Highly desirable first series example of the legendary 2.7 RS. Presented in its original and stunning color combination and retaining its original matching-numbers engine.
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring (M472)
Chassis Number – 9113600427
Engine Number – *6630453*
Exterior Color – Signal Yellow
Interior Color – Black
Engine Type – 2.7 Liter air-cooled six-cylinder
Gearbox – 5-speed manual
Current Kilometers – 1,106 kms (TMU)
Highlights of This Porsche RS
- One of 1,308 Touring M472 versions produced
- Stunning restoration with original matching numbers engine
- Factory power sunroof, power windows, and power antenna
- Porsche factory Kardex and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Few cars can compare to the visceral fury unleashed by a Porsche Carrera RS. Draped in the quintessential long nose, and trimmed with the desirable small bumper design, the iconic 911 is enhanced by the distinctive ducktail rear spoiler, wider rear fenders, and unique front air dam. The Rennsport name (race sport in German - abbreviated to RS) offered lightened construction, thinner steel, and fiberglass bumpers, combining street drivability with a racing pedigree. Even at the onset, the RS was poised for greatness. The newly modified 210 bhp, 2,687 cc SOHC air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine featured Nikasil coated cylinder linings, Bosch mechanical fuel injection, and a five-speed manual transmission. In addition to the exceptional independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes provided much needed stopping power to haul down from the speeds the capable RS could achieve. Weighing in at a mere 2,370 pounds, the Carrera RS could hit 150 mph with a jaw dropping 0- 60 time of just 5.5 seconds. Since its launch, Porsche’s 1973 Carrera RS continues to dominate both enthusiast and collector communities as one of the top ten collectable Porsches.
The origin of the Carrera RS began in the early 70s when FIA launched a new series for production-based sports cars. Beginning with the 911S Coupe, the Porsche “Competition Department” developed two distinct variants of the Carrera RS. The “Sport” model, also known as the Lightweight (option M471), a sparsely outfitted car specifically for competition use, and the “Touring” (M472) variant, built with Sport features while incorporating a more refined interior. Although Porsche sales executives balked at the possibility of selling 500 units, the Carrera RS debuted at the 1973 Paris Auto Show to rave reviews, selling not only one series of 500 units, but building a second and ultimately a third set of 500 units as Porsche enthusiasts clamored for a piece of what has now become an iconic part of sports car history.
History of this Porsche
According to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, Porsche Kardex, and Porsche production records, this matching numbers Carrera RS was built to M472 Touring specification in January 1973. One of the original first 500 produced (#427/500), this Carrera RS was finished in Signal Yellow/52 (one of 87 in this color), accented with Black Carrera script lettering, and trimmed with Black Leatherette/11 interior. Additional options included electric sunroof (M650), electric windows (M651), and an electric antenna/speaker package (M440).
The car was delivered to the first owner in Lubeck, Germany on February 2, 1973. The original service booklet accompanying the car indicates services from new through 1976 with stamps from Porsche service in Lubeck. The second owner, a resident of Stockelsforf, Germany retained the car from 1977-1986 until it was sold to the third owner of record in Iserlohn, Germany. According to the German title and TUV records, the third owner kept the car until 2003 whereby the 4th and 5th owners retained the car until it was exported to the states and professionally restored by Porsche experts at CPR Classics, Fallbrook, CA spanning 2014 – 2017. Upon completion of the restoration, the car was sold to the current consigning owner who has meticulously preserved the high-quality restoration for the past seven years.
Among the many exceptional details for this car just a few of the important features include correct refurbished Fuchs wheels and a recent set of Pirelli tires, comprehensive engine and fuel injection overhaul, new brake rotors, calipers, and all hydraulic lines, all new suspension bushings with new front and rear seals, and correct finishes to all surfaces including the floor pan and underside detailing. During the restoration, the car was treated to an interior freshening from Autobahn Interiors, LLC. including dashboard material and door pockets, new German Haargarn carpet with German backing on floors, recovered rear seats with new bottom pads, a reupholstered rear panel using German vinyl, and new leather wrapping for the steering wheel.
Today this remarkable Carrera presents in beautiful condition ready for any national concours or Porsche event. The high-quality restoration is immediately evident when viewing the car. The gleaming Signal Yellow paint presents beautifully with a glossy finish throughout showing smooth surface transitions, fresh rubber gaskets and seals, correctly refinished window trim, and beautiful graphics. The doors, hood and trunk open and close smoothly with excellent panel gaps. The inner painted surfaces and door jambs are finished with the same attention to detail as the exterior. The optional factory electric sunroof opens and closes smoothly with excellent fit to the roof panel. The factory correct Fuchs wheels have been properly finished with satin black recessed paint, polished alloy rims, and correct 215/60 VR15 Pirelli tires. The glass, body trim, emblems, lenses, lighting, and black Carrera side scripts are in exceptionally nice condition. The visual condition of the car is truly exceptional with great stance, superb presence, and of course, the iconic ducktail spoiler with subtle Carrera RS graphics – a view that nearly all competing sports cars of the 1970s most frequently would have seen.
The interior features a beautifully finished dash with stunning instruments, knobs, and switches, all of which have been properly restored and correctly installed. The absence of a radio puts the focus on the magnificent array of beautifully finished instrumentation which complete the purposeful look of this performance icon. Behind the lower dashboard pad, the correct under-dash crossmember reveals the matching VIN which further validates the history of this rare RS. The seats are in excellent condition offering great support for spirited driving. The carpet, headliner, visors, and all accompanying interior surfaces are beautifully presented in correct materials with careful attention to fit and finish. Correct seat stitching, beautifully finished leather wrapped steering wheel, optional electric windows, and correct seat belts are among a few of the many delightful interior features presented. The front storage compartment is nicely finished showing a correct factory space saver spare tire in place and finishes of very high quality.
Lifting the distinctive duck-tail rear deck lid, the matching numbers engine and engine compartment are beautifully revealed. The engine bay and the original engine have been restored to a very high level of finish both cosmetically and mechanically. The castings and painted finishes are correct showing factory clamps, hoses, and hardware, and proper factory decals and labels affixed in their original locations. The undercarriage is further remarkable in every respect with exceptionally clean surfaces, beautifully prepared castings, correctly restored suspension, and correct brake components, all of which are reflective of exceptional Porsche engineering and contemporary restoration artistry.
Driving this Carrera RS, the legendary performance is evident at every moment of engagement. The car starts with a snappy bark, and once warmed up, throttle response is remarkable in all gears with a delightfully smooth torque curve and crisp response even as power comes on more furiously. The gearbox is smooth and effortless having benefited from comprehensive rebuild and sorting by performance professionals. Cornering is legendary with tight and responsive steering, fantastic braking, and ear to ear grins at every stoplight. Early 911s are always delightful to drive, but this RS further offers the unbeatable combination of historic import and exceptional restoration – one that enthusiasts, as history shows, will continue to desire in the coming years.
An absolute legend of timeless beauty and performance, this Porsche Carrera RS lives up to the ambitious performance objectives originally developed more than 45 years ago, resulting in one of the finest and most desirable Porsches ever produced. And while any Carrera is surely desirable, this matching numbers RS Touring can be confidently shown and driven with pride and joy, exhibited at major Concours fields, or invited to premier Porsche events where it will surely be welcomed throughout the world.
Included with this car
This Carrera RS is accompanied by a toolkit and pouch, the original Porsche Pflegepass with service entries and stamps, the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, Porsche Kardex, Porsche chassis documentation, service records including itemized restoration receipts, and detailed written ownership history dating back to the original purchaser.
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