1973 Porsche Carrera RS Touring also being auctioned tomorrow

26
Apr

1973 Porsche Carrera RS Touring also being auctioned tomorrow

As a child, I had the HotWheels version of this car, with the ducktail spoiler.

From the online auction brochure:

210 bhp, 2,687 cc air-cooled SOHC horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine, Bosch mechanical fuel-injection, five-speed manual gearbox in rear transaxle, four-wheel torsion bar independent suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.4 in.

  • Matching-numbers example, complete with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
  • High-quality restoration completed in June 2012
  • Well-equipped, with special-order India Red exterior

Originally delivered in Germany, this 911Carrera RS is one of a reported 30 with the special-order Code 2525 India Red paint. As built, it had a limited slip differential, sport seats, retractable seats, through-the-grille fog lights, and a retractable antenna. All remain on the car today; the antenna is in its unusual but original location on the right fender.

This is considered by many to be one of the finest production automobiles ever made, and the racing versions are a large part of Porsche’s competition history.

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