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Introduced in September 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Porsche 901 concept heralded the start of a production run that even Porsche probably couldn't have imagined, and now into its sixth decade, the Porsche 911 is still the model that underpins the whole Porsche range. At the Paris Auto Show in October 1964, French car maker Peugeot formally objected to the use of model numbers '901' so, before the end of 1964, Porsche changed the designation of their flagship model to 911. By the end of 1972 Porsche was ready to release its latest series of 911. The 1973 'F-Series' is considered by many purists as the definitive and most coveted 911, the final series before the vastly different impact bumper 'G-Series'. By 1973 the engine capacity had increased to 2.4 litres and the top of the range model was the, soon to be, iconic 2.7 Carrera RS. In early 1973, Porsche made a small number of 2.4T Mechanical Fuel Injection (MFi) cars in a short run in-between the 1972 2.4T side oil-fill model and the later 1973 2.4 CIS Injection and Zenith Carburettor models. By the end of February 1973, the 2.4T MFi production run ended in favour of the less powerful but more emission friendly CIS injection, and in total Porsche produced less than three hundred 2.4T MFi cars, rendering this 1973 2.4T MFI a very rare model indeed. This F-Series, left-hand drive, 2.4T MFi was first registered in February 1973 and supplied by Porsche America in its original colour of Light Ivory White, considered by many as one of the most beautiful 70's colours on offer at that time. Used very sparingly for its first 12 years from 1973 to 1985, it was decided in late 1985 that a colour change to Guards Red would be appropriate and so the car was taken off the road to prepare it for its new 'coat of colours'. However, little progress was made over the ensuing years, and the car remained unfinished for the next 30 years, fortunately, stored in a temperature controlled garage, hence its wonderfully rust-free condition. Given the time the car was off the road, the indicated mileage of 22,582 miles may well be correct, although we are unable to confirm this. Although it's unusual to call a car 'original and unmolested' when it no longer wears its factory paint, the underside of the car is incredibly original and the chassis is accident-free. There are plenty of areas on early 1970's Porsche 911s that are attractive to the old tin worm, such as the battery boxes, kidney bowls, side sills and door shutters, however, this car has been protected from the elements and remains in a wonderfully unperforated state. Complete with its original 6 x 15 Fuchs alloys and the all-important Mechanical Fuel Injection, this car represents a rare opportunity to acquire a low mileage and rust free example. The matching numbers engine turns freely, although the car has not run for three decades, so a full rebuild might be sensible. Offered to the open market for the first time in over 30 years, this car is crying out to be restored back to its original specification and its original colour of Light Ivory White with a black interior. Supplied with a NOVA reference number, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this car will need to be registered with the DVLA to obtain a UK V5c. At today's guide, it certainly looks tempting, and we urge you to view this car and clear some space in your garage.