25th Anniversary Carrera Targa

1975 Silver Anniversary Jubilee Carrera 2.7 MFI Targa chassis 911 561 0058 to be auctioned at Techno Classica Essen on April 9th.

Description from the auction company:

Late in 1974 Porsche started building a special 911 model to mark the company’s 25th anniversary. Only 400 2.7 Targa 25th Anniversary models were built, and all were finished in silver and bestowed with plenty of extras. Of the 400 built, just 16 were Carrera Targas, and chassis 0058 is one of those. Although for the German market these Anniversary cars were built in coupe form (as the 911 S), only a few were 2.7-litre Carreras. The 2.7 Carrera Targa was supplied with the legendary 2.7 RS engine with mechanical fuel injection as fitted in the 1973 Porsche 911 RS. 

The car offered for sale here is not only one of the ultra rare Targas, it is also restored from the ground up and comes with extensive photo documentation, a Porsche authenticity certificate and German road registration documents. Having covered only about 700kms since its documented restoration, we dare to say it is the only one on offer in this specification and condition, with any others unlikely to come to market for a very long time. A very special Porsche indeed – just the car for the serious collector looking for the true jewel in the crown of his or her collection.

HSR "Classic RS Cup" Racing Series

Starting mid-1973, those who missed ordering a 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS had the option of a Carrera 2.7 MFI, or the extremely limited Carrera 3.0 RS. This ultimately led to privateers campaigning the Carrera 2.7 MFI in many significant events including the Targa Florio, Monte Carlo Rally, Acropolis Rally, Rallye Sanremo, Rallye d’Antibes, Rally dell'Isola d’Elba and 24 Heures d'Ypres, among others.

For 2016, Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) and Jochen Maas have created a special new racing series specifically for Porsche's 2.7 to 3.0-liter RS/RSR models, including the RS-spec Carrera 2.7 MFI built from 1974 through 1975 which shared the typ 911SC designation with the RS models.  Called the "Classic RS Cup", HSR has coined the series of events "A Throw Back To The International Race of Champions (IROC)". To level the playing field, minimum weights for the car and driver are assigned to each displacement model.

The series begins with Virginia International Raceway (May 26-29) followed by Road Atlanta (September 16-18), Hutchinson Island (October 27-30), Daytona (November 10-13) and Sebring (December 1-4). Each event consists of two 25-minute sprint races as well as a 60-minute endurance challenge.

More information is available in the Classic RS Cup booklet and the Classic RS Cup website.

'74 Lime Green Targa in USA

Description from the seller:

No need for a long introduction. By now, every Porsche enthusiast knows how rare and special these cars are! This Carrera has been delivered new to Germany in 1974 and was officially imported to the United States in 1996.

This is one of only 433 Targas built in 1974 with the famous 911-83 type engine, the mighty Carrera RS powerhouse with mechanical fuel injection! Very few were painted in the striking lime green color (code N8V9) which makes this car even more collectible.

This car has been commissioned to a complete and fully documented restoration by Freddy Hernandez of Vintage Sportscar restoration, a master of the trade.The engine was completely done by Tom Amon of Mobile Works West and has less than 300 miles on it today. A genuine RS ducktail (not a replica) was added at this time. Original 300km/h speedo included.

This strikingly beautiful car comes with its jack, tool bag, spare wheel and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Nice documentation all the way back to Germany is on hand. This is an all numbers matching Carrera in flawless collector condition! Rare opportunity to own a timeless classic in period correct colors!

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