1974 Porsche 911 Carrera
1974 Porsche 911 2.7 MFI
Carrera 2.7 MFI Background Information:
Immediately after the legendary 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS finished production a series of Carreras were built for the rest-of-world markets that were equivalent to the 1973 RS Touring (M472) models. This rare and desirabled Porsche was the G-series Carrera 2.7 MFI which was fitted with the 911/83 RS-spec mechanically fuel injected (MFI) engine that produced 210 bhp. The major difference between these Carreras and the Touring Carrera RS was that the MFI variation was built with the "G-series" impact bumper body and interior instead of the earlier long hood form. The weight of the Carrera 2.7 MFI was also 1075 kg, identical to that of the preceding Carrera RS Touring. All 1974 Carrera MFI cars initially either came with a ducktail or tail delete, while 1975 and later Carrera MFI either came with the whale tail or tail delete. (Late 1974 models built after April of 1974 were also sometimes fitted with the whale tail. All models sold new in Germany after 1974 were fitted with the whale tail as the duck tail no longer met German Road-Rule regulations.
What makes the early 911s, Carrera RS, and the 2.7-liter "euro" Carrera so interesting and thrilling to drive is the Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection (MFI) setup. The glorious sound and instantaneous throttle response has a remarkable feel compared to the computerized injection systems of the 70s and 80s. In the December 1974 issue of Motor magazine the Carrera 2.7 MFI was extensively tested and they measured a 0-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds.
Porsche built similar number of coupes to the 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS with roughly 1,011 in 1974; 509 in 1975; and 113 of the German-only Sondermodell in 1976. A total production of 1,633 as compared to 1,590 1973 RS built. Additionally Porsche built 631 Targa versions of the Carrera 2.7 MFI between 1974 and 1976, including 20 in 1976 for the Belgium police.
These cars were never imported by Porsche into North America. The strict US emissions laws required smog equipment that drastically impacted the performance of the 2.7-liter motor. The US version of the Carrera in 1974-1975 used the significantly less powerful CIS (K-Jetronic) based injection engines to meet the California and US emission standards.
The 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI was the last street car Porsche ever produced with mechanical fuel injection. In fact there were only three MFI based cars produced by Porsche after 1976, all race cars. First were the ten turbocharged Porsche 934 ½ built for Group 4 and the 1977 IMSA Championship, alongside the various incarnations of the turbocharged Porsche 935 built for Group 5 and, later, the twenty 3.0-liter 911 SC/RS (954) rally cars built in 1984 to compete in Group B.This particular Carrera 2.7 MFI was sequentially the 934th of just 1011 examples built. It is an extremely late production example, the 91st to the last being built and it was completed under a special wish / special order in May of 1974. The original order was placed by Mitsuwa Motors, the official Porsche Distributor and main Service Center for Porsche in Japan. Delivery took place in June of 1974 and the car was road-registered later that month on Japanese plates "330 911." The original order requested an ROW (Rest of World Market, European Version with left-hand-drive steering.) The order further specified the exterior color of Silver-Metallic, Negative Carrera Graphics and the interior to be in all black including headliner with cloth insert Sports Seats, both left and right. Because it was built so late in the production run, this Carrera 2.7 MFI was delivered new with the whale tail rather than the previous year's less efficient duck tail.With seventeen individual options, this is by far one of the most lavishly equipped examples completed and sold new. It remained carefully preserved, conserved and cared for under single individual ownership for more than 40 years until being purchased by our company. This Carrera 2.7 MFI was purchased in a remarkably original and un-molested state, having received great care by her one and only owner. A single repaint was done many years ago and starting to show age as did the interior. The car was completely rust and accident free and matching numbers front to back, top to bottom. Upon arrival, this Porsche was carefully inspected and then completely disassembled and given a multi-year, no expense spared, complete and total restoration without consideration for time or money.
This vehicle has just completed this fully documented restoration and has covered just a few kilometers to assist in sorting and setting it up for any manner of enthusiastic show or road use. It is sold complete with the original manual and warranty card from Porsche Mitsuwa Motors and the original tool kit. All date coded, stamped and marked parts are original as delivered new with the vehicle.