Lime Green RHD Carrera

This concludes the week of posting about the right-hand drive Carreras available on the market. Lime Green is always a fantastic color, especially on a Carrera.

Description from the seller:

This is a fantastic matching numbers UK supplied example and one of the first having been supplied in November 1973 by Porsche dealer AFN. It features a great specification and is finished in its original stunning shade of Lime Green. Options include electric sunroof and windows and the enigmatic ducktail spoiler only available when new for the early production cars. Well known in Porsche circles as Limey the car has a full and very comprehensive history from new with original service book and a detailed substantial history file. It is in superb condition throughout having been carefully looked after and renovated when required throughout its life. We know Limey well, having handled its sale on a couple of occasions since 2008.

AFN delivered Limey to first owner, a Mr Harrow, a resident of Beaconsfield on the 29th November 1973. He retained it until January 1976 covering 16,000 miles, using the supplying dealer for a service in January 1975. A second owner retained the car until April 1977, the mileage increasing to 33,000 miles in this time, again AFN were retained for servicing.

In April 1977 Limey was purchased by Porsche enthusiast Stuart Hunter Cox, he clearly loved the car and looked after it extremely diligently during his long ownership, which only ended in 2006. Porsche experts Autofarm maintained Limey almost exclusively during this period ? numerous invoices on file indicate an exemplary maintenance programme, the smallest fault being corrected immediately.

In 2006 Autofarm undertook a renovation of the car’s body to the highest standards, ensuring every detail is original and correct. Renowned Porsche trim specialists Southbound refreshed the interior. Invoices on file fully detail the work completed. This work has passed the sternest test: the passage of time, as nearly a decade on Limey remains in lovely condition the restoration having mellowed beautifully.

Following the completion of this work Mr Hunter Cox decided that the car was probably now rather too good to use and so he made the difficult decision to sell his old friend. Autofarm offered the car for sale on his behalf in 2006 and it rapidly found a good new home with Porsche enthusiast Nigel Watkins. Nigel continued to look after the car well and continued to use Autofarm for maintenance. Shortly after purchase Limey was awarded Best In Show at Classic Le Mans 2006, a photograph on file shows a proud Nigel and Limey with trophy.

In 2007 Limey was entrusted to Porsche engine supremo Bob Watson for a full engine rebuild. Invoices on file for some £15,000 document work completed which included new barrels, pistons and much more! Dyne sheets show a pleasing 230 plus bhp on a rolling road trial. At this time the engine bay was fully detailed and shortly after the front suspension was fully rebuilt, as were the brakes and the mechanical fuel injection pump overhauled.

In 2008 Nigel decided to sell Limey for a new Porsche project. Once again Autofarm offered Limey for sale - a copy of the advert is on file as is a glowing report from Classic and Sportscar magazine who featured the car in their ‘One you can buy’ article, and summarising with glorious condition, colour and performance. It was at this point that we first became acquainted with Limey. We had in stock a rather nice UK supplied 964 RS that incidentally we have back in stock for sale currently! Nigel took a fancy to the 964 so one Spring day in 2008 I recall meeting Nigel in Warwick where a deal was struck. I then had my first drive home in Limey and was so impressed I drove no other car for a week. 911 and Porsche World Magazine featured Limey at this time in a feature on early impact bumper 911s. In it Porsche enthusiast and motoring journalist, John Glynn, waxes lyrical describing Limey as one of his favourite 911s.

The next owner was... a Mr Nigel Watkins - he missed the car terribly and had to repurchase the car from us. In 2012 we were delighted to be able to repurchase Limey and then sold it almost immediately to a friend and regular Hairpin customer. It has remained in storage with us for much of the intervening period.

Today Limey remains in exceptional condition throughout, it really is a striking car with a really strong feel good factor attached. I always look forward to a drive in Limey, it is just so well set up and rewarding, providing great enjoyment and remaining a great partner on a fast British country road. Finished to arguably the best specification and featuring fully comprehensive history from new it is hard to think of a better example of its type. It comes with original service and handbook, comprehensive history file and has just been inspected and serviced by Dick Lovett Porsche, our local main dealer. By the way you can only buy it if you promise to sell it back to us!

GP-White '74 Carrera in Belgium

Description from the seller:

Total and detail restored 1974 Porsche Carrera: 2.7 with 210 hp. No. 280 or 1036 produced coupé versions. Carrera 2.7, the successor to the legendary 911 RS duck-tale from 1973. This European (oversupplied in Belgium) car 210 hp HAS INSTEAD OF 175 hp for US models. Grand prix weiss with black leather interior and sunroof, in the combination-which the car was delivered 41 years ago. The car drives, switches and stops as if he just came from the factory.

Total and detail restored 1974 Porsche Carrera: 2.7 with 210 PS. This car is number 280 of the 1036 produced coupé versions. The :::: 2.7 Carrera is successor of the legendary 911 RS duck-tale of 1973. The car is a European version (Belgium delivered), with the 210 ps Instead of the 175 ps for the US version. The color, interior, etc. are matching and Has A factory installed sliding roof. This example drives like it HAS BEEN delivered from the factory 41 years ago.

Offered for € 248,000 (approx $ 280,000 USD)

1974 Carrera @ Coys Hedingham

Updated September 7, 2015: Sold for £82,440 (approx. $127,000 USD). Viewers at the auction commented that it was in need of a full restoration. A great buy.

Posted September 1, 2015: The Light Yellow right-hand drive 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI chassis 911 460 0823 is being auctioned by Coys at Castle Hedingham on September 6, 2015. The auction coincides with the Porsche Classics at the Castle event.

Description from the seller:

The 1974 Carrera RS was built on the new short-bonnet G-series chassis, which incorporated a strengthened floor pan, front and rear impact bumpers, revised lighting, and other features to improve crash-worthiness demanded by the United States. For reasons of economy, Porsche manufactured all-new 911s on the same chassis. They also changed the engine specifications for the 1974 Carreras, which replaced the top-of-line 2.4 litre 911S from the year before. All Carreras received a new 2.7 litre engine with more durable Nikasil-coated cylinders.

Those destined for the U.S. were fitted with the 175-horsepower Type 911/93 with K-Jetronic fuel injection, to meet strict emissions standards, whilst the rest of the world (RoW) received the Type 911/83 with Bosch mechanical fuel injection (MFI) from the hugely successful and popular 1973 Carrera RS 2.7. This engine developed 210 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 188 foot-pounds of torque at 5,100 rpm.

With nearly identical performance as the 1973 Carrera RS in Touring trim, the 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI is said to have been the quickest normally aspirated road 911 produced until the late 1980s. With its relatively light weight of just over 1,075 kilograms, the mechanically injected Carrera is a brilliant performer, achieving 0–60 mph in just over five seconds and capable of reaching more than 150 mph in top gear. Power is fed through a Type 915/06 five-speed manual transaxle, and it hits the pavement via seven- and eight-inch-wide Fuchs alloy wheels that neatly fill its flared wings and quarter panels. Large ventilated disc brakes—282 millimetres in diameter in the front and 292 millimetres in the rear— serve to haul the car down quickly and safely from speed. The G series RS on offer today was delivered new through Dick Lovett, Marlborough in March 1974, being first registered in April of that year and sold at the price of £8,580. PRM 2M was finished in Heilgelb-Light yellow 117, with an electric sunroof and windows and the standard ducktail rear spoiler. The car was specified from new with wide rim wheels. 7” front and 8” rear.

The car subsequently went through a succession of five owners, and in April 1983 chassis 9114600823 was purchased from a member of Porsche Club GB by Ian Mackay. Registered PMR 2M, standing for: Porsche Means Racing To Me. Ian Mackay was a lifelong Porsche aficionado and Honorary Porsche Club GB member. Ian used PMR2M for the purposes that its manufacturers intended- extended continental tours were numerous, with trips to the Monaco GP, Spa, Le Mans and Germany being but some of its journeys over the past decade or so. The car and the owner both became very well known and recognised amongst the Porsche cognoscenti.

In 2000, Ian had the original seats re-trimmed in Russian Blue leather, as the driver's seat fabric had worn and could not be matched. In 2003, the steering wheel was recovered. The car remains incredibly original, and is offered all importantly with its original matching numbers engine.

Very late in 2013, Ian succumbed to a brain tumour and 10 days before his untimely death he was driven in this car from his Cotswold home to the Porsche Club GB headquarters. It is here where the car has been displayed in their Headquarters Display for the past 18 months as a tribute to this ‎most Honourable of Honourable Porsche connoisseurs.

The matching numbers car on offer today comes with a host of bills and receipts from throughout Ian's ownership. Most significantly and importantly, PMR 2M comes complete with books containing a breakdown of all works carried out on the car as far back as 1978 -handwritten and highly detailed, these books provides an irreplaceable account of the car's life, with each entry like a diary, noting both mileage and the work carried out - everything from replacing brake discs to timing chains.

PMR 2M is arguably the most original 2.7 G series car ever to be offered to the open market, and with such ownership provenance, it would be the most suitable addition to any Porsche collection. The fastest production 911 until the 993, PMR 2M “Porsche Means Racing To Me” couldn't be a truer representation of the marque, and the iconic G series 2.7 RS.

Auction estimate £90,000 - £110,000 (approx. $138,000 - $168,000 USD).