Up for auction is this Porsche 911 RSR tribute. Originally commissioned by The RSR Project based out of Bedford Hills, NY, this well-executed backdate not only looks the part, but delivers an outstanding level of both performance and quality. Due to its striking presence, this specific RSR can be found in many online articles and photoshoots. Currently residing in Pompano Beach, FL, the selling dealer states the car to be in excellent condition with only a few hundred miles driven since ownership.
Starting with a fully intact, proper period 911, this rust-free car was completely dismantled and media blasted down to bare metal. It was then fitted with an extensive amount of high-quality RSR upgrades including: steel flares, proper early type “911 long hood”, lightweight fiberglass trunk lid, ducktail, and fiberglass RSR period specification bumpers. Once the metal work was completed, a concours-level respray was applied in the iconic color of Tangerine. All gaskets, rubber seals and felts were replaced during assembly. “Carrera” side stripes, “Carrera RS” and “Porsche” front/rear badges are affixed, along with rubber deck-lid and front trunk lid latches as per the original RSR. Finishing off the classic RSR look are 15x9” & 15x11” Braid Fuchs wheels that are fitted with period correct vintage Michelin TB15 tires.
Inside, you will find a completely reupholstered custom interior that means business. Several RS and RSR components have been implemented, including a rewrapped dashboard, proper Perlon carpeting, and custom headrest-less fixed shell bucket seats with plaid inserts. A deep dish four-spoke 380mm RSR wheel, refreshed pedal assembly and Wevo short shift kit help to provide that visceral feeling that is praised by so many. With a radio block-off plate and stripped door panels, this minimalistic interior offers no distractions.
Powering this RSR is a 3.2-liter flat-six engine that is mated to a coveted 915 5-speed gearbox. The engine sports a pair of aluminum-coated headers, a ceramic-coated twin-exit center pipe muffler, new alternator, new clutch, new flywheel, pressure plate and throw-out bearing. For added reliability, a front-mounted oil cooler helps regulate average air-cooled engine temperatures and all wiring checked for function. The suspension was renewed and the 911 is treated to a professional corner balance and 4-wheel alignment. Additionally, the transmission has been refreshed with Magnaflux used on all steel components.
The following items have been replaced to ensure seamless driving:
In the 1970's, Porsche boasted many advancements in their GT racing cars. They were campaigned successfully at circuits and championships around the world. The Porsche RSR was particularly successful for years at the famed 24 hours of Le Mans and continues to be one of the most iconic cars in racing history. The sale will include documentation, photography of the build process, and keys.