- A left hand drive 911 2.7 sold new in California USA in 1974, and imported into England in October 2014
- A Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirms the car as a matching numbers example and described by the vendor as very good original rust-free condition
- Reportedly had an engine top-end overhaul and 5th gear syncro replacement in 2015 with invoices in the file
We are indebted to the vendor for the following description:
Launched in 1963 it wasn't until 1974 that the first big change to the appearance of the Porsche 911 occurred. The US federal government announced they wanted to clean up emissions and increase crash protection for cars sold in their states. Porsches response was to fit larger impact bumpers and a new range of engines with increased capacity to 2.7 litres and K Jetronic fuel injection. The standard models actually produced slightly less BHP than the mechanically injected cars they replaced, but offered smoother performance with improved torque, fuel economy and reliability. The slim body and chrome details of the predecessor remained in standard models whilst the interior was enhanced for increased comfort.
The 911 offered here today is an early 1974 LHD Coupe originally supplied to dry state California. A certificate of authenticity from Porsche confirms it is a matching number car, and importation documentation confirms that was officially imported to the UK October 2014, although the 67,293 recorded miles cannot be warranted. The vendor describes the body shell as in very good original rust free condition, particularly in the key weak areas of a 911, they also describe the interior to be in the same condition. Our vendor also confirms that the car drives very well and this is supported by recent expenditure in the UK including a complete brake overhaul, top end engine re-build and 5th gear synchro replaced in the gearbox in 2015. The car has been serviced again in May 2016 including a new MOT. All of this work is documented in the file supplied with the car. This 911 will be driven to the sale and at the turn of the key can be driven away again by its new owner. A great original, solid and mechanically sound 911, with an attractive guide price.