1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR 

Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR

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We are delighted to offer this rare, stunning and blue-chip 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR - chassis 9113600756 - for sale. While leading the 1972 European GT Championship with its Porsche 911 S(T), Porsche decided to develop a new race car for long-distance GT racing in the 1973 season. For this, they took a select few cars 55 in total - from the Carrera RS 2.7 production line and turned them into full M-491 optioned Renn Sport Rennen (RSR) configuration. Despite already being lightweight, a further 80 kg was trimmed from the 2.7 RS, the engine capacity was enlarged by 119cc to 2.8 liter with bigger valves, twin-plug ignition, raised compression ratio, and extensive lightening of internal components contributed to an impressive performance of over 300 bhp. Wider Fuchs wheels and wheel arches, as well as a low-level front air dam with integral oil cooler, gave the RSR a much more aggressive disposition. The suspension refinements and a 917-based braking system greatly enhanced handling and drivability while the RSRs chassis was strengthened in three key areas at the rear of the car to cope with the demands of high speed racing.One of just 55 RSRs constructed for the 1973 season, chassis no. 9113600756 was completed in February of that year in a striking yellow color carrying engine nr 6930114 and gearbox nr 7931024. It was immediately entered into the 12 Hours of Sebring in March by new owner Grey Egerton of Costa Mesa, California. Entered by Far West Racing, and with sponsorship from Pharr Yarns, Castrol, and Cibie, Egerton was partnered with SCCA and Trans Am rising star Elliot Forbes-Robinson, who had shown such promise at Le Mans in 1971 after qualifying his 911 S fastest of all the GT class Porsche cars.Egerton and Forbes-Robinson performed strongly, qualifying 7th overall with a best lap time just over a second slower than the Brumos car. In the race, the two Corvettes led from the start as expected, closely followed by the similar car of veterans Dave Heinz and Jerry Thompson. However, both cars would retire within three laps of each other, allowing the Brumos RSR to take the lead. In their new RSR, Forbes-Robinson and Egerton kept out of trouble with a consistent performance finishing 4th overall at the notoriously hard Floridian track which was an excellent start for their 1st race with the Porsche.In July 1973, 0756 was entered for the Watkins Glen 6 Hours then a round of the World Sportscar Championship. Unlike Sebring, t ... For more information please visit www.rmd.be.

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Car 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR
VIN 9113600756 
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Ownership History:1973: Gray Egerton (Costa Mesa, CA, USA) via importer Harry Haggard1974 (end): Jim Cook (USA) Uprated to 1974 RSR spec with IROC engine6/1978: Jeffery Stephens (Anaheim, CA, USA) via Harry Haggard16/8/1979: Sold to George Eckert (New Orleans, USA)10/7/1986: Lloyd Hawkins (Rennsport Racing, New Orleans, USA) Restored to factory 911 2.8 RSR specification including engine2003: Michael Mak (Hong Kong) through David Mohlman (USA) Stored in USA - never used2007: Tom Papadopoulis, Autosports designs, Inc.2008: David Mohlman (USA)2010: Chuck Harris (USA) Not used - full mechanical done by Klub Sport Racing2013: Jon Minshaw (UK) through David Mohlman2017: Current Owner (Germany) Racing History:1973:17/3: Sebring 12-Hours: G. Egerton/E. Forbes-Robinson, #81; 4th OA. 21/7: Watkins Glen 6-Hours: G.Egerton/Forbes-Robinson, # 81; 11th OA (3rd in class). Pharr West entry.28/7: Road America TransAm: Quali:12th OA, Forbes Robinson; 4th OA. Pharr Yarns entry.?/8: Laguna Seca 4-Hours, SCCA: Egerton/Forbes-Robinson; 1st.1974:21/4: Road Atlanta 6-Hours IMSA: Egerton/Forbes-Robinson, # 81; 34th Pharr West Racing.04/5: Lime Rock TransAm: Forbes-Robinson; 7th.12/5: Laguna Seca (heat 1): Forbes-Robinson, #81; 1st. (Heat 2) 3rd.1975:21/3: Sebring 12-Hours: Cook/Calles/Gang, #79; 14th.1975/76/77: Raced in Southern Californian SCCA Club races, Riverside Enduro.20/8: Mosport TransAm: N. Ridgely/J. Cook; 15th. 1978:18/3: Sebring 12-Hours: Cook/Popke/Callas, #79; 28th OA, 7th in GTO.22/4: Riverside 6-Hours: Cook/Kirby, #23; 11th OA, 3rd in GTO.30/7: Sears Point 100-Miles: Jeffery Stephens, #22; 14th OA / 6th GT.27/8: Mid-Ohio 250 Miles: Cook/Aase, #79; 38th OA, 12th in GTU.1979:22/4: Riverside 6-Hours: Cook, #23; 11th.Retired from competiton ... For more information please visit www.rmd.be.