<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265

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1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7
Chassis no. 9114410108
Engine no. 6341265

Sold for US$ 85,250 inc. premium
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7
Chassis no. 9114410108
Engine no. 6341265

2,687cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection
175bhp at 5,800rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Matching numbers example
*One of only 200 Carrera 2.7 Targas built in 1974
*Three owners from new
*A regular participant on Rich Taylor's Vintage Rallies
*A limited production, high performance 911


THE PORSCHE 911 CARRERA TARGA

The legendary Porsche RS resulted from the Zuffenhausen factory's realization that the excess weight of its top-of-the-range 2.4-liter 911S production model restricted its development potential for racing. It was therefore decided to produce and homologate a special lightweight production variant for competition purposes, which would also incorporate, as standard, specific performance enhancements forbidden as post-production modifications. The result was the Carrera RS (RennSport), which featured thinner-gauge metal in its doors, roof, trunk lid, floors and even in the gearchange platform. Thinner window glass was provided by Glaverbel and most of the standard sound proofing was removed, while performance modifications included enlarged rear wheel arches to accommodate 7" wide wheel rims, the first of the famous 'duck's tail' spoilers and the newly enlarged, 2.7-liter, 210bhp engine. These alterations resulted in the RS having a top speed of around 240km/h while ensuring that it remained stable and controllable right up to the limit.

When the homologation targets had been met, the lightweight RS was discontinued but the Carrera name continued on Porsche's top-of-the-range model, which in its new, series-production 911 Carrera form mounted the Carrera RS's engine in a full-weight, fully trimmed bodyshell. Otherwise, this new, more civilized Carrera remained mechanically much the same as its competition-orientated progenitor. The Belgian Police - de Rijkswacht – used these Carreras for highway patrol duties in the 1970s.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

According to Mick Pallardy, Vice President of Porsche Cars North America, this striking Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7 is number 108 of 200 built in 1974. It was delivered new in Southern California, then subsequently sold to Don Murray in Laguna Beach. The third owner, well-known auto expert Rich Taylor, purchased it in Scottsdale in January, 2008, at which time the odometer showed 77,340 original miles.

This rare 2.7 Carrera Targa is described by the vendor as being completely rust-free, authentic and original in appearance except for H4 headlamp bulbs, a classic Momo steering wheel, front shock tower brace and aftermarket radio. In November 2012, Porsche expert Kurt Palmer completely rebuilt the matching numbers engine, which now has less than 2000 miles since the $11,000 rebuild.

A frequent show contender and a fine driver as well, the Carrera Targa 2.7 has been shown at the Fairfield Concours, Greenwich Concours and Lime Rock Concours, and has successfully completed four 1000-mile Vintage Rallies organized by Rich Taylor and his wife Jean. Otherwise, since leaving California, the car has been totally pampered, resting quietly in a climate-controlled shop. It comes with all bills and service receipts since 2008.

Carrera Targa 2.7 #108 carries its original and unusual Aubergine paint, highlighted by Carrera graphics in Brick Red that match the rare Brick Red interior. It rides on new Yokohama high-performance directional tires, 195/60-15 front and 215/60-15 rear on the original Fuchs alloy wheels, 6x15 inch front, 7x15 inch rear. The wheels still carry their factory matte finish rims and Aubergine spokes, with original Porsche crest caps.

The 911 Carrera Targa 2.7 was the top of the US Porsche line in 1974. The flared fenders, Fuchs wheels in two different widths, front airdam, "duck tail" rear spoiler, 915 5-speed transaxle and 2.7-liter, fuel-injected Boxer-6 are all identical to those on the famous 1973 911 Carrera RS. The only difference is the fuel-injection unit.

In the 1973 Carrera RS, the 2.7-liter engine is rated at 210 hp at 6300 rpm, equipped with Bosch Kugelfischer Mechanical Fuel Injection. In 1974, Porsche equipped literally the same engine with new and superior Bosch K-Jetronic Continuous Fuel Injection. In the U.S., to satisfy EPA and insurance company demands, the 2.7 CSI was rated by Porsche at 175 hp at 5800 rpm. Many Porsche experts suspect the 2.7 CSI also produced 210 hp at 6300 rpm.

In other words, the 1974 Carrera Targa 2.7 on offer looks, feels and drives just like a good Carrera RS, but with the option of removing the top on a sunny day. It comes with all tools and records, a three-owner history and completely rebuilt, matching numbers original engine. It needs nothing except a new, sympathetic caretaker who will treat her in the manner to which she has become accustomed.
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<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
<b>1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2.7  </b><br />Chassis no. 9114410108 <br />Engine no. 6341265
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