DT: 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe

Offered as the top-range Porsche 911 in the U.S. market from 1974 to 1975, the Carrera 2.7 embodied the spirit and performance of the legendary 1973 Carrera RS in the new G-series platform. This 1975 example comes finished in Guards Red over a black interior and was factory optioned with a limited-slip differential and Koni shock absorbers. The car is supported by a numbers matching Porsche Certificate Of Authenticity and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Illinois showing approximately 45k miles on the odometer.

This 911 is finished in Guards Red with contrasting Carrera side stripes. The 1975 model year Carrera features a Whale Tail rear spoiler borrowed from the original 930 Turbo supplemented by a rubber front chin spoiler to help balance airflow. Other equipment includes a chrome driver’s side mirror, optional headlight washers, and front fog lights. Compared to a contemporary 911S, the Carrera featured flared fenders to accommodate wider Fuchs wheels measuring 7” wide in front and 8” wide in the rear. The 15” alloy wheels on this Carrera are dressed in older Avon CR6ZZ tires. The seller describes the paint to have been kept in fantastic original condition, detailed images are provided in the gallery.

The interior is said to be preserved with the original blue carpeting, black leather seats, and dashboard remaining in great condition. All gauges and accessories are said to be fully functional including the factory Blaupunkt radio. The seller adds that the odometer has never been repaired or replaced.

The U.S. market Carrera 2.7 shares its fuel-injected 2.7-liter flat-six engine with the 911S and produces up to 175 HP. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 5-speed manual gearbox and an optional limited-slip differential. The Carrera model received improved aluminum rear trailing arms as well as larger anti-roll bars and ventilated disc brakes at each corner. This Carrera came factory equipped with optional Koni shock absorbers and features an upgraded exhaust. The seller states the car’s service records were lost at some point; however, the previous owners have been contacted to corroborate the car’s original mileage. The engine is said to have never been disassembled and bears case stampings that match the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.

This sale will include the original owner’s manuals, a toolkit, a spare tire, a clean title, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. 

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Comments (68)

  • mgrimm01 4 days, 22 hoursago

    So here is further evidence of why this ‘75 Carrera is worth so much.

    This other Carrera just sold on another auction site and it is not nearly as nice or desirable.


    It has twice the mileage, unoriginal paint, accident repair, rust repair, unoriginal radio, unoriginal mirrors, and unpolished wheels.

    Despite all that, it sold for $90K.

  • Perfpow (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @590HP Here’s Patrick Long’s take on the ‘75 Carrera.


    He had his parts ready to slap on after he bought it. Including a replacement 2.7 engine with mechanical fuel injection. The point is, a lot of guys converted these 2.7 engines to the RS 2.7 spec (both with MFI & with carburetors) rather than just replace them with big engines.

  • 590HP (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @mgrimm01 Ahhh, very interesting

    I have an M491 Cabrio and I am looking for a project car
    I see the Carrera’ package adds many of the upgrades (minus the whale tail, brakes and fender flares)

  • 590HP (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Perfpow Thanks -- that is very helpful.

    Damn, that Gulf Blue over Black is spectacular . . .

  • mgrimm01 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @590HP Besides the points that Perpow made another reason this car is so valuable is that it is a Carrera. Only 395 Carreras were made in 1975.

    Differences between the Carrera and the base model (the 911S) were the following. These were not ad-ons. They were all part of the ‘Carrera’ package.

    5-speed instead of 4-speed
    front spoiler
    rear spoiler
    flared rear fenders
    Front wheels – J7 X 15 Forged alloy, black centers
    Rear wheels – 8J X 15 Forged alloy, black centers
    Front tires 185/70 VR 15 radial ply
    Rear tires 215/60 VR 15 radial ply
    Rectangular fog lights, below bumper
    Black trim
    Carrera side lettering
    Leather covered sport steering wheel
    Power windows
    Genuine leather seats
    special velour type carpeting

  • Perfpow (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @590HP Also @590HP, the 2.7 engine gets a bad rap. If you drive one that’s running perfectly they are quite nice. The bad rap comes from the thermal reactors which were removed from this engine early on. They could certainly damage the case and the heads with their radiated heat. The 2.7 engine is a great engine to modify if you want more power and you could always do an engine swap like the Minerva Blue car.

  • Perfpow (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @590HP Here are links to three cars that illustrate why our 75 Carrera is worth over $125,000 in my opinion . The third one is comparable to another car that we have for sale with a 3.6 liter engine. It is a Minerva blue Carrera 3.0 with a 3.6. It is beautifully repainted in its original color and we are asking 130 for it with two engines! The matching numbers engine and the 3.6.
    Keep in mind that the mileage on the red Carrera is pretty well documented and the paint is original and spectacular. I’m not sure these other cars are worth as much as the 75.
    We will have other 911 auctions on Pcarmarket, but the Minerva blue car will be sold on the Perfect Power Inc website since I’m concerned that many people won’t know the value of that car with two engines.



  • 590HP (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    I really like this car -- the condition, the low miles, a classic color combo, & a 5-speed manual (a 1975 option). I am less of a fan of the 175hp 2.7...

    The auction surprised me -- I was a bidder but i obviously mispriced the car.

    I would like to learn more: Why this particular car is so valuable? Can anyone share some thoughts? Most of what i have seen with these go for far less (but they also have much more mileage and may not be in as nice a condition)

    Please share your thoughts....

  • Greatfox (registered bidder) 3 weeksago

    @911930RV Appears that way

  • 911930RV (registered bidder) 3 weeksago


  • ingridr 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $93,911

  • area901 3 weeksago

    Mid-year 911s rule...up timba!

  • zachino 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $91,911

  • ingridr 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $87,911

  • zachino 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $84,000

  • ingridr 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $82,911

  • Greatfox 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $80,250

  • zachino 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $80,000

  • ingridr 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $75,911

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeksago

    @Clint930 Same with the clutch. Properly adjusted. No chatter or slipping. Smooth engagement.

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeksago

    @Clint930 The transaxle functions perfectly. No balkiness, no slow shifting, no leaks and no grinding. Not even going into first gear. Shift bushings and couplings are all good. No transmission service or repairs will be needed any time soon!

  • Clint930 (registered bidder) 3 weeksago

    With no transmission work evident, what is your opinion on the condition of the clutch and synchros?

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeksago

    If you are interested in this car and have any questions, now is the time to ask them!
    This car is one of those rare cars that has managed to stay out of trouble for 48 years.
    Serious collectors know the value of original cars. A car is only original once. Even with heavy patina, original paint is very desirable. With paint that is this age and still in this fantastic condition is super rare. If you’re a collector who appreciates originality, here is a 48 year old Carrera in spectacular condition. Zero excuses!!

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • jassim_alemadi 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $72,000

  • 590HP (registered bidder) 3 weeksago

    It looks like @microFryer is not messing around, jumping nearly $30k with 6 hours to go!

  • microFryer 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $69,000

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @Greatfox The paint meter video is up. It’s hard to find paint that is this age and in this condition and is really original. This is a really nice car. Not mine either!

  • Greatfox (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Could you take paint meter readings at various points on the car?

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @Greatfox Photos of smugglers box added.

  • Greatfox (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Also, can you please share a photo of the inside of the smuggler’s box?

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @Greatfox Hah. True! Long gone. One of the early owners ‘updated’ to a painted mirror. The last owner went back to original.

  • Greatfox (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Thanks for adding the photos. An internet search shows that this car once had a paint matched side mirror. Is that included with the sale?

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @Greatfox This car is pretty much as rust-free as they get.

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @Greatfox Here you go. Look at the new content.

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @590HP It’s original. I first thought that the carpets were black and sun-faded to blue. But they are blue, even where the sun doesn’t shine!

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @Clint930 I’m glad you asked. I do have this information and I am happy to post it especially since it is so impressive!
    Completed compression test
    Cyl 1-140 2-140 3-145 4-145 5-145 6-145
    Completed leak down test
    Cyl 1-0% 2-2% 3-0% 4-0% 5-0% 6-1%

  • Clint930 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    With no work being done on the engine, would it be possible to see compression numbers. I'm sure Perfect Power can provide this info. Thanks!

  • 590HP 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,911

  • 590HP (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    I have seen lots of Red over Black 70s era 911s but never with blue carpet. Are all of these colors original? Its quite striking!

  • rsamerica 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • Greatfox (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Can you please show photos around the jack and under the battery tray? How extensive is the rust in this area? Are there any other areas of rust?

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Greatfox No dyno. Although probably close, I think Pcarmarket came up with the number. Most, if not all of the power loss, would probably come from the thermal reactors.

  • Greatfox (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Did some digging and it appears 1974 Carreras had 175hp and 1975 Carreras had 165 due to changes from emissions equipment. I know that the thermal reactors and air pump have been removed, but the exhaust is still not the same as a 1974. How did you come up with the 175hp number? Was it dynoed?

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Greatfox It is leatherette. The texture is quite different than the more obvious leatherette on the rear seats. It had me fooled and I had Pcarmarket rewrite it as genuine leather. My fault not theirs. Not Mike’s. They even have a realistic patina like leather! There is some very light fading, and some wrinkling that looks like genuine leather. I look at these cars all the time and I’m rarely faked out. But I was! Sorry.

  • Greatfox (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    CoA says black leatherette, but the listing claims that the seats are original and leather. Which is correct?

  • JN_1308 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @analogmike I think the first SSI heat exchangers came out around 1984 or 1985. Obviously, this car was already 10 years old and had its exhaust system work already done. The European style exhaust system on the car is considered to be very good and correct.

  • TWag 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $27,500

  • Bruce914 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $26,911

  • analogmike (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    seems strange that a later model exhaust would be put on rather than the 74 and earlier, most people put on the SSI version.

  • 590HP 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $25,911

  • 98911s (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @Perfpow Thanks@Perfpow

  • jassim_alemadi 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • worley.marcus 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $1,911

  • G.Led 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Thanks, I agree now with better pix.

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @G.Led Yes. I added some more pictures. It’s very clear in person that there is no lip from masking the sticker. No paint work in these door jams!

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • mgrimm01 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    During the time I've owned this car I have verified that the mileage shown is accurate by spending considerable time communicating with 3 of the 4 prior owners.

    It was originally purchased by an Air Force Officer in Colorado Springs. He put a little over 3,000 miles on it and sold it in 1979 to a person who lives in Broadhead, WI. The original owner is no longer alive so I was unable to contact him.

    However, I did meet in person with owner #2 to get the full story on the car. He owned it from 1979 to 1995 and sold it to owner #3 with approximately 23,000 miles on it.

    Owner #3 worked with owner #2’s wife and I was also able to track him down. We exchanged several emails where he went over his ownership history with me. He lived in Madison, WI and sold the car in 2006 to owner #4 in the Milwaukee area. The car had exactly 39,490 miles on it when owner #3 sold it to owner #4.

    Owner #4 put exactly 2,545 miles on it and I bought it with 42,035 miles in 2014. I have regularly driven car during the past 8+ years and the odometer now shows slightly more than 45,000 miles.

    Through my conversations and email exchanges with owners #2, #3, and #4 they verified that the odometer was never serviced, they verified mileage when they bought/sold the car, and they stated that no paint work was ever done.

    Also, besides the Carrera chain tensioners that owner #2 had installed, the only other significant mechanical work that was done included replacing the undesirable US exhaust (with thermal reactors) with the European heat exchangers, crossover pipe and primary muffler injection, and removing Air injection.

    All evidence suggests no engine or trans work has occurred.

  • G.Led 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Could you take some better pictures of Federal sticker in door jam as it looks like Re-paint build up around sticker. Interesting LSD but no front oil cooler.

  • mgrimm01 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    My name is Mike and I'm the owner of this very special 1975 Carrera. It is being sold by Perfect Power in Buffalo Grove, IL. I have bought several cars with Sol's (owner of Perfect Power) help, starting in 1986.

    He has serviced and maintained all my cars at the highest level, and is one of the foremost experts. So, my guess is that he will take the lead on answering most questions, but I will jump in when it makes sense.

  • 590HP 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $911

  • 550bryan (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    If it doesn't have oil leaks somethings wrong . Super low miles for an almost 50 year old 911, with apparently original paint. GLWTS

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    This is a very special car. With only 45,000 miles and its original paint and interior, this car looks like it has been restored. A car that looks this good, but is all original and approaching 50 years old is what makes it collectible. That it happens to be a US Carrera with the original whale tail, Carrera, scripts and front spoiler make it that much better.

  • Perfpow (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @98911s When this car is being used it doesn’t leak at all. If it sits for a month or longer, you may see two small drops. Very minimal.

  • 98911s (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Hi any oil leaks?

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DT: 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe
Buy Now: $135,000 Final Bid: $93,911
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