1974 Porsche 911 RSRSOLD
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The First 1974 RSR Built
Factory “Werks” Car
Le Mans 24 Hours GT Class Winner 1975

Reference Number 40512

as of 3/12/2009

Overview
Car 1974 Porsche 911 RSR
Condition Pristine 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Competition: Full Race setup 
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Known History

This Porsche RSR was the first of only 37 RSRs built by Porsche in 1974. Sponsored by George Loos this car was prepared and campaigned by the Porsche factory in selected World Championship races in 1974 and 1975, and European championship races in 1975.

 

In 1975 the car not only won the European Championship with John Fitzpatrick driving but also finished fifth overall and first in class at the Le Mans 24 hours.

At the end of it’s competition career the car was completely restored in the “Werks 1” shop at the factory and then put on display in the Porsche museum.

In the mid 1980’s Ben Pon acquired the car in a trade with the Porsche Factory. It remained in his care until purchased by Bruce Canepa in the late 1980’s.

 

This car is the most historically significant and period correct RSR in the world.

 

For its entire history it has only been worked on by the Porsche factory using parts that are correct and to original factory specification. No aftermarket parts have been used in its maintaince or restoration. In addition during its racing career the car was never crashed or badly damaged in any way.

 

1974 FIA World Championship Races

1st SPA — Fitzpatrick, Barth

1st Nürburgring — Fitzpatrick, Barth

 

1975 FIA World Championship Races

1st in GT, LeMans 24 hours (5th overall) Fitzpatrick, Van Lennep

1st Dijon, Fitzpatrick, Hezemans

 

Winner 1975 European Championship

1st Imola — Fitzpatrick

8th Zeltweg — Fitzpatrick

1st Norisring — Fitzpatrick

2nd Misano — Fitzpatrick, Hezemans

3rd Monza 6 hours — Fitzpatrick

3rd Jarama — Fitzpatrick

 

John Fitzpatrick

One of the most successful sports car racers of the 1970’s and 1980’s Fitzpatrick drove works entries for BMW, Ford, Porsche and Jaguar. He won the European GT Championship in 1973 and 1974 driving for Porsche. In 1980 he won the IMSA championship in Dick Barbour’s 935 and also won the Porsche Cup for the third time.

 

Jürgen Barth

The son of racing legend Edgar Barth, Jürgen starting his career as an engineer for Porsche but soon followed in his fathers foot steps. He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1977 in a Porsche 936, and in 1980 he won the Nürburgring 1000km. After he retired as a driver he co-founded the BPR Global GT Series