joi, 24 martie 2016

Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe 1974 - World Of Classic Cars -

Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe 1974

The surprisingly successful Carrera RS of 1973 so impressed the buying public that Porsche knew it had to continue the theme with its next series of production sports coupes, the G-Series of 1974–77, which incorporated a new and stronger chassis with crash-resistant bumpers to meet US requirements. Economic realities meant that Porsche had to incorporate those physical changes into all its new 911s, so even ROW or “Rest of the World” models incorporated impact bumpers and reinforced door panels. Europe and other non-US markets, however, did enjoy the advantage of retaining the brilliant 210–brake horsepower 2.7-liter engine of the ’73 RS.
Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe 1974

This beautiful Grand Prix White over black 1974 Euro-spec Carrera is one of those fortunate models that retains the same performance, feel, and driving enjoyment as the earlier RS. It was delivered from the factory to Nordrhein of Düsseldorf on November 21, 1973, and thence to its first owner. The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirms that this is a matching-numbers car that left the factory in Grand Prix White paint (R4) over blue-black leatherette with tweed fabric seat inserts (15). It was fitted with Koni shock absorbers and 911 S brakes with aluminum alloy calipers and optional 7J and 8J by 15-inch Fuchs forged alloy wheels mounted with Dunlop 195/70-15 and 215/60-15 tires, a package that neatly filled the flared front fenders and widened rear quarters.
Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe 1974

According to the consignor, the car was used by its original owner as his daily driver until April of 1987, by which time it had covered 147,712 kilometers (approx. 91,875 miles). Thereafter, it was used only sparingly over the next few years, as documented by the original Abgaswerteschein (smog check logbook). The vehicle was then apparently taken off the road until 2009, when it was sold to renowned German 911 specialist Manfred Niederhof, reportedly for his personal use. The consignor notes that the car underwent a three-year cosmetic restoration by Niederhof and is powered by its freshly rebuilt, magnesium-cased, mechanically fuel-injected Type 911/83 engine, with matching-numbers rebuilt magnesium gearbox. The interior is all original, including the dashboard, and the car retains its original extras, including power windows, forged alloy wheels, and “sunroof delete.”