Immediately after the legendary 1973 Carrera RS finished production a series of Carreras were built for the European market that were equivalent to the M472 optioned 73 RS Touring models. This rare and desirable Porsche was the G-series Carrera 2.7 MFI which used the same 911/83 RS mechanically fuel injected (MFI) engine that produced 210 bhp. The major difference between these Carreras and the RS was that they were built with the “G-series” body and interior instead of the earlier long hood form. The weight of the G-Series Carrera MFI was also 1075 kg like the 1973 RS Touring cars. 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-liter “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.
Porsche built only 123 Coupes and 30 Targas in 1976, as can be seen on the attched letter from the Porsche – Works, dated 24.02. 1999
These cars were never imported by Porsche into North America. The strict US emissions laws required smog equipment that drastically impacted the performance of the 2.7-liter motor. The US version of the Carrera in 1974-1975 used the significantly less powerful CIS (K-Jetronic) based injection engines to meet the California and US emission standards.
This particular G series Carrera RS, was delivered new through the Porsche dealer Mahag Munchen in June 1976. As certified by Porsche in the cars file, it was finished in black, with a ‘kunstleder schwarz’ / black interior, with option code M481 a desirable five speed gearbox.
Invoices within the cars file account for its first engine rebuild in August 1990, through worldwide recognised tuners RUF Automobile GmbH. The invoice totals over 45,000 DM for this alone.
In its most recent history chassis 6609061 has resided within a significant European collection, and , as you would expect with a car of this pedigree is described to be in excellent condition and highly original.
The car was subject to a re-sprayed in 2010, and the engine was once again overhauled at a cost of € 7,500 by Kobus Tuning in 2013. The car has covered very little mileage since.
Collectors must remember the bloodlines of the 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI – it was the last street car Porsche ever produced with mechanical fuel injection. In fact there were only three MFI based cars produced by Porsche after 1976, all race cars. First were the ten turbocharged Porsche 934 ½, then Porsche 935 built for Group 5 , later, the twenty 3.0-liter 911 SC/RS (954) rally cars built in 1984 to compete in Group B.
With its 210 hp Carrera RS engine, this matching numbers, original colour combination G series Carrera RS is for the most discerning collector or Porsche connoisseur. One of 123 produced presented in excellent condition throughout and not to be missed before the car follows suit of its 1973 elder brother.