Porsche 2.7 RS Lightweight

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A three owner 2.7 RS lightweight in concours condition, but best of all in Bloodorange!  

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The reference ''RS'' will quicken the pulse of Porsche connoisseurs. Models such as the legendary Carrera RS 2.7 of 1972, the 1991 964 911 RS, the 2004 996 GT3 RS and the 2007 997 GT3 RS are all normally aspirated sports cars that stand out on account of their extreme degree of maneuverability and handling.

The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS is the original RS Porsche; a lightweight car that was designed by Porsche to be as light and fast as possible, weighing in at only 975kg. 2.7 RS's have an impressive top speed of 150mph and performance figures of 0-65mph in just 5.8 seconds.

Porsche built just 200 2.7 RS's in lightweight trim, which differed from Touring specification cars in the following ways. The fibreglass front and rear bumper panels had no metal and rubber trim added (just black tape), likewise there was no trim along the sides of the sills and no overriders. The cars were fitted with lightweight racing seats fitted with turnbuckle adjusters and there was no clock fitted. There were no rear seats and no carpets in the front footwell just rubber mats. The rear side windows were fixed whilst the doors have basic "railway carriage" pull leather strap openers and small plastic black draw handles with no door pockets. Under the bonnet there was only one battery (two in the Tourings), no "T"pull in the l/h door shut to open the engine compartment but two rubber "T" handles connected to a metal double hook fixed to the base of the bootlid. Supplied in this basic trim the lightweight cars were usually dispatched to privateer gentleman racers for competition use.

This lightweight was originally supplied to the Porsche Distributor in Verona in Tangerine, Italy and was used extensively in competition for 10 years before returning to Germany to be used on the road, by this point painted white with red script. This second owner kept the car until 2006 when the car was purchased by the third owner who commissioned a full concours restoration of the car including a return to the original colour of Blood Orange. Since this complete restoration the car has covered very few miles and as such this three owner factory lightweight is presented in the most superb condition.

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