1973 Porsche 911

Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Mileage 
    77 003 km / 47 848 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blood Orange
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Orange
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Carrera RS’s were built from September 1972 through to July 1973. In total we believe about 1,580 cars were built and of these only 200 examples were built to the Sport specification. These cars are considered unique and desirable not only for their outstanding power and handling qualities, but also because they are the only production 911’s built up from specially lightened panels in order to minimise their body shell weight.

These Carrera RS’s, later so called “lightweight production cars” have been made lighter by merely removing some comfort options such as electric motors, sound proofing etc.

This car, chassis 1528 is the fifth from last Sport 471 car built and was originally supplied new in Germany where it remained until 1988 being used mainly for hill climbs including the Trento/Bondone hill climb. The car was then imported to England via Guernsey in 1989 and was bought soon after by Fred Hampton a former Porsche GB president. This car has been checked by marque experts Renn Sport who confirm the cars originality and that it is also a matching numbers example.

The car comes with a comprehensive history file and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, as well as all the tools and handbooks.

This has become a truly great collectors Porsche and would be a jewel of any car collection.