Francis Tuthill prepared,1970 911 3.0-Litre Rally Car  Chassis no. 9110120812
Lot 37
Francis Tuthill prepared,1970 Porsche 911 3.0-Litre Rally Car Chassis no. 9110120812
Sold for €69,000 (US$ 89,348) inc. premium

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Francis Tuthill prepared,1970 911 3.0-Litre Rally Car  Chassis no. 9110120812 Francis Tuthill prepared,1970 911 3.0-Litre Rally Car  Chassis no. 9110120812 Francis Tuthill prepared,1970 911 3.0-Litre Rally Car  Chassis no. 9110120812 Francis Tuthill prepared,1970 911 3.0-Litre Rally Car  Chassis no. 9110120812 Francis Tuthill prepared,1970 911 3.0-Litre Rally Car  Chassis no. 9110120812
Francis Tuthill prepared
1970 Porsche 911 3.0-Litre Rally Car
Chassis no. 9110120812
Few sports cars are as versatile as Porsche's perennial 911, a model that, for the past 50 years, has proved equally capable as a Grand Tourer, circuit racer or rally car. In the latter role, the 911 took the European Rally Championship in 1966 (Groups 2 and 3), 1967 (Groups 1 and 3) and 1968 (outright), works driver Pauli Toivonen taking the title that year. Two years later the 911 brought Porsche its first World Championship of Makes. Today, the Porsche 911 in its many forms is a mainstay of historic rallying.

By far the most successful Porsche historic rally specialists in the UK are Banbury-based Tuthill Porsche, whose customers have won events worldwide, including the British Historic Rally Championship and the East African Safari Rally in 2011 with father-and-son team Björn and Matthias Waldegård. Tuthill has gathered an enormous amount of experience and knowledge, building well over 100 competition cars for some of the best drivers in the world including Björn Waldegård, Jimmy McRae, Russell Brookes, Tony Pond, Walter Röhrl, Michèle Mouton and more recently Francois Delecour.

Left-hand drive, this particular car was fully prepared in 2005 from a bare 1970 Porsche 911T bodyshell to full 'Safari Specification' and then driven and tested by Jimmy McRae. It was then used for just only two events: the 2005 East African Safari Rally, driven by John Lloyd to 4th place overall, and the 2006 Carrera Sudamericana driven by the current vendor on his first major event to 10th place overall.

The specification is comprehensive, as the car was built on a 'no-expense-spared' basis, which included a welded roll cage that picks up on all suspension points, including the rear torsion tube. Other highlights are full Safari suspension that includes WRC four-way fully adjustable dampers; a 90-litre fuel tank designed to enable twin spare wheels to be accommodated ahead of it; a competition lightweight wiring loom and latest dashboard; centrally mounted 'Marathon' oil tank; and oil coolers mounted in the 'Duck Tail' rear spoiler, etc. The engine is a 3.0-litre, twin-plug 'high torque' unit giving a healthy and reliable 250bhp-plus, which is coupled to a limited-slip differential and high-ratio competition gearbox with its own oil cooler.

An equivalent new-build car today, Tuthill inform us, would cost in excess of €180,000, and in the right hands this car is still more than capable of a podium place in any major international historic rally. Accompanying documentation consists of build invoices, FIA historic passport and UK V5 registration document.

Dotée d'une conduite à gauche, cette voiture a été entièrement élaborée en 2005 à partir d'une coque nue de Porsche 911 T 1970 en fonction de toutes les spécifications Safari, puis pilotée et essayée par Jimmy McRae. Elle fut ensuite utilisée dans deux épreuves seulement : l'East African Safari Rally 2005, pilotée par John Lloyd et placée 4e au général, et la Carrera Sudamericana 2006 pilotée par le vendeur actuel, qui, pour sa première grande épreuve, termina 10e au général.

Les spécifications ont été intégralement respectées car la construction a été menée sans considération de coût en incluant un arceau-cage soudé sur les ancrages de suspension dont le tube de torsion arrière. Parmi les autres spécificités notables, citons la suspension totalement Safari incluant des amortisseurs WRC quatre voies totalement réglables, un réservoir d'essence de 90 litres conçu en fonction des deux roues de secours logées devant, un faisceau électrique allégé type compétition et une planche de bord récente, un réservoir d'huile 'Marathon' installé au centre et des refroidisseurs d'huile montés dans l'aileron arrière 'queue de canard', etc. Le moteur est un groupe 3 litres à double allumage et couple élevé délivrant en toute sécurité plus de 250 ch, associé à un différentiel à glissement limité et à une boîte de vitesses compétition ' longue ' dotée de son propre radiateur d'huile.

Une voiture de compétition équivalente construite actuellement coûterait, selon Tuthill Porsche, plus de €180,000 et, aux mains d'un pilote expérimenté, cette voiture est plus que capable de faire un podium dans n'importe quel rallye historique. La documentation qui l'accompagne comprend les factures des travaux de construction, le passeport historique FIA et le document d'immatriculation britannique V5.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that since going to press we have been advised that the car has had a €30,000 rebuild by Francis Tuthill since its last rally. Veuillez noter que depuis que le catalogue a été imprimé, nous avons été informés que la voiture avait fait l'objet de travaux de reconstruction pour €30,000 par Francis Tuthill depuis son dernier rallye.
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