Engine: 2,687 cc, air-cooled horizontally flat six Production dates: November 1972 – July 1973
Transmission: Five-speed manual
Power: 210.0 bhp @ 6,300 rpm
Torque: 188.0 ft lbs @ 5,100 rpm
Weight: 975 kg (2149 lbs)
0-60 mph: 5.6 sec (est)
Top Speed: 152 mph (est)
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.
There were four variants of the Carrera 2.7 RS. The Lightweight (conversion M471) was considered too raw for many, and with the Porsche marketing department scared they could not sell such an extremely sparse car, Porsche also decided to offer the RS Touring (conversion M472). The Touring offered 2.4 S-style comfort in the same lightweight body, with normal door furniture, carpets, dials, switches and back seats. It is a more friendly road car
The Touring model is 75kg heavier than a Lightweight as a result of this added equipment. It is all additional weight contributed by the sport seats, sunroof, and power windows. But it is the RS most buyers opted for due that comfortable interior and optional 7 and 8X15 inch Fuchs wheels.
In terms of driving, the Touring is similar, but just a bit more civilized and refined. The RS Touring ride is slightly softer and thus more comfortable. Creature comforts such as more comfortable seats, power windows, proper door handles, a sunroof, and a passen- ger-side sun visor all add up to it being more livable daily. The additional undercoating also makes the Touring easier on the ears as well.
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 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
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 – 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 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 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
sche 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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