<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607

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Lot 58
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

US$ 600,000 - 700,000
£ 460,000 - 540,000
Amended
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7
Chassis no. 9113600595
Engine no. 6630607

2,687cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
210bhp at 6,300rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Beautifully restored example of the legendary '73 RS 2.7
*Presented in its factory delivered appearance
*Copiously documented history
*Offered with Certificate of Authenticity


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Even with a considerably high production number for the legendary 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7, it has become increasingly hard to locate examples with good provenance. The beautiful example offered here, chassis no. 9113600595, must be considered among the best examples of this iconic model.

Completed at Porsche's Zuffenhausen factory in February of 1973 to the Touring code 472 specifications, 0595 was completed much as it appears today. The outside is finished in Grand Prix white with neatly contrasted red painted wheels and Carrera script. The interior is upholstered in black and outfitted with sports seats in leatherette around corduroy inserts.

The substantial box of records extensively details its early history. Delivered new to Switzerland, it was first registered to Roland Kistler on March 2, 1973. Mr. Kistler was an enthusiastic motorist who used the car as intended at local competitions for eight and a half years at which point it was sold to Arno Flach in July of '81 with 107,615km recorded. Well familiar with the machine prior to purchase, Flach had actually seen the car at the dealership prior to Kistler's collection of it. Keeping up its use as a local racer, Flach would occasionally compete in Porsche with a first-place finish coming his way at the 1982 Automobil-Slalom Altenrhein.

After a decade and a half in Switzerland, Jim Albett acquired the car in April of 1987 and registered it in the United Kingdom. In the two years that followed his purchase, Albett would participate in nearly 70 events including the 750 MC Racing Championship the Pirelli Porsche Club GB Championship, the Gordon Russell Intermarque Championship, and the Pirelli Autofarm Modified Porsche Championship. Managed by Porsche hotshoe Neil Bainbridge during this time, Albett would co-drive with both Bainbridge and Canadian racer Jacques Robichon. The racing exploits of this period were all meticulously documented in numerous binders filled with details, results, programs, and news clippings.

Albett de-registered the car in September of 1991 and was offered for sale by Dick Lovett Limited from which it was purchase by Simon White of Cheltenham near Gloucester. After nearly 20 years in competition, White would go about spending richly to do meticulous and extensive mechanical and interior restoration. The engine was rebuilt in 2001 and the transmission two years later. Receipts on file from marque specialists including Jaz Porsche, Mech Repairs, and Legends. In all of its refinished glory, the car would appear on the cover of Classic Cars magazine in May of 2006.

After owning the car longer than any previous keeper, White sold his beloved Carrera RS to a local friend, Timothy Underwood, in November 2006. Retaining the car for just under a year, Underwood sold it to Anthony Lucas of Bristol in October of 2007. Shortly after purchase, Lucas sent the car to Autofarm in Weston-on-the-Green for a major mechanical service. With its Lucas would enter the Porsche in the Pomeroy Trophy in February of 2008, one month after the completion of the work by Autofarm. Following a season of spirited driving, it was back in for another overhaul including a rebuild of the engine, transmission, and limited slip differential. The work was entrusted to BS Motorsports in Westcott. Well suited to the task, the car was of great familiarity to BS Motorsports owner—Neil Bainbridge—who remembered the car from its racing days in the late 1980s. The mechanical work was completed in 2010 at which point the car was put on the dyno and found to lay down a head 216bhp at 6,450rpm and 192 lb-ft of torque at 5,260rpm. Retaining the car for touring purposes, Lucas would keep it for several more years before it made its way stateside and joined the collection of the current owner about three years ago.

Today, 0595 presents very well, with remarkable fit and finish throughout. The car is naturally listed in the well-known book on the model, Carrera RS by Dr. Thomas Gruber and Dr. Georg Konradsheim. Offered with a massive history file and the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, it is the perfect car for the next Copperstate 1000, Going to the Sun Rally, or Ramshorn Rally. A very good example of the legendary, one-year-only Carrera RS 2.7, this Porsche will serve as a cornerstone, and a go-to driver's car, in nearly any collection.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the engine number on this car appears to have been restamped.
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<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
<b>1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7</b><br />Chassis no. 9113600595<br />Engine no. 6630607
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