1974 Porsche Carrera

Rare, Documented, Excellent

1974 Porsche Targa Carrera

1 of 246 (Produced 12/73)


This is originally a California car, purchased in September 1974. It was sold by the first owner in March 1978 with 57,200 miles and remained in CA. It then was purchased with 79,400 miles, in December 1988. All ownership and registration records are available, along with the Owner's Manual. The car was operated and garaged during the period he resided in CA or Arizona until April 2000. It was then moved east to Maryland via enclosed auto carrier (Passport Transport). In January 2003, he relocated to Virginia where car was currently registered. It has been garaged and covered when not driven since he has owned it. According to the second owner, it was garaged during his ownership. Except for the front hood and lower spoiler, the paint is the factory original, as are the Carrera Graphics. The hood was stripped to bare metal, primed and repainted in January 2017. The Targa top was completely refurbished, the front seats were recovered with the original type of perforated pigskin leather, in the original midnight color and new foam padding was installed, and the carpets were dyed to the original black. This work was done in August 1999.

Maintenance History

The car has been routinely maintained with fluids and filters replaced. The Maintenance records, beginning with the second owners care, are available with the car. The primary concerns about the 2.7L engine of this vintage have been addressed as follows.

11/83, 70,000 mi. – Engine rebuilt, replaced: Main Rod Bearings, Valve Guides, Valves, Chain Tensioners, Rockers, installed Case Savers, one Cam Shaft, and balanced Crank Shaft. Also, a new Clutch Disk was installed.

01/93, 91,300 mi. – Air Box replaced, equipped with Pop-Off Valve.

08/99, 95,900 mi. – Installed Carrera Kit Timing Chain Tensioners. Additionally, upgrade A/C system with new rotary compressor, hoses and dryer. Replaced Crank Shaft Pulley for increased cooling fan speed.
Additional maintenance and updates

02/2000 – Replaced Muffler

06/2003 – Replaced A/C Expansion Valve

08/2005 – Replaced A/C Evaporator Core

07/2008 – Rebuilt Alternator

11/2013, 123,800 – Replaced Engine Sound Mat and Heater Tubes

06/2014, 124,000 – Front Brake Aluminum “S” Caliper Restoration, including piston replacement. (Work performed by PMB Performance, Sandy, Utah.) Replaced Front Rotors and Brake Lines.

11/2016 – Installed new Battery

02/2017 – Replaced Rear Sway Bar Bushings and Support Clamps

04/2017, 124,960 – adjusted Valves, replaced Valve Cover Gaskets, replaced most all rubber fuel lines, tightened clamps and all cover fasteners, to stop leaks, serviced A/C.

05/2017 – Installed Headlight Relay Kit for Halogen Head Lamps.

07/2017 – Replaced Sparkplug Wire Set, Distributor Cap and Rotor.

08/2017, 125,100 mi. Installed 4 new Tires

Car comes with following as well.

Original Head lights. H4's installed

Original Radio


Stamped Service book and Owners Manual

Records From first to last owners.

Feel free to call or text any questions 256.702.5185 or email: edarby@trisslsportscars.com (*walk around videos below):

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Engine type
Body color
Grand Prix White
Engine size
2.7 Liter
5 Speed Manual
Seat material
Miles Shown