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).