Lot 372 - 1979 Porsche 911SC to 1973 RS Specification
|Registration||DPL 61T (not 21T)|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £28,000|
The RS was built so that Porsche could enter racing formulae 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 (2687cc) developing 210hp, revised and stiffened suspension, a 'ducktail' rear spoiler, larger brakes, wider rear wheels and rear bumpers. The image of the white car with coloured script along its flanks has seamlessly passed into motoring legend and has itself been used as a marketing tool by Porsche for many of its later lightweight cars. Performance aside, it is the image and styling that made the Carrara RS the success story that it is today and it is that image that is offered now. But more than that, it is coupled with a far more drivable Porsche underneath, with a bigger engine, a more comfortable ride and a few more creature comforts.
Starting life in Stuttgart in 1979 as a three litre SC, this car is described as completely rust-free. It was stripped completely back to a bare shell and converted to a 1973 911RS specification with the benefit of a late 3.2 Carrera engine complete with later injection system and a 915 gearbox with additional oil-cooler. The servo assisted brakes along with sport suspension set up (lowered for fast road) also makes for an impressive exterior stance. It was painted in original 1973 Viper green with a contrasting black decal set, backdated light-weight front GRP wings, light-weight RS long nose bonnet and light-weight RS bumpers, front and rear. The lights are also correct for the period, as are the 7 x 16 and 8 x 16 Fuch alloys in two-tone black/silver. The door frames, handles and window surrounds have been polished and the interior has been completely stripped and replaced with a 1973 RS specification Perlon carpet set. The bucket seats are new and your connection with the road is through a Momo Prototipo steering wheel. A striking and extremely rapid rendition of the period 1973 2.7 litre RS.
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