1972 Porsche 911 RS 2.7SOLD

Original Engine, Original RS Carrera

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Sold: €165,000

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 1970`s. 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 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.

Restored to the highest standard from 2005 ? 2007, this fabulous and genuine Porsche RS is finished to rally and racing specification. However, it has not been raced in anger since. Having done some 13,000 trouble free kms which have been enjoyed by its owner, a keen historic racing driver, the car is presented in excellent condition. Being a fan of the well remembered racing cars of the famous Gulf team, he ordered a Gulf coloured livery for this Porsche, which we believe, suits the car very well indeed.

This RS comes with the original option of a sliding sun roof and is accompanied by a wealth of important documentation from the factory confirming its authenticity, dyno sheets, expert evidences and German historic registration documents, amongst various other paperwork as well as photographs taken during the restoration process. Described as being in immaculate condition, this car represents a great chance to enter into historic motorsport with one of the most successful and sought after classic Porsches of the last 40 years.

Questa RS è dotata dell`originale optional del tettuccio scorrevole ed è corredata da una quantità di documentazione della fabbrica a conferma della sua autenticità e di fotografie scattate durante I lavori di restauro. Viene descritta essere in condizioni senza pecca e rappresenta un`occasione d`oro per accedere al mondo dei motori sportivi classici con una delle Porsche più ricercate e di maggior successo degli ultimi 40 anni.

Reference Number 54630

as of 10/14/2009

Car 1972 Porsche 911 RS 2.7
VIN 911360 0273 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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