Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Stunning Peru Red '75 Carrera Coupe
For sale is this pristine enthusiast owned Peru Red U.S. Carrera. Peru Red is a very rare color and makes for a distinguished yet not too conservative appearance on this top of the line 911 from 1975. This is a fantastic collectors piece which needs almost nothing to be made perfect.
This car has had a full top quality repaint in the original color which included the removal of the engine and and a full detail. According to the previous seller, while the engine was out, it was sent to Dean Polopolus of Advanced Performance Engineering for a full service. While there are no records to validate this, the engine runs fantastic and leaks no oil which would support this claim. The gearbox is quiet and shifts like a new car. In fact, this Carrera drives like a new Toyota. Steering is tight, suspension and handling is taut and there are no squeaks or rattles to be heard anywhere. Even the tires are close to brand new.
Paint quality is fantastic as are the panel gaps and alignment which is one of the most challenging and key elements of doing the job right. Please view the detail photos of the panel gaps - the fit and finish is exceptional. Looking around the car, you notice the factory driving lamps, headlight squirters and electric sunroof. Inside, you are met with immaculate "Cinnamon" upholstery and dash top with no cracks, tears or damage. However, the carpeting is original to the car and is beginning to show its age in the drivers footwell. The Carrera also comes equipped with electric windows and the special and rare factory thick-grip leather steering wheel.
In the trunk you will find the original tool kit, spare tire and jack. There is no rust or rot to be found anywhere on this car. It currently shows approx 64,650 miles.
The 74/75 Carrera is in the midst of chasing its big-brother the '73 RS Carrera in value. It is unlikely that it will ever reach the values of the '73, but there is no doubt that excellent examples like this one will continue to escalate in value while also affording its owner the opportunity to drive and enjoy the investment like Porsche intended them to.
Click below to see a 30+ photo slide-show of this car.