Lot 115: Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring
The RS is one of the most famous Porsche models ever built and has come over the years to be regarded as one of the top sports cars to emerge from the 1970's. Porsche's engineers wanted a car that could be successfully used on the race track, yet which at a moment's notice and with no modifications could equally be used for shopping or long distance travel. Few people could ever argue that they did not succeed in this aim. The RS is an eminently usable car, just as at home trickling through traffic as it is ploughing down the fast lane of the Autobahn, yet in competitions such as Le Mans, Daytona and the Targa Florio it was almost invincible, often winning outright against pure racing prototypes. The RS (or Rennsport, to give it its German name) was based on the 911S, but used lightened bodywork and a revised 2.7 litre fuel-injected six, the largest engine yet used in a road going Porsche at that time. With a total weight in the region of 950kg and an honest 210bhp-plus on tap, the RS was able to achieve a genuine 158mph with 60mph from standstill coming up in just over 5 seconds. It was one of the-fastest production cars in the world and still maintains the simple clear lines that so beguile those new to the Porsche scene and connoisseurs of the marque alike. It is no surprise that the essence of the 911 has not changed too much over the years. Ferdinand Porsche was famously quoted as responding to a journalist on the launch of the new 911 as to why the doors are exactly the same as the previous model. 'It's a good door,' he said. And, detail aside, the shape has remained the same. The difference with the Rennsport version lay under the skin and respect is what it quietly whispered in your ear. With just three owners from new (one from father to son) and a total mileage of 126,000 kilometres, this example has not been road registered since 1997. It is accident free and reported to be in very good original condition with no restoration required. It comes with a new T V to 2010 as well as an original KFZ Brief. Finished in white with an original black interior, this fine example represents a true unmolested collector's item.
Sports, Sports Touring, Competition Cars|
Coys, Nurburgring, Germany
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||€173063|
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