One of the most desirable and legendary Porsches ever produced, the 1973 911 Carrera RS was built to enable Porsche to continue its success in motorsport following the retirement of the 917. The goal was to prepare an all-out campaign in the new European Grand Touring Championship Group 5 with a 911-based model called the RSR. To meet the FIA’s production requirements, Porsche had to build at least 500 examples of a Group 4-legal model with a 2.7-litre engine that could be enlarged to the Group 5 maximum of 3.0 litres. Using the 911 S as a starting point, the Carrera RS boasted numerous changes in an effort to reduce weight and add power. Weighing just 2,370 pounds, the Carrera RS boasted a top speed of 150 mph and a 0–60 mph time of just 5.5 seconds.
The 911 Carrrera RS 2.7 Touring we are offering here is chassis 911 360 0275 with engine 6630288 and transmission 7830250, a desirable and sought-after first series example of which just 500 units were produced. This actual car was built new for the German market and tagged with shipping code « 5 », which meant un-waxed and collected directly from the factory. 911 360 0275 was ordered by official dealer E. Strähle on 4th November 1972 for its first owner Mr Helmut Möhrle of Stuttgart and delivered new to him on the 17th of January 1973. Two days later it was registered with S-AS 5433 number plates. The original specifications of the car were special order colour Grand Prix White with red script (code 2225) and Sports seats, both left and right (409). Additional factory options included headrests for both seats (258), retractable shoulder belts for both conductor and passenger (419), retractable left antenna with loudspeaker (440) and finally the desirable electric sliding sunroof (650), a rather unusual feature for the German market. The car still remains, as of today, unchanged from all its original specifications.
Mr Möhrle will enjoy 911 360 0275 for the next 6 years and then sell it to Mr Bernd Kramer, also from the Stuttgart region. The car subsequently briefly changed into the hands of two further documented German owners, before being acquired by enthusiast Wolfram Otto Reuter from Frankfurt in 1981. The car will remain his property for nearly a decade, until it will be sold to Mr Wilhelm Holzenthal of Westerburg in 1990 who will have a light restoration performed including a repaint in the original colour. He will not keep the car long and sell the next year to French collector from Strasbourg, Dr Matthias Wagner. During that time of its life, 911 360 0275 will be exhibited at an official Porsche dealership for almost 10 years and driven only sparingly. In 1999 Dr Wagner will sell the 2.7 RS to Swedish collector Mr Christian Lépée of Stockholm who will keep the car for 5 years. In 2003 the car is then sold to its second last owner Mr Andreas Kainer of Neustadt in Austria. 911 360 0275 will remain in his collection until 2011.
Since then, 911 360 0275 belongs to a German enthusiast who has cared for it with no expenses spared whatsoever. The car was meticulously serviced and improved on a yearly basis at either the Porsche dealership in Munich or the factory in Stuttgart. This also included a brake system overhaul in 2011 as well as a transmission rebuild in 2014 and totaled 55.000 EUR of expenses. The car has been cherished in the best possible way and comes with an outstanding history file which includes:
– Original delivery documents from E. Strähle to first owner on January 1973
– Original sales brochure
– Original service book to this car
– Original owner’s handbook, 2,7 RS addendum and tools
– Copy of the original factory order form and modification form
– Period sales contracts
– Copy of the original German brief
– Period correspondences
– Original Swedish documents
– Original Austrian brief
– Limited first edition Konradsheim Carrera RS book with the matching number ‘0275’
– FIVA Identity card
– Full 2018 Deuschle report, known to be one of the most demanding experts for the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 model
– Large set of invoices by Porsche official dealer
911 360 0275 represents the exceedingly rare opportunity to acquire an unquestionable, highly original and fully matching numbers Carrera RS 2.7 with continuous history from new, supplied with an exceptional history file and ready for immediate enjoyment.