1975 Porsche 911 2.7 Euro Carrera Coupe

It is no secret that in many cases the US market has missed out on some of the best cars produced in other parts of the world. In some cases, the marques themselves simply have disappeared from our shores, but in other cases a known marque decided to offer the US a much different version of a particular car. Such is the case with the car featured here: a Grand Prix White 1975 Porsche 911 2.7 Euro Carrera Coupe with 37,549 miles. Beginning in 1974 Porsche redesigned the front of the 911 in order to meet more stringent crash standards. They also upped displacement from 2.4 liters to 2.7 liters. However, the car that found its way to the US was markedly different from what the rest of the world received. Outside of the US the 911 produced from 1974-1976 was essentially a 1973 Carrera RS Touring, but with a redesigned front end. These featured the 2.7 liter MFI engine of the Carrera RS that produced 210 hp, rather than the 173 hp top-of-the-range engine found in the 911 S for sale in the US, in addition to the wider and lighter body of the RS Touring. Fortunately, it is now possible to find some of these non-US versions on the market. Unfortunately, they are very expensive, especially relative to a 1975 US-spec 911, which these days is one of the few 911 variants to show little appreciation in value.

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1975 Porsche 911 2.7 Euro Carrera Coupe

Here in the US, the 1974-1977 911 is the red-headed stepchild of the 911 lineage (at least among collectors). These cars featured neither the original long-hood design of the pre-1974 911 nor did they possess the fuel-injected 3.0 liter engine and 915 transmission of the 911SC. As such, they remain confined to no man’s land. There is, however, an exception: the Euro 2.7 Carrera, which utilized the 2.7 liter MFI engine from the 1973 Carrera RS. Rather than the 173 hp produced in the top of the range 911S of the period, the Euro model’s engine produced 210 hp and had the same widened rear fenders and lower weight as the RS Touring. Which brings us to the car featured here: a Lime Green(!) 1975 Porsche 911 2.7 Euro Carrera Coupe.

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Year: 1975
Model: 911 2.7 Euro Carrera Coupe
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 86,685 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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Beautiful and rare Lime Green 2.7 RS MFI Carrera in Excellent condition throughout. Recently imported from ideal European climate. Older, very nice paint. Excellent interior. 7 and 8 inch Fuchs wheels with new Pirelli P6000, Legendary 2.7 Mechanically injected 2.7 RS runs and drives very strong. More pictures here: Porsport.com

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The seller of this car has left the buyer to do a lot of the leg work to determine this car’s present state. It looks good and the Lime Green paint is such an eye-catching color on the classic 911 body. The interior is…interesting. I’m not sure I’ve come across a scotch plaid interior so it’s certainly rare! Otherwise, the interior looks to be in equally good condition as the exterior and given the cleanliness of the engine compartment I would hope this is a well maintained example. It needn’t be stated that any serious buyer will want to know the full state of the mechanicals and make sure that the service history has been suitable. I have seen these cars listed anywhere from $80,000 to $200,000 so I will not hazard a guess at a reasonable price for this particular car, but bidding is currently at $70,100 with reserve still on. Value aside, this a rare and eye-catching car that would be a joy to drive, but will likely come at a very steep price. I definitely will have my eye on this one to see if it sells.

-Rob