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.
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.
Chassis & Sales
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 registra... more
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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 comprehens... more
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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
Gallery: 2010 Artcurial Sport & GTs au Mans Classic
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 remark... more
Gallery: RM Auctions' 2010 Sports & Classics of Monterey
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.
Gallery: The Amelia Island Auction 2012 by Gooding & Company
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... more
Gallery: 2012 Sport & GTs au Mans Classic by Artcurial
1973 Porsche 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,... more
Gallery: The 2013 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company