RM Auctions, the industry leader in classic car restoration and auction, displayed the brown 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS for bidding in Monaco. Set for auction on May 12, the car has an estimated value of 165,000-185,000 Euros.
From Sports Car to a Day-to-day Automobile
It is one the 500 Rennsport cars built in 1970’s for homologation purposes. This means that the Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS up for bidding is created for International Automobile Federation’s approval before joining the World Sports Car Championship. Upon approval, it was modified from prototype to production-based machinery. The modifications included lightweight steel and glass, larger fuel-injected 2.7-liter engine, and brake and suspension upgrade. Later, it won the race and held the title from 1970-1972.
After winning the World Sports Car Championship, it was driven back to the factory to transform it as a Touring version. Simply put, the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS was redesigned for daily driving purposes. It now features front and rear bumpers with impact absorbers, leather-trimmed Recaro sport seats, rear luggage compartment, white fog-type head lamps, right-hand comfort seat, electric radio antenna, four speakers, green-tinted side glass, graduated-tint widescreen, engine compartment light and sunroof.
RM Auctions’ Restoration
Boasting iconic style and exhilarating performance, the brown Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS was formerly owned by a historic racecar driver. It was acquired in 2007 by the current owner, who commissioned an engine-out restoration. Refinished in its original color scheme, the car retains it matching number engines and complete restoration invoices.
Under the hood, you can see the following features:
- 210 bhp
- 2,687 cc air-cooled SOHC per side six-cylinder engine
- Bosch mechanical fuel-injection
- Five-speed manual gearbox in rear transaxle
- Four-wheel independent suspension
- Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes
- 2,271-mm wheelbase
RM Auction’s May 12 bidding will run for approximately 5-6 hours. It will take place at The Grimaldi Forum, in 10 Avenue Princesse Grace, and will coincide with the 8th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. Participants are required to purchase an official auction catalogue worth 100 Euros or $131.
Other than the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS, also included in the catalogue are the 2007 MV Agusta F4CC, 2007 MV Agusta Brutale 910R, 1993 Cagiva Moke, 1956 BMW Isetta 300, 1949 Lancia Aprilla, 1958 Fiat 500 Nuova, 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster, 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, and many more.