1976 Carrera @ Coys Auction

Update August 10, 2014: The 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI sold for 254,750 EUR (approx. $341,000 USD), including buyer's commission.

Posted July 25, 2014: One of the rare 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI is being offered at the Coys Nürburgring auction on August 9th, 2014. The Carrera has been fitted later in life with larger flares, ducktail, a non-electric flag mirror, larger RSR style Fuchs, and appears to have been repainted previously.

Description from the seller:

Lot 136 - 1976 Porsche 911 / G Carrera RS 2.7 - One of 113 cars made
Chassis Number: 911 660 9030

Immediately after the legendary 1973 Carrera RS finished production a series of Carreras were built for the European market that were equivalent to the M472 optioned 73 RS Touring models. This rare and desirable Porsche was the G-series Carrera 2.7 MFI which used the same 911/83 RS mechanically fuel injected (MFI) engine that produced 210 bhp. The major difference between these Carreras and the RS was that they were built with the “G-series” body and interior instead of the earlier long hood form. The weight of the G-Series Carrera MFI was also 1075 kg like the 1973 RS Touring cars. All 1974 Carrera MFI cars either came with a ducktail or tail delete, while 1975 and later Carrera MFI either came with the whale tail or tail delete.

What makes the early 911s, Carrera RS, and the 2.7-liter “euro” Carrera so interesting and thrilling to drive is the Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection (MFI) setup. The glorious sound and instantaneous throttle response has a remarkable feel compared to the computerized injection systems of the 70s and 80s. In the December 1974 issue of Motor magazine the Carrera 2.7 MFI was extensively tested and they measured a 0-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds.

Porsche built similar number of coupes to the '73 RS with roughly 1,026 in 1974; 508 in 1975; and 113 in 1976, making this car from the rarest year of production. A total production of 1,647 as compared to 1,590 '73 Carrera RS built. Additionally Porsche built 631 Targa versions of the Carrera 2.7 MFI between 1974 and 1976, including 20 in '76 for the Belgium police.

The 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI was the last street car Porsche ever produced with mechanical fuel injection. In fact there were only three MFI based cars produced by Porsche after 1976, all race cars. First were the ten turbocharged Porsche 934 ½ built for Group 4 and the 1977 IMSA Championship, alongside the various incarnations of the turbocharged Porsche 935 built for Group 5 and, later, the twenty 3.0-liter 911 SC/RS (954) rally cars built in 1984 to compete in Group B.

Offered today is chassis number 30. This 911, finished in continental orange with original black interior is described as an unrestored and genuine example. It is furthermore a matching numbers engine and gearbox example, coming with german road papers and a Porsche birth certificate, confirming its delivered on 30.4.1976 to Porsche dealership Glöckler in Frankfurt / Germany. A superb and rare collectors item, unrepeatable and definitely time to buy before the car follows suit of its 1973 brother.

Von den nur ca. 113 produzierten 911 G - Carrera 2.7 RS Porsche bieten wir heute die Nr.: 030 in insgesamt excellentem unrestaurierten Sammlerzustand an. Der Wagen in Auslieferungsfarbe Continental Orange mit schwarzem Interieur ist ein nummerngleiches Exemplar was sowohl den Motor als auch das Getriebe betrifft. Das Fahrzeug besitzt deutsche KFZ - Papiere und eine Porsche Geburts - Urkunde aus welcher hervorgeht, dass es am 30.4.1976 an den Frankfurter Porsche Händler Glöckler ausgeliefert wurde. Ein wunderschönes und rares Sammlerstück und gegenüber dem Preis des 1973 RS sehr günstig angeboten.

Auction estimate €250,000 - €300,000 (approx. $336,000-$403,000 USD).