1963 Porsche 911

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Mileage 
    8 017 km / 4 982 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    91111200678
  • Engine number 
    664151
  • Lot number 
    117
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Viper Green
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location. Please contact the member of staff associated with this lot to secure your appointment. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions will be given when making your appointment.Long-term restoration/recreation using an original Australian 2.2-litre 911'E' dating from 1971Work carried outby Porsche specialists Autohaus Hamilton in New South WalesNow powered by an original2.7-litre RS engine with a 915 gearbox. Original RS body panelsVery detailed invoices from Autohaus from December 2003 to February 2013The car was shipped to the UK during October 2013 and UK-registered as BAD 1KThe interior is predominantly original RS but was refreshed byPorsche Tonbridge in January 2015Superbly presented in Viper Green with the correct 1973 2.7 RS graphics and black interiorIt's very rare for a recreation of the legendary 2.7 RS to be based on a contemporary car that has significant value itselfAny inspection of this superbly prepared car and its paperwork would be welcomeNB. the cherished registration illustrated 27 RSTdoes not form part of the saleThe 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS is considered by all knowledgeable Porsche enthusiaststo be the single best 911 of all time. This is high praise when you consider the largenumber of 911 models that have been built over the 50+ years since the model's introduction. The Carrera RS (Renn Sport) is still, to this day, the benchmark 911, the beautiful lines only being matched by the sheer delight of driving it, with its positive steering, exhilarating sound and linear performance. Built before the American "ugly bumper" era and the oil/fuel crisis, the RS had a purity of purpose that was not compromised by outside factors. For this reason, the Porsche RS Replica market has grown enormously and demand is far outstripping the supply of quality machines. The majority of RS recreations are based on later 911s, however, the immaculate evocationhere is based on anoriginal 1971, 'D'Series 2.2-litre 911E, a rare and valuable car in its own right.Dating from 1971, this Porsche 911E was originally left-hand drive and belonged to Crispin Dawes who lived in Balmoral Ridge in Queensland, Australia. It was raced locally during the 90s and was involved in a light rear-end accident in 1996. A few months later he decided that rather than repair the car he would convert it to right-hand drive and create the ultimate homage to the legendary 2.7 RS.This work was entrusted to Autohaus Hamilton of New South Wales, well-established Porsche specialists and they were to be involved with the car right through until 2013 when it was shipped to the UK. In total there are 30 pages of detailed invoices from Autohaus amounting to almost 95,000 Australian dollars and anyone considering the purchase of this lovely RS needs to spend some time examining these as, in addition to the 2.7-litre engine, 915 gearbox, body restoration and major parts, every nut, grommet and washer that went into this car's preparation is listed. The first invoice ($21,100) is dated 19-12-2003 and runs to 5 pages and includes the replacement 2.7-litre RS engine, 915 gearbox and clutch. Over the next 8 years, the work appears to be spaced out, but reading through, it's obvious that correctly replicating a '73 RS was the priority. The odometer readings increased between invoices so we assume the car was being used regularly. In June 2012 it was fully stripped again and was sent to the "panel shop" for an engine out, glass out respray in the correct shade of Viper Green.In October 2013, the Porsche was purchased by a well-known enthusiast in Norfolk to add to his collection and shipped in a container later that month. There is correspondence with HMRC in the file confirming the import and that all duties and taxes have been paid. The car was UK-registered in December 2013 as BAD 1K.Although very happy with his new Porsche, our collector eventually decided that the interior, the majority of which was original RS was not up to the standard of the rest of the car and asked the Porsche Centre Tonbridge to refreshthe car's interior, retaining all the carefully sourced RS partsand sort out one or two little niggles and this was carried out inJanuary 2015. (Invoice in the file).At the same time, a new fuel tank was fitted complete with fuel pump, sender, filter and hoses, the rear brake disc backplates were replaced, a new spare wheel and battery were fitted and all four road wheels were refurbished. The invoice totalled 6,254.77 and the odometer read 6,411km at that point. The little RS now presents superbly with a deep shine and excellent detailing. The interior looks "as if no one has ever sat in it" and the RS speedometer shows 8,017km. The whole car looks and drives every inch the '73 2.7RS and is worthy of close inspection.An original 1973 Carrera RS is out of reach for anyone but those with the deepest of pockets, but this car has so many of the dynamic properties of the 1973 icon, shares so many RS parts, is presented in excellent condition throughout, and is based on a 1971 911E a car that has significant value in its own right. The caris offered with anMOT valid until 22/04/2021, Swansea V5C, full details of its Australian restoration, UK import correspondence, and details of Porsche Tonbridge's fastidious attentions, meaningthis incredible motor car is now ready for its next lucky owner to cherish and enjoy in equal measures.Stop Press. Exciting news. Today, May the 19th, we have been lucky enough to speak to the man who created this fabulous car and he has confirmed certain really positive aspects of the car's build of which we we were not aware when we wrote the original description. He explained that he had raced it for a period and following a bit of a rear-end tap he decided to convert it from left-hand drive to right-hand drive and create the ultimate homage to the legendary 2.7 RS. The work was carried out over 10 years initially and obviously all of the details are in the 30 pages of detailed invoices from Autohaus Hamilton in NSW as listed before. However, importantly, he assures us that the body panels, wings, dashboard, steering wheel and instruments are all original RS parts havingbeing sourced over time, something we suspected but couldn't confirm, and most importantly the engine is an original 2.7-litre RS. Otherwise, the information in our original story hasn't changed and this additional information is confidence-inspiring and makes this remarkable Porsche seem even better value.Video of the Porsche 911 2.7 RS Re-creationPorsche 911 2.7 RS Re-creationhttps://youtu.be/v3mHoqdHij0true