Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS Touring

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A well restored and fabulously presented First 500 2.7 RS Touring in Grand Prix White with Blue Lettering  

First 500 Example - Comprehensive Restoration

United KingdomLocation: United Kingdom

The ultimate 911. There is no more iconic silhouette than that of the early 911 and of all the variations and differences in these cars the shape of the 2.7 RS with its Aerodynamic ducktail is the most instantly recognisable. It captured the imagination like the Jaguar E type had a decade before, and the initial run of 500 sold out almost immediately. Porsche had to reinstate production to build more – another 1,090, in fact – in order to meet demand.

RS stands for Rennsport in German, meaning "racing sport". The Carrera name was reintroduced from the 356 Carrera which had itself been named after Porsche's victories in the Carrera Panamericana races in Mexico in the 1950s. These sensational cars also achieved great success on the race track, RS both in touring and in lightweight spec were raced in almost every sports car race, the lightly modified RSR examples scored victories in the Targa Florio, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring all in their first year. 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.

Supplied new to West Germany, this example was supplied new in the instantly recognisable colour scheme of Grand Prix White with blue, one of 205 examples optioned as such. Whilst optioned as the more refined Touring, it certainly had the lightweight ethos in mind, fitted with sports seats and retractable belts at the time of production.

Desirably one of the first 500 examples completed, this car was supplied in 1/1973 and as such benefits from the lighter gauge bodywork in the initial 'Homologation' examples. Such was the demand of the car, production eventually ceased after 1580 cars had been produced. Naturally by this time, the thinner and lighter steel homologation specification bodywork had been used up and the later cars were heavier as a result.

This example was first imported into the UK in April 1997, at the time earning the age-related registration mark KCR 155L that it retains to this day. The car was imported at the time by the late Jeremy Lloyd OBE. Away from his screenwriting efforts, Lloyd was an avid petrolhead and enthusiast, owning several Rolls Royces, Lotus and other sports cars including this!

Lloyd sold the car later that year where it would pass through two further UK owners before the car was exported to Europe. In 2007, the car was assigned FIA papers for historic events having received a number of upgrades at the time including a conforming roll bar and limited slip differential.

Following a comprehensive restoration by leading Swiss Porsche specialist Marc de Siebenthal in 2011, this example found itself once more in the UK. Shortly after its arrival, it received a further £40,000 of work with UK specialists Autofarm prior to purchase by the current owner in 2014. Since then, the car has resided within a world-class car collection based in Hong Kong and has been used sparingly. The production number stamped on the builkheads matches the factory records.

Today this example presents superbly and although not fitted with a matching numbers engine, it is fitted with one of the correct type. Accompanied by a thorough service history and a fresh Andy Prill report, this 2.7 RS Touring is available to view by appointment at our showrooms outside London immediately.

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