1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe

The 1974 Carrera is one of those 911s that I enjoy spending some time lingering over the details. As the first to sport the redesigned body it’s interesting to get a sense of how Porsche chose to transition from the beloved long-hood 911 to these with impact bumpers, especially when we consider that the basic shell of this design would be with us for another 15 years. There are a lot of interesting touches on these cars, from the Carrera side graphics with color-matched wheels to the use of the ducktail rear spoiler, that set them apart from other mid-year 911s. The 1974 models tend to show the most value of the 911s produced from 1974-1977 and the Carrera is the only model that’s shown the ability to compete in value with a long-hood 911. The example seen here is a restored Grand Prix White 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe, located in Georgia. The listed mileage is 1,974 miles, which I presume is the miles traveled since it was restored.

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Year: 1974
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 1,974 mi (since restoration)
Price: Reserve Auction

GAS MOTORCARS INC IS PROUD TO OFFER THIS VERY RARE 1974 CARRERA FOR SALE. IT IS WITH US ON CONSIGNMENT FOR A WELL KNOWN LOCAL PORSCHE COLLECTOR. THIS VEHICLE WAS RESTORED BY ITS 2ND OWNER WHO COMPLETED THE RESTORATION IN 2010. THE VEHICLE WAS FULLY TAKEN APART AND THE BODY WAS STRIPPED DOWN TO THE BARE METAL. ALL MECHANICAL COMPONENTS INCLUDING THE MOTOR, TRANSMISISON, AND SUSPENSION WERE COMPLETELY REBUILT AND SOME MINOR UPGRADES WERE PERFORMED TO THE MOTOR AND SUSPENSION.

THIS PARTICULAR 911 WAS ORDERED WITHOUT A SUNROOF, A/C, OR A RADIO WHICH MAKES IT INCREDIBLY RARE.

THE OTHER FACTORY SPECS ARE AS FOLLOWS PER THE PORSCHE COA

ENGINE NUMBER/TYPE: 6341708
TRANSMISSION NUMBER/TYPE: 34506
EXTERIOR PAINT COLOR/CODE: GRAND PRIX WHITE / R4
INTERIOR MATERIAL COLOR/TYPE: BLACK LEATHERETTE / 11
US EQUIPMENT
88 AMP BATTERY
“KONI” SHOCKS INSTEAD OF “BOGE”
LIGHT METAL WHEELS, FORGED DIAMOND METALLIC
REAR SPOILER
1, 5PS STARTER
INTERMITTENT WIPERS
PIRELLI TIRES

NUMBER 296 OF 528 TOTAL BUILT

ORIGINAL BOOKS

ORIGINAL JACK

ORIGINAL STEERING WHEEL IN BOX

PERIOD CORRECT RADIO HAS BEEN ADDED

PORSCHE COA

A LIST OF THE WORK PERFORMED TO THE CAR:

Including scuffle pining the case & time serts with Raceware Head Studs installed.New bronze valve guides, Mahle pistons & cylinders, rings, bearings,CarreraTiming Chains, Cam Gears, updated chain wheel supports, chain guide rails,& air pop off valve.
A list of other things preformed during the restoration are;
New Koni Classic adjustable shocks Rebuilt front alloy S & standard rear brake calipers
H4 Headlamps Stainless steel front & rear brake lines
Front fender oil cooler New Clutch
Rear adjustable spring plates New starter& solenoid
Turbo tie rods Refurbished original fuel tank
New brake master cylinder New fuel gauge sending unit
New front & rear torsion bars Shortshift kit
Rebuilt fuel pump New head liner
New fuel injectors Recovered front seats
Stainless steal heat exchangers All New carpet
New muffler New tail light lenses

GAS MOTORCARS INC IS A FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED DEALERSHIP. WE ARE PCA MEMBERS AND WE SPEAK PORSCHE. WE SELL VARIOUS TYPES OF CLASSIC AND EXOTIC CAR BUT WE TEND TO SPECIALIZE IN PORSCHE CARS.

THIS CAR REQUIRES VERY LITTLE TO BE A TRUE CONCOURS SHOW CAR. AS OF RIGHT NOW, ITS AN AMAZING DRIVER.

WE CAN ACCEPT TRADES

WE DO NOT PROVIDE FINANCING

WE CAN EXPORT

PPI ARE WELCOME

TITLE IN HAND

WE HAVE 100 PERCENT POSITIVE FEEDBACK SO BID WITH CONFIDENCE

WE REQUIRE A $1000.00 DEPOSIT IMMEDIATELY AFTER AUCTION CLOSE

IF YOU HAVE SERIOUS QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL TONY: 678-614-3174

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While I know not everyone enjoys the Carrera graphics on these cars I find the combination used here to be particularly striking and serves as a great contrast to the Grand Prix White paint. Both the exterior and interior of this Carrera present well, though there appear to be some fitment issues along the dash in the interior. I’m not sure if this some sort of peculiar illusion created by the pictures themselves, but I definitely would want to have a closer look to make sure everything is lined up properly. Bidding on this car currently sits at $62,530 and I would expect that to continue to rise. We’ve seen these cars bid well into six-figures for high quality examples so we’ll have to wait and see whether this one can reach what is sure to be a high reserve.

-Rob

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2 Comments

  1. Been watching this car for a while and previously reached out to the seller to get additional info. Agreed, the color contrast here is awesome and relatively understated – I’ve never seen another like it. You said, “We’ve seen these cars bid well into six-figures for high quality examples so we’ll have to wait and see whether this one can reach what is sure to be a high reserve.” Where have you seen this? I’ve been watching these cars for several years quite closely and I have yet to see one *actually sell* above the 100k mark. I actually think this car is about at the upper end of what it’s going to fetch, but like you said, we’ll have to wait and see.

  2. Reid, here are links to the last two we’ve featured, each of which was bid over six-figures:
    Olive Green (sold for $132,500): https://germancarsforsaleblog.com/1974-porsche-911-carrera-2-7-coupe-2/

    Yellow (bid to $129,900 but didn’t meet reserve): https://germancarsforsaleblog.com/1974-porsche-911-carrera-2-7-coupe/

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