1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 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.
1975 Porsche Carrera 2.7 MFI, Chassis No. 911.560.0347:
Type Carrera 2.7 MFI
Chassis No. 911.560.0347
Engine No. 665.0478
Engine Type 911/83
Gearbox No. 850.444
Original Exterior Color Silver-Metalic (936-9-3 / Z2)
Current Exterior Color Grand Prix White
Interior Color Black Leatherette (I4)
Mileage 52,260 Kilometers / 32,472 Miles (Original From New)
This particular Carrera 2.7 MFI was sequentially the 347th of just 508 examples built in the final year of production that began in 1973 with the legendary 911 Carrera RS 2.7 which evolved into the 1974/75 Carrera 2.7 MFI based on the new "G & H" body shells but still retaining the original type 911/83, 2.7-liter, 210bhp, Mechanical Fuel-Injected engine and type 915, five-speed gearbox. This particular example was originally ordered and sold new as a standard European or "ROW" (Rest of World) market vehicle. The car was extremely well optioned as configured new and documented by a current Porsche Factory Certificate of Authenticity. Original options included the following:
-Sport Seats Left and Right
-Three Point Seatbelts Left and Right
-Windshield Washing System with Supplemental Washing Fluid Tank
-Upgraded "S" Brakes on all Four Corners
-Blaupunkt Bamberg Sterio Cassette Radio System with Loud Speakers and Antenna
-Tinted Rear Window
-Rear Window Defroster System
-Black "Negative" Carrera Body-Side Graphics
-Upgraded Bilstein Adjustable Shocks instead of Standard Boge
-Five Speed Transmission
-Power Sliding Sunroof
In 1978 during the initial collector car run-up in Japan, this vehicle was purchased as a corporate private museum asset of a large Tokyo based company. It remained in Japan as part of several prominent museum collections until July 27th, 2013 when it was purchased by Dr. Andreas Anton and imported to the States for the first time. Dr. Anton then sold the car to Adam Mohr of Monterey, California. Mr. Mohr then sold the car shortly thereafter to a collector in Santa Barbara who began a comprehensive restoration and full mechanical rebuild that was later completed by word-renown specialist, European Collectibles in Costa Mesa, California.
This particular Carrera 2.7 MFI is a completely rust and accident free vehicle with all matching numbers and less than 1,000 kilometers on a comprehensive rebuild and refurbishment. The engine has absolutely perfect compression test numbers. They are as follows:
Cylinder Pounds per Square Inch
It would be very difficult to find a more well equipped, optioned, cared for, correct and fully restored example anywhere at this price.