1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe

Most automotive enthusiasts are probably familiar with Porsche’s legendary 1973 911 Carrera RS. Produced to meet homologation requirements it set the 911 on the road to being the performance icon that it remains today. What is less well known is that while the ’73 RS would be the only production version based on the long-hood 911 design, the engine from that RS continued to put in work on the new impact-bumper 911s of the mid-70s under the guise of the Carrera 2.7 MFI. For the most part, these were like an RS Touring with a different front fascia. These days it is that shared engine DNA that is of such importance and which has seen values of the 2.7 MFI rise quite high. But they’re still much less expensive than a true ’73 Carrera RS and that makes them an interesting proposition for well-heeled buyers who’d like to shy away from the nearly $1M price tag of the RS. Like the RS the Carrera MFI was never available for sale in the US, but over time examples have made their way to our shores. Such is the case with the one we see here, a Grand Prix White 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe located in California.

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Year: 1975
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 51,305 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

European Collectibles is pleased to offer this 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI for sale. This 911 Carrera Coupe is a very desirable “Rest of the World” example that is fitted with the same 210 BHP 2.7L six-cylinder (type 911/83) engine that powered the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS. This car is one of just 508 units produced for the 1975 model year. When it left the factory, it had Silver Metallic paint and a Black Leatherette interior. Additional options included Windscreen Washer System, “S” Brakes, Blaupunkt Radio Bamberg w/ Cassette Player and 2 Loudspeakers, Tinted Rear Window w/Defroster, Carrera Script on Doors – Black, Black Roofliner, Bilstein Shocks instead of Boge, 5-Speed Transmission, Electric Sunroof and Dunlop Tires. The original engine (#6650478) and transmission (#850444) remain in the car today making this a very rare, matching numbers Porsche.

This Porsche was originally sold in Europe and then exported to Japan in 1978 where it remained until 2013 when it was imported to the USA. Upon import to the USA, this car was quickly sold by a Monterey, CA based dealer to a collector in Santa Barbara who began a restoration. Two years later the Porsche still wasn’t finished and it was traded to European Collectibles against a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS that was fresh and ready to go. Since December 2015, European Collectibles has been finishing the restoration to exacting standards with the help of Ryan Snodgrass’s excellent book, Carrera 2.7. It is being offered in excellent condition and ready for a new owner to enjoy.

Please feel free to call 949-548-7900 for more information.

We are a licensed California dealer and the current owner of this Porsche. If selling to a CA resident, we will collect sales tax based on your city or residence and a $65 document fee. If selling out of state, the aforementioned fees will not be due (except $65 document fee) if this Porsche is transported out of state via a licensed auto transporter who can provide us with an appropriate bill of lading.

We welcome any inspections and are happy to assist you with shipping anywhere in the world.

This Porsche is being sold As-Is.

The Carrera MFI Coupes always represent a fairly tough sell on eBay as there’s a lot of documentation a prospective buyer must be confident in before he or she can move forward and given the potential expense that legwork is well worth the effort. Prices typically exceed $200K without much problem and can jump to well over $300K for those in truly excellent condition. But when up for eBay auctions many stall in the $150K range and this one has yet to even eclipse the century mark. That it’s a restored Carrera that doesn’t wear its original exterior color surely will hamper bidding to some degree, but we’re still a good bit below where I’d expect this to sell. That said the condition of the restoration looks good and simply by virtue of being restored shouldn’t hinder bidding too excessively (I’ve seen restored examples exceed $300K as well). If its matching numbers engine and transmission can be verified then I imagine it’ll be worth a good deal even without the correct colors. We’ll to keep our eye on it to see just where things end.

-Rob

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2 Comments

  1. I keep coming back to look at the profile shot of this car.
    To my eye that is about as good as an impact bumper 911 can look.

  2. Respectfully disagree. Best IB profile is the Turbo Carrera hands down followed closely by the Carrera 3.0. It’s all about the whale tail.

    Anyway, love how the ad on this one says “numbers matching” when the paint code is clearly incorrect per the COA. As a result, doubtful this one brings anywhere near asking.

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