Lot 295 - 1986 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera to 1973 RS Specification
|Odometer reading||121,481 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,840|
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 Carrera 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.
This Porsche 911 was a white 1986 impact bumper car which was owned by a Porsche fanatic and part time vehicle re-finisher. When built, the shell was stripped and taken back to metal in the critical areas, checked over and repaired as necessary, with genuine parts used in the rebuild including RS wings (rolled) and slam panel and a genuine RS front airdam used. The car was then repainted and the black anodisation polished off the window frames. Mechanically it is a fairly standard 3.2 Carrera and the engine has just been serviced by JMH in Holmes Chapel and a stainless exhaust system fitted. The previous owner fitted an electric supercharger; he also fitted a Brey-Kraus harness bar and a strut brace. In his ownership, the vehicle only covered a few hundred miles per year and was so precious that he never let it get wet! This 911RS recreation is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in September 2014 and a large history file containing photographs of the restoration, invoices and old MoT test certificates. This is a very fast road car that would be equally happy being used for sprinting, hill-climbing or track-days.
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