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Purchased through AFN Chiswick. First registered on the 8th of January 1974 by its only owner Fitted with its original aluminium 'Ducktail' rear spoiler which was used in 1974 only 210 bhp, 2,687cc Type 911/83 air-cooled, six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection Never been restored just well-maintained. Top-end rebuild at 70,000 miles The Carrera 2.7 MFI is capable of the same performance and engenders the same feel as the legendary RS The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI (mechanical fuel injection), was aimed at worldwide markets apart from the United States, where the Carrera 2.7 was restricted to the 2.7 K-Jetronic engine to sit more easily with Porsche America's marketing strategy. So the rest of us were able to benefit from a new model utilising the same brilliant power-plant as the now iconic 1973 Carrera RS, making them mechanically identical, but with a few concessions towards civility and day to day use. In its introductory year of 1974, the Carrera 2.7 MFI came fitted with a 'ducktail' spoiler and the new G-Series chassis was 'beefed-up' to appease ever stricter US crashworthiness requirements. The floor pans were strengthened, lighting was improved and larger bumpers incorporated. Importantly, the Carrera 2.7 MFI is capable of the same performance, and engenders the same feel and driving enjoyment as the RS and its dramatic styling cues including the 'ducktail' and wide rear wings pay homage to its more focused sibling. With an impressive 210 bhp, 2,687 cc Type 911/83 air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, 0-60 mph was achieved in just over 5 seconds and the car was geared for 150 mph through the 5-speed manual transmission. The suspension was fully independent with torsion bars, McPherson struts and anti-roll bars. The total weight was just over 1,075 kilograms, which made the 2.7 MFI a very fast car in its day and in fact, it was the fastest production 911 until the late 1980s. WLY 318M is a G-series, 2.7 Carrera Targa and rolled off the production line on the 6th of November 1973 finished in Z2V9 Silver Metallic with a Shetland Seat inlay edged in a Blue/Black Leatherette, and equipped with a number of factory options including Impact-absorbing Bumpers, Tinted Windows, Bilstein Sports Shock Absorbers both front and rear, a Targa Top, Chrome Trim instead of Black, and a driver's side Exterior Mirror. It was purchased through AFN Chiswick and first registered on the 8th of January 1974 by its first owner. A loyal owner he turned out to be, as the Porsche has remained with him for all of its 44 years and has been maintained regardless of cost, consequently never needing a full restoration with the biggest expense being a top engine rebuild at 70,000 miles. The car was used by our vendor on a daily basis for his business until it was written down on the books and bought for a pound from his own company!! The car is fitted with its original aluminium 'Ducktail' rear spoiler which was used for the model's first year of production, changing in 1975 to the more familiar 'Whaletail'. WLY 318M is one of the last pre-zinc underbody cars and is one of only 48 right-hand drive Targas produced for the '74 model year. The spare wheel is in an untouched state and proudly wearing its 1973 tyre. The factory supplied toolkit is all present and correct and little used, residing in its bespoke storage compartment. As a result of sun damage, the dash top has been replaced (a common problem with 911s of this vintage) but the original one will be supplied with the car if total originality is high on your agenda. The 2.7 MFI is most certainly a drivers car, much in the style of the 1973 RS and the unassisted steering, uprated suspension, and the 915 gearbox all reward clear and precise control inputs. This is the first time that this rare 911 has come to market and it will be offered with a fresh MoT and fully serviced by the knowledgeable team at Autofarm. One not to be missed.