Auction Ended:

Tuesday, 03 November, 2020 - 19:20

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1973 Porsche 911 - original RS engine

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:


Bidding Information - 1973 Porsche 911 - original RS engine

Estimated Price Range:

R 3,200,000.00 - R 3,500,000.00

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Tuesday, 27 October, 2020 - 12:00

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Tuesday, 03 November, 2020 - 19:20

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Special Features

RS engine 911/83 - 6630684

Recent engine rebuild

Recent refurbishment

Exhilarating visceral drive

Quick Facts

Reference: LOT-000046
Seller: Private
Year: 1973
Manufacturer: Porsche
Model: 911 - original RS engine
Derivative: RS specification
Service History: Partial
Mileage: 68,500 Miles
Engine Size: 2,700
Engine Type: Flat six
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 5 Manual
Layout: Rear engine - Rear wheel drive
Power Output: 208 BHP
Exterior: Emerald Green 225
Interior: Black with tartan inserts

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