GT Spirit Model – Behind the Scenes

While we featured the Carrera 2.7 models by GT Spirit well over a year ago, I recently ran across behind the scenes photos of their production of the Salmon Metallic Carrera 2.7 model.

The GT Spirit Facebook page is filled with behind the scenes shots from producing a wide variety models, though mostly Porsche centric such as the Carrera RS 3.8, 911S Targa, 928 GTS, Carrera 2.7 RS, 964 Turbo 3.6 and Carrera 3.2 Club Sport among many others. They produced the Carrera 2.7 model in Platinum Metallic, Salmon Metallic and special one-off Green as a promotion. They also produced an orange Carrera 2.7 Targa.

'76 Carrera 2.7 MFI Sondermodell in USA

Description from the seller:

Uber Rare Carrera RS 2.7 – Number 119 of 123 made. Special non-production model, Sondermodell. Last street car Porsche ever produced with mechanical fuel injection. Same 911/83 RS mechanically fuel injected (MFI) engine that produced 210 bhp as the 1973 Carrera RS. Same weight,1075 kg, like the 1973 RS Touring. Only 11 cars known to exist in the USA. Engine rebuilt recently. No rust to be found. Matching numbers. Service records available as well as the manual(German), tools, jack/records, COA and video that was featured in Flat 6 magazine. The legend of the '73 Carrera RS lives on in the Carrera 2.7 MFI.

Offered for $275,000 (approx. €254,000).

Road Scholars Carrera 2.7 Review

Road Scholars is well known in the Porsche community for their best-of-the-best 911s and other Porsche models, as well as the monthly online Porsche magazine that they started publishing just a year ago. Their "Something Old, Something New" book review column keeps automotive book enthusiasts apprised of great books that should be on everyone's bookshelf. Randy Leffingwell published the following review of the new Carrera 2.7 book in the Road Scholars magazine's December 2015 issue:

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

Ryan Snodgrass’s new Carrera 2.7 is the logical and meticulously researched follow-up to the Carrera RS history written by Drs Thomas Gruber and Georg Konradsheim and first published in 1992. The earlier book encompassed 911 RS Carrera models from 1972 through 1992 because the RS designation was the focus of its interest. Snodgrass follows a similarly tight discipline, examining the 2.7-liter models with mechanical fuel injection, a series that began with the 1972 model year and ended in early 1975 with some 1976 “Sondermodell” or special variation cars. These cars share a mystique in the U.S. with the ’72/’73 RS 2.7 in that Porsche did not export them to the states either – because they were identical in their specification and in their non-compliance to early emissions standards. Motivated by his desire in recent years to find a good example of one of these cars for himself, he undertook what is now a bible on the 2.7s. 

Pages are handsomely designed, and hundreds of not-seen-before black-and-white and color images share importance with diagrams or graphics or charts. Several pages show engine or chassis or body assembly as it only could have been witnessed and photographed in the early- and mid-1970s. Detailed part photos turn this book into an ultimate restoration guide as well as encyclopedic buyer’s reference. 

The photos deserve special mention because it is easy to completely lose count of how many were specially commissioned for this book. A common complaint from European readers of American-produced books on Porsche is that U.S. versions of 911s are different, which provide inaccurate references to continental readers. Snodgrass enlisted photographers not only in the U.S. but also in the U.K. and Europe to provide excellent images. What’s more, the thorough racing coverage in chapter 7 shows countless photos of these cars sideways, tricycling, or fully airborne. The captions – for all the pictures – are more than just labels and some are downright entertaining.

Magenta Carrera Magazine Article

The latest issue of Total 911 magazine #134 includes a five-page article on a Magenta 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI coupe titled "The First Impact Bumper 911." The article gives a brief overview of the Carrera 2.7 model, a driving experience and delves into the long-time owner's relationship with his Carrera.

Further, the "2015 Total 911 Photo of the Year" winner was the Magenta Carrera featured in this issue and with the title "Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 at dusk," photographed by Rob Till.