For sale: 1974 Porsche 911(t) Carrera, non-sunroof, narrow body coupe;
Colour: Peru Red
Mileage: 145,000 Miles
2,994cc (upgraded with the more powerful 2,994cc 911 SC engine - originally housed a 2687cc)
Air cooled 6 cylinder - sounds awesome
Left hand drive
One years MOT
This is a surprisingly rare 911 finished in the stunning and sought after Peru Red with black interior.
Originally from Washington this Porsche changed hands for the first time in 1976. The new (second) owner resided in California and after 2 years of ownership transferred the car to his son’s guardianship for the next 40 years. The car has since been imported to the UK. Upon arrival, the car underwent a conversion to satisfy the appropriate conditions for use on UK roads (UK specification headlights fitted etc…) - Now registered with a new V5 log book, ready for use.
Being 1974, the car is now Tax and MOT exempt, simply insure it and drive away. It is worth noting that if required, this car is capable of passing an MOT.
In my ownership i have covered 2-3000 miles around the uk, visiting Goodwood, Beaulieu, Bleinham palace and on various tours around the Cotswolds. This 911 is a joy to drive and retains unique characteristics expected of a 911 from this era, every drive was an event for me and I have made some great memories in this car. Unfortunately I am selling the 911 is to release funds required for another project (1971 911t).
Engine: The 3.0 drives beautifully, pulls like a train, doing what all 911’s do extremely well, cover ground very quickly with ease. The engine sounds great.
Gearbox: The gear box operates as expected, smooth selection, no vibration, crunches, odd noises etc. A good gearbox.
Brakes: All four brake callipers have, very recently (40-50 miles ago), been fully rebuilt with new rubbers, seals and pads. The brake calliper pistons have been cleaned, inspected and re-installed. While the calliper work was developing, the wheel bearings were inspected and adjusted to factory recommendations - all four bearings are within the recommended tolerance for use.
Clutch: A brand new clutch kit has very recently been fitted. The Clutch was replaced last month due to the original clutch showing signs of wear. The new clutch feels and works great and shall serve for many many future miles (100,000+)!
Wheels: The car dons genuine 15” Porsche ’cookie cutter’ wheels. The wheels have been professionally shot blasted / powder coated in gloss black and then fitted with brand new Toyo Proxy tires (1000 miles ago). They look awesome. The Toyo tyres provide fantastic grip whilst remaining quiet and durable on the road.
Chassis/Undercarriage: I have seen and owned many Classic Porsche’s over the years, good and bad; this car is very good underneath, no rust/‘rot’, very straight and clean. I have had a close look in and around the typical areas for concern (door shuts, side sills, kidney bowls, floor area, battery tray/front fuel tank area etc…) and have nothing to report, this car is very good from a structural integrity perspective - a very presentable car, a great base for a project, concourse restoration or simply enjoy as it is! [whatever takes your fancy].
Paintwork/Cosmetics: The paint looks fantastic, the sort after Peru Red paint looks great in all lighting and receives many compliments. The panel gaps are spot on (this is a personal pet peeve of mine; too large of a panel gap) and look great!
Although the paint does look great, minor imperfections are subtly present in a small number of locations (close up photos can be provided on request) on the car. The paint is 85-90% original. All of the chrome work on the car is very presentable, this is largely due to the car being from a primarily “dry state” prior to import, leaving the chrome in top condition.
Interior: The interior is all black, a popular choice amongst enthusiasts. The seats are cloth fabric and very comfortable. The interior is all original except for the stereo and steering wheel. an after market head unit has been fitted into the car. The head unit is paired to some aftermarket speakers (of period) which are on the rear parcel shelf. The speakers are simply resting on top of the shelf so can be easily removed if they are not to your taste.
the original sterling wheel has been replaced with a Momo variant (made popular perhaps by Magnus Walker or similar). Alike the stereo, its a simple job to return the wheel to stock. I do have a 911 sc steering wheel available if preferred. The condition of the SC steering wheel is rather used with a torn upper region. It is useable and more original than the Momo however the Momo is ‘as new’ condition. All of the clocks/gauges are functional and in good condition, even the clock works and keeps time exceptionally well.
Paperwork: This car is accompanied by its genuine and original service book, dealer stamped up to 50,000miles (1977) as well as additional information on ownership/servicing.
£33,500 - Open to offers!