1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

Revealed at the 1972 Paris Auto Show, the Carrera 2.7 RS was a special model used to homologate the 911 in Group 4 racing. Developed from the 911S, the 2.7 was more potent in almost every area.

Compared to the standard Carrera, the 2.7 RS featured a larger engine, wider flares to accommodate the Fuchs alloy wheels, stiffened suspension, larger brakes and a ducktail rear spoiler.

With the use of a Nikasil coating on the cylinder walls, the 2.4 unit could be bored out to a capacity of 2687 cc, but the standard valve train was retained. At the time, this became the largest engine available on a Porsche and was good for 210bhp at 6300rpm. And with a taller 4th and 5th gear, the top speed was increased to 152mph.

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Initial production for the 2.7 was only 500 cars and it sold out almost immediately. Three versions were available, including a lightweight Sports trim, Race Trim or more opulent Touring trim for the road. The lightweight version was substantially lighter with thin-gauge body panels, lighter windows and a stripped out interior.

Production began in April of 1972 and finished in July of the same year with 1580 total cars. Around 1300 of these were the standard Touring model.

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at Stutgart, Germany
price $ $25,000
engine 911/83 Flat-6
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum Alloy
valvetrain SOHC
fuel feed Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection.
displacement 2687 cc / 164.0 in³
bore 90 mm / 3.54 in
stroke 70.4 mm / 2.77 in
compression 8.5:1
power 156.6 kw / 210.0 bhp @ 6300 rpm
specific output 78.15 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 192.13 bhp per tonne
torque 254.89 nm / 188 ft lbs @ 5100 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel, Fiberglass Decklid
front tires 215/60VR-15
rear tires 235/60VR-15
front brakes Radially Vented & Axially Drilled Discs
rear brakes Radially Vented & Axially Drilled Discs
front wheels F 38.1 x 20.3 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 22.9 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Transverse Control Arms w/Torsion Bars, Anti-Roll Bar, Bilstein Shock Absorbers
r suspension Trailing Arms w/Torsion Bars, Anti-Roll Bar, Bilstein Shock Absorbers
curb weight 1093 kg / 2410 lbs
wheelbase 2271 mm / 89.4 in
front track 1443 mm / 56.8 in
rear track 1473 mm / 58.0 in
length 4147 mm / 163.3 in
width 1778 mm / 70.0 in
height 1321 mm / 52.0 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.18:1, 1.83:1, 1.26:1, 0.925:1, 0.724:1
final drive 4.43:1
top speed ~244.57 kph / 152 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.2 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~13.7 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~14.0 seconds

 

Auction Sales History

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 9113601059 – sold for $324,500 3rd-series RS left the factory in April 1973 in Touring (‘M472’) specification finished in light yellow (color ‘6262’). Full restorationin 2006 by Mr. Franco Fraccaro, a Geneva based specialist in Gulf Blue (color ‘6060’. Auction Source: 2015 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

Signal Yellow 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS 9113600631 – sold for $660,000 The Most Iconic and Revered Classic 911 Model. Desirable European-Delivery, Second-Series 2.7 RS. One of Just 87 Examples Originally Finished in Signal Yellow. Beautifully Presented and Retaining Matching-Numbers Engine. Ideal for PCA Concours and Driving Events. Auction Source: The Pebble Beach Auctions 2015 by Gooding and Company

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring 9113601108 – sold for $891,000 The “ultimate” and legendary road going first-generation 911. Matching numbers and unblemished known history. Authentically restored to award-winning standards by marque specialists at Kundensport. Wearing the striking, special-order color of India Red from new. Meticulously perfected to drive superbly. Auction Source: 2015 Amelia Island by RM Sotheby’s

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring 9113600171 – sold for €498,400 Extremely desirable model; one of only 1,308 Touring models built. Special-order Strawberry paint; fully restored in 2007. Doumented five owners from new; ONS Wagenpass. Auction Source: 2015 Paris by RM Auctions

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring 9113601222 – sold for $650,000 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring model. Matching numbers engine. Chassis No. 9113601222. 2687cc/210 HP engine. 5-speed transmission. Independent front and rear suspension. 4-wheel disc brakes. Left the factory in Light Ivory paint with Black leatherette interior and retains the same color scheme today. Optional headrests and additional rear apron. In the standard volume Carrera RS by Thomas Gruber and George Konradsheim it is noted that #1222 eventually became part of a collection in Mexico before coming to the US. Fuchs wheels. Factory issued Certificate of Authenticity. Original tool kit and owner’s manual.  Auction Source: Monterey 2014 by Mecum Auctions

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1972 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring 9113600181 – did not sell for $450,000 Very rare early production #181 lightweight chassis continuation touring car. Chassis #9113600181. 2687cc 210 HP engine. 5-speed transmission. Independent front and rear suspension. 4-wheel disc brakes. Left the factory in Signal Yellow with Black leather interior. Originally delivered to Germany. Fuchs wheels. Factory issued Certificate of Authenticity. Original tool kit and owner’s manual. Auction Source: Monterey 2014 by Mecum Auctions

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring 9113600287 – sold for $462,000 Documented Touring specification model with desirable options. Original color scheme and one of the first 500 homologation cars. Known history since 1970s in Japan. Eligible for numerous events including Tour Auto. Single Japanese ownership for 30+ years. Auction Source: 2014 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring – sold for $935,000 Desirable “first 500” production Carrera, with rare Ducktail-delete option. Matching numbers example, owned by US Air Force officer for 25 years. Class winner at the 2012 Porsche Parade. Great provenance and less than 70,000 kilometers from new. Offered with extensive history file, books, tools and spare Ducktail spoiler. Auction Source: 2014 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring 9113601222 – did not sell for $500,000 2687cc/210 HP engine with 5-speed transmission. Independent front and rear suspension. 4-wheel disc brakes. Left the factory in Light Ivory paint with Black leatherette interior and retains the same color scheme today. Optional headrests and additional rear apron. In the standard volume Carrera RS by Thomas Gruber and George Konradsheim it is noted that #1222 eventually became part of a collection in Mexico before coming to the US. Retains its original orange-bar hood crest and unmarked brightwork. Fuch wheels and Dunlop tires. Factory issued Certificate of Authenticity. Auction Source: Kissimmee 2014, #WhereTheCarsAre by Mecum

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring 9113601222 – did not sell for $430,000 The current owner states that this example is in excellent cosmetic condition, with a straight body, perfect door gaps, excellent paint, glass, rubber and deco trim, and like-new lamps and lenses. This outstanding, well-sorted example of an early RS Touring is offered with a correct tool kit, manuals, and a factory-issued Certificate of Authenticity. Auction Source: 2013 Monterey Auction by RM Auctions

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS 9113600631 – sold for $473,000 Arguably the Most Recognizable Classic 911. Desirable German-Delivery, Second-Series M472 Touring. Rare Signal Yellow Paint Livery. Matching-Numbers Engine, Transmission, and Body Panels. Late 1980s Restoration Completed by Blackburn-Daly. Ideal for Premium Concours and PCA Events. Auction Source: Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary 2013 Pebble Beach Auction

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touringsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 9113600813 – sold for $550,000 Arguably the Most Recognizable Classic 911. Desirable German-Delivery, Second- Series M472 Touring. One of Only 87 RS 2.7s Originally Finished in Signal Yellow. Rare Factory Options Include Sunroof, and Power Windows. Matching-Numbers Engine, Transmission, and Body Panels. Benefits from Recent Mechanical and Cosmetic Attention. Eligible for Exclusive International Concours and Driving Events. Offered with Certificate of Authenticity, Tool Kit, Owner’s Manuals and Service Records. Source: The 2013 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 PORSCHE 911 2.7L RS 9113600027 – sold for €128,667 This RS left the factory on 26 April 1973 and entered Madame Sacchi’s collection in 2004. For many years it belonged to Monsieur Jean-Charles Cartier, highly respected President of the Porsche Club in Geneva. The car is well known in the Porsche world, having taken part in numerous rallies and races across Europe. Recognisable in its green and yellow livery, the car is fitted with two bucket seats, roll-cage and Momo Porsche steering wheel. In 2008, Onetrack Motoring in Lignon, Switzerland, carried out an engine-out rebuild and the sump was replaced. The gearbox, synchromesh, and front and rear brakes have all been overhauled. There is an invoice in the file for CHF30,000 for this work.

Last April, this 2.7L RS benefitted from a complete going-over, before successfully taking the rigorous Swiss MOT. Here is a collectible classic, rare and highly sought-after. This RS lightweight, the 27th built in 1973, is eligible for major historic race events, and will offer its new owner the race-winning performance it was designed to give. Auction Source: 2012 Sport & GTs au Mans Classic by Artcurial

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 9113601317 – sold for $275,000 Stunning Presentation of an Iconic 1970s Sports Car. One of Only 1,580 Examples Built. Matching-Numbers Engine and Transmission. Finished in Original Factory-Delivered Color Scheme. Carefully Maintained by Knowledgeable Collectors. Eligible for Countless Concours and Driving Events. Offered with Certificate of Authenticity, Tool Kit, Owner’s Manual and Jack. Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction 2012 by Gooding & Company

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS (Factory Remanufactured Special) 9113600486 – sold for $440,000 Remanufactured to as-new condition in 1996 by the Porsche factory’s Exclusive Department (Werk 1) in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart. Believed to be only car Factory-built to lightweight 2.8-liter specification, with galvanized structure. Showing just around 32,000 kilometers (approximately 19,000 miles) from new, the Carrera RS is an absolute show stopper today that has only seen limited show mileage since being remanufactured. This unique and remarkable car invites close inspection and would make an extraordinary centerpiece of any collection of significant Porsches. Auction Source: RM Auctions’ 2010 Sports & Classics of Monterey

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Sport 9113600110 – sold for €147,425 Going on the chassis and engine numbers, we have here a Carrera RS Sport in impeccable working order, with pale yellow livery and black interior, in fine overall condition. But please note: this Porsche-lover’s dream accelerates faster than a Miura P400 S, and needs some getting to know. Given its performances and agility, that can be excused Auction Source: 2010 Artcurial Sport & GTs au Mans Classic

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 Porsche 911 RS Touring Chassis no. 9113600463 – sold for $232,500 This car was acquired by the present owner from local Carmel based marque Specialist David Mohlmann in 2006. Mr. Mohlmann recently confirmed that he had acquired the car himself from the car’s second owner in Brazil approximately seven years ago. He understood that former owner had owned the car for 20 years and that this owner and his son, who were Sao Paolo high end multi marque restoration experts and had been responsible for the comprehensive restoration that provides the fine order in which the car is today. The car was restored for themselves rather than the business and it is thought to have been a complete labor of love. They worked to ensure that the car was as correct as possible utilizing only original and new/old stock parts where necessary. Auction Source: 2009 Bonhams Exceptional Motorcars at Quail Lodge Resort

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1972 Porsche 911 2.7 RS Prototype 9113600012 – sold for $480,000 Nine pre-production prototype cars were built in 1972, of which this is the second. It was completed in April, a good six months prior to the start of production, confirmed by factory correspondence with later owners. It appears in early promotional materials, readily identifiable from its Signal Yellow color and lack of a rear wing, a hallmark of the production units. The car remained with Porsche until RS production ceased. Austrian registration documents indicate that works driver Helmut Koinigg took possession on September 26, 1973. Said to have been a gift, the car was repainted in white, the usual RS color, by Koinigg because he disliked the original yellow. Photos from this time show a rear spoiler. The young Austrian had raced for the Porsche team at Le Mans in 1974, and showed promise as a competitive driver. Unfortunately, he was killed in practice for the United States Grand Pix at Watkins Glen in 1974. Auction Source: 2008 Monterey Preview

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring Sold for €610,400 – Without doubt, the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 has become one of the most desirable and collectable of Porsche’s immortal 911 production cars. This beautifully restored example, chassis number 9113601046, is a later production version that was delivered on 1 April 1973 and shipped to a distributor in Munich. After spending the first part of its life in Germany, the RS made its way to France in 1995, where it was immediately registered with the Porsche Club RS of France. Finished in Light Yellow with an interior of black leatherette with corduroy fabric seat inserts and charcoal velour carpeting, this RS was ordered with several desirable options. This fully numbers-matching Carrera RS has recently enjoyed a complete bare-metal restoration by the same shop that restored the RS belonging to several members of the Porsche Club RS of France. The project was supervised by an eminent Porsche specialist. Auction Source: 2016 RM Sotheby’s Monaco Auction