 12/24/2013: This Grand-Prix White Carrera has an excellent presence in a black & white color combination that extends to all aspects of the 911.

The interior was completely restored at some point and looks great with tweed seat inlays. A few changes from original include what appears to be a later offset Sport 3-spoke steering wheel instead of original fat grip Sport wheel used in 1974 into 1975 model year. The original midnight blue carpet has been replaced with black. The dash looks great without any of the usual cracks near the grill. The front trunk carpet has been replaced with North American spec side carpet without the aluminum chassis tag hole, though this can easily be cut out.

Seller mentions ducktail, but whaletail is currently fitted along with "PORSCHE" script along rear tail which wasn't available as an option after the 1973 model year. Correct early style metal engine grill. The early black trim optioned Carreras still came with chrome mirrors and headlight trim rings with a switchover to black mirrors occurring sometime during the 1974 model year. 55,298 km (approx. 34k miles) currently shown on the odometer, though the 5-digit odometers rollover at 100,000 km (approx. 62k miles) so mileage can only be verified via long paper trails. Engine missing several decals and has extra incorrect coil strap decal. Painted fan blade and housing looks out of place.

The original COA isn't posted to confirm original color, engine number, or whether options such as leather interior, Carrera script, and 7K and 8J Fuchs were original. The seller's description doesn't entirely match the photos (e.g. sunroof doesn't appear to be visible, fog lights aren't on the Carrera, etc) so some digging by potential buyers is required. This is a very nice looking Carrera MFI and one of the few currently available in the United States.  Price is a bit optimistic, however with restored 1973 Carrera RS Touring trading hands at almost 3-times this Carrera's asking price these Carrera 2.7 MFI models with comparable spec and weight are still accessible.

Description from the seller:

PENDING CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY- ULTRA RARE- NEVER IMPORTED INTO THE US- ONLY 1,026 MANUFACTURED- PORSCHE'S LAST STREET LEGAL MECHANICAL FUEL INJECTION VEHICLE- FACTORY INSTALLED 2.7 LITER RS MOTOR- IDENTICAL WEIGHT TO THE 73' RS TOURING CAR- G-SERIES BODY- DUCKTAIL- ALL RECEIPTS- The Auto Gallery is honored to present this superlative 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera ROW / MFI with 5-Speed Manual Transmission. Finished in a White Exterior and a Black Leather Interior with Cloth Seating Inserts, this 911 Carrera is simply stunning! This Porsche has been very well maintained, recently serviced, and with only 55,284 miles, it is in immaculate condition! This 911 Carrera boasts an extensive list of equipment that includes, 2.7 LITER RS MOTOR, G-SERIES BODY, DUCKTAIL, Leather Interior, K45 Option Group, Bumpers w/ Impact Absorbers, Leather Sport Steering Wheel, Forged Light Metal Wheels, Sekuriflex Windshield, White Headliner, Sunroof, Fog Lights and much more! The 911 Carrera ROW / MFI (Euro Carrera 2.7) were manufactured for the European market following the end of legendary RS model. Due to strict US emission laws these vehicles were never imported. These cars came equipped with a factory installed 210 bhp 2.7 Liter motor straight out of the RS. The major difference from the RS being the G-Series body as oppose to the long hood form. These Row / MFI vehicles were produced in similar numbers to the RS and carried the same weight as the RS Touring car. Car and Driver recorded a 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds, during extensive testing. This particular car features a Factory Installed RS 2.7 Liter Engine with 37 more bhp than the US motor, a Lightweight 2,370 lb G-Series Body and Increased Downforce via the famous Ducktail Spoiler, making this a great buy. Take advantage of this opportunity as this beautiful 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera ROW / MFI is being offered at an incredible price and WILL BE SOLD SOON! Please don't hesitate to call or visit our showroom with any questions you may have.

Offered for $259,980 USD.