Original Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 up for grabs

The first Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 made of the first batch of 500 is now looking for a new home after a complete restoration and lots of racing history behind it

The very first of the 500 examples of the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 cars, and 1,590 total built is up for grabs through the Silverstone Auctions’ Autosport International Sale this month. This car has a crazy amount of motorsports history behind it, and will be one heck of a purchase for a lucky Porsche enthusiast out there.

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According to the auction’s site, this 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was initially delivered to the United States where it was sold to its first owner. It features a slick Grand Prix White paint job with green lettering, Fuchs wheels, and the Touring specification. A few years later, in 1986, the car was bought by Wolfram Thonemann, president of the German Classic Porsche 911 Club, and imported to Germany.

Thonemann entered the car in a number of motorsports events around Germany and Europe while he owned it - it even earned the Europa Cup Class 6 Championship in 1987. The car changed hands again in 1996 and the third owner took it out to rally events, until the car was retired from racing in 2017, and was given a proper restoration after all its hard work on the track.

The 1973 variant of the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was rated at 210-horsepower coming through its 2.7-liter flat-six engine. Backing the engine is a five-speed manual transmission, and the combo gives the car the ability to sprint to 60 miles per hour in only 5.5-seconds, and has a top speed of 149 mph. Slowing the Porsche down are four-wheel disc brakes, and it rides on an independent suspension.

Interestingly enough, this is not the only of its kind for sale right now. After searching around on the Dupont Registry, we found another one, with the only difference being the accent colors, for sales with an asking price of over three-quarters of a million dollars. This listing only shows an estimate of up to $484,000, so the bidding wars could escalate pretty quickly on this one.

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