1975 Porsche 911
Porsche 911s 2.7 coupe, manual transmission, LHD
The 911 was under threat from the safety-crazy US legislation in the late '60's and early 70's, not to mention the emissions regs stifling anything venturing near American tarmac. The answer that Porsche devised was based around the idea of integrated impact bumpers which replaced the previous 'long-bonnet' type front and rear styling on the 911 range. The body was very lightly tweaked to accept the new crash structures but retained the narrow rear arches of the earlier cars on all but the flagship Carrera version.
This new approach was coupled to the 2.7 litre variant of the already famous air-cooled flat six which for the 911 and 911S utilised the Bosch K-Jetronic fuel system.
The body shape was not received with total adoration and the engine developed a reputation for fragility, mainly caused by the need to run it hotter to meet strict exhaust gas control regulations.
This car spent the early part of it's life in California before coming to the UK. It's a nice spec with 5-speed gearbox and no sunroof in Guards Red with black trim.