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The soul of the legendary Carrera 2.7 RS lives on within the Carrera 2.7 MFI

Serious automotive enthusiasts consider Porsche’s Carrera 2.7 RS to be the archetypical 911…and deservedly so. The cars are light, responsive, purposeful and the type 911/83 engine delivers scintillating performance. Over the last 40 years the 2.7 RS has been covered in dozens of books and articles. Yet its successor – a car with the identical engine and similar DNA – remains either unknown or misunderstood even by long-time Porsche enthusiasts. That car is the Carrera 2.7 MFI. This book tells the complete story of these remarkable, unheralded sports cars.

The Carrera 2.7 book has been meticulously researched using the Porsche factory archives, private collections, period documentation and intensive study. The book attempts to cover everything an owner, restorer, historian or enthusiast would want to know about this intriguing 911 variant. Content includes comprehensive discussion of original options, photos of key details, insights into factory production, competition history and a considerable amount of material never before published. Although primarily focused on the top-of-the-line mechanically-fuel injected Carrera 2.7, this book will also prove valuable to enthusiasts of any of the Porsche 911 and 930 Turbo models produced during the mid-1970s.

The Carrera 2.7 book is #1 on Total 911's "2016 'MUST READ' LIST" in the February 2016 issue. Read more reviews of the Carrera 2.7 book.

“Carrera 2.7 is one of those Porsche books you just cannot put down. It is a perfect example of how to write a modern super detailed and beautifully designed text on a specific car.” “excels in terms of research, writing style, design and the huge amount of contemporary and studio photography” “a fantastic work and an essential for any serious Porsche book collector”
– GT Porsche magazine

"Before reading Carrera 2.7, I had always considered the model to be a tiny aspect of the Porsche 911 story, a stop gap model that bridged the gap between the iconic 2.7RS and the start of the EFI 3.0 and 3.2 litre cars. While that may be one way to consider the model, Ryan Snodgrass’ comprehensive book shows just how pivotal the ‘Euro Carrera’ 2.7 model was, both in the influence over subsequent models and the effect on the 930." 
– Historic Racer

“Although primarily focused on the MFI-equipped Carrera 2.7, this book will also prove valuable to enthusiasts of any of the Porsche 911 and 930 Turbo models produced during the mid-1970s.”
– Classic Porsche magazine

“Detailed part photos turn this book into an ultimate restoration guide as well as encyclopedic buyer’s reference”
– Road Scholars magazine


Details

  • 406 pages, hardcover with slipcase
  • 684 color photos, 146 b/w photos, 50 illustrations
  • Over 530 never-before-published photos
  • 10 ¼ × 11 ¾ inches (26.0 × 29.9 cm)
  • Author: Ryan Snodgrass
  • Designer: Christoph Mäder
  • Published: October 2015 by Parabolica Press 

News

PCA Panorama Review – August 2016

August 14, 2016

The Carrera 2.7 book review in August issue #713 of Porsche Club of America's Panorama magazine: Just when you thought you owned every Porsche coffee table or reference book you needed, along comes Carrera 2.7 by Ryan Snodgrass. The iconic 1973 Carrera RS may be well documented, but its successor, the Carrera 2.7 MFI produced from 1974-1976, is a car little known by Porsche enthusiasts—until now. The book begins with a brief history of the 1973 Carrera RS, explains why the Carrera 2.7 MFI was produced and the reason North America received a "watered-down" version. In addition, there is a chapter on special models, including the Carrera 2.7 Turbo, the Belgium Police Targas, and the extremely rare and desirable Sondermodell 1976—the final Porsche production car with...

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The Car That Inspired a Book

August 12, 2016

The following was originally published as "The Car That Inspired a Book: Ryan Snodgrass’ 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI" by Randy Wells in the February 2016 issue of Road Scholars Magazine: “To whom much is given, much is expected.” This might seem like an unusual quote to open an automotive story, but it happens to fit. Ryan Snodgrass of Washington state has made a lot of good decisions in his life, including his choice of career and family. It’s also allowed him to take on the monumental task of researching an underappreciated Porsche that uses the same engine as the legendary 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS. Road Scholars Magazine last visited with Ryan in December 2015 when editor Randy Leffingwell extolled the virtues...

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Carrera 2.7 wins IAMC Automotive Media Award

August 02, 2016

The Carrera 2.7 book wins the Silver Medallion award at the 25th International Automotive Media Competition (IAMC). The IAMC program is designed to recognize and encourage excellence in all forms of automotive media through judging by peer media professionals. Awards were presented Sunday, July 31 the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's. About the Carrera 2.7 book: Serious automotive enthusiasts consider Porsche’s Carrera 2.7 RS to be the archetypical 911…and deservedly so. The cars are light, responsive, purposeful and the type 911/83 engine delivers scintillating performance. Over the last 40 years the 2.7 RS has been covered in dozens of books and articles. Yet its successor – a car with the identical engine and similar DNA – remains either unknown or misunderstood even by long-time Porsche enthusiasts. That car...

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AUTOMOBILSPORT Book Review – July/Aug/Sept 2016

June 29, 2016

The Carrera 2.7 book review in issue #9 of AUTOMOBILSPORT magazine: Now come on, please - not another Porsche book? On a 911? Well, have some patience, dear reader. For despite the flood of Porsche-related reading material on the market, Ryan Snodgrass has managed to create something extraordinary. The connection to the recently relaunched definitive book on the preceding model becomes obvious at first sight. This is no surprise, as the layout and design for the 1974–76 Carrera 2.7 book was done by the same graphic designer. But it is the content and amazing details that make this one even more special. Snodgrass covers every – and we mean absolutely every – aspect of the initial impact bumper model Carrera, in the...

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