The most visible changes from 1973 to 1974 was the impact bumpers and the interior with new high-backed seats with integrated headrests. Suspension changes included a simple front anti-roll bar design and forged aluminum trailing arms at the rear. These models are sometimes considered by enthusiasts to be the most „classic“ 911’s. The Carrera name was reintroduced from the 356 Carrera, which had itself been named after Porsche’s class victories in the Carrera Panamericana races in Mexico in the 1950s.
In the 1980s the 911 was purchased by Mr. Wolver, an attorney in the Los Angeles area. During Wolver’s ownership over three decades, the Carrera was used sparingly only traveling 54,939 miles and was always garage kept. Services were completed at Autobahn West in Agoura Hills, Andial Porsche / Road & Racing in Santa Ana, and Rusnak Porsche in Thousand Oaks, California.
The Carrera is in excellent mechanical condition with a strong 3.0L (930/10) 911SC that delivers 204HP @5,900rpm and 189lb/ft of torque @4,200rpm, a smooth-shifting 915 manual 5-speed transmission, and a 4-wheel disc braking system.
This is a California car finished in its original color combination of Sahara Beige (516) with Tan leather interior. The chrome, glass, exterior trim, and paintwork are in very good condition along with the gaps and panel fit. The interior is original with air condition that blows cold and a Blaupunkt RENO SQR 46 radio. The floor pans and front suspension are solid and rust-free.
The U.S. Carreras are true collectibles, and this is number 423 out of 528 Carrera Coupes built for the US market in 1974. Complete with service records from 1996-2018 with over 100 pages of documentation, owner’s manual, spare tire, and a record booklet with handwritten records from 2011 to 2019. The US Carreras are a very desirable 911 collectible and becoming very rare to find!
History of the 1974-1975 US Carrera
The Carrera went from being a limited-production special to assuming the previous “S” role as the top-of-the-line performance model. All models have a larger 2.7 Liter engine. The Rest of the World (RoW) Carrera continued with 210 horsepower, mechanical fuel injection version that debuted in 1973, but the U.S. Carrera, to meet emissions standards, had the same 175-horsepower K-Jetronic version as the 911S. The base 911’s 2.7-liter was fitted with the K-Jetronic fuel injection and developed 150 horsepower.
The 911 Carreras had three-spoke leather-wrapped steering, larger 6Jx15 front, 7Jx15 rear Fuch alloy wheels, flared rear fenders, factory ducktail, and Carrera front spoiler.
Prices (United States): Base 911 – $9,950; 911S – $11,875; and the Carrera – $13,575 with $850 dollars being added for Targa versions. Popular options costs included five-speed manual transmissions – $250; air conditioning – $1,125; power sunroof – $615, and alloy wheels – $605.