This one-of-21 Porsche 911 MFI is fully restored and heading to the auction block.
In 2015, this car was no more than a hunk of metal vaguely resembling the glorious Porsche you see before you. But being a rare and desirable 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI, some savvy enthusiast went through the trouble of restoring it back to its former glory. Now, it’s heading to auction.
Set to cross the block as part of the Silverstone Auctions’ Classic Motor Show sale on November 12 (alongside a host of British royalty), this rare Porsche was completely restored in just 16 months. Originally purchased in 1975 from Swinford Motors of Stourbridge in the U.K., just 21 911 MFI Coupe examples were produced.
Driven sparingly for a number of years by a respected Porsche specialist, the car was taken off the road in 2008 with just 55,500 miles (8,900 kilometers) on the odometer. After seven years in storage, having sat untouched, it was decided that the car needed to find a new home. It was purchased by its new owner in 2015, who quickly got to work on restoring it back to its former glory.
In an effort to keep the car as original as possible, only two new front wings, and basic perishable items were replaced by restoration experts RS 911. Every other component remains original, including the Ice Green exterior finish, and the engine and gearbox, which were rebuilt by renowned Porsche engine builders Tech 9 Motorsport in Liverpool, England.
But before the vehicle heads to auction, the current owner hopes to reunite the car with its original owner, who purchased it new in 1975. “The results of this restoration must be seen to be fully appreciated,” says Will Smith, sales manager at Silverstone Auctions. “RS 911 have done a fantastic job, the engine sounds superb, and this 911 Carrera can now be returned to the road in tis former glory.”
Being a rare example in such stunning condition, don’t expect it to go for cheap. Early estimates have it selling for anywhere between £240,000-£280,000 ($293,000-$342,000) when it crosses the block next month.
Source: Silverstone Auctions
Photos: Silverstone Auctions