After 1973, it was decided that the 2.4 litre wasn’t really fast enough for the 911, with the impending American emissions standards threatening to slow the model down to the point that ordinary Cadillacs would smoke its droopy tail. The solution: to take the 2.7-litre engine developed for the Carrera RS, detune it a bit, and make it standard across the board.
This made the 911 a very usable sports car for all driving conditions. It was only natural that capacity for mainstream production should be increased to 2687cc, which gave a good increase in torque to match the 150bhp of the 911 2.7 Coupe. Impact bumpers were now required to satisfy American law and production ran from 1974 to 1977.
Finished in its original factory colour of India Red 027-9-2 with black leatherette interior, seats and black carpet, the chrome detailing around the glass is all in very good condition. Originally a dry states car from California, unlike many of its counterparts this particular example has not been subject to the harsh and humid European climate and as a result, is found in very original condition with its flag style mirrors, chrome detailing and original Porsche Fuchs wheels.
Most importantly this highly underrated 911 still retains its matching numbers 2.7 litre engine, and provided with its service history, books and invoices what a fun accessible way to get yourself into the driving seat of a proper 1970’s Porsche!