1974 Porsche 911 Coupe

A few weeks back I featured a really nice Pastel Blue 1970 Porsche 911T Targa that I called one of the most beautiful Targas I had come across. Here we have a very similar color combination, but from a slightly later period. Even though this Mexico Blue 1974 Porsche 911 was only built a few years after the aforementioned Targa its look is fundamentally different and I struggle to call it beautiful in the same way the Targa was. Such is the nature of the shift to impact bumpers in 1974. This 911 remains, however, quite captivating and while it isn’t in the pristine shape of that 911T the condition appears quite good and given its likely much lower selling price it could make for a fun and eye-catching driver to be enjoyed without any worries over its long-term value.

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Year: 1974
Model: 911
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 103,840 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Being offered for sale to make garage space for upcoming Porsche projects is a very nice 1974 Mexico Blue Porsche 911 that has been very well maintained.Good books and records.Runs,drives and shifts super nice 2.7 LTR engine #6551052 (non-matching-see COA) with PMO carbs & MSO ignition.This is a very respectable car that looks and runs very well.Only small flaws really noticed are a small hairline dash crack and 2 small paint chips that will not show up in pics.Great investment car that will only increase in value.Any questions please call Dave @ 706-302-3636.We welcome Pre – bidding inspections.PCOA members-reserve the right to end the auction as car is for sale locally.Car located in western North Carolina.All cars sold AS IS WHERE IS.Payment of $2000 non – refundable deposit due within 48 hours.Balance due within 3 business days after auction end.

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The first thing we should get out of the way is that despite the graphics and the ducktail this does not appear to be a ’74 911 Carrera 2.7. Both the certificate of authenticity and the VIN indicate that this is a base 911. Given the sharp differences in value between the two models it is a distinction that we should be clear about. With that out of the way this 911 otherwise looks good. The interior looks in very nice shape and the Mexico Blue paint presents pretty well, but we aren’t blessed with the best photography here so it is a little tough to tell. But as I mentioned with that 911T, these colors work so well together and make for a very visually interesting 911. So we have a 911 that isn’t perfect, but would be a very fine driver in a nice color. Bidding appears to be following along with that sort of ideal as it sits currently at $29,995. That’s enough to meet the seller’s reserve and given that we’ve begun to see the mid-year 911s garner some added attention, it seems a pretty reasonable price even considering some of its flaws. At this point we’ll just have to see how much higher it might go.

-Rob

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2 Comments

  1. “Even though this Mexico Blue 1974 Porsche 911 is only a few years older than the aforementioned Targa”. I think you meant newer. Yes 74 was the first year of big bumpers for the 911 and everything else really.

  2. Thanks, I’ve corrected it.

    Also it looks like the listing was ended a little before our post went up. That’s too bad because I was really hoping to see what it sold for.

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