1973 Porsche 2.7 Mfi 'Limey'
First registered: 27th November 1973
1973 Porsche Carrera 2.7 MFi.
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 desirable 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 either came with a ducktail or tail delete, while 1975 and later Carrera MFI either came with the whale tail or tail delete.
What makes the early 911s, Carrera RS, and the 2.7-litre "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.
This particular car is one of the first impact bumper cars to reach the U.K. showrooms in 1973.
The car was spotted by Nigel Watkins hidden among the other cars at Autofarm Porsche. The car underwent plenty of work to bring the it back to current condition and a bare metal respray in 2006 in its original factory colour as seen here today. It was decided not to ‘back date’ the car to look like a pre IB 72/73 RS but as it should be wearing it’s more boxey impact bumpers. The refresh didn’t go un-noticed and the car won best of show at Classic Le Mans that year. 2007 saw the engine fully rebuilt by the late Bob Watson, fully balanced and blueprinted and showed 237 BHP on his dyno. The gearbox and LSD were also stripped and serviced at the same time. Southbound trimmers worked their magic on the interior.
An absolutely lovely history file detailing lots of the cars history is present.
Recent major service and other work by JAZ Porsche
This Lime Green 2.7 MFi really is one to own. Being one of around 30 original UK RHD cars and finished in what we believe to be the best colour combination.