1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

We are delighted to offer this solid and very original 1973 911 Carrera RS for auction.  This RS started life in Switzerland and was one of only 42 examples ever produced in Bahia Red.  The original owner was the steward of the car for nearly 16 years until being sold to a collector from London.  After just 2 years of ownership, the car was purchased by Mark Pullicino Classics, also in London. At that time, the car had traveled 59,997km. A formal inspection indicated the car was in remarkable original condition. Pullicino enjoyed the car for several months putting on approximately 5,000 kilometers in the Spring of 1991.  Soon after, the car found a long-term English owner.  Mr. Leston B. Nay purchased the car with 65,600 km / 40,761 miles and enjoyed it for next 28 years.  Mr. Nay subsequently relocated to Waltham, Massachusetts in the USA. The legal importation was carried out by Wallace Testing Laboratories and took several years. NTHSA approval was finally issued to Wallace Labs on April 11th, 1994 at which point the car was finally delivered to Nay in Massachusetts. It would remain with Nay through his move to Scottsdale, AZ.  

Today, the car is stated to be very solid and well sorted with the seller labeling the RS as “an extremely high-level driver”. Although the car has had paint work at various points in its life, the seller states that roughly 30% of the paint is original. When the car arrived to the US from London, Nay had the front fender and left-hand door skin replaced and painted by West Foreign Auto Body of Natick, MA. This also required the application of new OEM black Carrera script. An inspection at the time found the internal structural parts to be in good condition.  The seller states that the Carrera RS is currently in excellent condition with consistent color matching and no flaws to report.

The interior is stated to be in excellent condition and as seen in the gallery photos, presents very nicely. Brand new leather with courdaroy inserts sport seats were installed 2 weeks ago in replacement of the stock comfort seats. All electronics are in working order, including the factory sunroof.

The seller reports the original numbers-matching engine to be in excellent operating condition. When Nay got the car to MA, he had a new clutch installed, along with modern oil-fed Carrera-type chain tensioners, new heat exchangers, and a new muffler. In 2012, the owner commissioned a full engine overhaul by European Performance Engineering, in Natick, MA. All services and safety checks are current. The fuel injection system, and high-pressure pump have recently been serviced. This RS is in true turnkey condition and has even received a recent fluid and filter service.  

Overview of vehicle options list:

  • Carrera RS #1048 
  • Bahia Red Paint 
  • Carrera Graphics in Black   
  • M060 - Auxiliary Webasto Gas Heater 
  • M220 - Limited Slip Differential 
  • M258 - Head-Rests Left & Right 
  • M405 - Left-Front Seat with Reinforced Springs 
  • M419 - Safety Belts Left & Right M441 Retractible Power Antenna
  • M458 - Round White Fog Lights Mounted Below Front Bumper 
  • M427 - 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Full Combined Option Package 
  • M650 - Electrically Operated Sunroof 
  • M651 - Power Windows

Included in the sale is a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, records, all books, and two sets of keys.

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  • Auction End: Aug. 13, 2019, 1:50 p.m.
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Comments (14)

  • SymbolicIntl (seller) 12 monthsago

    Thank you all for watching and bidding. We got VERY close to its reserve. Interested parties please contact James at PCar or us at Symbolic. Many thanks again.

  • SymbolicIntl (seller) 12 monthsago

    @fryardds Thanks for the questions. As far as the tail, I just ran a magnet over the edges, and felt no attraction to any part of the tail other than the metal hinges that it is attached to. It appears it is all fiberglass. In regards, to the passenger door latch panel, that is where we had the rust professionally taken out. It appears some water/moisture was down low and we had it corrected the proper way.

  • Bidder from Beverly Hills, CA 12 monthsago

    Blind auction bid

  • fryardds 12 monthsago

    Is the ducktail frame made of steel or aluminum? Looks like the passenger door latch panel was replaced. The stamping of the metal is for a '72 model year car with the oil door release pull recess. The door latch has incorrect screws holding it in place. If that panel has been replaced the bigger question is 'why' and are there other panels replaced on that side.

  • Bidder from Santa Barbara, CA 12 monthsago

    Blind auction bid

  • SymbolicIntl (seller) 1 yearago

    @Nathanbs The wheels are correct, as they were when they left the factory, save for the painted center caps, those are supposed to be bare metal. We are correcting the caps next week.

  • SymbolicIntl (seller) 1 yearago

    ...To clarify, it has 50,380 MILES (81,078 km's).

  • SymbolicIntl (seller) 1 yearago

    @SlinkDink Yep! We gave it a little make-over and addressed the seats with newer ones, took care of the light rusting in the lower part of the passenger door, gave the engine a good tune and re-furbished the Fuchs.

  • Slim_Chance 1 yearago

    @SlinkDink: Same car.

  • Nathanbs 1 yearago

    Somebody please change the paint scheme on the fuchs. I think it would dramatically change the overall look and feel of the car

  • SlinkDink 1 yearago

    Same car from RM Sotheby's that sold in January?

  • Bidder from Addison, TX 1 yearago

    Blind auction bid

  • SymbolicIntl (seller) 1 yearago

    Hello every one. Enjoy the auction and please let us know if we can answer any particular questions in regards to this great 'RS.' -Brent

  • Bidder from Lake Worth, FL 1 yearago

    Blind auction bid

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7
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