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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

Comprehensively Restored at the Porsche Factory. Originally Grand Prix White. First Series Car Optioned with Sports Seats and Sunroof When New.

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VIN 9113600486
Exterior Color Grand Prix White with Green Script
Interior Color Black
Mileage 36110 Miles TMU
Engine 2.7 Litre Flat 6-Cylinder no. 6630498
Transmission 5-Speed
Status Sold
Stock FJ1952

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 (M472)
s/n 9113600486, Engine number 6630498
Grand Prix White with Green Script and Black Interior

The legendary Carrera RS is widely regarded to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest roadgoing Porsche ever. Certainly it is one of the most iconic. Its primary purpose was to homologate the car for competition use, which required the construction of a minimum of five hundred examples within twelve months. Eventually, the cars proved to be so popular that the production run was expanded several times, with an eventual total of 1580 cars being built. The cars themselves featured larger more powerful engines, flared rear wheel arches to accommodate wider wheels, numerous deletions and alterations to reduce weight, improved suspension, and a few cosmetic alterations, which together would become the car's trademark. With its distinctive contrasting striping and wheels and the simple and functional 'burzel' or ducktail, the styling of the RS is iconic and trend-setting. The real treat, however, is in the driving. It epitomizes the ultimate Porsche experience with its immense tactility, balance, and nimbleness. Very few cars are as communicative and engaging as a properly set up 911 of this vintage, especially a Carrera RS.

This particular car is a first series so-called “Homologation car”, one of the first 500 built. It has been restored in its original colors of Grand Prix White and was originally optioned with sport seats on both sides, an antenna, and sunroof. Sold new to Joachim Jung of Germany, its early history after 1975 is not well known, but it appears to have come to the United States with a serviceman who was stationed overseas and brought the car back with him in 1985. Since such time as it entered the United States the documentation file is quite detailed, and includes original registration slips in the previous owners names. In 1985 it was registered in Texas, and documentation on file corresponds to a registration sticker still affixed to the original windshield. The car has been with the current owner for more than 20 years, and detailed records have been kept during his ownership, starting with sales documents relating to his purchase. He bought it at the Porsche dealer in Walnut Creek, California, and sent it back to the factory for restoration, which was completed in February of 1998. Photos and a statement from the factory on file show us that at time the restoration was initiated the car was in good running and driving condition, and retained its original engine and driveline when it arrived at the factory, verified by number.

As part of the rigorous restoration works, the engine and transmission were completely overhauled, the cases replaced by the factory, and stamped to match the car’s original numbers. The car was then supplied with an “Auslieferungsbestätigung,” a delivery confirmation document usually supplied with new cars. When stampings are performed at the Porsche factory the stamping number is followed by “AT”, as shown on this car’s engine and transmission pads. Indeed, only Porsche has the authority to perform such a task, and the car remains, technically speaking, matching numbers. Also as part of the restoration works, at the current owner’s request, the car was stripped to bare metal, the body shell completely reworked, and galvanized on the 993 assembly line, a process which the owner was invited to attend at the factory! Every major and ancillary system was addressed, and the final restoration cost was several multiples of the purchase price paid in 1996. The work took over two years, and is thoroughly documented with extensive invoices and more than four photo albums of pictures detailing the process. The car remains very fresh in its presentation, ostensibly, as-new in every way.

The body is excellent, with straight panels and excellent fit. The paint was done to high standards and is nearly unmarked. The chrome and other bright trim are very nice, as are the wheels. The windscreen was not replaced during the restoration and has some marks but no major chips, and is the correct West German Signla which retains its 1985 Texas inspection sticker. The car retains full Touring specification equipment instead of having been partially converted to lightweight like many cars. There are a few details that reflect the date of the car’s restoration at the Porsche factory, including red bar hood crest and black sun visors with mirrors.

The interior is excellent, and original, with sport seats with corduroy inserts which a pleasant and light patina. The Perlon carpets are excellent as is the headliner. The door panels and dashboard are also excellent, with no warping, cracking, or other deterioration to the sometimes sensitive areas. The gauges and switches are in similarly nice condition and the car has a 300kph speedometer. Overall, the interior has a crisp presentation that is consistent with the rest of the car, yet is original in its materials.

The engine compartment has the correct smooth finish to the inner fenders and frame components, a feature that appeared on the first 500 cars only. Both the engine compartment and the engine itself are extremely clean and nicely detailed.

With very few miles logged since the completion of the factory restoration, this RS Touring has the tight and accurate driving experience that a new RS owner would have experienced on the way home from the dealership in 1973. Included with the car is a mammoth documentation file including restoration invoices from Porsche, photos of the car before, during, and after the restoration process, previous ownership documentation and letters relating to the car’s history, and even the original Germen “Fahrzeugbrief” showing that the car was sold new Joachim Jung of Remscheid, Germany when new. The car also comes with its jack, emergency flairs, tool roll with tools, air pump, and owner’s manual.

This is an opportunity to acquire an outstanding example of this legendary car which boasts a Porsche factory restoration. It is faithful to its original configuration, and in immaculate condition above and below. Save for the marvelous original interior, this is a fully rebuilt and refinished turnkey example which will bring much pleasure to its new owner. Its restoration heritage at the Porsche factory is truly unique to this single car, as they have since refused to replicate the incredibly intensive and exacting process performed to this example.

 


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