1973 Porsche 911

Carrera RS 2.7 Touring Coupe
€540,500 ($652,330)
Sale Price
€450,000 - €550,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
23 April 2021
Sold Date
124
Lot Number
#2-
Older restoration
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis no. 9113601025, Engine no. 6630994, Bahia red with white Carrera graphics over black leatherette with houndstooth cloth, 2687/210hp, 5-speed, cross-drilled brake rotors, Fuchs wheels, Pirelli P6000 tires, limited-slip, yellow fog lights, Becker Grand Prix radio.

Evaluation: Delivered new in Italy. Restored in 2006. Good original interior with reupholstered seats. Replacement engine fitted and was overhauled in 2018, but the original accompanies the car. The wheels look original and well used. Tidy underneath. No real issues, just a lightly used older restored RS 2.7.

Bottom Line: To make the 911 more competitive in Group 4 competition, Porsche grew the engine, widened the wheels, and fitted the signature ducktail rear spoiler while using thinner gauge steel for the body panels and stripping the interior. Although only 500 were needed for homologation, the idea of a track-ready 911 for the road was a popular one (just like today), and Porsche wound up selling nearly 1600 Carrera RS 2.7s. The 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight is pretty much king of the hill when it comes to classic production 911 values, but the Touring model is no slouch in the performance department (it weighs 220 pounds more) even though it tends to command around half the price. This is a strong result for an older restoration but not an outrageous one.

by Andrew Newton
30 April 2021

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