1973 Porsche 911 RS RecctreationSOLD
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Estimate: £14000 - £20000

Sold: £19581

One of the most famous Porsches ever built, the 911 Carrera RS has come to be regarded as one of the top sports cars to emerge from the 1970s. It was designed with motor sport very much in mind: Porsche‘s engineers wanted a car that could be successfully used on the race track and the road. Few people could ever argue that they did not succeed in their aim, for the RS is an eminently useable car just as much at home trickling through traffic as it is ploughing down the overtaking lane of the autobahn; yet when competing at Le Mans, Daytona and in the Targa Florio it was almost invincible, often winning outright against pure racing prototypes.

The RS (for Rennsport) was based on the 911 model but used lightened bodywork and a revised 2.7 litre, fuel-injected version of the ubiquitous flat-six cylinder engine, the largest then used in a road-going Porsche. With a weight of around 950kg and an honest 210bhp on tap the RS could sprint from standstill to 60mph in just over five seconds and achieve a genuine 158mph; it was one of the fastest production cars in the world. Today, it remains a rare, much sought-after and invariably very expensive Porsche with prices for Lightweights touching £200,000, which has led to a number of 911s being built to RS specification.

This car was manufactured in 1973 and features a 3 litre engine with K-jet injection producing 204 bhp. Power is fed through a 915 gearbox and features Brembo front brake conversion and Koni suspension all round and sitting on Fuch wheels all round. Finished in white with blue Carrera script and with a black leather interior featuring new carpets throughout, this 911 is described as being in good condition. Supplied with a V5 document and an MoT certificate valid until February 2010, this great-looking car offers fantastic performance and handling.

Reference Number 39576

as of 2/27/2009

Car 1973 Porsche 911 RS Recctreation
VIN 9114300366