1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring Coupé 9113600989
Lot 217
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring Coupé 9113600989
Sold for £73,000 (US$ 122,699) inc. premium
Lot Details
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring Coupé
Registration no. UJW 819L
Chassis no. 9113600989
Engine no. 6630967


  • ‘It sharpens a habit for fast driving and ultimately makes for a more rewarding experience than any of today’s league of exclusive dinosaur supercars. Keep your XJ220s, EB110s and Testa Rossas every time: I’d snatch the RS…’ – Classic & Sportscar, April 1994.
    The legendary Porsche RS resulted from the Zuffenhausen factory’s realisation that the excess weight of its top-of-the-range 2.4-litre 911S production model restricted its development potential for racing. It was therefor decided to produced and homologate a special lightweight production variant for competition purposes, which would also incorporate, as standard, specific performance enhancements forbidden as post-production modifications. The result was the Carrera RS (RennSport), which featured thinner-gauge metal in its doors, roof, boot lid, floors and even in the gearchange platform. Thinner window glass was provided by Glaverbel and most of the standard sound proofing was removed, while performance modifications included enlarged rear wheel arches to accommodate 7” wide wheel rims, the first of the famous ‘duck’s tail’ spoilers and the newly enlarged, 2.7-litre, 210bhp engine. These alterations resulted in the RS having a top speed of around 150mph while ensuring that it remained stable and controllable right up to the limit.
    The homologation regulations required that cars had be built to the lightweight, racing specification; customers wishing to purchase a Carrera RS for the road had to specify the Touring package (order number ‘472’) which cost an extra DM 2,500 (£430) and offered the greater comfort of the 911S’s trimmed and upholstered interior.
    Tested when new, a Carrera RS was timed from 0-60mph in just 5.5 seconds and 0-100mph in 13.0 seconds. It covered the standing-start kilometre in 25.4 and achieved a flat-out maximum of 149mph. These figures would be considered excellent for a normally aspirated 2.7-litre road car today, 30-plus years ago they were nothing less than sensational.
    Supplied new to Italy, this left-hand drive 911 RS Touring has been verified as correct by Porsche and retains its original engine and gearbox. The car was in good condition when purchased by the current owner in 1998, although incorrect in detail, and circa eight years ago was despatched to classic Porsche specialists Sportwagen, of Great Wakering, Essex for restoration. Kept in a heated garage and used only sparingly since completion, the car is presented in very good condition throughout and offered with restoration invoices, current MoT/road fund licence and Swansea V5 registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • Following a detailed inspection during viewing by a respected marque authority, it has become apparent that this car has been re-shelled with a later bodyshell at some time. There is evidence of several later panels having been fitted, some of them clearly renewed during recent refurbishment. The original 1973 chassis and engine numbers, together with correct RS engine, have been retained. The car would therefore continue to be eligible for various historic motor sports disciplines. PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED ESTIMATE FOR THIS CAR IS £70,000 - 90,000.