Monterey

13-15 August 2015

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Lot 249

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe

  • Chassis no. 9114600447
  • Engine no. 6640620
  • Gearbox no. 344215

Sold for $374,000


210 bhp, 2,681 cc SOHC air-cooled, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with torsion bars, McPherson struts, and an anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with torsion bars, trailing arms, tubular shock absorbers, and an anti-roll bar, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.4 in.

  • Matching-numbers example
  • Fully restored by marque experts; striking color combination
  • Includes a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity


The tremendous success of its 1973 Carrera RS spurred Porsche to continue that theme into 1974, but newly enacted crash safety standards in the United States mandated the end of the “long-hood” chassis. The new “G” series of 1974 brought shock-mounted impact bumpers, a stronger floor pan, revised lighting, and other related features. New U.S. emissions laws also had an effect on the engine. U.S.-delivery Carreras received the same 150-horsepower, 2.7-liter flat six as the 911 S, while cars destined for the “Rest of the World” (ROW) or “Euro” markets retained the 210-horsepower Type 911/83 engine of the 1973 RS. Feeding that 2.7-liter engine was the wonderfully responsive Bosch mechanical fuel injection (MFI).

The fenders and rear quarters were tastefully flared to accept seven- and eight-inch wide Fuchs forged alloy wheels. Underneath, there were new forged aluminum rear trailing arms, and the Carreras were fitted with 20-millimeter front and 18-millimeter rear anti-roll bars, Bilstein sport shock absorbers and struts, and, of course, large ventilated disc brakes at all four corners. Power was delivered through a Type 915/06 five-speed manual transaxle. The 1974 Carrera 2.7 continued the brilliant performance standards set by the 1973 RS. Contemporary road tests found the new model capable of a 5.5-second sprint to 60 mph.

The ’74 Carreras also retained many of the exterior cosmetic features of the 1973 RS, including the iconic “ducktail” spoiler. A special rubber chin spoiler mounted to the lower edge of the front valance helped balance airflow. Ultimately, Porsche produced only 1,026 ROW Carrera Coupes for the 1974 model.

This stunning example is believed to have been sold new in Germany, and it later made its way to Japan. It was then returned to Europe, where it received a thorough, bare-metal restoration at Autoreiter KG, in Vienna, Austria. The work reportedly consumed some 1,900 man-hours to complete. A few years ago, chassis number 600447 was sold to a Canadian marque specialist, who completed some additional detailing.

This car is finished as original, per its factory Certificate of Authenticity, in fresh N8 Lime Green paint and black Carrera graphics. Notably, the original black leatherette interior remains in superb condition and was not replaced during the restoration. The Carrera also retains its original Blaupunkt Bamberg stereo cassette player with upgraded speakers, along with a rear window wiper and tinted glass. Additionally, it is supplied with a correct collapsible spare tire, air compressor, complete tool kit, and owner’s manual.

Carrera 2.7 MFIs come to market only rarely; here is an opportunity for the serious Porsche collector to acquire one of the finest examples in the world, in a striking color combination no less.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

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Ontario, Canada

Cameron Smyth joined RM Sotheby’s as a Car Specialist in 2015, working out of our corporate office and providing assistance on c... read more

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California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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United States

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Florida, United States

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Gord Duff

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Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

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California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

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California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more