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If you’re in the market for one of the most iconic Porsches ever built you better act fast. It’s very rare that a genuine 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 comes up for sale, and this pristine example is the best of the breed. Thanks to an online auction on RM Sotheby’s you have the opportunity to own a piece of Porsche history.
The Porsche 911 RSR 2.8 was built to compete in the Group 4 (2,500 – 3,000 cc GT) racing class and continue Porsche’s success in long-distance GT Racing. Part of the Group 4 rules required Porsche to homologate their race car, which gave birth to the Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS. Known internally by the M491 code, Porsche built 1,525 911 Carrera 2.7 RSs to homologate the 55 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 race cars.
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The 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 was built to the very limits of the FIA rule book and the results immediately started to pour in. The little 911 won the 1973 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, the final running of the Targa Florio, and six of nine rounds in the 1973 European GT Championship. This massive success helped cement the Porsche 911 as a legitimate racing icon and lead to the successful racing lineage we know today.
Privateer 911 RSR 2.8s like the example up for auction today saw massive success around the globe. This particular example campaigned across the Caribbean and Central America where owners saw consistent success. After switching hands numerous times this legendary car was restored to its original spec and is ready to take on a race track or impress visitors to your car collection.
In today’s world of fabricated excellence and digital interfaces the analog 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 stands out. This incredible machine has a unique story only it can tell and the opportunity to add to its pedigree awaits.