1975 Carrera Targa Auction

The right-hand drive 1975 Carrera 2.7 MFI Targa chassis 911 561 0050 is being auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at Blenheim Palace on September 4, 2015.

Description from the auction company:

The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI ( mechanical fuel injection) model was built for all markets, except for the United States and used the 210hp engine from the 1973 Carrera RS, making them mechanically identical. Introduced in 1974 on the new G-Series chassis, the floor pans were strengthened, lighting was improved and larger bumpers were incorporated. With the proven 210bhp, 2,687cc air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine on Bosch injection, 0-60mph was achieved in just over 5 seconds and the car was geared for 150mph through its 5-speed manual transmission. The suspension was fully independent with torsion bars, McPherson struts and anti-roll bars. The total weight was just over 1,075 kilograms, which made the Euro-spec 2.7 MFI a very fast car in its day. In fact, it was the fastest production 911 until the late 1980s.

Offered here is one of only six UK model Carrera MFI Targa’s, making it a very rare Porsche. The Certificate of Authenticity confirms that it was supplied to Porsche Cars Great Britain with amongst other options, front and rear spoilers. First registered on November 15th 1974, the registration document shows six owners although interestingly, two are from the same family and two are the same owner who registered the car both here in the UK and in Ireland, so effectively its only had four keepers. Chassis #0050 is an excellent survivor and is matching numbers, with a recorded genuine mileage of 80,084 miles. The Targa retains its original option 1975 ‘’whale tail’’ spoiler, original Fuchs 7& 8 X 15 inch alloys and thicker grip steering wheel. In 1995 at 61,558 miles, the engine was rebuilt and a full restoration began with further mechanical reconditioning. Photos of this work are included in the history file along with the relevant invoices. The restoration included refinishing the car in Guards Red, from its original Gemini Blue Metallic.

A large folder of history, old MoT’s, invoices, pictures and records accompany the car. No other 911 performs or sounds like a 2.7 Carrera on MFI, both extremely rare in RHD. Our very original, chassis 0050 is already a seventies Porsche icon and much admired, and with G model MFI Carrera prices rising quickly, this car is ideal for a Porsche enthusiast, collector or investor.

This car is for sale at our Salon Privé sale on the 4th September 2015.

Auction estimate £80,000 - £100,000 (approx. $,000 - $,000 USD).

Pre-Order Carrera 2.7 Book Now

The wait is nearly over! The highly anticipated Carrera 2.7 book that covers all the details of the mechanically fuel injected Carreras has finally been completed and is heading to the printer.

The book is available now for pre-ordering via Parabolica Press in both a Limited Edition as well as Publisher's Edition. Designed by Christoph Mäder, the cover and slipcase evoke the spirit of the 1970s including the use of period Porsche 911 colors available in 1974 through 1976. Shipping will begin in October 2015 for those who have pre-ordered their book.

The Soul of the Legendary Carrera 2.7 RS Lives on Within the Carrera 2.7 MFI

Serious automotive enthusiasts consider Porsche’s Carrera 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 tells 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. The book attempts to cover everything an owner, restorer, historian or enthusiast would want to know about this intriguing 911 variant. Content includes comprehensive discussion of original options, photos of key details, insights into factory production, competition history and a considerable amount of material never before published. Although primarily focused on the top-of-the-line mechanically-fuel injected Carrera 2.7, this book will also prove valuable to enthusiasts of any of the Porsche 911 and 930 Turbo models produced during the mid-1970s.


  • 10 ¼ × 11 ¾ inches (26.0 × 29.9 cm)
  • 406 pages, hardcover with slipcase
  • 684 color photos, 146 b/w photos, 50 illustrations
  • Author: Ryan Snodgrass
  • Published: September 2015 by Parabolica Press
  • ISBN: 978-0-9962682-8-8
  • Suggested Retail: $249.99 USD / €240 / £160

Carrera 2.7 Sold @ RM Sotheby's

The Lime Green Carrera 2.7 MFI at RM Sotheby's Monterey August 15th auction sold for $340,000 USD plus 10% commission for a total of $374,000 (€337,000).