1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 5-Speed

We are pleased to offer this 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa finished in Grand Prix White over a Midnight Blue partial leather interior.  Marking the introduction of the G-Series Porsche 911, this Carrera Targa represents one of only 246 U.S. examples produced for the 1974 model year and has been under the care of its current owner since 1975.  It comes equipped with a fuel-injected flat-six engine, 5-speed manual gearbox, and a factory-optioned ducktail spoiler made legendary by the Carrera RS model of the year prior.  Maintained by the specialists at Perfect Power over the past 30 years, this rare Carrera Targa is now being offered for auction on behalf of its longtime owner out of Illinois.

This Targa comes finished in Grand Prix White with black Carrera script graphics along each side.  The car was completely refinished in its original color during the early 1990s and the Targa top was restored in 2009. The paint is described to be in very good condition overall with only a few minor stone chips on the front end and some bubbling around the headlights.  European market bumperettes are equipped along with rear mudflaps. The rear valence has also been modified to accommodate the aftermarket sport muffler tips.  The car came factory equipped with an optional ducktail rear spoiler, chrome headlight bezels, a single driver-side mirror, and 15” Fuchs wheels. It rides on a set of Pirelli P6000 tires dated from 2016/2017 retaining approximately 7/32” tread depth. The original rear valence for the factory single-tipped muffler will accompany the sale.

Inside, this 911 sports a Midnight Blue partial leather interior with a vintage Alpine stereo, basic heating and ventilation controls, and manually adjustable seats.  The carpets were replaced in 2019, and the door panels and dashboard are described to be well preserved while the seats exhibit some typical signs of age-related wear.  The original odometer was replaced after it broke at 11,912 miles. The current odometer shows just over 2k miles and has rolled over once, therefore the true mileage of the car is reported to be approximately 114k. A note from the longtime owner is provided in the gallery detailing their custodianship of the car since 1975.

Power comes from an air-cooled 2.7L flat-six engine equipped with Bosch fuel injection.  The rear wheels are driven by way of a 5-speed 915 manual gearbox.  An aftermarket sport muffler has been equipped along with a front strut tower brace.  The car has been routinely serviced by the experts at Perfect Power of Illinois over the past 30 years including an overhaul of the engine approximately 37k miles ago in 1995.  A major service of the fuel injection system was also carried out in 2017 followed by the installation of a new fuel tank earlier in 2021. An invoice for the engine overhaul is provided in the gallery along with images of the case stampings and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. 

This sale will include a clean title, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and an assortment of parts as depicted in the gallery. This rare early G-Series Carrera Targa is just waiting to be cherished and enjoyed by a new caretaker, do not let this opportunity pass you by.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $72,000
  • Auction End: 2021-11-26 20:31:05+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 26
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Comments (59)

  • Kaufpw 4 days, 3 hoursago

    I added an oil cooler under the fender. Also, a valve to prevent oil leaks as described. I replaced the door panels and eliminated the ugly speaker covers. Rebuilt the CDI to resist overheating. Lowered and heavier torsion bars. clear bra and covered critical edges. Retro radio. Removed AC and new dash.

  • Kaufpw 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Beautiful car. I have an identical one, fully restored. Black interior.

  • 911930RV 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Sold for $72,000

  • 911930RV 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $72,000

  • Vkurry 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $71,000

  • 911930RV 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $70,000

  • Vkurry 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $69,500

  • 911930RV 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $68,000

  • Vkurry 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $67,500

  • 911930RV 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $66,000

  • Vkurry 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • 911930RV 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $62,000

  • Mattmotos 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $61,250

  • 911930RV 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $61,000

  • Vkurry 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • Italus2 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $57,000

  • Vkurry 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $55,911

  • Mattmotos 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $53,500

  • 911930RV 4 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $53,250

  • Mattmotos 4 days, 5 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $53,000

  • 9146max 4 days, 5 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $52,750

  • Mattmotos 4 days, 5 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $52,500

  • 9146max 4 days, 5 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $52,250

  • Perfpow (seller) 4 days, 6 hoursago

    @Mattmotos The radio works. Obviously it’s not a Porsche radio. It was installed many years ago. The antenna is a non-power antenna. As for air-conditioning, since the car did not come with air-conditioning, removing the Targa top, rolling the windows down and operating the excellent vent windows, or any combination of the above is your air-conditioning system. And it’s quite good except when it’s raining hard!?

  • Mattmotos (registered bidder) 4 days, 6 hoursago

    Do all the accessories work? Antenna, Radio, AC, instruments? Thanks!

  • Perfpow (seller) 4 days, 8 hoursago

    @911930RV Actually the car doesn’t seem to leak oil when it is being used much at all. But like a lot of 911s, when they sit for weeks at a time, the contents of the oil tank eventually fill the crankcase. This leads to leaks that you might not normally see when you’re using the car as a daily driver. So during the last drive from Minnesota to the Chicago area, the car seemed fine but after sitting in our shop for several weeks we noticed that it had a leak. In picture 67, you can see the leak is coming from above the stud by the intermediate shaft bearing. That would make it appear to come from the #1 cylinder base. When the car is running, the dry sump oiling system keeps the oil level well below the cylinder bases. I don’t know that this leak necessarily needs to be addressed if the car is going to be used. But as other 911 owners may concur, sometimes their cars leak oil when they are stored for the winter even though they don’t leak during the regular season, when the car is being used.

  • 911930RV (registered bidder) 4 days, 8 hoursago

    @Perfpow can you identify the source of the oil leak shown in photo #67. Thanks

  • Perfpow (seller) 5 days, 9 hoursago

    @lphuang Yes. There’s a front oil cooler.

  • bertsboat 5 days, 10 hoursago

    Vert nice Carrera (First modern day Porsche to use the Carrera name). I have a 74 coupe. Number 512. Not picking on your car but in pic 54,55,56 and 57 there is a rubber missing that goes on the lip that’s called a engine compartment gasket. https://garage.pca.org/getporsche/1974-911-carrera-us

  • lphuang (registered bidder) 5 days, 10 hoursago

    Does the car have a front oil cooler?

  • Qman42 6 days, 4 hoursago

    I am the owner of this car. There has been a question about rust to which @perfpow responded that the car is rock solid and has no rust. He was not aware of two spots near the headlights. I asked him to look at these which he did as soon as he could and took the photos which have been added to the gallery and noted in the writeup. I just want it to be clear and represent the car fairly. It is a rock solid car and to my knowledge has no other rust locations.

  • PCARMARKET_MODERATOR 6 days, 8 hoursago

    Additional content has been added to the listing gallery.

  • Qman42 1 weekago

    @Bob356 I’m the owner of this car. Since you have owned yours for a while you can appreciate how I feel about the car. It is a part of the family and hard to part with. 311,000 miles, that is a lot of experiences.

  • Arrow 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $52,000

  • Bob356 1 weekago

    I've got #068 white / lobster C Targa with 311,000 miles and this car is REALLY nice. Nice dash, rear parcel shelf, wheels, no rust, nice looking interior and undercarriage. It's obvious that the owner really took great care of this beauty.

  • leecarrera 1 week, 1 dayago

    @uscarrera I have a 1974 911 Carrera Coupe( #469) that I have owned since 1975. It does not have the 2.7 emblem on the engine grill and there is no evidence of it ever being there. The COA does not indicate a badge delete although COA's are certainly known to be inaccurate. Since the car has been in my possession for all these years I am inclined to believe that these cars could have come from the factory either way.

  • uscarrera (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @Perfpow the 1974 US Carreras had the 2.7 emblem on the grill as it was the first year for the 911 2.7 engine, the 1975 cars did not have the 2.7 emblem on the grill, of course Porsche always allowed a “ badge delete” option but that is usually listed in the original window sticker and may or may not be listed on the Certificate of Authenticity

  • Perfpow (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @uscarrera Hi @uscarrera I don’t know what to tell you about the 2.7 emblem. Obviously we could easily put one on there, but for the past 45 years or so, it hasn’t had one. I also have a 75 US Carrera here that has the original tail and all original paint, but it does not have the 2.7 emblem either. There is no faded spot where it once was, but that’s no surprise since the owner has had this white Carrera for pretty much its whole life. PCarmarket
    Thanks for clarifying the number issue. The owner and I agreed that there were 246 of these for the US market. PCarmarket came up with this other total which may include the European models.

  • Italus2 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $51,750

  • uscarrera (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    As the original founder of the US Carrera 2.7 Registry for PCA just wanted to note a few items car looks real nice, not original style exhaust with the two pipes, did not see the 2.7 badge on the rear tail lid grill, this car is #206 out of a total of 246 targas produced in 1974, just my 2 cents of information, good luck to the seller and future buyer.

  • 9146max 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $51,000

  • Arrow 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • 9146max 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $46,000

  • Porscheman81 (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @Perfpow thank you...very important detail ...

  • Perfpow (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @Porscheman81 if you are asking what the horsepower rating was, it was 167hp.

  • Porscheman81 (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    HP please

  • Perfpow (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @Roma This car is rock solid and has never had, or needed any rust repairs.

  • Roma (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Would the Seller plz comment on any rust issues? THX

  • PCARMARKET_MODERATOR 1 week, 3 daysago

    Images of the case stampings have been added to the gallery along with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and invoice for an engine overhaul.

  • Perfpow (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @TyStav Yes. Let me know when you can come by.

  • Perfpow (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @Slim_Chance That is correct. These bumper guards were never changed. They are what came on the 74 models.

  • Slim_Chance 1 week, 3 daysago

    '74's used the small overriders on the rear bumper. 1975 is when they got FAT for the US market.

  • Yates (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Have my father's 74 Targa Carrera. These cars are an absolute blast to drive, easy to maintain (lack the heat challenges of the 1975... models) and are very reliable. This is the RS substitute for the US. This car appears to be in very good condition and will be great fun for its next owner! I will be watching. Good luck!

  • Arrow 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • TyStav (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Great looking car. I am in Milwaukee area - any chance to see the car in person. Thanks!

  • nosubstitute4porsche (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @vdm9.. I have had my 74 non sunroof coupe for several years and after acquiring "olive" on the left coast did several tours in Ca. and then brought her back east. What a great comfortable driving car. The agility is awesome. I have done many long drives and I have never felt stiff or sore afterwards. Plenty of get up and it is a real driving experience that I wish more could enjoy. Whoever acquires this will not be disappointed, just trust me on that.

  • Vdm9 (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Having the exact sister car to this, #78 - I cannot say enough great things about this car. I call her the poor mans RS - Early built cars had many RS parts. Thumbs up where ever I take her, a thrill to wind out the easy revving 2.7 motor. These early G type cars are light and agile, a joy to drive. GLWS

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1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 5-Speed
Final bid: $72,000 This auction has ended.