1974 Carrera in the UK

A yellow 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI recently became available in the UK. It has been repainted at some point in the past and sports a variety of incorrect details (mirrors, seats, rear speakers, coil, steering wheel center, wheel center caps, etc), but sounds worth checking out if you are in the market.

Description from the seller:

After the legendary 1973 Carrera RS finished production, a series of Carreras were built for the European market that were equivalent to the 73 RS Touring models. This rare and desirabled 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. 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 spoiler or tail delete, while examples produced from 1975 and onwards either came with the whale tail or tail delete.

What makes the early 911s, Carrera RS, and the 2.7-litre MFI Carrera's so interesting and exciting 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 cars. 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 a similar number of Carrera MFI's to the '73 RS with roughly 1,026 in 1974; 508 in 1975; and 113 in 1976. A total production of 1,647 as compared to 1,590 '73 Carrera RS built.

These cars were never imported by Porsche into North America. The strict US emissions laws required smog equipment that drastically impacted the performance of the 2.7-liter motor. The US version of the Carrera in 1974-1975 used the significantly less powerful CIS (K-Jetronic) based injection engines to meet the California and US emission standards.

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.


Electric windows, Front fog lights, Ducktail rear spoiler, Spare wheel and Jack.


This 1974 2.7 is set-off perfectly in the classic 70's shade of yellow with the correct black Carrera decals down each side. This particular example has come from a dry climate and is structurally excellent with no signs of repairs in any of the usual 911 weak spots. The exterior has been treated to a repaint some years ago and still presents in fine order with a lustful shine and hardly any chips or imperfections.

All of the black plastic trim and rubber seals are in good shape and the glass is free from cracks or chips. The front lights are in excellent order and the rears are fine other than a few small stress cracks in the rear lenses. The underside of the car is very good with no damage, repairs or corrosion.


At the heart of this Carrera is the legendary 2.7 MFI engine as fitted to the 73' RS. This is still the original matching number motor and on our test drive it performed very well with a fantastic noise and surge of acceleration.


All of the alloys are in immaculate condition with the correct finish and even the metal valve protectors are still in place. The tyres are a matching set of Michelin Pilot's, all of which have plenty of tread remaining.


This rare and collectable 1974 2.7 has recently been imported to the UK and has had all the taxes paid and is now MOT'd and tax'd with a UK V5. All of the numbers have been checked including the secret number behind the ashtray. The car still has its original crested Porsche document holder, owner's manuals and service book.

Offered for £149,995 (approx. $245,000 USD).