Lot 384 - 1989 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 to 1973 2.8 RS specification
|Estimate||£28,000 - £35,000|
|Result||Sold - £34,720|
The Carrera 2.7 RS is highly regarded by collectors and considered by many to be the greatest Porsche 911 ever produced. RS stood forRennsportmeaningrace sportin English. The Carrera name was reintroduced from the 356 Carrera which had itself been named after Porsche's class victories in the Carrera Panamericana road races in Mexico during the 1950's. The RS was built as a homologation car to allow Porsche to enter a racing series that demanded that a certain minimum number of production cars were made. Compared with a standard 911S, the Carrera 2.7 RS had a larger engine with a displacement of 2687cc developing 210 hp with mechanical fuel injection, revised and stiffened suspension, a 'ducktail' rear spoiler, larger brakes, wider rear wheels and rear wings.
Originally produced from the factory in 1989 as a 964 Carrera 4, this car has spent its life as a well cared for 911 back up by a full service history. In its later life, turbo arches were added with a 935 flatfront conversion and featured in the 2010 film 'Streetdance'. It has recently benefitted from a comprehensive engine rebuild, a full gearbox rebuild and a new clutch, suspension and brake overhaul. It has now been stripped down and converted back to 1973 911 RS 2.8 litre specification by 911 Rennsport Ltd including a full re-paint in authentic Porsche Gulf Blue with contrasting black decals. The wings are lightweight GRP 2.8L RS units as is the rear quarter extensions with torsion bar covers. The bonnet and front and rear bumpers are also lightweight items as is the all important ducktail deck lid. The lights are also backdated and the whole car sits on correct period two tone black/silver Fuchs alloys. The door frames, handles and window surrounds are all polished and the interior has been completely stripped and replaced with 1973 RS specification Perlon carpet set. New bucket seats are in place as are lightweight door panels and a Momo Prototipo steering wheel. These powerful sportscars can be a handful to drive; however with a 3600cc engine, power steering, manual gearbox and four wheel drive, you can still have the RS experience combined with the manners expected of a modern car.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.