Portola Hotel & Spa
18 - 19 August 2017
Lot 268

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI


$231,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California



Chassis No.
  • One of just 1,633 examples produced
  • Finished in its original factory colors
  • One of 1,036 European-specification 1974 Carrera Coupes
  • Extremely rare in the United States
Addendum: Please note that due to California emissions, this vehicle must be sold to a dealer or out-of-state resident. Also, note that the title is in transit.

In 1974, Porsche followed up its legendary Carrera RS with the new range-topping Carrera, with the same impressive 210-hp engine, allowing 60 mph to be achieved in a brisk 6.1 seconds and taking the car all of the way to 140 mph. Most notably, the ’74 Carrera retained the wonderful Bosch mechanical fuel injection system (MFI) of the RS model. Based on the new G-body, integrated five mph bumpers, and a short hood were the new standard. However, the Carrera model gained an aggressive stance, thanks to wider rear haunches and front fenders, allowing larger seven- and eight-inch-wide forged Fuchs wheels to tuck nicely into the additional space. Even with all of the updates, weight figures still managed to match the RS Touring models.

These 2.7 MFI Carreras were never imported into the United States due to newly introduced smog and fuel efficiency regulations. Production of the rest-of-the-world market cars was extremely limited, with only 1,633 total units, making this not only forbidden fruit in North America, but also a rarity in the rest of the world.

Available is an impeccable matching-numbers car, originally delivered to Mitsuwa Porsche Japan. Owned and stored in a museum for an extended period of time, this example retained its original factory color options, and has turned over 119,080 kilometers (73,992 miles) at the time of cataloguing, though has been impeccably maintained.

Regarded as one of the finest iterations of the 911 family, the Carrera 2.7 MFI marks the end of old-school high-performance engineering from Porsche, while offering exhilarating performance that remains true to its heritage.