1973 Porsche 911

Original RS engine

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Mileage 
    68 500 mi / 110 241 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    9113500104
  • Engine number 
    911/83 - 6630684
  • Lot number 
    EC - AS 03
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Emerald Green 225
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    208 BHP / 211 PS / 156 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Porsche 911 Carrera RS of 1973 is among the automaker’s most recognizable and desirable models. The Carrera RS, was homologated with the construction of 500 examples to meet the new class rules for the World championship of makes.

The new RS 2.7 was introduced at the 1972 Paris Auto Salon to rave reviews, and the first 500 cars quickly sold out (and remain highly sought after still). Despite the Sales department’s reluctance to approve a second production run, another group of 500 cars was built, and then a third run, in spite of the factory sharply increasing the retail price each time.

Most of the second and third production runs were delivered as “Touring” versions, retaining the bodies, interior trim and comfort features of the 911 S. In total, 1,590 examples were built (including “Homologation,” or “H” cars) and sold, enough to qualify the model for Group 3, standard GT production cars. Today, the 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is one of the most coveted sports cars on the planet.

This Example:
This car is a Porsche 911 of high quality built to its current specification approximately 15 years ago. The base for the build was a rust free 1973 911 T in Emerald green 225,. An original RS engine from chassis number 911 3600 676 was fitted and original RS period parts were sourced.
These parts include:
- 380mm steering wheel
- RS instrumentation
- Recaro RS seats
- 85l RS plastic fuel tank
- Aluminium ATE brakes
- RS oil cooling system
- 019 mechanical fuel injection

An original 911 Carrera RS (911 360 1133) which the builder also owned at the time was used as reference to make sure this car was as historically correct as possible.

The current owner derived so much enjoyment from this car to the point that he used it as a daily driver for the last ten years. This sustained use necessitated a detailed mechanical refurbishment that has just been completed including an engine rebuild, repair of MFI by Eisenbrandt Germany, new suspension bushes, rebuilt brake calipers, rebuild of gearbox and cosmetic refurbishment (in particular the rear fender arches).

This is an opportunity to buy a high-quality Porsche 911 that is based around an original RS engine from the original production run and complemented with many original period parts, unlike other examples which lack the attention to detail, historical accuracy and driving experience.

This Porsche 911 is available for viewing at the Crossley & Webb showroom in Gardens Cape Town.

Contact Gareth or Jeremy for more details: Tel: (021) 462 4558 - e-mail: [email protected]