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1967 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Evocation

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Registration No: KON 49E Engine No: 6301416 CC: 3000 Colour: Blue Trim Colour: Black MOT: July 2010

Reference Number 52407

as of 9/29/2009

Car 1967 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Evocation
VIN 460743 
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Known History

Having competed successfully with the 356, Porsche was destined to do the same with the 911 and laurels in both racing and rallying came quickly and easily from around 1965 onwards. However matters took a more serious turn in 1972 when the company decided to revive its Carrera (Spanish for race) nomenclature for a new top of the range 911, the key role for which was to homologate the model for GP4 racing. In fact, the Carrera 2.7 RS created such a stir when launched at the Paris Salon that the homologation run of 500 cars were spoken for in no time at all. So too was the second batch of 500, and in the end some 1590 2.7 RSs were produced - enough for homologation in the previously unintended Group 3 category. Around 100 of these cars were imported to the UK, the surviving examples of which are highly sought-after and increasingly valuable. Based on the 2.4-litre 911 S, the RS had a bigger engine of 2687cc capacity, stiffer suspension, wider rear wheels accommodated under wider arches, a deeper front airdam and distinctive ducktail rear spoiler, stiffer suspension, and lightweight body and glass. The performance was, and still is, impressive - 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds and a top speed of over 150mph. Porsche later accomplished a not dissimilar feat with the 964, the purposeful 3.6-litre Carrera RS version of which was unveiled at the Birmingham motorshow of 1991.

The car offered is an RS-style recreation based on a 1967 2.0-litre shell. It was built as a show and ultimate track day car by the Porscheshop of Halesowen and reportedly features: 3.0-litre engine with 906 cams, 3.2-litre Carrera running gear, Weber carburettors and JE pistons and is said to give 343bhp. It has Turbo brakes, 17in 'RS' split-rim wheels and Bilstein dampers and is finished in Maritime blue. The 964 bodywork and 2.7RS spoiler are a nod to the car's inspirations. Other competition parts include: racing seats and harnesses, roll cage, detachable Sparco steering wheel, fire extinguisher and aluminium drilled pedals.