The 911 & Porsche Magazine #77

Having just landed in Tokyo, I found it an amusing coincidence that the featured cover car for the current Japanese The 911 & Porsche Magazine issue #77 is a black 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI with gold script and wheels. I haven't determined the chassis number yet, but the gold with black combination looks great.

SOUL PORSCHE
PORSCHE 911 Carrera
1974年式911カレラは RS2.7のビッグバンパー版である


Lime Green Carrera

Description from the seller:

VIN 9114600447
Engine 6640620
Transmission 344215

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

One of 1050 Carrera MFI cars produced in 1974.

Original 210 bhp Type 911/ 83 engine with mechanical fuel injection

Stunning viper green on black original color combination

Beautifully optioned example with S brakes, Koni shocks, Blaupunkt Bamberg with factory upgrade speakers and tinted glass.

Factory OEM ducktail

Restored by marque experts

Porsche COA

Concourse restored 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe.

The 1974 Carrera RS was built on the new short bonnet G-series chassis with a strengthened floor plan, front and rear impact bumpers, revised lighting and other features to improve crash-worthiness demanded by the U.S. market. For reasons of economy, Porsche manufactured all new 911’s on the same chassis. They also changed the engine specifications for the 1974 Carreras, which replaced the top of the line 2.4 S from the year before. All Carrera received a new 2.7 litre engine with more durable Nikasil coated cylinders. European Carreras received the Type 911/83 with Bosch mechanical fuel injection (MFI) from the hugely successful and popular 1973 Carrera RS. This engine developed 210 bhp 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 roads 911 produced until the late 1980’s. With its low weight of just over 1,075 kilograms the Carrera MFI is a brilliant performer, achieving 0-60 mph in the 5 second range and capable of reaching speeds over mnore than 150 mph. Power is fed through a type 915/06 five speed manual transaxle and has Fuchs seven and eight inch alloy wheels. Large ventilated disc brakes-282 millimeters in diameter in the front and 292 millimeters in the rear provide superb braking.

This stunning Carrera left the factory in viper green with Black Leatherette interior

Offered on POA.




1974 Carrera in the UK

A yellow 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI recently became available in the UK. It has been repainted at some point in the past and sports a variety of incorrect details (mirrors, seats, rear speakers, coil, steering wheel center, wheel center caps, etc), but sounds worth checking out if you are in the market.

Description from the seller:

After the legendary 1973 Carrera RS finished production, a series of Carreras were built for the European market that were equivalent to the 73 RS Touring models. This rare and desirabled 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. 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 spoiler or tail delete, while examples produced from 1975 and onwards either came with the whale tail or tail delete.

What makes the early 911s, Carrera RS, and the 2.7-litre MFI Carrera's so interesting and exciting 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 cars. 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 a similar number of Carrera MFI's to the '73 RS with roughly 1,026 in 1974; 508 in 1975; and 113 in 1976. A total production of 1,647 as compared to 1,590 '73 Carrera RS built.

These cars were never imported by Porsche into North America. The strict US emissions laws required smog equipment that drastically impacted the performance of the 2.7-liter motor. The US version of the Carrera in 1974-1975 used the significantly less powerful CIS (K-Jetronic) based injection engines to meet the California and US emission standards.

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.

EQUIPMENT

Electric windows, Front fog lights, Ducktail rear spoiler, Spare wheel and Jack.

EXTERIOR

This 1974 2.7 is set-off perfectly in the classic 70's shade of yellow with the correct black Carrera decals down each side. This particular example has come from a dry climate and is structurally excellent with no signs of repairs in any of the usual 911 weak spots. The exterior has been treated to a repaint some years ago and still presents in fine order with a lustful shine and hardly any chips or imperfections.

All of the black plastic trim and rubber seals are in good shape and the glass is free from cracks or chips. The front lights are in excellent order and the rears are fine other than a few small stress cracks in the rear lenses. The underside of the car is very good with no damage, repairs or corrosion.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

At the heart of this Carrera is the legendary 2.7 MFI engine as fitted to the 73' RS. This is still the original matching number motor and on our test drive it performed very well with a fantastic noise and surge of acceleration.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES

All of the alloys are in immaculate condition with the correct finish and even the metal valve protectors are still in place. The tyres are a matching set of Michelin Pilot's, all of which have plenty of tread remaining.

HISTORY FILE

This rare and collectable 1974 2.7 has recently been imported to the UK and has had all the taxes paid and is now MOT'd and tax'd with a UK V5. All of the numbers have been checked including the secret number behind the ashtray. The car still has its original crested Porsche document holder, owner's manuals and service book.

Offered for £149,995 (approx. $245,000 USD).




Original Early Production 1974 Carrera

Updated 9/26/2014: The Carrera is no longer available.

Posted 9/14/2014: 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).