Lot 224 - 1975 Porsche 911 RSR 3.0L Recreation
|Odometer reading||48,000 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £30,000|
Important landmarks in the 911's evolution included moving the rear wheels back with the arrival of the B-series 911 in August 1968 improving weight distribution and handling. The performance E and S models received Bosch high-pressure mechanical fuel injection greatly increased engine flexibility and power. Capacity had gradually crept up from 2 litres to 2.2, 2.4 and then 2.7 litres for the best-loved of all the 'small-bumper' 911s, the lightweight Carrera 2.7 RS (for Rennsport, or racing), whose 210bhp output could propel the car to 150mph. Even more potent were the factory developments of the RS, the 2.8 and 3.0 RSR with more than 300bhp on tap.
This RSR recreation started life as a 1975 911, 2.7 litre example; very low mileage and very genuine.
It is currently fitted with a much stronger, and rebuilt, 3.2 litre Carrera engine from the late 1980's coupled to a bulletproof 915 five speed gearbox with oil cooler. It is reported to run beautifully, along with silky smooth gear changes. The suspension has all been checked and serviced with the geometry set up to fast road configuration. The body has been fully rebuilt and converted using genuine steel arches and wings as well as fully resprayed in the correct Grand Prix white contrasting nicely with the Mexico blue Carrera RS decals and fitted alongside a single Durant mirror. The underside is completely rust free and has been fully sealed and Waxoiled. The front and rear bumpers are period 1974 lightweight GRP units along with a period 1973 ducktail spoiler. It sits on a set of 7x16 and 9x16 Fuchs alloy wheels correctly spaced to fill the arches perfectly and, again, highlighted in Porsche Mexico blue.
The interior is all correctly backdated and tastefully re-fitted with the correct style RS front seats, a Momo Prototipo steering wheel and lightweight door panels whilst retaining the electric windows for convenience. With just two owners recorded within the last 31 years and a verifiable mileage of just 48,000, this represents a well considered and extremely well presented 911 benefitting from the understated design that makes these 1970's example so desirable.
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