Engine Type: 2.7Lt Flat 6
Engine Number: 6302453
Build Date: 1974
Odometer Reading: 97956 Miles Showing
Iconic car and needs no introduction…
911 Porsche, manual and in striking red.
Recently on Victorian Club Registration (being sold unregistered)
Routinely rated as one of the greatest sports cars of all time, Porsche’s 911 has been the benchmark for more than five decades and interest in early examples has never been stronger. Although the current 991 series is a far cry from that first 911 (or 901 as it was originally designated until Peugeot objected) of 1964, the basic elements – flat-six ‘boxer’ motor mounted behind the rear wheels, sharp steering and excellent handling in a relatively practical (and utterly reliable) package – have never changed. Constant development kept the 911 ahead of its rivals and by the early 1970s, when the example offered here was built, the air-cooled flat six had grown from the original 2-litres capacity to 2.7-litres, the wheelbase increased for better weight distribution and handling and Bosch fuel injection made the engine both more reliable and tractable. The G-series of 1974 saw the first major changes to the 911’s classic shape, with impact-absorbing bumpers with rubber protectors appearing for the first time, while the interior was also substantially revised. The more powerful 2.7-litre flat six was adopted across the range, which was simplified to just three models (the 911, 911S and Carrera), all but the Carrera using Bosch’s latest K-Jetronic fuel injection system. With 150 horsepower available, the latest 911 could top 133 mph and was sold in both coupe or targa variants, the latter a popular option for open-air enthusiasts since its introduction in 1967 and a concept successfully revived by Porsche in recent years. The 911 has always been a driver’s car first and foremost, with excellent steering, sharp handling and tremendous acceleration, packaged in an unmistakable and timeless shape. Spurned in favor of small bumper cars for years, the Porsche market is slowly waking up to the post-1974 911s, combining as they do all the virtues of earlier models with more power, better equipment levels and excellent value for money.
To protect your investment vehicle bidders should consider at a minimum replacement of fuel, oil, fluids, filters and thorough brake inspection as vehicles may have been stationary for some time. Vehicles are sold as is off the floor – unregistered. No warranty expressed or implied, sold with all or any faults, and where applicable sold with Australian Government Import Approval.