The Peter F. Baumberger Collection of Motorcars
* All sold with No Reserve *
20 Aug 2010
Gstaad Palace Hotel
Lot No: 15
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis no. 9113600724
Estimate: CHF100,000 - 140,000
The Porsche 911 is now just three years away from its fiftieth birthday. No other sports car has had anything like the same longevity, none can rival the German car's versatility or variety. Dozens and dozens – perhaps even hundreds – of different models have been marketed and sold.
But here's the thing: how many of them have attained true superstar status? Not very many – perhaps only a handful. And it might just be that this is the number one, the best of the breed, the ultimate 911. In November 2004 Classic & Sportscar referred to this particular model as "possibly the best 911 ever built." It's a widely held opinion.
The Carrera RS was built with racing in mind, the road-going version helping to homologate the racing cars. As such it was the first ro