$357,000 USD | Sold
| New York, New York
- Exceptionally rare 2.7 MFI specification, believed to be one of a handful built in Gulf Blue
- Finished in factory-correct Gulf Blue (J9) over Midnight Leatherette sport seats with Shetland tweed inlays
- Retains numbers-matching 2.7-liter mechanically fuel-injected flat six-cylinder engine
- Treated in 2022 to over $24,000 in work by marque experts Luftech Motorsport of Vancouver, British Columbia, including a full rebuild of the suspension and braking systems
- Extremely well-documented example, accompanied by a copy of its Italian libretto registration booklet, service invoices, a copy of its original vehicle order form, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and Porsche Production Specifications report
In 1974, Porsche followed up its legendary Carrera RS with the updated range-topping Carrera. Its debut coincided with the launch of the new G-series body for the 911, which included revised bumpers, a shorter hood, and other upgrades. Carrera models featured wider fenders to accommodate larger Fuchs wheels, but their most important distinction was the impressive 210-horsepower 2.7-liter flat six-cylinder from the previous Carrera RS, with Bosch mechanical fuel injection. New smog and fuel-efficiency regulations at the time precluded these 2.7 “MFI” Carreras from being imported to the United States. Not only forbidden fruit in America, the Carrera 2.7 MFI was also a rarity in the rest of the world, with production limited to 1,633 total units.
Finished at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen factory in November 1973, this Carrera 2.7 MFI is believed to be one of just a handful to leave the factory clad in Gulfblau (Gulf Blue) over Kunstleder Blauschwartz (Midnight Leatherette) sport seats with dark blue Shetland tweed inlays and twill bolsters and headrest. An Italian-market example, the car was sold new via a dealer in Verona, Italy and equipped from the factory with the optional limited-slip differential and Dunlop Sport tires.
A copy of its Italian libretto registration booklet indicates that the car remained registered in Italy for the better part of the next 40 years before passing to an enthusiast in Luxembourg in 2014. The Porsche was then acquired by a Belgian collector who in 2019 and 2020 commissioned Retro Cars of Temploux, Belgium to overhaul the numbers-matching engine and mechanical fuel-injection system at a cost of more than €6,000. The interior also appears to have been refurbished at some point in the past and now features matching leatherette bolsters and headrests in place of the original twill upholstery, though it does retain the distinctive Shetland tweed inlays.
After passing to the consignor in 2021, the car was treated to over $24,000 in work by Luftech Motorsport of Vancouver, British Columbia, including a full rebuild of the suspension and braking systems. Copies of service invoices detailing the work are available for review. The car is additionally furnished with copies of its original German vehicle order form, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, Porsche Production Specification report, a tool roll, a Webster Electro Air compressor, and reproduction owner’s manuals and literature.
Remarkably well presented inside and out, this 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI is undoubtedly one of the most compelling examples of its kind to emerge at auction, offering an alluring opportunity for even the most discerning marque collector.