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New safety and emissions standards in the US, Porsche’s largest market, heralded the end of the road for the 911 “long-hood” chassis in 1974. The new “G-prefix” series of that year would bring a shortened hood, crash-resistant impact bumpers, revised lighting, and a plethora of other changes and upgrades.
From 1974 to 1976, a limited number of high-performance models were made available in European markets. Keeping the same Type 911/83 2.7-liter, 210 hp engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection (MFI), as well as most of the same fundamental qualities in overall feel and driving enjoyment as the Carrera RS, these “Euro Carreras” were an RS in all but name, although never branded as such by Porsche’s marketing department.
This particular 911 Carrera MFI is one of 1,036 produced for the 1974 model year and was completed in Stuttgart in November 1973. A very original, matching-numbers example displaying less than 125,000 km, it presents very well with one repaint in Grand Prix White (Code 124124), with complementing blue/black leatherette upholstery as originally delivered, and it comes complete with its owner’s manuals, tool kit, jack, and COA.
Following in the footsteps of its iconic predecessor was always going to be tough. Today, a renewed appreciation of the model has brought a corresponding rise in demand, and this beautiful Carrera would be a fine addition to any collection of rare Porsches, as it is suitable for both shows and touring.