Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR
- The only factory-delivered RSR in Seablue
- One of less than 55 2.8 RSRs built.
- Successful racing history incl. Le Mans
- 1st place (overall) Vosges race 1973
- 1st place (overall) 4h of Dijon 1973
- 1st place (overall) Ronde de la Baule 1974
- 10th place (Group 4) Le Mans 1974
- Fully restored and ready to race
- Incl. extensive expertise
- FIA certified
|Interior:||Cloth / black|
|Mileage:||1.000 km (since restoration)|
|Price:||1.950.000,- € (TAX paid)|
* Fuel consumption: (DIN 70030) 13,7 L Super determined at 3/4 of maximum speed, maximum of 110 km / h below surcharge of 10% (factory specification)
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The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR
In October 1972, the Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS was newly presented at the Paris Motor Show. The primary goal of the new variant was homologation for motorsport, as the most powerful 911 2.4 S up to that point was no longer competitive against the higher-displacement touring cars of the competition. At that time, the Group 4 regulations demanded a minimum production run of 500 units for homologation; these were to be sold at only a small surcharge to the previously most powerful model in the regular model range, the 911 S 2.4, in order to achieve FIA approval. However, the initially planned production run of 500 units was quickly sold. Production was therefore continued and increased to 1,000 units, which then also enabled homologation in Group 3. The designation "Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS" is made up of "Carrera", which had been used since the Porsche 356 as a suffix for particularly sporty road models, "RS" for "racing" and 2.7 for the engine capacity. The Carrera RS was Germany's fastest production car in its day. The hallmark and status symbol of the Carrera RS was the rear spoiler, the so-called "Entenbürzel", which in road tests increased the top speed by 10 km/h compared to the non-spoiler version and ensured driving stability. In addition, different tyre dimensions were fitted at the front and rear (v: 185/70 VR 15 h: 215/60 VR15). To accommodate the wider tyres under the body, the rear wings were flared and widened. In addition, the "Carrera" lettering on the side was a typical identifying feature. The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS was available with the Sport-Pak.et (RS / M471). According to the literature, this version cost 34,000 DM and was built approximately 200-217 times (variations in the literature). Due to the thin sheet metal body used in the early cars, the plastic bumpers, Porsche emblems as stickers and other weight-reducing measures, the weight was slightly below 1,000 kg. The sports version was suitable for motorsport, but nevertheless also suitable for everyday use. Alternatively, the Touring package (RSL / M472) was offered, which offered a little more comfort. It contained more or less the same equipment as the Porsche 911 S, which increased the weight to slightly less than 1,100 kg, but in return you had normal seats, rear vent windows, a rear bench seat, a normal Porsche emblem and normal door handles. The bumpers familiar from the 911 S were also fitted. The Touring version cost 36,500 DM, approx. 1,280-1,308 pieces (variations in the literature) were produced. The conversion to a racing car (RSR / M491) cost around DM 25,000 extra. In return, one received _a 911 2.8 RSR according to Group 4 regulations with 2.8 litre capacity and 300 hp, which was once again competitive against the Ford Capri and BMW Coupe touring cars, which were more powerful in terms of hp and capacity. Only 55 RSRs were built in total.
Chassis 9113600791 | No. 19/55
The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR offered here was built in March 1973 as the 19th of only 55 vehicles by the Porsche racing department and delivered in April to its first owner, Mr Dominique Thiry in Strasbourg. The registration number was 6203QX67. Mr. Thiry used the car extremely successfully in the 1973 season and contested several races victoriously. Still in spring and in wintry conditions on the "Circuit des Vosges", Thiry took the overall victory with the starting number 119. Later in the year, another highlight followed in the 1973 season, with the racing classic of the 4 Hours of Dijon. Chassis #791 was again driven by Dominque Thiry and Jacques Henry. Again, the car took an impressive overall victory. Four more races followed in 1973, in Monthléry, Remiremont, Turckheim and Urcy, in which the previous successes could not be repeated. In 1974, chassis #791 was sold to the Frenchman Claude Pigeon from Rennes. He raced the car twice during the season. At the "Ronde de la Baule" with the starting number 1, Pigeon triumphed with first place. Pigeon competed again in the Languille race, but was eliminated due to a technical defect. In 1975, the now race-proven car changed hands again, but remained in France. Alain Leroux, the new owner, also had ambitious racing plans for chassis #791. On 23 March 1975, Leroux started with his second driver Joel Laplacette at the "2 heures de l'ACO" and achieved a respectable 4th place in Group 4. This race was to serve as preparation for the highlight of every racing driver's career. Participation in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. On 25 June 1975 the time had come and chassis #791 started in the ultimate endurance race. In addition to Alain Leroux and Joel Laplacette, former owner Claude Pigeon was also named as a driver and was asked to take part due to his experience on the car. After 24 hours, the RSR successfully crossed the finish line in 10th position in Group 4. A respectable result considering the strong, factory-supported competition. In 1976, Alain Leroux sold chassis No. 791 to Mr. Pierre Renauld from Nancy / France, who also entered the car in numerous competitions, including the Tour de France. In the following years, the car was also used in numerous rallies. Among others, the car was driven by the later European Rally Champion Yves Loubet. In 1989, the car was sold again in Paris and was then extensively restored to delivery specifications. The current owner had an FIA passport issued for the car in April 2020, which means that the car can now be registered for all historic motorsport events. This fully operational 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR offers collectors with the highest demands the rare opportunity to successfully use a unique Porsche with a successful racing past in the future.
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