THE 911 Carrera MFI
Porsche’s 1973 Carrera RS was a runaway success for the company, and it was clear that they wanted to continue its success into 1974. However, newly enacted crash safety standards in the United States mandated the end of the “long-hood” chassis. This brought about the advent of the new G-series of 911, introducing shock-mounted bumpers, a stronger floor pan, revised lighting, and other new features.
The new 911 Carrera in European-specification retained the fantastic 210 brake horsepower, type 911/83, 2.7-litre mechanically fuel injected engine from the legendary 1973 Carrera RS. The fenders and rear quarters in the new Carrera 2.7 “MFI” were tastefully flared to accept seven- and eight-inch-wide Fuchs forged alloy wheels. Underneath, there were new forged aluminium rear trailing arms, and the Carreras were fitted with 20-millimetre front and 18-millimetre rear anti-roll bars, Bilstein sport shock absorbers and struts, and, of course, large ventilated disc brakes at all four corners. Power was delivered through a Type 915/06 five-speed manual transaxle.
THIS 911 CARRERA MFI
One of 1,036 European-specification Porsche 911 Carrera coupés produced for the 1974 model year, the example offered here was delivered new in Germany at the end of 1973. Finished in striking Irish Green over tan, the car has covered a mere 55,520 kilometres from new.
The Carrera 2.7 offered here was quickly sold to Luxembourg. The car stayed with this second owner for a very long time but he was forced to sell after a difficult divorce; a divorce in which old papers and invoices were lost. After this difficult time SportagenService, or SWS, from Elversberg in Saarland, Germany bought the car. The current custodian bought the car from them and had it partially restored to its current condition.
The body was stripped down to the metal for repainting in its original Irish Green. New rubbers, carpets, lights, were installed during this restoration. Mechanically the car received a new fuel tank, a new exhaust, new oil radiator, brakes were revised and new Pirelli P6000 tyres were installed.
Continuing the brilliant performance of the iconic Carrera RS, the 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI is a wonderful automobile in its own right, providing the performance of the RS for a fraction of its price. Rarer than their older sibling, with only 1,036 examples produced, finding a well-maintained example can often be difficult.
This unique and very early example presents exceptionally well and retains its matching motor and gearbox. This would be an ideal Carrera for the individual looking to drive and enjoy one of the most exciting 911s ever built.
The car comes with a Belgian registration and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.