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RESERVE LOWERED: 1986 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA - RSR EVOCATION

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This Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Evocation is a striking ‘backdate’, which is presented in very good order throughout, having covered just 500 miles since the build’s completion in 2016. The car left the factory as a 1986 Carrera, and so is equipped with the 3.2-litre air-cooled flat-six, coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. The odometer now shows 119,008 miles.

An original UK-market right-hand drive car, this 911 was first registered in September 1986. The original colour is believed to have been red, and the DVLA records the change to white as taking place during the build of this backdate in 2015. It has been registered to the vendor for the last month.

Its bodywork and paint are described as being in very good condition, with the only imperfections noted by the vendor being some paint damage where the nearside door has previously fouled the inner frame, and a very minor bubble above the nearside rear light cluster - both of which are clearly shown in the gallery. Otherwise, the Grand Prix White finish looks superb, having been sprayed onto the car in 2015.

The backdating process for the bodywork included the addition of a fibreglass engine lid, bonnet and bumpers from Porsche parts specialist Pro-9, as well as steel RSR wheel arches. It is accented by light blue ‘Carrera’ and ‘RSR’ decals along the flanks and on the engine lid, as well as colour-coded centre sections on the alloy wheels.

Inside, the cabin has been given an RS-style makeover, with deletion of the rear seats and centre console, and fitment of lightweight RS doors cards and bucket seats. The latter are upholstered in black vinyl with corduroy type cloth for the centre panels, and remain in excellent condition with no damage or noticeable wear. As much of the rest of the trim and switchgear is original, there are some marks and wear as you would expect. Ahead of the driver is a Momo Prototipo steering wheel, while the gear knob has been swapped to an aftermarket item.

The last scheduled maintenance was an engine oil and filter change in November 2020 at 119,000 miles, carried out by Richards Racing. Prior to this, it was looked after by Porsche specialist Pro-9, with a gearbox rebuild in January 2016 and other extensive maintenance through the first half of that year.

Its most recent MOT was on 4 November 2020 at 118,994 miles, when it passed with no advisories after minor faults with the offside tail light and offside headlight were rectified, and new wiper blades were fitted. The wheels are shod in Pirelli P7 Corsa Classic tyres in size 235/45 R15 at the front and 265/40 R15 at the rear. The rear tyres are date-coded to 2015 and have around 4mm of tread. While the front tyres have a similar level, they are dated to 2012 and are starting to show some cracking on the sidewalls, so would benefit from replacement soon.

Accompanying the car is the original stamped service book, as well as numerous old MOT certificates, and maintenance invoices dating to throughout the 1990s and 2000s. There is also a raft of invoices from Pro-9 for the backdating and refurbishment work carried out between 2015 and 2016, which cost in excess of £23,000, and which was partially documented in photos.

This Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Evocation is a striking ‘backdate’ build, with some great attention to detail that goes beyond the more aggressive body styling. Based on the typically reliable Carrera 3.2, it offers a more usable take on an iconic motorsport 911, and would make both a thrilling road car or characterful track toy alike.

The description of this auction lot is, to the best of the seller's knowledge, accurate and not misleading. Collecting Cars requests a range of detail about the lot from the seller, and performs a level of due diligence through HPI checks and MOT history where available. However, bidders must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of the description, and conduct any research they feel is necessary before committing to a bid. Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.

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