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Behind the wheel of a 1974 Porsche 911

A 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera, prepared by Brumos

A 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013) Photo Credit: Bloomberg News

Bloomberg News got behind the wheel of a 1974 Porsche 911, owned by the Classic Car Club Manhattan, for an April 2013 story on vintage Porsches before the 50th anniversary of the original 911 vehicle.

Club director Mike Prichinello said he paid $32,000 in cash for the Porsche, which was modified with race shocks, a mechanical fuel injector and an aftermarket steering wheel and stick shift. The powertrain was also tweaked so that the 2.7-liter flat-six engine would produce 220 horsepower instead of the standard 150 horsepower.

Click through the gallery to get a look at the vintage vehicle for yourself.

A 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera, prepared by Brumos
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A 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

The front of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera
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The front of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by Brumos Racing, is seen in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

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"Carrera" is seen on the side of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

The hood of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera
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The hood of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

The rear of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera
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The rear of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

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"Illest" is written on the rear of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

The Porsche logo is seen on the hood
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The Porsche logo is seen on the hood of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

A 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by
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A 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

The interior of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera
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The interior of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

The control panel and steering wheel of a
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The control panel and steering wheel of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

The shifter of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera
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The shifter of a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

A cloth pull handle, made to save weight,
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A cloth pull handle, made to save weight, is seen on a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

A 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by
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A 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

The
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The "fuel safe" gas tank is sseen on a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

A
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A "2.7" tag is displayed on a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicle, prepared by Brumos Racing, sits parked on a road in Croton-on-Hudson in New York. (April 2, 2013)

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