Porsche Carrera RSR 3.0

he Camera RSR has a special place in Porsche history because it was the first time that the company ever built an ‘homologation special’ version of a production car.

As has often happened over the years, the sports controlling body then began to talk about a replacement formula; the championship would be run with production-based cars, essentially a ‘silhouette formula’.

Porsche was interested in such a formula; it had built the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 in sufficient numbers for it to be homologated as a Group 3 Production GT car. The rules said that once a model had been homologated then an evolution of the same model could be made provided it remained in the same class.

The car was then sold to Denmark and Preben Kristoffersen won the Danish Group 5 Circuit Championship in 1976 and 1977; it then went to Jochen Poulsen who won the championship in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982.

In 1983 Poulsen entered the car in the Group 5 section of the World Championship which was run together with Group C, and it placed third in the series.

John Jensen was runner-up in the Danish Group 5 Circuit Championship in 1984 but he won it in 1985 and 1986.

By any standards this particular car has a remarkable history. When offered at auction by the Coys Auction House at their Nurburgring, Germany event on 10 August 1991, it had just undergone a full restoration and was described as being in excellent condition all round.