1976 Carrera @ Coys Auction

One of the rare 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI is being offered at the Coys Nürburgring auction on August 9th, 2014. The Carrera has been fitted later in life with larger flares, ducktail, a non-electric flag mirror, larger RSR style Fuchs, and appears to have been painted previously.

Description from the seller:

Lot 136 - 1976 Porsche 911 / G Carrera RS 2.7 - One of 113 cars made
Chassis Number: 911 660 9030

Immediately after the legendary 1973 Carrera RS finished production a series of Carreras were built for the European market that were equivalent to the M472 optioned 73 RS Touring models. This rare and desirable Porsche was the G-series Carrera 2.7 MFI which used the same 911/83 RS mechanically fuel injected (MFI) engine that produced 210 bhp. The major difference between these Carreras and the RS was that they were built with the “G-series” body and interior instead of the earlier long hood form. The weight of the G-Series Carrera MFI was also 1075 kg like the 1973 RS Touring cars. All 1974 Carrera MFI cars either came with a ducktail or tail delete, while 1975 and later Carrera MFI either came with the whale tail or tail delete.

What makes the early 911s, Carrera RS, and the 2.7-liter “euro” Carrera so interesting and thrilling to drive is the Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection (MFI) setup. The glorious sound and instantaneous throttle response has a remarkable feel compared to the computerized injection systems of the 70s and 80s. In the December 1974 issue of Motor magazine the Carrera 2.7 MFI was extensively tested and they measured a 0-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds.

Porsche built similar number of coupes to the '73 RS with roughly 1,026 in 1974; 508 in 1975; and 113 in 1976, making this car from the rarest year of production. A total production of 1,647 as compared to 1,590 '73 Carrera RS built. Additionally Porsche built 631 Targa versions of the Carrera 2.7 MFI between 1974 and 1976, including 20 in '76 for the Belgium police.

The 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI was the last street car Porsche ever produced with mechanical fuel injection. In fact there were only three MFI based cars produced by Porsche after 1976, all race cars. First were the ten turbocharged Porsche 934 ½ built for Group 4 and the 1977 IMSA Championship, alongside the various incarnations of the turbocharged Porsche 935 built for Group 5 and, later, the twenty 3.0-liter 911 SC/RS (954) rally cars built in 1984 to compete in Group B.

Offered today is chassis number 30. This 911, finished in continental orange with original black interior is described as an unrestored and genuine example. It is furthermore a matching numbers engine and gearbox example, coming with german road papers and a Porsche birth certificate, confirming its delivered on 30.4.1976 to Porsche dealership Glöckler in Frankfurt / Germany. A superb and rare collectors item, unrepeatable and definitely time to buy before the car follows suit of its 1973 brother.

Von den nur ca. 113 produzierten 911 G - Carrera 2.7 RS Porsche bieten wir heute die Nr.: 030 in insgesamt excellentem unrestaurierten Sammlerzustand an. Der Wagen in Auslieferungsfarbe Continental Orange mit schwarzem Interieur ist ein nummerngleiches Exemplar was sowohl den Motor als auch das Getriebe betrifft. Das Fahrzeug besitzt deutsche KFZ - Papiere und eine Porsche Geburts - Urkunde aus welcher hervorgeht, dass es am 30.4.1976 an den Frankfurter Porsche Händler Glöckler ausgeliefert wurde. Ein wunderschönes und rares Sammlerstück und gegenüber dem Preis des 1973 RS sehr günstig angeboten.

Auction estimate €250,000 - €300,000 (approx. $336,000-$403,000 USD).

Viper Green Restoration Project


Posted June 12, 2014: For those interested in a driver or a restoration project this 1975 Carrera 2.7 MFI is worth checking out. Various incorrect details (fitting correct mirrors, removing aftermarket speakers, removing side lights on fenders, etc), but as a driver or restoration project this doesn't matter. Original color was the fantastic and rare Viper Green Metallic.

Description from the seller:

Italian delivery car, is structurally and mechanically strong, best described as a solid driver quality car.
Colour changed to silver from Viper Green Met. 7+8x15 Fuchs wheels.
I would consider it an excellent basis for a quite easy restoration to the excellent original specs& colour, but can be driven as is.
Car is in northern Italy, Turin area.

Vin: 9115600362
Engine: 6650502
Colour: Viper green metallic with black cloth interior (code 12)
422 Blaupunkt Bamberg radio (then-top of the line, comes with the car)
425 Rear wiper
429 Fog lights
568 Tinted windows
650 Electric sunroof

EUR 93k, makes circa $125k USD or £75k GBP.
Must be the cheapest matching numbers 911/83 engined car on the market.

Offered for €93,000 (approx. $126,000 USD).

Grand-Prix White 1975 "RS G" Carrera

Unfortunately not many details or photos have been provided by the seller yet other than this Grand-Prix White 1975 Carrera 2.7 MFI was first registered July 1975. While all years of the Carrera MFI were delivered from the factory with the 210bhp engine from the 1973 RS, and provide an almost identical experience to the RS, the asking price seems quite optimistic.

Description from seller:

Wir bieten hier einen originalen komplett restaurierten 2.7 RS G Carrera an. Seine Originale Auslieferungsfarbe ist Grandprixweiss.

Rough translation to English:

Here we offer a fully restored original 2.7 Carrera RS G. His original factory color is Grand Prix White. The vehicle is completely restored.

Offered for €209,000 (approx. $285,000 USD).

Piëch's Carrera 2.7 Turbo

Porsche recently published an excellent short video highlighting Louise Piëch's very unique and important 1975 Carrera 2.7 Turbo.

This one-off Turbo was actually based on Porsche's top of the line model at the time: the Carrera 2.7 MFI (which was derived from the 1973 RS with the identical engine) and originally fitted with a 2.7-liter turbocharged engine. The Carrera 2.7 Turbo was built on a Carrera 2.7 chassis #911 560 0042, hence the narrow "SC style" flares from the typ "911 SC" Carrera 2.7 and the rear Carrera badging, and predated the first 930 Turbos which wouldn't be built until months later. The Turbo was presented to Louise Piëch as her 70th birthday present on August 28, 1974. The engine was estimated to produced approximately 240 PS and the Carrera 2.7 Turbo was also equipped with a 10,000 RPM tachometer.

This special Carrera will be covered in more detail in the Carrera MFI book.

Win a Carrera 2.7 MFI!

Well...almost! GT Spirits is generously giving away a unique one-off Lime Green Carrera 2.7 MFI 1:18 scale model. In the last year GT Spirits has been making a name for themselves by producing high-quality models of unusual Porsche and BMW variations. Earlier this year they released two Carrera 2.7 MFI models, one with Carrera script and one without.

Enter by June 15, 2014 for your chance to win this special GT Spirits model. Perhaps the winner can request they swap regular Fuchs wheels for a more authenticate rendition.

'74 Peru Red in Japan

This 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI is equipped with a number of original details including the chrome fog lights, dual mirrors required by Japanese road registration rules, Japanese/US front orange reflectors, ducktail, AC, etc. though the seller doesn't provide COA to verify what was original equipment. Those wanting a correct Carrera would need to be corrected including front spoiler, door speakers, floor mats, etc. Not much else is known about this Carrera.

Description from the seller:

1974 Porsche 911/930 Carrera 2.7 210HP Red / Black Leather Full original vehicle original Milage The SERIAL AND ENGINE numbers are matching

Offered for €180,000 (approx. $250,000 USD).

Orange '74 MFI at Techno Classica

Updated 4/9/2014: Sold for asking price.

Posted 3/30/2014: One of several Carrera 2.7 MFI offered over the weekend at Techno Classica in Essen, Germany was a 1974 Carrera MFI painted in its original orange color.

This Carrera was recently partially restored including removing Turbo style flares, repainting in the original color, correcting and refreshing the interior, and reinstalling a ducktail. A few liberties were taken with the restoration including fitting larger 7J and 8J Fuchs, front spoiler, etc.

Rough description from seller:

I'm sending you some pictures of the car that were taken today at the Techno Classica in Essen, Germany. As you can see, I have put the car back to it's original colour of Porsche E7 / 156 orange, removed the turbo wings and had them professionally replaced with genuine Porsche RS rear wings.I have put the car back to it's original colour of Porsche E7 / 156 orange, removed the turbo wings and had them professionally replaced with genuine Porsche RS rear wings.

Following the original options, great care was taken to give the car the originally optioned yellow / chrome fog lamps. The interior was retrimmed in midnight blue pigskin vinyl. For the seat centres, I made the choice to have them trimmed in option 11, which is embossed midnight blue vinyl, instead of the originally fitted tweed/twill centres. The only reason for this deviation is that the Tweed and twill are no longer available.

The certificate from Porsche shows this car was originally optioned with a ducktail, and a correct steel framed ducktail has been sourced and fitted.

The car has been professionally painted outside, inside, underneath, as well as engine compartment and boot. Mechanically, the car has undergone a full rebuild of both the original engine and suspension by Johannes Gruber at Ecurie Vienne, and it really drives like a new car.

The car also comes with the complete owners history from new, listing all the addresses since new.

Offered for €185,000 (approx. $254,000) by a Belgian owner at Techno Classica.

'74 GP White Carrera in the Netherlands

Update 3/30/2014: Sold while on display at Techno Classica.

Posted 3/27/2014: This Grand-Prix White 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI in the Netherlands is being offered with the original engine as well as the original, and very rare today, midnight blue interior panels and seats. There is a number of incorrect details that buyers who want a really original appearing Carrera MFI would need to correct. These include incorrect exhaust, wrong steering wheel, incorrect tachometer, wheel arches black instead of body color, incorrect front spoiler, missing decals, black chassis number paint, carpets replaced with black instead of midnight, and US/Japan style front indicators instead of white Italian among other details. Most of these issues can be fixed with little expense. The more expensive bits to correct are the tachometer and missing thick grip Carrera Sport steering wheel.

Description from the seller:

De "onbekende" bekende !! Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI. MATCHING NUMBERS. Het betreft hier een perfect origineel Europees exemplaar ! Van deze zeldzame, en vrij onbekende versie zijn er in totaal slechts 1500 geproduceerd ! Echter in 2 verschillende versies, de EU MFI 210 pk versie, en de aangepaste US versie met slechts 175 pk. Deze "Euro Carrera" is de meest geliefde en gezochte versie, en absoluut niet te vergelijken met de US versie. De motor ( 911/83 ) is exact dezelfde als die in de welbekende 911 Carrera 2.7 RS uit 1973 !! Zo ook de ophanging en versnellingsbak. Dit resulteerde in vrijwel dezelfde rijeigenschappen als die van de ’73 RS. Zoals op de meeste US varianten de welbekende "Ducktail" als optie leverbaar was, was dat bij de EU versie niet het geval. Echter een duidelijke optische herkenning zijn de verbrede achterschermen, zoals we die bij de latere 3.2 versies ook weer terug zien. Dit exemplaar is ongerestaureerd, en slechts enkel een keer herspoten aan de buitenzijde in de originele kleur. De gehele carrosserie is puntgaaf en vrij van roest. Het interieur prachtig origineel, met een minimum aan patina. Wellicht is dit type nog zeldzamer dan zijn bekende voorganger, en voor de 911 verzamelaar een absolute "Must have" in zijn collectie ! ! Chassisnr: 9114600422 Motor: 6640577

Rough English translation of seller's description:

The "unknown " known ! Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI. MATCHING NUMBERS . It is a perfect original European example! Of these rare and little-known version , a total of only 1,500 produced ! Two different versions the EU MFI 210 hp version and modified U.S. version with only 175 hp . This " Euro Carrera " is the most popular and sought after release, and definitely does not compare to the U.S. version . The motor ( 911/83 ) is exactly the same as in the well-known 911 Carrera RS 2.7 of 1973 ! Similarly, the suspension and gearbox . This resulted in much the same handling as that of the RS '73 . Like most U.S. variants of the well-known " Duck Tail " option was available , which was with the EU version is not the case . However, a clear optical recognition are the widened rear fenders , as we also look back at the later 3.2 versions . This copy is unrestored , and only just once repainted exterior in the original color . The entire body is in mint condition and free of rust . The interior beautifully original, with a minimum of patina . Perhaps this type is even rarer than its famous predecessor , and the collector 911 is an absolute " must-have " in his collection ! ! VIN: 9114600422 Motor: 6640577

Very few Carrera MFI are on the market right now and, like most of the rest of the Porsche 911 market, have become very hot commodities. Despite some of the incorrect details this is one worth checking out.

Offered for €180,000 (approx. $248,000 USD).