Welcome to the 1974 Porsche 911 in Aubergine (eggplant/dark purple) with Cinnamon leatherette interior. A great example of Porsche 911 history. A very original, unrestored and wonderful driving car. Let's go through some details on this 1974 911. Noted features.
- Special optional color (Aubergine/G6)
- 49,450 miles of ownership care (limited records)
- 2.7L H6 Engine with 5-speed manual transmission
- Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (matching number)
- Early example of the G-Series - Collector level
- It's a 911. : )
For the 1974 year model Porsche introduces a new revised chassis, known as the G-Series 911. A number of changes, from new body work, interior, and engine, but what is possibly the most common feature that defined the new 911 was the bumper design. The US Federal government require auto makers to meet new safety and emission standards/regulations, therefore Porsche created their own impact bumper, and the visual style defined or named all G-series 911s from 1974 to 1989 – The Impact Bumper 911. Although, the bumpers may have become the models distinctive feature, the G-series is also the model series that defined what a Porsche is to them. The chassis was light, strong and was used in so many of Porsche's legendary production race cars. The first of the G-series cars (1974-1977) had a then new magnesium flat-six engine with a displacement of 2.7 liters with fuel injection (CIS). Transmission options were 5 speed manuals or a 4 speed Sport-o-matic (automatic) manual.
This 1974 Porsche 911 is what many referred to as standard or base 911. The car was ordered or spec'ed with the following options.
- Special Optional Color - Aubergine (eggplant purple)
- Cinnamon Leatherette interior
- White Fog Lights (chrome finish frames)
- Intermittent Wipers (working)
- Tinted Glass All
- Stabilizer Bars - F/R
- Light Metal Wheels, 6 X 15
- Pirelli (185/70 VR 15)
- Engine Compartment Light (later a standard feature)
- Vent Windows (rear)
- Retractable Antenna - Left
- Gauges - Oil tank, Level and Pressure
The car truly is in excellent condition for it's age. The exterior still has most of it's original paint (two panels were repainted). Some would refer to the car as a survivor, yet I would say it more of a well kept and loved car from it's previous owners. The condition of the original glass, rubber seals, trim and body panels are all wonderful. The unique Aubergine (purple) paint color retails a great finish/shine with only light blemishes from normal road use and natural aging. The standard 15 inch Fuchs wheels are in unrestored and great condition. Tires are in good condition, Yokohama brand. This US market 911 is equipped with the optional fog lights. All 1974 911 came with one side mirror (driver's side), and this one was delivered with the bright finish (non painted). This car is a non-sunroof car, which increases interior headroom.
The interior on this car is very well preserved with light wear and aging. Carpet is in wonderful condition. Seats show some aging with wear on the drivers seat as well as a tear at the stitching seam. Clear lensed and working gauges. A great working vintage Blaupunkt radio (believed to be original to the car) with manual lift antenna. Climate control panel works, blowing fan and good heat. The dealer installed A/C system is complete and hooked up, but not charged. The A/C fan motor works, but we did not attempt to get the A/C working. Great condition headline. What is so nice with cars like this 911 is the clear fact that it wasn't messed with over the years. The interior on this 911 is very original outside the dark brown floor mats, a period correct floor mat, but not correct to this car. Most likely the mats were installed back when the car was newer. A set of Coco Mats would look great in this car.
Mechanically this 911 is great. Being the base model 911 in 1974, the 2.7L flat six developed 143 HP. The engine in this car is stock, and runs great with good fun performance. Over the years, the engine has received steady maintenance A few years ago the engine received a major engine out service with most of the aged seals replace during the service. Upgraded Carrera chain tensioners were also installed. Today, the engine is still very dry for a 2.7L with only light weeping. The 5-speed manual was professional gone through and serviced, and a new clutch was install during the major service. Shifts smooth through all gears. The car is regularly driven on short fun. Some noted recent service work as well as condition.
- Fluid change (motor oil, transmission, and brake)
- Inline aluminum aircraft oil cooler - installed at the "S" hose
- Replace transmission seal at shift input
- Replaced original fuel hose at pump
- Front and rear brake rotors - on-car machine turned to resurface rotors. Within spec, brake pads have more than 75% remaining.
- Various items were replaced due to age. i.e. sway bar bushings, fog light relay, reverse light bulb, etc
Some noted past improvements/mechanical care
- Oil pressure fed, timing chain tensioner
- 930 lower valve covers
- Engine resealed - stock condition
- Transmission - reconditioned
This car is one of our favorite 911s. In our opinion, it doesn't get much better or unique. A great color and fun car to drive. Porsche cars like this are not common to come across. This is a beautiful car that deserves an owner that appreciates it's originality and condition. Being a highly original and well cared for example, I would recommend this car is more for the collector or limited used investment. Of course the owner can do what they wish, yet it is a special car. We all love a well cared for and original condition car that we can drive, and this 1974 911 "Aubergine" is all that.
If next owner wants to daily drive, or take long road trips, or have working A/C – we would recommend having a front fender oil cooler installed. Front fender oil cooler was a common add-on for these early G-series 2.7 911s, for cooler engine temps during summer time / city driving. As for preserving the originality of the car, it would be better to leave the car in the stock original configuration.
The car comes with Porsche CoA, a file folder of service records from the past two owner going back to 1988, very nice tool set kit, jack and two keys.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mike at 1-479-524-6560