1974 Porsche 911 "G"

RSR Recreation

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1974
  • 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 - Fine Motor Cars
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX

Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30

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 1970''s, 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 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