1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFi Targa

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Magenta | Targa | 5 Speed Manual | 2.7 litre flat 6 | 13,278 miles showing | SOLD

WPCS 2.1.0

For the 1974 MY, three new 911s were offered on the new G-Programme (often incorrectly called the G-series) chassis, the 150bhp 911, 175bhp 911S and 210bhp Carrera. Coupé and Targa body styles were available as was a choice of manual or Sportomatic transmission. All had energy-absorbing bumpers, new interiors featuring redesigned seats with integrated head restraints, new door trims and side window demist vents on the dash. Options included a black finish on the Carrera side window trim and on the Targa roll-over bar and the 'ducktail' rear spoiler from the RS was also a popular option.

The 1973 2.4 litre (911 S) engine was replaced for 1974 with the new 2.7 litre engine with more durable Nikasil-coated cylinders. It was fitted with Type 911/83 Bosch mechanical fuel injection (MFI) from the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 and developed an impressive 210 bhp at 6,300 rpm fed through a Type 915/06 five-speed manual transaxle. The new car sat on seven and eight-inch-wide Fuchs alloy wheels behind which lurked a set of large ventilated disc brakes-282 mm in diameter at the front and 292 mm at the rear.

With so many mechanical similarities to the 2.7 RS, and weighing in at just over 1,075 kg, it's not surprising that the '74 Carrera MFI had nearly identical performance to the '73 Carrera RS in Touring trim and is said to have been the quickest normally aspirated road 911 produced until the late 1980s. Production saw 1,036 cars built, with 1,026 made for general sale as the first 10 numbers were assigned to factory test chassis. Just 117 right-hand drive examples were believed to have been produced of which 42 were Targas.

This stunning 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI is indeed one of those 42 Targas and one of only two factory-finished in Magenta (Karminrot 009). There is a decent amount of history with the car (post-1980) and records indicate that it was built in late 1973 in right-hand drive for the UK market and supplied through AFN Limited to its first owner prior to being registered on 1/01/1974. The 1973 London Motor Show car was finished in Magenta and had obviously made an impression on the Targa's new owner as he wanted one just like it.

It was specified with a black Targa top, and square black driver's door mirror, black Porsche door script, rear spoiler (473), Bilsteins, tinted glass and 7/8 x 15 inch wheels.

The history file includes all MOTs back to 1980. The history file includes a photograph album featuring full restoration along with 9 files of documented history including service details back to 1983, as well as a lever arch file with magazine articles and concours features.

Reading 113,000 documented miles from new, the car was fully restored in 1990 to an incredibly high standard and was entered into the concours of the first Porsche Parade Europe in Brighton that year.

At the National Event in 2001, in the Heritage Category of the Concours d'Elegance at Highclere, the car scored 443/500 points making it a very close runner up to the overall winning car at 445/500.

Today the car comes complete with a major service carried out in September 2021 by UK Porsche experts.

This superb 911 remains in wonderful condition throughout, and would make a standout addition to any collection of Stuttgart’s finest.

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