NO RESERVE: 1973 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 2.7 RS

Lot Description

KEY FACTS

  • A stunning example of a coveted collector car; one of just 11 cars known to have left the factory in Aubergine, and benefiting from a comprehensive two-year restoration between 2010 and 2012
  • It is powered by the 210hp 2.7-litre air-cooled flat-six, driving the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission.
  • Since joining The Leonard Collection, around £25,000 has been spent to further enhance the restoration and complete a fine detail process.
  • Original German delivery, understood to have been imported and re-registered in the UK in 1990.
  • Between 2012 and 2016, the car was owned and enjoyed by Jay Kay of Jamiroquai.

EQUIPMENT AND OPTIONS

  • Understood to be one of only 11 cars in Aubergine, it was equipped to Touring specification, with sport seats, headrests, a sunroof, electrical antenna and speakers, and spotlights over the front bumper.
  • It rides on staggered 15-inch Fuchs alloy wheels, fitted with matching Continental tyres (205/60 R15 front, 225/55 R15 rear).
  • The car comes with the tool roll, spare wheel, jack, air compressor, handbook, RS supplement, brochure, and spare keys. A copy of the Carrera RS book by Doctor Thomas Gruber - book number 1419 to match the car’s VIN - is also included.

Factory options:

  • Sport seats left and right.
  • Headrest left and right
  • Electric Antenna
  • Speakers
  • Touring Specification
  • Sunroof
  • Automatic Seat Belts Left and right
  • Additional High Beam Lamps Over Bumper

CONDITION

  • Between January 2010 and February 2012, this Carrera 2.7 RS was put through an exhaustive restoration process, at a total cost of around £90,000. The car was taken back to bare metal, any necessary repairs were carried out to the highest standards, new bumpers were fitted, rust-prevention treatments were applied to the shell, and it was repainted in the correct Aubergine hue.
  • The mechanical restoration took place in 2011 at JAZ Porsche, with a full strip down and vapour blasting of the engine and ancillaries. The cylinder heads were sent off to have new valve guides and seats, and the throttle bodies were stripped and re-plated. The gearbox was also rebuilt, replacing any worn parts.
  • Around £25,000 has been spent on the car since it joined The Leonard Collection, with the aim of attending to fine details to create the perfect period-correct RS.
  • Today, the paintwork remains in generally excellent condition, with only around 2,600 miles covered since the restoration was finished.
  • Its re-trimmed interior is in great condition, with a very smart finish to the leatherette and corduroy seat upholstery in particular.
  • There are no known mechanical or electrical faults.
  • The most recent MOT test was on 10 September 2020 at 73,278 miles, which was a first-time pass with no advisories whatsoever. It has achieved the same clean result over the last 10 years, covering some 3,000 miles on the road.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • The vendor spent £22,300 with leading specialist Autofarm to carry out a fine detail process on the car, and make it as perfect as possible.
  • Previous recent services on file were in January 2019 at 73,067 miles (Autofarm) and June 2018 at 72,722 miles (Porsche Centre Leeds).
  • An impressive history file accompanies the car, with a detailed rundown of the nut-and-bolt restoration process, presenting all of the work carried out on the car.

SUMMARY

This Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS is a wonderful classic sports car, which remains in excellent overall condition around nine years after its comprehensive restoration. With desirable provenance, a very rare factory colour, and fastidious recent attention to perfecting the finer details, this iconic ‘Rennsport’ car would be a credit to any collection.

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Car Overview

  • 73,295 miles
  • manual
  • LHD
  • Aubergine
  • Black Leatherette/Corduroy Cloth
  • 2.7L
  • VIN9113601419


Lot Overview

  • Lot #03651
  • private Sale
  • North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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  • Digger

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