1973 Porsche 911 RSSOLD

Carrera Coupe

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Vin# 9113600488 Engine# 6630487 Transmission# 7830485 Porsche is always at its best when met with a racing challenge. The immensely collectable 73 Carrera RS is the result of such a challenge. Built as a response to Ferrari?s 365 GTB Daytona Competizione, Porsche created the light, nimble, and quick RennSport 2.7. Of course the new race car needed to be homologated for FIA Group 4 racing to take on (and ultimately defeat) the big Ferrari. According to the rules Porsche needed to build 500 road cars to meet the requirements. In 1972-73 a special production run of 500 cars handily accomplished the task. This RS is one of those first 500. Originally sold in Italy in 1973 this early RS is a M472 code Touring version. Being a first-run Touring chassis it shares some of the features of the rarer M471 Sport lightweight such as the lighter doors, roof, hood, and fenders.á In 1974 this RS?s flirtation with Italy ended when it journeyed half way around the world and found itself in a private Japanese collection. #488 stayed in Japan until 2005 when a wily American collector pried the car free from it Nipponese home and brought it to the States. When it arrived in the US the rare RS was immediately slated for a total restoration. Before the work began a thorough inspection ensued with excellent results. It was confirmed that this first series car had the correct lighter body panels and doors, with matching numbers engine and transmission. The body had mostly original paintwork with no rust or accident damage. The undercoat was intact and had done a good job of protecting the car over the 32 years. It was encouraging that the car ran well and did not have any missing parts. Once the pre-restoration inventory was complete the real work began in the Fall of 2005; a project that would continue for the next 6 years.á The RS was first stripped to its component parts and then media blasted to remove the trappings of over 30 years of use. Once clean the bare body was sealed, primed and finished in single stage black as per the original color code. The underside was undercoated to the original first series specs down to the correct brush marks. While the bodywork commenced the engine was torn down and inspected. The internals were found to be original, clean and without damage. During the reassembly new valves, valve springs, valve guides, rings, main bearing, timing gear, pump gears, regulator and a 930 kit for tensioners were installed. In total, all of the main moving parts except the crank, pistons and rods were replaced. The engine was then reattached to its numbers matching transmission, which had been opened, inspected and no problems found. Before the transmission was reassembled it was treated to new bearings, seals, and clutch. Now with the major components ready final reassembly could commence. After hundreds of hours of work the RS began to take shape once again. All the new parts were sourced from Porsche if available, and even the smallest parts were reused or replaced so the car would be as close as possible to new 1973 factory condition. Even the nuts, bolts and washers were yellow zincked as required to be correct. The original glass was refitted and all rubber seals replaced.á A NOS Hirschman antenna was installed along with the factory radio, and new exterior lens and headlights. The appropriately refinished suspension was completed with new bushings, Bilstein shocks, front A-arms, Lobro CV axles, and Turbo steering rods. From front to rear a new brake system was install down to hoses and hard lines. The car finally came to rest on its staggered 7?& 8? wheels refinished as per the original specs, and shod with new Pirelli P6000 tires. The final piece of the puzzle was the interior. Every effort was made to reuse or recreate the original interior to the smallest specification. Rather than using premade kits, an interior expert trained in the original techniques restored the interior from OEM materials including the carpet, roof lining, and vinyl. A new OEM dash was installed, and the original sports seats were stripped and powder coated before being reupholstered and repadded. Door panels were recovered in matching vinyl, and the fragile cardboard doorcards were replaced with aluminum panels for longevity. Finally completed in 2011 the Carrera attended a few shows including the Monterey Historics, and has been gone over by experts who have found no issues with the meticulous restoration. At the outset of this amazing transformation the owner had no intention of selling his pride and joy. With this in mind he intentionally went over the top with the restoration. Now that it has left his hands you can benefit from his immense investment of time and resources. The 1973 Carrera RS is a true collectable and one of the most rewarding Porsches to drive and own. The 500-mile service has been performed and #488 is ready to dominate Ferraris once again.á SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PHOTOS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------á We thank you for your interest in Canepa Design. To request further information or submit offers, please call or email: Bruce Canepa 831.430.9940 bruce@canepa.com Please visitácanepa.comáto view our complete inventory of automobiles. -
Color: Black
Interior: Black Cloth
Body Type: Coupe
Engine: 2.7 liter
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Options: AM/FM, Cloth Interior Surface

Reference Number 161341

as of 2/14/2012

Overview
Car 1973 Porsche 911 RS
VIN 9113600488 
Mileage 34,808 miles 
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