1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring

This LHD example is the 38th 2.7 RS produced, and therefore, one of the first 500s built to “RSH” specification to meet FIA homologation requirements. After having been driven to Stuttgart for weighing, it was driven back to the factory for completion as a “Touring” (Porsche Code 472) version. It was highly equipped from new, with such factory options as front and rear bumpers with impact absorbers, leather-trimmed Recaro sport seats and a rear luggage compartment in place of rear seats.

Formerly owned by a historic-racing driver and acquired in 2007 by the current owner/collector, who commissioned an engine-out restoration, this 2.7 RS was also refinished in its original color scheme and retains its matching-numbers engine. Listed in John Starkey’s From R to GT3R: The Racing Porsches 911 & 930 and complete with restoration invoices, this is one of Porsche’s finest competition-bred road cars.

Prescott Kelly

Prescott Kelly - SCM Contributor

Prescott bought his first Porsche, a 1964 356SC coupe, in early July 1967, just before starting his first job. The next weekend he bought a refrigerator — thereby establishing priorities for life. He has owned many Porsches and is a Contributing Editor for Porsche Panorama, where he concentrates on arcane corners of Porsche history, writes the regular “356 Collectibles” and “MarketWatch” columns for the 356 Registry Magazine, and contributes to Excellence and the Journal of the Society of Automotive Historians.

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