<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393

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1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring
Chassis no. 9113600463
Engine no. 6630393

Sold for US$ 594,000 inc. premium
1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring
Chassis no. 9113600463
Engine no. 6630393
Transmission no. 7830455

2,687cc Air-cooled SOHC Opposed-Six Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
210 bhp at 6300 rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front and Rear Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

A matching numbers Series 1 RS Touring
Originally delivered to Brazil
Attractive color scheme
Many desirable options
Completely restored


THE PORSCHE 911 RS 2.7

If there is a single model of Porsche that exemplifies the true dual-use sports car - everything that the Stuttgart automaker stands for - it is the brilliantly-conceived 911 Carrera RS 2.7. Today the RS 2.7 sits atop the Porsche pedestal as the company's most-replicated design.

The RS (for Rennsport), was the fully streetable Homologation series Porsche had to build in order to qualify its pure racing 2.8-liter 911 RSR for Group 5 competition. The FIA mandated that at least 500 examples of the RS were required, so Porsche set to work. Two versions were offered; both based on the 1973 911S 2.4 coupe: the Lightweight/Sport option M471 was the racing-oriented basis for the RSR, while the Touring option, package M472, retained much of the interior trim and features of the standard car. Both differed visually from the 911S with rear quarter panels widened to accept seven-inch Fuchs alloy wheels, and a distinctive fiberglass front bumper with space to install an auxiliary oil radiator if desired. The rear bumper was steel on the Touring coupes, and fiberglass on the Lightweights. The engine covers were also fiberglass, reinforced with balsawood strips, and nearly all RSs sported the iconic "ducktail" spoiler that had been demonstrated in both wind-tunnel and track testing to greatly reduce rear end lift and thus improve stability at higher speeds. A small number of Touring versions were delivered without the rear spoiler, but most of those were subsequently retro-fitted by their owners. The Lightweight RS was fitted with thinner steel body panels, specially-made thinner window glass, and a stripped interior with racing bucket seats. Many also were fitted with alloy roll-over bars in anticipation of their owner's desire to enter competitions.

The heart of the new RS was a new and much more powerful engine. The standard 190hp 2.4 of the 911S was given larger cylinders with 90mm pistons, taking the displacement to a hair under 2.7 liters. The cylinder bores were coated with a new anti-friction material called Nikasil, which had been developed in Porsche's racing department to allow aluminum pistons and cylinders to co-exist. With a compression ratio of 8.5:1 and Bosch mechanical fuel injection, the new engine developed a lusty 210 bhp at 6300 rpm along with 202 foot-pounds of torque at 5100 rpm. The RS retained Porsche's proven Type 915 five-speed manual transaxle and powerful four-wheel disc brakes. The fully independent suspension featured McPherson struts, longitudinal torsion bars, and an anti-roll bar, while the independent rear suspension used trailing arms with transverse torsion bars, tubular shock absorbers, and an anti-roll bar. This impressive package provided the lucky owner with a car that offered brilliant acceleration (0-60 in 5.5 seconds) and a maximum velocity of 149 mph with excellent stability and road behavior, numbers that are admirable today but were nothing short of amazing when the RS first appeared. Contemporary road testers raved over the car's performance.

As word of the new model emerged, orders began pouring in, and the first production run of 500 units was sold out even before the car's formal unveiling at the 1972 Paris Auto Show. Porsche management quickly realized it had a winner on its hands, so a second run of 500 was quickly approved, at a higher price, and those too, were quickly snapped up. A third series of 500 even more costly cars got the green light; eventually a total of 1590 RS 2.7 coupes were produced.

The 2.7 RS could be ordered in a variety of colors, but only those delivered in Grand Prix White left the factory with a choice of black, blue, red, or green "negative" graphics with wheel centers painted to match. Porsche wanted this very special new 911 to be noticed, and the Carrera stripes ensured that they were. The striping packages were available separately, and today almost all factory-built RS coupes (and literally thousands of RS clones around the world), no matter their color, proudly wear Carrera stripes, thus proving the foresight of Tony Lapine's Styling department.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This handsome first-series 2.7 RS coupe was originally delivered to Brazil, where it lived until about nine years ago. The second owners, who kept the car for about 20 years, were a father and son team that operated an automotive restoration shop in Sao Paolo. Well-known California collector and auto broker David Mohlman knew the family through his business, and relates that the car was completely rebuilt, the owners intending it for their own use. They worked to ensure that the car was as correct as possible utilizing only original and new/old stock parts where necessary. Mohlman says he bought the car from the family in April of 2006, and a few months later sold it to a Mr. Cal Turner of Nashville, Tennessee. In 2009, the car was offered for sale at Bonham's annual Quail Lodge auction, where it was purchased by the current owner. It has been driven regularly in the years since; with the owner frequently commuting to his California recreational property.

This car carries a host of factory options which it is believed to have had from new, including power antenna, heated rear window – two stage tinted, a limited slip differential, head restraints on both seats, fog lamps, an engine bay light, shoulder/lap safety belts, air conditioning, electric sunroof and electric windows, all of which greatly enhance the already enjoyable nature of the car. Its rear spoiler and black Carrera striping package are thought to have been added shortly after the car's arrival in Sao Paolo. Instruments are metric, including a 250 kph speedometer.

Today, this wonderful car is offered in its original paint scheme of Light Ivory with black leatherette Sport Seats and interior and black "negative" Carrera striping. It is supplied with a correct maroon vinyl document pouch containing an English-language owner's manual and other documentation, spare wheel and compressor, tool roll, and jack. The Bosch MFI and a relatively low-restriction exhaust provide both crisp engine response and a wonderful song under hard acceleration. Although it is not in Concours condition, its leather has lovely patina and presents beautifully. This very nice RS 2.7 offers its next owner a thrilling driving opportunity.

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<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
<b>1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 M472 Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600463 <br />Engine no. 6630393
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