This car: This Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera Targa is a rare and special variant. It is equipped with the power unit of the renowned and extremely sought-after 911 RS and produces a sharp 210 hp. This version was offered right at the beginning of the newly introduced “G-model” and only for a short time (1974 to 1976).
Our 911 was delivered in Italy in February 1974 in metallic blue (colour code XI 334) with a black and blue interior. The car still wears this colour scheme today. The “Porsche origin certificate” from 2018 is available. Later, the 911 went to another owner in Italy, who kept the car for 30 years before it changed hands to the current owner in 2016.
The current owner had the 911 extensively restored by a specialist for classic Porsches in Italy from 2017 to 2019. The engine, chassis and interior were reworked or renewed using original Porsche components. In the process, around 80% of the car’s original parts were retained. In addition, the 911 was repainted from silver metallic to the original blue metallic. The invoices for the restoration are available. The engine is identical in number, as is the gearbox. The comparatively low mileage of around 76,000 km is credible.
This Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera comes with two engine flaps: One version with the so-called “duck tail”, as it was always fitted to the Porsche 911 RS 2.7, and which is now equipped to this vehicle (see photos). In addition, there is the engine bonnet without spoiler, which corresponds to the standard delivery.
Only 610 examples of the 911 in this special engine version were produced as a Targa between 1974 and 1976. This model is therefore not only a racy driving machine but also an exclusive collector’s item – but more affordable and more willing to be used than a 911 RS 2.7 from 1972. However, a top-restored example in original specification with low mileage like this one is likely to be extremely hard to find.
Model history: The Porsche 911 was introduced in 1964 as the successor to the 356. It was then built for almost 10 years as the so-called “F model” or “original model” with numerous modifications and in various versions. Among them was the legendary 911 2.7 RS with a 2.7-litre engine and a whopping 210 hp from 1972. RS stands for “Rennsport” (racing) and the road model was actually only intended for homologation in motorsports – but it sold extremely well. In 1973, the 911 was thoroughly revised technically and optically (so-called “G model”). The drive was initially a 2.7 litre 6-cylinder boxer engine with 150 hp and 175 hp in the S version. The top model in 1974 was the Carrera, in which the legendary engine from the 1972 911 RS lived on. With a mechanical double-row injection pump, 210 hp was still achieved. In English language this model is often referred to as MFI (Mechanical Fuel Injection). This engine type was available as a Coupé and Targa. In the 1975 model year, a new engine with 3.0 litres of displacement was introduced and from 1976, only the 911 Carrera 3.0 was available as the only power variant with 200 hp. This also meant that the renowned 2.7 Carrera from the RS was no loger available. Today, the 911 2.7 Carrera is a sought-after collector’s car due to its short production period and the low number of units with only 1,534 Coupés and 610 Targa built.