We are pleased to present Chassis No. 911.560.0011, a rare 1975 Carrera 2.7 pre-production test and development car. Stamped with original “Konstruktion” number 105.0001, this stunning example was assembled in June of 1974 using the first ever production body for the 1975 model year. Examination of Porsche production records indicate that this particular Carrera 2.7 MFI is the first of 508 examples completed and was used as an internal test and development car. Deemed surplus by Porsche after about eight months, this Carrera was acquired by German Porsche dealer Freisinger Motorsports and was sold at least three times before being exported to Japan in 1991. Finally resurfacing in 2012, this car was repurchased by Freisinger before being sold to a collector in the United States. This unique piece of Porsche history now shows 31,882 kilometers (19,810) and is being offered for auction in exceptional condition by a dealer in California.
While in Japan, this Carrera was repainted from its original light yellow to Grand Prix white. A passenger side mirror along with front fender side marker lights were also fitted in compliance with Japanese road laws. The seller states that the exterior shows very well, only displaying minor blemishes. Following extensive refurbishment at Virtuoso Performance in Hayward, California, it was noted that this Carrera remains rust free and structurally sound. This car features newly designed front and rear spoilers and original Fuchs light alloy wheels which come wrapped in Pirelli tires. Reportedly accident free, this is a very well-preserved example.
Records indicate that this Carrera was fitted with a Midnight Blue interior, however, it is actually appointed in Black with Shetland Cloth inlays, likely an error due to the fact that these notes were transcribed from original handwritten documents. During its comprehensive refurbishment, the seats were fully reupholstered along with $35,000 in additional work. All accessories, electrical components and gauges are fully functional at this time. Factory options equipped for this vehicle read as follows:
Today, the car remains fitted with both the original engine and gearbox as recorded on Porsche’s internal records. The engine is a very special “Works” (Race Department) prepared typ. 911/83 engine with engine number 664.1375. The bottom side of the engine also has the distinct “K” stamping which is believed to stand for “kiene” or none” for non-conforming. The “K” stamping might also be a reference to the fact that this car initially was fitted with an experimental Bosch K-Jetronic injection system that Porsche had been testing.
In addition to the specially prepared engine, this Porsche still retains a variety of unidentified components, likely also used during Porsche’s testing and development program. The engine compartment has an extremely interesting bracket with a vacuum canister and associated plumbing that attaches to nothing. Perhaps this part and the associated plumbing have something to do with the experimental fuel injection system. It apparently remained in the car even after it was fitted with the normal Bosch Mechanical Injection system.
Under the car are an extra series of conduits and tubing that pass to the front of the car under the passenger floor boards, likely the remnants of Porsche’s testing equipment fitted to this car when new. The front trunk compartment also has some very strange panel formation with numerous hand divotted areas as shown in the photo gallery.
The gearbox fitted to this car also matches the original assembly records from Porsche. It is a typ. 915/06 unit specifically made for the 1974-1976 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI. It was assembled in June of 1974 at the same time that the car was built. This incredible vehicle now shows 31,882 kilometers, however, there has only been approximately 7,700 kilometers put the car since the complete rebuild of the drivetrain.
Included in the sale of this outstanding Carrera 2.7 will be extensive documentation, a model-specific tool kit and a combination of original and reproduction manuals stored in the original pouch. Also included is an ultra-rare, original blue jack used only late in 1974 when the regular black Bilstein jack was out of production. This is an exceedingly special opportunity to own an original Porsche Factory test and development car.