(72)1974 Porsche 911 2.7 MFI Targa
First registered: 26th September 1974
2.7 MFI, rs engine in Mexico blue (we think 1 of 1), 33k miles, fully restored, with engine rebuild. With £69k!! spent in receipts with the car.
Whereas the first Carrera RS 2. 7 had only been offered in a coupé body, for the 1974 model year it was available in both coupé and Targa bodies. One of the best-kept secrets in the 911 story, this 2. 7 was the top model of a three-car line-up. An extremely rare Porsche indeed.
The horizontally opposed air-cooled six-cylinder 2, 687 cc engine could produce an impressive 210 bhp at 6, 300 rpm. 0 - 60 mph was achieved in 5. 5 secs and the car could reach 150 mph. These new Carreras had headrests integrated into the seat tops, three-spoke sport steering wheels and electric front windows. Porsche used Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection to improve efficiency and emissions, the stylish 15” Fuchs alloy wheels remained, and impact-absorbing bumpers, rear reflector and deeper sills were added. The rear tail and front lip spoiler were made from a softer rubber compound to comply with German safety legislation, and the vented brake discs from the RS were standard.
The steering is superb, light enough at parking speeds, direct and responsive on the move, with just the right amount of castor action and feedback over bumps. The cornering powers are so good that very few owners will dare to explore the limits of adhesion in the dry on public roads. Using the Porsche mantra of “slow in, fast out”, the Carrera 2. 7 Targa comes into its own. The ability to enjoy open-air motoring is a wonderful bonus. Sharing the same MFI engine as the much-admired 2. 7 RS, these cars offer an affordable alternative but without the large price tag.