Sales Spotlight: Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Targa
As we explored in the last issue of Total 911, classic Porsche 911 Targas are no longer an unloved afterthought; Neunelfer enthusiasts are now specifically hunting for these idiosyncratic open top sports cars.
Of these classic Targas, not many are more desirable than the variant based on the Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI, the iconically engined 911 that shares much with the legendary 2.7 Carrera RS.
Built at the start of the impact-bumper era, the 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Targa didn’t sell in huge numbers in the UK. In fact, in 1975 (the middle year of production) just six right-hand drive examples were built. This gorgeous 1975 Guards Red car, for sale at UK specialist, Tech9, is one of them.
While 1974 Carreras came with the option of the iconic ducktail wing, for the following year the Turbo’s new whale tail design was standard equipment, providing a more modern aesthetic.
Interestingly, as an early 1975 car, Tech9’s 2.7 Carrera Targa features a number of more classic features, including ’74 style Fuchs (finished in the correct satin silver and black) and window trim with a stainless steel Targa hoop, rather than the more popular black finish.
The aesthetic touches are all confirmed by the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity though, as is the matching numbers nature of the famous 911/83 engine and Type 915 five-speed gearbox.
Having covered 125,000 miles during its life, you may expect the Guards Red 911 Carrera 2.7 to be rather worn out. However, contrary to expectations, Tech9’s example is presented immaculately, having been well looked after by a number of Porsche Club GB owners.
Considering the quality of the car, as well as the host of original parts still fitted (including the rare throttle bodies and even the driver’s manual), the £175,000 asking price looks pretty justified to us.