Lot 167

Amelia Island 2022

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe


$240,800 USD | Sold

United States | Amelia Island, Florida



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  • A low-mileage example that has never been restored; retains numbers-matching engine and gearbox
  • Known ownership history; extensive documentation
  • Multiple concours award-winner
  • Benefits from over $23,000 in service work performed 2020–2021
  • Accompanied by Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, manuals, tool kit, service invoices, and history file

Here is a beautifully maintained, very original, concours-winning US-spec Carrera coupe displaying only 17,000 miles at cataloguing and documented from new. The 143rd in that scarce series of 528, it was delivered in October 1973. Its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity notes that it was finished in Grand Prix White over a Black leatherette interior. Options included Ornamental Painting - Black, which refers to the 911 decals on the hood (installed on nearly one in every four 911s that year), a Blaupunkt Frankfurt stereo radio, tinted glass, a “ducktail” rear spoiler, and Pirelli tires. Fuchs six- and seven-inch-wide “windmill”-style spoked alloy wheels were standard equipment, as was black anodized window framing.

Shipped to Perkins Porsche-Audi in Parsippany, New Jersey, it was sold to its first owner, Carol Bickel of Madison, New Jersey, on 11 November 1973. It later passed to longtime Porsche enthusiast Kenneth Barre, formerly of Rye, New York. Mr. Barre was an avid participant in Porsche Club of America’s concours d’elegance competition and frequently entered the Carrera in Regional and Zone 1 events. His carefully prepared Carrera was awarded class honors in four consecutive events and was named the PCA Zone 1 Division winner for 1984. In November 1994 Barre sold the car, then having recorded 7,495 miles, to Mr. Hiro Wakabayashi of New York City.

Mr. Wakabayashi owned the car through at least January 1997, confirmed by a state inspection sticker. During his custodianship, some minor cosmetic work was completed, including removal of the “911” safety striping on the hood. The car then passed through the hands of Porsche broker Richard Sloan in New Haven, Connecticut, who in turn sold the car to Gary Nunnelly of Los Angeles, California, in May 2005. Mr. Nunnelly soon afterward had the car serviced at Rusnak Porsche-Audi in Pasadena, with the mileage showing 10,088.

The next listed owner, circa 2007, was long-time Porsche enthusiast Frank Enea of Monterey, California, who has owned and enjoyed numerous G-series 911s. A service invoice dated 19 April of that year shows the mileage at 12,982. Mr. Enea decided to return the car to its as-delivered appearance and had a new set of “911” hood decals installed. In 2008 the car was sold to John Dixon at the Taj Ma Garaj in Dayton, Ohio. After entering new ownership within the Garage 26 collection in 2019, the Porsche was later serviced at RM Engineering solutions in December 2020 and July 2021. Invoices on file totaling over $23,000 detail the extensive work performed.

Rarely are vehicles treated as collector's items upon initial purchase, but this 1974 911 Carrera Coupe was fortunate to benefit from a high level of care and fastidious upkeep from new. Its lucky next owner will now have the opportunity to enjoy, preserve, and show this highly appealing low-mileage Porsche. It is accompanied by its manuals and tools, along with a file of service records, registrations, bills of sale, and factory correspondence.