Lot 321 - 1981 Porsche 911 SC to RS Specification
|Estimate||£24,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £28,560|
There is little doubt that the early RS spec'd 911 from the 1970's offered the most pure driving experience. Some enjoyed the Spartan interior coupled with a powerful, albeit tail-happy rear end and the simple yet purposefully designed exterior. Sadly, however, the costs involved in acquiring one of these increasingly rare examples precludes many of us from attaining motoring nirvana and so alternatives are sought. You could, of course, plump for an English version of a two-seater sports car from that era such as various Ferraris, an Aston Martin V8 or a Mustang; however no-one really offers the sort of bang for your buck like the 911RS does.
Quite naturally, the other route for enthusiasts was to afford Porsche the greatest form of flattery and copy the layout from a pre-existing Stuttgart floorpan. This was, and still is a hugely popular route to RS ownership and has been done with varying degrees of thoroughness.
The donor vehicle car here was originally a 1981 2.7 911 SC and was accompanied by a service history; certainly a good starting point. The exterior has been backdated using genuine steel wings converted with a lightweight long bonnet, lightweight front and rear RS bumpers and finished with a ducktail in Grand Prix white and Mexico blue decals. The wheels fitted are genuine Fuchs lightweight alloys with the interior boasting 2 Cobra racing seats and finished off with lightweight door cards and a period Momo Prototipo steering wheel, the engine is now 3.0Litre and is complimented by SSI exhausts giving a fantastic note and an obvious increase in performance. All works were undertaken by fully qualified technicians at Francis Tuthill and motoring journalist Andrew Frankel is the former owner and such is its high quality has been featured in many magazine articles.
Having had a recent service with Tognola engineering and offered with one years MoT test certificate, the only real difference between this and the real thing is the V5C...
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