Original Early Production 1974 Carrera

Original and early production 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI #0058 being sold. Being an early production Carrera 2.7 MFI, this is a carry-over Carrera with the welded-on RS flares and rare RS tunnel reinforcements that were added in the late 1973 RS production for additional chassis stiffness. This Carrera has been maintained by a serious Carrera enthusiast who tried to pay attention to all the details along the way. Included are various accessories, literature, related Porsche items and items collected by the owners, along with some rare spares.

Description from the seller:

Der Wagen wurde im Juli 1973 bei Firma Magner in Wuppertal vom Eigentümer ohne eine Bild gesehen zu haben blind bestellt und am 20. September 1973 ausgeliefert. Eine Blindbestellung war damals bei dem neuen Carrera Modellen (echte G-Serie = Modell 1974) nicht anders möglich um wirklich der Erste in Deutschland zu sein, der das neue Modell in Empfang nehmen konnte. Die Prospekte waren schlichtweg noch nicht gedruckt worden. Hierzu gibt es eine interne Porsche Notiz, die diesen Umstand bestätigt. Sein erster Eigentümer hielt den Wagen über 40 Jahre bis zum Jahr 2013 in seinem Besitz. Der aktuelle Eigentümer ist seit Jahrzehnten mit dem ersten Eigentümer befreundet und hat ihn so erwerben können. Er wurde anschließend mit größtem Engagement sowie viel Liebe zum Detail optimiert und auf den buchstäblich neuwertigen Originalzustand gebracht. Selbst kleinste Details dieser Ur-Serie sind Original. Sie müssen wissen, dass die aller ersten Ur-Modelle des G-Modells kleine Abweichungen von den späteren Serienwagen hatten. Es ist nicht der Unterschied zu den H-Modellen (Modell 1974) usw. gemeint, sondern allein der Unterschied von den ersten G-Modellen zu den späteren G-Modellen ! Hierzu gibt es eine Porsche Dokumentation, die uns vorliegt.

Dieser Wagen wurde laut Porsche Urkunde exakt so in G8G8 indischrot mit Motornummer 664 0080 (Typ 911/83) und Kunstleder blau/schwarz mit Sitzmittelstreifen Shetland ausgeliefert.

Die Einzigartigkeit bei diesem Wagen besteht neben dem musealen Erhaltungszustand in der Vollkommenheit der originalen Details der wenigen gebauten und noch existierenden Ur G-Modelle. Diese sind beispielsweise die seltene schwarze manuelle Antenne, der schwarze Außenspiegel, schwarzer Carrera Schriftzug, schwarzes Eloxal rundum, schwarze Fuchsfelgen, die Scheibenwischerarme mit Nieten sowie weitere Details.

Das Kunstleder blau/schwarz wie auch die originalen Teppiche mit Teppicheinfassungen in blau/schwarz sind in dieser Ausführung nicht mehr zu bekommen. Alle Aufkleber im Motorraum sind keine Nachfertigungen sondern stammen aus dem Jahr 1973. Das gleiche gilt für den Carrera Schriftzug am Motordeckel mit dem Fähnchen am Ende. Die Carrera Schriftzüge der späteren G-Modelle haben das Fähnchen nicht mehr. Die Zündspule Typ 327 stammt ebenfalls aus Juli 1973 MFI 38/72. Das gleiche gilt für den Bischoffauspuff 91102500 / 573 sowie das erste unbenutzte Reserverad aus 7/73. Alle Details stimmen und das nach 41 Jahren !

Zudem liegen ebenfalls vor: Das originale komplette Bordwerkzeug, der blaue Wagenheber, der Kompressor in der originalen Porschetüte, die komplette Bordmappe mit allen Papieren, Prospekten, Preislisten und Farbkarten !

Übrigens laut originaler vorliegender Preisliste kostete das Carrera Coupé 37.980 DM. Somit könnte der Wagen im Hinblick auf den aktuellen Wert auch ein guter Geschäftswagen sein. Stichwort: Leasing + 1% Regelung Privatanteil vom Neupreis.
Ein Highlite ist auch der vorliegende persönliche Brief des Porsche-Vorstandes an Premiumkunden zur Ankündigung des neuen Porsche Carrera 2.7 Liter. Der Brief wurde nur einer handvoll Kunden zugesendet, die den Wagen daraufhin bestellen konnten und auch durften. Der Brief liegt mit Kuvert und Briefmarke von 1973 vor.

Es gibt noch viele weitere Besonderheiten zu entdecken, die wir Ihnen gerne in Ruhe bei einer Besichtigung vorführen. Dieses Carrera Urmodel begeistert durch seine Vollkommenheit in allen Punkten: Historie, Erhaltungszustand, mechanischer Zustand, Originalität und seiner Qualität !

Very rough English translation:

The car was to have been ordered blind in July 1973 from Magner in Wuppertal without seeing pictures of the new model and delivered on September 20, 1973. An order was taken for the new Carrera models (G-series model = 1974) in order to really the first to be otherwise possible in Germany who could take the new model in reception. The brochures were simply not yet printed. To this end, there is an internal Porsche note confirming this fact. His first owner kept the car for over 40 years until 2013 in his possession. The current owner is friends with the first owner for decades and has been able to acquire him so. He was then optimized with utmost commitment and attention to detail and brought to literally mint original condition. Even the smallest details of this great series are original. You must know that the very first original models of the G-model had small deviations from the later production cars. It is not the contrast to the H-models (model 1974), etc. is meant, but only the difference from the first G-models to the later models G! For this purpose there is a Porsche documentation that is before us. This car was exactly as (911/83 type) and imitation leather blue / black Porsche delivered loud instrument in G8G8 Guards with engine number 664 0080 with seat center strips Shetland.

The uniqueness of this car is next to the museum conservation status in the perfection of the original features of the few built and still existing G models. These are for example the rare black manual antenna, the black mirrors, black Carrera side script, black anodized trim all around, black Fuchs wheels, wiper arms with rivets and other details.

The artificial leather blue / black like the original carpets with carpet edging in blue / black are hard to come by in this version. All stickers in the engine compartment are not reproductions but are from the year 1973 The same is true for the Carrera logo on the engine cover with the flag at the end. The Carrera writings of the later G models no longer have the flag. The ignition coil type 327 is also from July 1973 MFI 38/72. The same goes for the exhaust Bischoff 91102500/573 and the first unused spare from 7/73. Agree all the details and after 41 years!

In addition, also are: The complete original toolkit, the blue jack, the compressor in the original Porsche bag, the complete board binder with all papers, brochures, price lists and color cards!
Incidentally, according to the present original price list cost the Carrera Coupé 37,980 DM. Thus, the carriage with respect to the current value could also be a good company car. 

High-light is also a personal letter from the Porsche Board of premium customers announcing the new Porsche Carrera 2.7 liters. The letter was only a handful of customers sent who could order the car and then also allowed. The letter is available with envelope and postage stamp from 1973.

There are yet to discover many more features that we like to show you in peace for a visit. This Carrera model inspired by his perfection in all aspects: history, condition, mechanical condition, originality and its quality!

Offered for €247,500 (approx. $321,000 USD).






First 1975 Carrera 2.7 MFI Offered

The very first 1975 Carrera 2.7 MFI #0011 is for sale. Originally yellow it has been repainted Grand-Prix White. Correct early-style seats, but the black leather seats were recovered in a later 1977-style tartan seat inlay that also covers the headrest. The 1970s style tartans always look fantastic in this era of 911. Replacement floor mats and carpets appear to have been replaced. If this was originally a Japan delivered Carrera it is missing the rear Japanese seats. European fender markers and passenger side mirror were a later addition. Fitted with a 911/83 engine from 1974. Unknown if the Carrera originally came with whale tail and rear wiper. Windows and whale tail sport many decals not originally fitted to a 1975 Carrera.
Engine appears nicely detailed, with an incorrect extra coil sticker and missing far left engine decal. These Carrera 2.7 MFI are quite rare in the United States, but are beginning to have a strong following.

Description from the seller:

You are looking at a beautiful and correct numbers matching "Euro Carrera" which is famous for being the mechanical equivalent of the legendary 1973 Carrera RS. These special Carreras feature the same mechanically fuel injected 911/83 2.7 RS engine and mechanicals.

This example has just been bought off of long-term ownership in Japan. The Grand Prix White paint is older and presents very well. The bottom of the car as well as the compartments are very clean. The interior was once restored and shows very well today with outstanding interior conditions throughout.

There is absolutely no rust or evidence of crash or repairs to the tub. The tail spoiler is original to the car and in excellent shape. The wheels are restored 7 and 8 x 15 Fuchs alloys with new Pirelli tires. The Carrera runs and drives just as a 2.7 MFI RS should. Overall an excellent example of a rare collectible Porsche. Owner's Manuals and tools are with the car as well as the original spare.


Offered for $249,000 USD (approx. €192,500).







Backdated 73 RS Replica

This orange 1974 Carrera was backdated to a long-hood Carrera RS replica.

Description from the seller:

The Carrera models combined sportiness with exclusivity. Equipped with the 210 bhp engine is the 911 Carrera RS Porsche 911 Carerra 2.7, the successor to the 1973 RS.
Between 1974 and 1976 approximately 2,000 Coupes and Targa's built, of which a few are left.
This exclusivity makes the 911 Carrera 2.7 a valuable collection and investment property.
The 2.7 Carrera shown here is completely rebuilt as the 1973 model RS lightweight (M 491).

Year 1974
Chassis number 9114600445
Engine Code 911/83
Engine 2.7 liter, 210 HP

Offered on POA.



Bonhams Metallic Green '74 Carrera

Updated 9/14/2014: Sold for £135,900 (approx. $221,000 USD) including buyer's commission.

Bonhams is offering a 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI at their Goodwood Revival sale on September 13, 2014. This Carrera features several details typically only found on Japanese market 911s: driver and passenger "golf club" mirrors (also fitted in Australia), special rear seat bottom to meet road registration regulations, front US-style yellow reflectors, etc. The Bonhams description doesn't state what the original color was, but the factory never offered ducktails with metallic paints as they were having adhesion issues with the metallics to the fiberglass. This Carrera has later style tinted windshield fitted, Carrera RS decal, later style wheel caps with the tool holes, after market speakers, and the interior appears to have been replaced at some point in the past. Equipped with the very rare AC option, which you seldom see. The engine bay needs some attention and is missing all the decals, other than what appears to be an airbox decal.

The 1974-1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI, and early 911s in general, have been bringing very strong prices this last year. It will be interesting to see if this trends continues at the Bonhams Goodwood auction.

Description Lot 301 from Bonhams:

1974 Porsche 911SC 2.7-Litre Carrera Coupé
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. 9114600175
Engine no. 6640330

The legendary Porsche RS resulted from the Zuffenhausen factory's realisation that the excess weight of its top-of-the-range 2.4-litre 911S production model restricted its development potential for racing. It was therefor decided to produced and homologate a special lightweight production variant for competition purposes, which would also incorporate, as standard, specific performance enhancements forbidden as post-production modifications. The result was the Carrera RS (RennSport), which featured thinner-gauge metal in its doors, roof, boot lid, floors and even in the gearchange platform. Thinner window glass was provided by Glaverbel and most of the standard sound proofing was removed, while performance modifications included enlarged rear wheel arches to accommodate 7" wide wheel rims, the first of the famous 'duck's tail' spoilers and the newly enlarged, 2.7-litre, 210bhp engine. These alterations resulted in the RS having a top speed of around 150mph while ensuring that it remained stable and controllable right up to the limit. The homologation regulations required that cars had be built to the lightweight, racing specification; customers wishing to purchase a Carrera RS for the road had to specify the Touring package (order number '472') which cost an extra DM 2,500 (£430) and offered the greater comfort of the 911S's trimmed and upholstered interior.

When the homologation targets had been met, the lightweight RS was discontinued but the Carrera name continued on Porsche's top-of-the-range model, which in its new, series-production 911SC form mounted the 210bhp engine in a full-weight, fully trimmed bodyshell; the tail spoiler was an option.

This particular Carrera spent its life in the dry climate of Japan and has recently been imported into the UK. It is UK registered, MoT'd and taxed, and is offered with all VAT and duties paid. The car has undergone a full restoration where it was stripped to a bare shell and then fully repainted including engine bay, wheelarches, floor pans, luggage area, etc. We are advised that there is no evidence of welding or repairs and that all the panel gaps are excellent. Neatly stored under the carpet you will find the original tool roll, spare wheel and jack, and the car also comes with Porsche Cars GB dating letter and an embossed Porsche owner's pack complete with the stamped service book, owner's manual and spare key.

Bonhams estimate €160,000 - 200,000 (approx. $210,000 to $260,000 USD) plus approximately 13% in buyer's commission.



1975 Carrera Jubilaumsmodell

1975 Carrera 2.7 MFI #0185 was produced late in the 1975 model year and equipped with the Jubiläumsmodell package.  The full tweed interior always looks sharp and the silver ECE homologation decal still exists in the driver's side door jamb.

Description from the seller:

Piece of collection . One of only 510 pieces manufactured. This fantastic matching numbers and color Carrera 2.7 is in a perfect non-restored original condition. Superbly maintained exemplar with original manual and service book. Original specific Fuchs wheels.

Offered for 162,850 (approx. $220,000 USD).





'74 Black/Red Carrera Targa

The owner doesn't state original country of delivery of this 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI Targa, but with the white front reflectors this appears to have been an Italian delivered Carrera. Red interior isn't seen as often, but looks very original and contrasts nicely with black. It appears to be quite original in details with only a few quickly obvious incorrect details such as the silver Carrera script and door speakers. Repainted as it is missing the silver ECE homologation decal in the door jamb.

Description from the seller:

Uniek! Het betreft hier een originele en volledig correcte Porsche 911 Carrera Targa MFI 2.7!! van dit zeer exclusieve model zijn er slechts 650 gemaakt. Hier betreft het een origineel Europese versie met slecht 104.000 km origineel en aantoonbaar. Een TOP origineel exemplaar, slechts een keer nieuw gespoten in het verleden, matching numbers motor, interieur zeer fraai origineel met heerlijke Patina, technisch 100%, carrosserie buitengewoon gaaf, strak en solide. Echt een uitzonderlijk exemplaar tot in elk detail, collectors Item. Verdere informatie op aanvraag.

Rough English translation:

Unique! It is a completely original and correct Porsche 911 Carrera Targa MFI 2.7 !! of this very exclusive model, there are only 650 made​​. There is thus an original European version with only 104,000 km original and proven. A TOP original copy only once, new painted in the past, matching numbers engine, interior very nice with lovely original Patina, technically 100%, body extremely neat, tight and solid. Truly an exceptional copy in every detail, collectors item. Further information on request.

Offered for 189,500 EUR (approx. $254,000 USD).



Carrera 2.7 MFI Attains Record Result

Last week a 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI attained a record price at Coy's Nürburgring auction. The Carrera MFI was modified with bodywork and wider Fuchs to resemble a 2.8 RSR, but appeared to be very well done. The hammer price was 225,000 EUR plus bidder's commission for a total of 254,750 EUR (approx. $341,000 USD).

While it is hard to track private sales, this follows the last auction result of $236,500 USD for a 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI at Gooding's Amelia Island sale earlier this year. It will be interesting to see the if subsequent results, such as RM's London sale of a 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI next month, will validate this trend.


'74 Carrera @ RM London

Update September 8, 2014: The Carrera sold for $217,000 (including 12% buyer's commission).

Posted August 9, 2014: RM's London sale will auction off a RHD 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI on September 8, 2014 with no reserve. The gold Carrera script and wheels accent nicely the Bitter Chocolate color. While several details aren't original to the car, this appears to be a very nicely sorted Carrera MFI and right-hand drive Carreras don't come up for sale as often as left-hand models.

Description from the auction catalog:

210 bhp, 2,687 cc Type 911/83 air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with torsion bars, McPherson struts, and an anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with torsion bars, trailing arms, tubular dampers, and an anti-roll bar, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,271 mm



  • One of approximately 117 RHD examples
  • Original 210-horsepower Type 911/83 engine with mechanical fuel injection
  • Delicious Bitter Chocolate over Cinnamon colour combination
  • Restored by marque experts
  • Includes Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, books, and tools
  • Desirable optional sunroof

Offered here is an extremely rare and beautifully restored 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupé which has been produced for the “Rest-of-World” market. This sunroof-equipped model is believed to be one of one hundred seventeen examples produced for delivery in the UK and other nations requiring right-hand drive. Currently, there are only 48 RHD cars listed with the Carrera Registry.


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 911 S 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.


This handsome 911 Carrera was the 475th of 1,036 total cars and 1,026 production cars (the first 10 numbers were assigned to factory test chassis) built, and it was originally delivered in London, England, in December 1973. It left the factory with Bitter Chocolate (Code 408) paint, Cinnamon light-grain leatherette upholstery, and tan carpeting, which was complemented by a contrasting black dashboard cap and door trim. Along with electric window lifts, this Carrera was equipped with the factory’s K28 package, which included impact bumpers, an outside driver’s mirror, a rear spoiler, Bilstein dampers, tinted glass, and variable-speed windshield wipers. Optional equipment included the very desirable M 650 Electric sunroof and the M 446 Carrera chrome trim. Also included is a period-correct Blaupunkt AM/FM stereo with a tape player, speakers, and an antenna.


Whilst the name of the first owner is not known, Keith Wilkins, of Fulham, London, acquired the car in September 1978, and he had the car serviced at 33,184 miles by well-known London Porsche specialist Charles Ivey. The car appears to have been looked after by Ivey on a regular basis. In July 1982, the car was sold to a Mr Jordan, of London, England, who kept the car until December 1983. The next owner was a Michael Sealey, of Old Portsmouth, Nants, who enjoyed long-term ownership until July 2009. In that period, the car carried registration RTA 434M. The next owner was a Mr Hamish Franklin, of Twickenham, England.


In July 2011, the car had been sold to Adam C. Fairfax, of Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Soon after arrival, the car was delivered to Autohaus Hamilton in Dee Why, a suburb of Sydney, for a general service, a replacement of the shifter bushings, and the installation of a new stainless steel muffler. In late 2012, Cavaco Motors Ltd., of Glebe, New South Wales, performed a more comprehensive top-end engine service, which included the addition of later-model oil-fed Carrera chain tensioners.


In December 2013, the car was sold to the current owner, who brought it to the United States for a thorough restoration by marque specialists at Autobahn, of Costa Mesa, California, and Daniel Smissen, also of Costa Mesa, who are both well-known for their expertise in vintage Porsches. According to the consignor, the work performed was completed in June 2014, and it included a bare-metal and glass-out re-spray of the body shell and the installation of a new interior. Chassis 600485 is supplied with its original matching-numbers engine, fresh leatherette interior with NOS sun visors, date-coded and colour-matching optional wide wheels and centre caps, a jack, an original tool kit, a spare wheel, correct gold Carrera graphics, European turn and tail lenses, and an original owner’s manual with a Carrera supplement in a perfect maroon vinyl cover. Also included is a factory Technical Specifications booklet, and there is an extensive folio of receipts and work orders dating back to the 1970s, which confirms that the mileage accrued is 106,000 miles. The car has been driven fewer than 100 miles since restoration, primarily to break in the freshly rebuilt 2.7 engine.


RS 2.7 Coupés from 1973 are always in great demand, and their prices have skyrocketed in recent years. The Porsche enthusiast seeking true Carrera performance at a less-than-RS price should look no further than this fine example.


Auction estimated 
£130,000 - £175,000 ($218,000 - $294,000 USD).