I recently have been sifting through older Carreras finding those that looked like a nice air-cooled value mixed in with a few that were in excellent shape and commanded quite a bit more money. I’ll now step back in time a little further to a couple of the earlier 911s to wear that hallowed name. Other than the most modern examples, I have featured almost every Targa model that I can think of during my time here at GCFSB with the exception of the one we see here: a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Targa located in Missouri with 81,571 miles on it. The Carrera 2.7 definitely is not the model to seek out by value hunters as they command values significantly higher than other mid-year 911s. Stylistically they deliver unique features referential of the previous year’s Carrera RS and epitomize what has become a popular look by those seeking to back-date modern Carreras. Added to all of that, a Carrera 2.7 Targa is incredibly rare to come across.
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Model: 911 Carrera 2.7 Targa
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 81,571 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($109,900 Buy It Now)
1974 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 2.7 TARGA
ORIGINAL CALIFORNIA CAR!
#108 OF 246 BUILT!
MOST DESIRED COLOR COMBINATION!
3-OWNER’S FROM NEW!
FULL DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING:
PORSCHE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
RECEIPT FOR A RECENT COMPLETE ENGINE REBUILD LESS THAN 1,000 MILES AGO AT A COST OF $11,000 BY RENOWNED PORSCHE EXPERT, KURT PALMER
SHOWN AT MULTIPLE CONCOURSES!
TRULY ONE OF THE NICEST EXAMPLES OF THIS ICONIC MODEL TO BE FOUND ON THE MARKET TODAY!
A COLLECTOR’S DREAM!
Even though many Targa models are more rare than their Coupe counterparts, values rarely seem to reflect that comparative rarity. The Targa is in many ways less loved regardless of their age. The exception has long been the early Soft-window Targa, but there are a variety of reasons for their collector popularity that other Targas do not possess. What that means for this Targa is that we aren’t likely to see it sell for this sort of asking price. This Targa does present very well and it comes in an interesting contrast of Black over Red interior that we see quite a bit more often now than was probably the norm in the mid-70s. Still, while these Carreras show much higher values than other mid-year 911s they remain a far cry from the crazy high values of the MFI Carreras that utilized the 2.7 liter engine from the ’73 Carrera RS. With most coupes generally seeing bids in the neighborhood of $90K I would expect this Targa to come in slightly below that figure.