Lot 169 - 1984 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Sport ‘3.0 RS Replica’

Lot 169 - 1984 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Sport ‘3.0 RS Replica’

Lot 169 - 1984 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Sport ‘3.0 RS Replica’

Lot Number 169
Registration LRP 74M
Chassis Number WP0ZZZ91ZES101509
Engine Number 63E02762
Odometer reading 177,512 miles
Estimate £65,000 - £80,000
  • Eye catching build to replicate a 74’ 3.0 RS
  • Comprehensive history file
  • Many rare and hard to find parts used

This Porsche 911 began life as a UK right hand drive Carrera Sport 3.2 during the first year of 3.2 litre production. Our vendor has been around air-cooled Porsche’s for many years in both his professional and private life, so knows the ins and outs when it comes to unique and challenging builds. He purchased the car in around 2011 as a standard car which had lived its life and stood as the ideal base for a tribute style build. The base car had clearly been cherished, as evidenced by the history file, with a strong amount of service history up to the late 90’s and evidence of two engine rebuilds, the most recent of which being less than 30,000 miles ago, which along with a gearbox rebuild and new clutch 2,000 miles ago mean it’s in fine mechanical order. The plan was always to build a car which faithfully resembled a 3.0 RS, without looking too over-done and for it to be built in such a way that it actually looked like an authentic 70’s car, not one which someone had freshly built, which brings us to the car we see today.

The road presence of this car is simply incredible, the stance is perfect and the sound is glorious. Our vendor has been right through the car structurally to be sure it is absolutely as it should be, but commented that it really wasn’t a bad base to start with. All the usual classic 911 areas, inner and outer sills, b-posts, kidney bowls, wing rails and scuttles have all been addressed. The wheels help to complete the aggressive look, they are one of possibly only two sets to exist, made to mimic those found on the famous Porsche 917, but in a slightly tamer size (15x10 rear and 15x9 front). The car wears a stunning ‘international style’ rear decklid, which our vendor believes may be an original Porsche part. The car was originally specified with a sunroof (and air conditioning), but a new non-sunroof roof skin has been fitted to suit the RS style of the build. The bodywork presents in excellent overall condition and features the rare bespoke steel arches unique to the 74’ RS.

Moving to the interior, the aim was to make it feel authentic to the factory ethos and not too personalised like a Singer type build with woven leather, houndstooth and so on. Seating is provided by what appear to be a pair of original Scheel bucket seats, which give a very period look and feel to the cabin and are exceptionally comfortable. The RS door cards have been modified to have a leather door release strap and the electric windows have been removed to make way for manual windows using 3.2 Clubsport window mechanisms. The steering wheel is a rare three spoke ‘fatty’ which completes the look far better than the original 80’s steering wheel would have done. A new set of RS carpets and rubber overmats have also been fitted, along with a replacement headlining, sound deadening and new window seals all round.

Mechanically, the car has been kept largely as a standard 3.2 sport because our vendor felt there were really very few areas which actually needed any improvement and he wanted to retain the useability Porsche road cars are renowned for. The brakes have been upgraded to a C12 big brake kit and the exhaust back box is custom stainless steel two in two out system, which was donated from one of Magnus Walker's famous cars and provides an absolutely incredible soundtrack. As should be expected with a build like this, the underside has seen a huge amount of attention too, with braided brake lines, a whole refresh of the oil line system and many new fittings throughout.

Our vendor reports this car is an absolute joy to drive and is an excellent road car. The car has been in dry storage for a decade throughout this build, covering less than 500 miles since completion and driven by our vendor only three times, always in the dry. The goal being to authentically mirror the factory homologation road specification cars before they hit the racetrack. The car is without a doubt one of the most eye-catching cars you are likely to see on the road but retains all of the reliability and usability that Porsche 911’s are so well known for. It would be very hard to replicate this build, key period parts have taken years for our vendor to source. This example is offered with a very attractive estimate when compared with many other Restomod style builds on the open market.

 

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