1973 Porsche 911

911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    127
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue

Description

  • One of just 16 examples delivered in the distinctive Glacier Blue with black interior
  • Outfitted with several desirable options, including M433 fog lights and M650 electric sunroof
  • Extensively restored and maintained since 2002 by marque specialists
  • Accompanied by FIA HTP papers, comprehensive history file and original Owners’ handbook

In the hyperbole-laden world of automotive journalism, the term ‘iconic’ is used all too frequently. However, in the case of Porsche’s 911 Carrera RS, it is entirely apposite. Conceived to homologate its racing cousin, the RSR, the roadgoing RS offered blistering performance, stunning looks, and incomparable handling. The entire two-year RS/RSR production was limited to a mere 1,580 cars.

One of only 1,308 examples constructed to M472 ‘Touring’ specification, this particular Carrera RS 2.7 was delivered new on 14 May 1973 to Hahn Porsche of Fellbach, located a stone’s throw from the Porsche factory on the outskirts of Stuttgart. Finished in distinctive Glacier Blue over a black interior, chassis no. 1231 was generously optioned with seat headrests, three-point automatic safety belts, fog lights, an electric radio aerial and loudspeakers and an electric sunroof.

Having spent most of its life in Spain, the car remained there until at least 2002 when it was in the ownership of Jose Ignacio Aguilar of Madrid and repatriated to Germany. It passed into the ownership of Dr Thomas Scholz of Frankfurt. At some stage, the car had been repainted red and upon his acquisition Dr Scholz instructed marque specialists PS Automobile of Lippstadt to carry out a comprehensive restoration, which included stripping the car to bare metal, reinstating the original colour scheme and preparing it for historic rallying. On completion in late 2004, the car was issued with an FIA Historic Technical Passport and subsequently competed in events including the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique, Eifel Klassik, Rallye Konigstein and the Hessen Rallye.

Throughout the latter part of the decade, preparation of chassis no. 1231 was entrusted to Porsche Classic Stuttgart, and the car received a full engine rebuild on a replacement crankcase – as denoted by the factory issued ‘AT’ suffix. Following the conclusion of its latter-day competition career in 2013, Dr Scholz instructed Classic911 GmbH of Frankfurt to return the car ‘Touring’ specifications. This included a bare metal respray and the fitment of rear seat squabs and belts for occasional passenger accommodation. Supported by a comprehensive history file, current FIA HTP papers and an original owners’ handbook with RS supplement, it would be difficult to find a more correct example.

Please note that until June of 2018, this car was registered in the United Kingdom before being exported to Norway.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa19.