1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
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Final bid:$301,973
Categories: Air-Cooled
Auction type: ReserveEnded
15 bids

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911 Carrera RS 2.7
  • VIN: 9113600595
  • Mileage: 65,968km (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Grand Prix White
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: New York, NY 10019
  • Dealer Fees: $175
  • Lot #: V-0037355

Regarded among the greatest and most important Porsches ever made, the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was developed to satisfy FIA Group 4 racing homologation requirements and featured a larger engine than the contemporary 911S as well as Bosch mechanical fuel injection, larger brakes, stiffer suspension, and special lightweight bodywork with widened rear fender flares. This example was completed at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen factory in February 1973 as a Touring model finished in Grand Prix White with red contrasting wheels and Carrera script stripes. It was delivered new in Switzerland to Ronald Kistler, a motoring enthusiast who entered the car in local competitions for the next eight and a half years. It was acquired by Arno Flach in July of 1981 who continued to race the car and eventually earn a first-place finish at the 1982 Automobil-Slalom Altenrhein. Later in April of 1987, this Carrera RS was purchased by Jim Albett who registered the car in the United Kingdom and raced extensively for the next two years with events including the Gordon Russell Intermarque Championship, the 750 MC Racing Championship the Pirelli Autofarm Modified Porsche Championship, and the Pirelli Porsche Club GB Championship. After September 1991, it was sold by Dick Lovett Limited to Simon White of Cheltenham who commenced an extensive restoration before the car was featured on the cover of Classic Cars magazine in May 2006. White eventually sold the car to Timothy Underwood, a local friend, in November 2006 who sold the car to Antony Lucas of Bristol the following year. Lucas had a major mechanical service completed by Autofarm in Weston-on-the-Green before entering to race in the Porsche in the Pomeroy Trophy in February of 2008. Following a season of racing, the car was treated to a mechanical overhaul at BS Motorsports in Westcott which was completed in 2010. Lucas enjoyed the Carrera RS as a touring car for the next several years before it joined the collection of a U.S.-based owner in 2017. Having since undergone a complete restoration by the experts at Canepa, this legendary 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS is now being offered for auction by its seller out of New York.

 

Designed with a focus on weight savings, the Carrera RS used thinner gauge steel body panels than a contemporary 911S as well as thinner safety glass for the windows. It features rear fenders flared by 50mm to accommodate wider 15” x 7” Fuchs alloy wheels as well as glass-reinforced plastic bumpers and a distinctive ducktail rear spoiler. This example is finished in Grand Prix White (908) with contrasting red-painted wheel centers and Carrera script side stripes inspired by the Carrera logo from the original Porsche 356 four-cam. The car was subject to a full restoration at Canepa and is said to remain in very good overall condition apart from a small paint crack on the rear decklid below the ducktail spoiler. Additional images are provided in the gallery.

Inside, this Carrera RS features a pair of black leather sport seats with matching corduroy inserts, a leather-wrapped four-spoke steering wheel, and Lightweight-spec door panels. As a Touring version, it comes equipped with power windows and rear seats. All gauges and accessories are said to remain fully functional.

The Carrera RS was equipped with a special flat-six engine featuring a 2.7-liter displacement, Bosch mechanical fuel injection, and Nikasil-coated aluminum cylinders. Up to 210 HP is sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed 915 manual transaxle and a limited-slip differential. The car’s unique suspension includes 18mm front and 19mm rear anti-roll bars, lighter and stiffer gas-filled Bilstein shock absorbers, reinforced mounts, and a light alloy front support. Stopping power comes from disc brakes and aluminum calipers borrowed from the contemporary 911S. Restoration records from Canepa are provided in the gallery.

This sale will include a binder of historical documentation and racing provenance along with owner's manuals, a toolkit, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean title.

 

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $301,973
  • Auction End: Dec 15, 2023 08:20:00PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 15
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Comments (61)

  • Mtkr33 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $301,973

  • Ferpormerc 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $295,000

  • PanchoSapien (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @manhattanmotorcars , Thanks for your answers, probably if you didn't find the engine code it's because it doesn't have it and that's wrong.

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @PanchoSapien hi I have answered every question except for then engine type which I was unable to locate near the serial number.

    After a lot of research and asking numerous people a lot of times when the cars are restored the engine and trans are restamped with the original numbers that were on the car.

  • TurboJoe 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $285,000

  • PanchoSapien (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    I assume that due to the number of unanswered questions from the seller and the obvious inconsistency of the serial numbers (Font and quality), this car has an engine and transmission that do not correspond to it, at best it could have a 911/53 engine. The question that many of us will surely be asking is: How did Porsche issue a certificate of authenticity for this car?

  • 1sun1moon 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $235,000

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    WE ARE GETTING CLOSE TO THE END; I HOPE SOMEONE IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THIS PIECE OF HISTORY HOME TO THEIR OWN MUSEUM! GLWTA!!!

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @WReiter THANK YOU ! @WReiter

  • Qik1320 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $226,416

  • WReiter (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Thank you! Admin may want to update the description (or maybe not, being so close to auction end).

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @WReiter From what we know the car went from Lucas to Canepa, they purchased the car. Then once they were done with the restoration, they sold it to the collector who we took the car in on trade for.

  • WReiter (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Just looking for the clear chain of events. Maybe the sale from Lucas to US collector occurred prior to '14, rather than in 2017, as specified in description?

  • WReiter (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Ok, so was it the last English owner--Lucas--who commissioned the '14-15 restoration over here at Canepa? Not the current collector owner, as specified in the description?

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @WReiter I wont say it "needed" another restoration, but Canepa usually restores from the ground up which the previous collector was looking for.

  • WReiter (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Description specified that Antony Lucas owned the car from 2006-2017, completing a mechanical overhaul with BF Motorsports in 2010 and selling car to current owner--U.S. collector-- in 2017, and that the Canepa restoration was performed since then.

    However, the Canepa receipts appear to be from 2015 (see photos 141-145). Could you please clarify/correct the timeline?

    Also, do we know why the car needed a complete mechanical restoration (see receipts) by Canepa in 2014-2015 after it had just received a mechanical overhaul in 2010 (by BS Motorsports)?

  • 1sun1moon 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $225,000

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    VIDEO JUST ADDED!

  • Qik1320 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $199,999

  • burnsmatthew 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $197,711

  • FluTangClan (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    100% incorrect/non original engine stamp and gearbox stamp. The font of the 3 and the 6 are wrong. Size wrong, etc. Gearbox stamp in the wrong place and facing the wrong way. The ear of the gearbox clutch cable tab has been repaired so it could be a restamped original but no way of knowing.

    That said looks like a nice car with some incorrect parts and non factory restoration choices, but 100% both motor and gearbox stamps aren't right.

  • Scalemotorsport (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Believe it or not, this was the first Porsche I ever drove (not this one but another one in the states) in December 1973. While visiting a friend in Florida during holiday break, who "had a friend" that owned it. The owner actually offered it to me to drive, at the time I owned a 67 MGBGT so this was quite different to say the least. I found out years later the owner was a drug dealer looking to recruit college students and used the car to help attract candidates. The owner died a few years ago and no one knows what ever happened to that the RS.

  • PanchoSapien (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @manhattanmotorcars

    1. Thank you for the pictures added.
    2. The engine code is the one that start with 911/, is 3" close from the serial number (6630607) you shared.
    3. The transmission code must start with 915/, is situated almost aside the serial number (830586)you shared us.
    4. I will appreciate the trunk picture.
    5. Regarding the Ducktail, please take a picture from the engine lid being opened, I would like to see the inside side.

    Thank you!

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @PanchoSapien the pictures have been added of the bosch plaque and the whole duck tail

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @PanchoSapien Good Morning, your spelling is great! not a problem.

    1. I will upload a picture of this.
    2. The engine code is in the pictures (6630607)
    3. The transmission code is in the pictures (830586)
    4. I will take a picture of the trunk without carpets and upload it.

    I am not sure what you mean by "inside the ducktail" please clarify thank you.

  • PanchoSapien (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    An apology regarding my spelling mistakes, my iPad writes in Spanish while I try to write in English.

  • PanchoSapien (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Hello everyone!

    This message is for the seller @manhattanmotorcars:

    Can you please share us some pictures from the following:
    1- Mechanical fuel pump Bosch plaque where it shows the pump model.
    2- Engine code.
    3- Transmission code.
    4- Complete trunk with no carpets.
    5- Complete view from the inside ducktail.

    Do you know why this beauty has some elements from the ligthweigth version and some others from Touring? Do you have any documentation where been any prove about the car has been configured this way since it was ordered? Could be more exclusive if it came from factory this way.

    Thank you in advance

  • Qik1320 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $188,416

  • Tallman33 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $175,000

  • CJWRacing33 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $169,420

  • Qik1320 (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @manhattanmotorcars missed that! You are correct!

  • PCARMARKET 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @garrege your comment was removed because discussing price is a sure fire way to ruin an auction, often the seller's take the highest bid so speculating on reserve is counterproductive. The seller's response is excellent, the car is here to sell. Thank you for understanding and we would appreciate everyone cooperating with our site policies.

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @garrege We understand that pricing was high. That is not the reserve on the car. We are looking to sell it.

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @garrege Correct, Bonhams thought the engine number was re-stamped. Which is their opinion, we have had the car looked at by numerous people, and by the people that restored it who said it was not restamped.

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @Qik1320 from the research I have done, the "7" in front of the gearbox number refers to the 6 Cylinder engine. That is the correct gearbox number.

  • garrege 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Previous Bonhams sales ad says the engine number appears "re-stamped."
    Google the VIN and the Bonhams link will pop-up.

  • garrege 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Lightweight bodywork on a Touring model.

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @vzim Good Morning, posted yesterday

  • Qik1320 (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Engine and transmission numbers are up now. So non matching gearbox and engine number stamps look a little funky.

  • vzim (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Still waiting for pics of the motor and trans numbers.

  • Qik1320 (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Do we know if it’s a matching numbers car?

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • Qik1320 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $150,000

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    all repair orders from Canepa have been uploaded

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @Al_Cantara it was restored from 2014-2015...I will be uploading all the repair orders shortly.

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • Mccheez 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $125,000

  • Al_Cantara 2 months, 3 weeksago

    When, what year, was this RS "restored" by Canepa?

  • dunlopnick 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @vasili99 you are correct but if you want your touring to look like the lightweight then this look works

  • Qik1320 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $100,000

  • vasili99 (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    I thought the touring version had a wide chrome rocker panel trim panel, as well as chrome rear bumper overiders.

  • Lottacars (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Well this is quite interesting, a touring with race history usually reserved for the lightweights. As such, what parts have been replaced (fenders, doors, windows)?

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Yes, I will get it on a lift during the week and get pictures of the underside and engine numbers.

  • vzim (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Seller could you please post engine and transmission number photos please? This would be helpful to confirm numbers matching. Thank you. Also underside photos if you have access to a lift. Beautiful car!

  • manhattanmotorcars (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • Bored (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Numbers matching?

  • Acahoon 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $73,000

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
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