1971 Porsche 911 "G"

3.0 RS/R

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver 'Martini'
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 7 December 2010
The Carrera RSR has a special place in Porsche history because it was the first time that the company ever built a homologation special version of a production car. In the early 1970s, long-distance sports car racing had reached new heights of excitement, thanks in no small measure to the duels between the mighty Porsche 917 and the Ferrari 512. Then the rules were changed, a three litre engine capacity limit was imposed and the category began to fall apart; it should have worked since it ran to the same capacity limit as Formula One but, for a variety of reasons, it did not. As has often happened over the years, the sports controlling body then began to talk about a replacement formula; the championship would be run with production-based cars, essentially a 'silhouette formula'. Porsche was interested in such a formula; it had built the 911 Carrera 2.7 RS in sufficient numbe