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).