How desirable is the 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI ?

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Re: How desirable is the 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI ?

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Nige wrote:Is that a load of paint flaking off the rear arch or reflection
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Z2cAAOSw ... -l1600.jpg
i think it has had some damage and those are angle grinder marks
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Essentially then it's £100k for just a 2.7 MFI motor as they rest of the car is massively questionable as to what it is or was and is so valueless.
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The motor is questionable too as the number has been altered.

I struggle to know what to do with a car like this now. 10 years ago when it would have been £10k you’d just bop about in it for what it is, but that doesn’t work at £100k. It doesn’t really work at £30k.
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I guess in great condition with matching numbers it would be a nice chance to own a piece of history - like owning an antique chess set. Contrast it with the new car you get for the same money and the old one is much more unique and has a story to tell.
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Re: How desirable is the 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI ?

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RobFrost wrote:Here's my view on this car: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274652398869

I think this is most likely a stolen 1974 Carrera RS 2.7 worth around £200,000 (or £0 if you possess it and are not the owner).

The claimed VIN is 911 2500 537 and here's a pic:

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But that VIN is for a 1972 911T, which this is clearly not. Additionally, correct me if I'm wrong but I think 1972 VINs were spaced like: 911 2 500537

Then last digit of the engine number looks to my eye to have been filed off:

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I have advised the vendor who sounds legit.
According to the Bruce Anderson Book 911 = the type, 2 = 1972, 5 = Carburettors, 0 = Coupe, 0537 is the sequential serial. So the chassis number, assuming it's correct, is for a '72 long hood, which matches with the K reg. Obviously, the VIN/reg at doesn't match the 911/83 2.7 MFi engine, which dates from '74 with an engine number that starts 664034?. Then there is the whole body thing. Caveat emptor - could be a very expensive mistake.
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How desirable is the 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI ?

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I love the 2.7 MFI but this one looks a bit iffy


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Re: How desirable is the 1974 Carrera 2.7 MFI ?

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I love a 2.7 in a longhood, great power to weight and light feel. But yes rediscovering if this body is a longhood is questionable, and there's a good chance it's a blank 7R case with an optimistic stamp. You can get a 911T with a 2.7 by mix and matching parts in good condition for less.
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The stamped VIN number does not look at all correct, nothing like the one on my 72 "S"

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