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.
Auction Sales History
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
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 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 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 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 #12... read more
Auction Source: Monterey 2014 by Mecum Auctions
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 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 - 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 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... read more
Auction Source: Kissimmee 2014, #WhereTheCarsAre by Mecum
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 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 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,... read more
Auction Source: The 2013 Amelia Island Auction 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... read more
Auction Source: 2012 Sport & GTs au Mans Classic by Artcurial
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 (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... read more
Auction Source: RM Auctions' 2010 Sports & Classics of Monterey
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 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... read more
Auction Source: 2009 Bonhams Exceptional Motorcars at Quail Lodge Resort
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... read more
Auction Source: 2008 Monterey Preview