One of the most highly regarded air-cooled models is the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 – the origin of the revered ‘Rennsport’ models. While its story is certainly not untold, what some may not know is that it shares its 2,687 cc, 210 bhp engine with the 911 that you see here – the Carrera 2.7 MFI Targa. Early impact bumper cars were available only in coupé guise, but for 1974 the G-Series – as it became known – was made available in a Targa body style too. Porsche sold very few, even less in right-hand drive form, so today's surviving cars are very rare.
With just six Carrera 2.7 MFI Targa models originally supplied to the UK market, this car rolled off the Porsche production line in 1974, just under 50 years ago and was first supplied by Porsche Cars Great Britain the following month. The history file of this 2.7 MFI contains the vehicle handbooks, a collection of period invoices and MOT certificates and the all-important Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
Most importantly, this 911 2.7 has been the subject of an extensive 3-year restoration by Hexagon Classics' very own Porsche factory-trained technicians, paint shop and trimmers to produce an example of the rare 911 Carrera 2.7 Targa that is truly second-to-none. As part of the restoration, Hexagon Classics fully restored its bodywork in its original Gemini Blue Metallic colour. Inside it has been re-trimmed in Beige Leatherette with those fabulously period twill inserts. Joining the factory-fitted 915 gearbox, Targa folding roof, Fuchs wheels and freshly polished chrome trim came new Porsche decals and one touch of modernity – a new Porsche Classic satellite-navigation radio. The 2.7 flat-six engine has also been fully rebuilt with new parts and some notable improvements including an upgraded oil pump, boat tailing, modified cylinder air deflectors, and high efficiency front oil cooler. This engine overhaul has also included an oil bypass modification in the magnesium crankcase to reduce the size of the scavenge pump & increase oil pressure and shuffle pinning has also been carried out.
No expense has been spared on this fabulous restoration which totalled over £200,000. This 911 is a testament to our restoration specialists and facilities at Hexagon Classics.
Now carefully run-in and ready to be enjoyed by its next keeper, this fully restored Porsche 911 is available to view now at our London showrooms. Not only does this car provide the unrivalled thrill of open top air-cooled classic Porsche motoring, it also offers much of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 recipe for a fraction of the cost.
Read more about this car's specification in the link below: https://www.hexagonclassics.com/car/porsche-911-2-7-mfi