Lot 307 - 1991 13028 911/964 to 1973 RS Specification
|Odometer reading||163,000 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £35,000|
The Carrera 2.7 RS is highly regarded by collectors and considered by many to be the greatest Porsche 911 ever produced. RS stood for Rennsport meaning race sport in 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.
Leaving the factory in 1991, this 964 Carrera 2 was delivered to its first owner with many optional extras. With its engine evolved to the 3.6 litre version and coupled to the Tiptronic gearbox, it also benefitted from air-conditioning, onboard trip computer and cruise control. It then spent the next 22 years as a very well kept car backed up by a full and up-to-date service history. In the last few years it has benefitted from a full engine rebuild to eliminate the renowned oil leak problems associated with the 964 and the fitment of a full set of sport height-adjustable coil-over suspension kit. This year, the car has undergone a full backdate conversion by 911 Rennsport to transform it to 1973 Carrera RS specification. This has included genuine steel front wings with backdate extensions. Early front lamps with chrome headlamp rims, lightweight 1973 long bonnet and correct lightweight front and rear bumpers. A rear light conversion to 73 specification along with the all important lightweight RS ducktail are also present. To finish off the detail, door frames and window trims have been polished and door handles correctly chrome plated.
Now sitting on a set of genuine Porsche Fuchs alloys and the interior backdated to match with period-style bucket seats and a Momo Prototipo steering wheel, it is truly difficult to tell this was ever a 964 especially as it is now also finished in the correct 1973 Porsche colour code Gulf Blue with the correct contrasting black RS decal set.
Interested parties should note that the number plate showing is to be retained and another age-related plate issued instead.
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.