Lot 370 - 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera to 1973 RS Specification
|Odometer reading||71,900 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,880|
These iconic models, valued by collectors, are considered by many to be the greatest classic 911 of all-time. RS stands for Rennsport and the Carrera name was re-introduced from the 356 Carrera which had itself been named after Porsche's class victories in the Carrera Panamericana races in Mexico in the 1950's. 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 developing 210hp, revised and stiffened suspension, a 'ducktail' rear spoiler, larger brakes, wider rear wheels and rear fenders. The extraordinary success that these, often unpredictable, sportscars achieved both in sales terms but also in competition underlined the engineering that underpinned these cars. 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 offer now. But more that than, it is coupled with a far more drivable Porsche underneath with a bigger engine, a more comfortable ride and a few more creature comforts.
This example is an extremely accurate rendition of the archetypal 2.7 RS. Originally a 1984 3.2 litre Carrera, it has been beautifully maintained having been serviced by Porsche agents for its entire 71,000 miles and supported with an extensive history of every invoice from new. All MoT test certificates dating back to 1987, complete with the all the drivers handbooks/pouch, both sets of keys and stamped service book. Having gone through a costly and detailed ground-up restoration and conversion by RSR Engineering three years ago, the result and quality is self-evident, even down to the age related registration number. Finished in Grand Prix white with Viper Green RS decals, the exterior panels are the correct steel wings with a lightweight long bonnet, lightweight front and rear RS bumpers and finished with the RS ducktail. The bodywork is reported to be in great condition with minimal patina, the anodized exterior trim and window frames are also in perfect condition.
It has been set up for a authentic RS feel in mind and therefore has been fitted with correct period brakes and suspension modifications, correct period built-in roll bar and with the interior having been fitted with period race/driving seats and door pull cords to finish that authentic look. Fitted with the correct 8x15 and 9x15 Fuch lightweight alloy wheels and with quality and thought given to every aspect, this represents an extremely fine example.
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