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Immediately after the legendary 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS finished its limited production, a small series of Carreras were built for ‘rest-of-world’ markets that were an updated equivalent of the 1973 RS Touring models.
This rare and now universally collectable Porsche was the 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI, introduced in 1974.
Fitted with the same potent mechanical fuel injection 210hp engine featured in the RS, the Carrera 2.7 MFI dispatches the 0-100km/h sprint in a whip cracking 5.5 seconds.
Also carrying over the same transmission, brakes and largely the same suspension set-up as the Carrera 2.7 RS the only significant difference between these cars was that the MFI variant was built with the G-series impact bumper body and trim, they even still weighed the same amount.
Famous for its out and out speed, meticulous build quality and lightweight chassis construction, the 2.7 MFI also famously went racing.
Privateers campaigned the car in events like Targa Florio and the Monte Carlo Rally but its most notable event was the IROC series (International Race of Champions) launched in 1974 that featured some of the coolest advertising artwork of its generation.
Here we have an early and numbers matching 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupé delivered new to Adelaide, South Australia by Chateau Moteur Porsche in June of 1974 to a well-known collector.
One of only 18 cars of its kind to reach our shores for 1974, corresponding with its certificate of authenticity this incredibly original car was ordered in Sahara Beige over rarely seen Red Madras Plaid seat inlays with Red Leatherette and Dark Red carpets, exactly as it presents today- Retro in all its glory!
Optioned with Sports Seats, wider 15-inch Fuchs alloy wheels and ducktail rear spoiler (something that was only available on 1974 non-metallic painted cars) this 2.7 MFI underwent restoration in 2001. Works included the rebuild of the original engine, transmission, suspension and brakes as well as a professional respray in its correct paintwork and stunning re-trim of the interior.
A testament to the way this car has been preserved it still features its original and correct 1974 Bosch fuel injection pump, an important marker amongst MFI collectors for originality.
This car also has its correct gold metal decals that line the engine bay, its original and near impossible to find velour carpets, Sekurit glass, Bosch headlamps and two-tone dash and door cards- just as the car left the factory and all tell-tale signs of a collectable and original car.
As you would expect the drive is also sensational, from the instant throttle response and the whirring air-cooled sound, to the well weighted steering, clutch feel and the taught chassis beneath you this 2.7 MFI is what driving is all about.
Accompanied by a large and meticulously kept history file including original log books and service manuals, a heritage certificate, photographic log of the restoration and works receipts from Porsche specialists this is an amazing opportunity to own an automotive legend.
A Blue-Chip classic in every sense of the phrase, this very unique Australian delivered 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI is an ultra-rare and very special car. With internationally recognised collectability, this is a great opportunity to own, drive and invest in one of the best sports cars ever produced.