The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is widely regarded as the holy grail when it comes to 911s. At the time, 500 units were made, each with a price tag of over $10,000 USD, leaving the company wondering if they could in fact sell them all. On the contrary, however, the model sold out in less than a week, following an appearance at the Paris Motor Show. Porsche then went on to build 1,590 examples during the production run.
The Carrera RS was ultimately optioned in two packages: Touring and Sport Lightweight, with the latter being a stripped-down racing variant, designed to barely be street legal.
Above we in turn get a look at one of just 17 original 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweights with right hand drive configuration sold in England. This particular ride won the Circuit of Ireland, Donegal International and Castrol Manx International Rallies in 1974.
In total, the 911 participated in 40 rallies, while being famously photographed at the Donegal International Rally in June of 1974, being launched into the air by Irish driver Cathal Curley.
Now, the heralded Porsche is due to be auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s on September 6 for an estimated $1,066,036 USD to $1,292,165 USD. For more, follow here.
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