This stunning 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring is going to head to this auction block through RM Sotheby's for about $US 600,000, one of Porsche’s most recognizable and desirable models.
This is the last car presented for this exceptional Monterey's sale. , but not least... But I'm curious to see the selling price of all these wonders (I hope I have time to do a recap after the sale ...)
History of the Porsche 911 Carrera
With its famous duck-tailed, the 911 Carrera is the Porsche sports car by excellence. In 1972, Porsche had to remplace its 917 (victories at 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971) because FIA changed its regulations by limiting engine displacement to 3.0 liters.
In order to compete in Group 4, Porsche engineers installed a 2.681 cc SOHC air-cooled V6 engine in a 911 shell with somes modifications for wheels and tires. But the main feature was the ducktail spoiler, tested in wind tunnel in order to reduce rear-end lift at high speeds. Tony Lapine, GM and Porsche designer, has the idea of the negative Carrera graphic on the car's flank. The Porsche 911 Carrera was born...
At first, the 911 Carrera RS was produced in 500 examples (FIA regulations). IT was presented during the 1972 Paris Auto Salon, and the 500 cars were quikly sold. Third run will be built for a total of 1,590 examples. Two models was proposed to customer :
- Touring M472
- Lightweight M471 (more racing oriented).
The Porsche 911 Carrera RS has 2.681 cc SOHC V6 engine producing 210 hp mated to five speed manual transmission.
This model is finished in its original color, light yellow with green wheels... Beautiful beast.
|Date :||15-17 August 2017|
|Place :||Monterey, US|
|Price :||$US 600,000 - $US 725,000|
|Link :||RM Sotheby's Monterey|
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