Houses of the Holy Impact Bumper

The Sound of Cars is producing interesting video comparison of classic rock with period cars. Episode four compares Porsche's impact bumper introduction in 1974 to Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy. For this episode, the producer mixes his two passions into a single theme that compares and contrasts how both shocked their respective fan base, while also being pivotal in setting a new course. Some of his thoughts include "just because the eyes of the people back then couldn't process the new look, didn't make it any less of a car". "[Porsche] knew they couldn't make another long hood pre-1973-style car. Too many laws had changed from emissions to crash standards. So they took the car they came up with for 1974 and made the best damn car they could. For 15 years the impact bumper lived in rarified air as a top-of-the-line sports car that wasn't made in Italy."

Orange Italian 1975 Carrera 2.7

Italian delivered Carrera 2.7 MFI in its original color of Orange (E7) available in the United States.

Description from the seller:

This rare Carrera was delivered new in October of 1974 to JV Porsche Center in Verona, Italy.
9115600216 is one of the very few European Carrera 2.7 MFI coupes, with only 502 made in 1975.

Delivered with the iconic 1973 RS Carrera MFI 911/83 motor (6650279) it was painted in the spectacular and rare color, E7 Orange, and came with a black leatherette(14) interior with Shetland inserts. The cars sporting intent was reinforced by its no option configuration and a sunroof delete.

9115600216 is fresh from a concours level, bare tub rotisserie restoration that was performed in Italy with a no expense spared budget. Carrozzeria Serattini restored the 911; mechanical work was completed by Rennsport; and the interior was done by Ferraresi. It was completed to 100% factory original specifications. The numbers matching engine and transmission were restored along with every mechanical system on the car.

The only liberty taken during the restoration was the addition of a whale tail decklid, which would have been an option in the day. The original, plain decklid comes with the car and has been fully restored.

Offered for $395,000 (approx. 336,000 EUR)