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1974 2.7 Carrera Targa RHD engine(deck) lid grille query

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I'm hoping that another 1974 2.7 MFI Carrera RHD (Targa) owner can help me identify what type (metal or plastic) and colour (silver or black) engine lid grille would have originally been supplied with my car, which has a rear wiper that was fitted at the time of manufacture.

 

My chassis number is 9114610363 and the car was produced in May 1974 with a UK registration date of 18th June 1974

 

When I bought the car back in 1986, the previous owner had fitted a later whale-tail spoiler (first hand information) and the original grille did not come with the car.

 

Since returning to the plain engine lid with rear wiper, I fitted a black plastic grille which I had to modify by cutting a notch in the plastic grille so that the rear wiper drive would not interfere - the fact that I had to modify the plastic grille to fit around the rear wiper, put doubts in my mind that this was the correct type of original grille. This in turn suggests that I should have the black metal grille fitted (which looks slightly smaller in photos and doesn't foul the rear wiper hole in the metal lid).

 

The company that has been restoring my car tell me that a number of 1974 2.7 MFI Carreras that they have had through their workshop, all had the black plastic grille BUT they also said that all the cars were Coupes, and none had rear wipers.

 

With the high price of the Porsche supplied metal, black engine lid grille, I need to be completely sure that this is what my car would originally have been built with before I buy one ; so I would like to ask other 1974 2.7 MFI G-Series RHD Carrera (Targa) owners with rear wipers if they would be kind enough to let me know what grille type and colour they have fitted to their cars.

 

Regards,

 

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