Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring 1973 – Francja

Pierwsze Porsche dające początek linii 911 nosiło oznaczenie 901, a swoją premierę miało na targach IAA we Frankfurcie nad Menem w 1963 roku. Ten bezpośredni następca Porsche 356 w ciągu swojego życia doczekał się wielu odmian, lecz najwięcej emocji wzbudzały mocne, sportowe egzemplarze. W 10 lat po premierze 911-tka, oczywiście ze względów homologacyjnych, otrzymuje niezwykłą, sportową odmianę RS, czyli RennSport – w języku niemieckim oznaczającą wyścigi lub sport motorowy. Również w ’73 roku zaraz obok oznaczenia 911 pojawiła się po raz pierwszy nazwa Carrera, która po hiszpańsku oznacza po prostu wyścig lub karierę. Nazwa ta, tak jak w modelu 356, upamiętniać miała zwycięstwa Porsche w znanym na całym świecie długodystansowym wyścigu Carrera Panamericana. 911 RS, bazując na platformie 911S, wyposażone zostaje w 2,7-litrowy, sześciocylindrowy, chłodzony powietrzem silnik, dzięki któremu osiągnąć mogło prędkość 240 km/h. Najbardziej charakterystycznym dla modelu 911 Carrera RS elementem nadwozia jest specjalny, aerodynamiczny „ducktail”, spojler umieszczony na pokrywie silnika. Nabywcy nowego Porsche 911 Carrera RS mogli wybierać pomiędzy dwoma pakietami wyposażenia: Lightweight oraz Touring. Kiedy ten pierwszy czynił z samochodu prawdziwą torową wydmuszkę, drugi zapewniał użytkownikowi komfort poruszania się po drogach publicznych. Model ten idealnie podsumowuje magazyn Motor Sport „Nic o czym marzymy nie przychodzi ani łatwo ani tanio, nie inaczej jest z Carrerą RS, która bezapelacyjnie jest jednym z najwspanialszych samochodów lat 70-tych; ucieleśnieniem mariażu klasy GT z wyścigowymi genami.” Egzemplarz sportowego wozu o numerze nadwozia 0738, dostarczony przez szwajcarskiego dealera, zamówił syn sułtana, książę Sadruddin Aga Khan. Jednak swoim zwyczajem książę zmieniał samochody co roku i RS-em cieszył się zaledwie przez 5000 kilometrów. Przez kolejne 40 lat 911-stka właściciela zmieniła zaledwie dwukrotnie i dopiero w 2015 roku, w rękach obecnego amatora, przeszła kompleksową renowację w standardzie konkursowym. Kopia oryginalnego „Wagenkarte” z Porsche wskazuje na to, że Carrera opuściła fabrykę w kolorze kości słoniowej z czarnym wnętrzem i pepitką na fotelach. 911 Carrera RS wyposażona została w pakiet Touring (472) z zagłówkami, siedzeniami sportowymi i elektrycznie przesuwanym dachem. Z dokumentów specjalistycznego zakładu renowacyjnego wynika, że przed rozpoczęciem prac samochód ten był jednym z najbardziej oryginalnych, jaki kiedykolwiek tam widziano. Dziś ten niesamowity samochód, wystawiony na aukcji, wyceniony został na 650 – 850 tysięcy euro, czyli około 2,7 – 3,5 miliona złotych, a licytowany będzie 8 lutego w Paryżu.

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Lot 361*
PORSCHE 911 CARRERA RS TOURING COUPÉ 1973
€ 650,000 – 850,000
PLN 2,700,000 – 3,500,000
LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
8 Feb 2018, 14:00 CET

PARIS, THE GRAND PALAIS

First owned by His Royal Highness, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring Coupé
Chassis no. 911 360 0738

•Desirable sunroof option
•Fully matching numbers and colours
•Delivered new to Switzerland
•Outstandingly original
•Restored to concours standard by ‚Porsche Classic’ accredited Porsche Geneva in 2017
•Close to continuous ownership history

‚Nothing that is desirable comes easily or cheaply and the Carrera RS is no exception, but without question it is one of the great cars of the 1970s; the personification of GT motoring and race breeding.’ – Motor Sport magazine, February 1973.

Porsche revived the Carrera name for its top-of-the-range 911 in October 1972. Designated Carrera RS (RennSport), the newcomer was intended as a limited edition ‚homologation special’ to enable the factory to enter Group 4 competition in the Special GT class, with a minimum build requirement of 500. However, the demand for this fabulous car proved so great that the production run was later extended by another 1,000-or-so units, allowing it to be homologated in Group 3 for standard GT production cars, a category that it would dominate. When production ceased a total of 1,590 had been completed.

Based on a lightened 911S platform, the Carrera RS featured revised suspension and wider rear wheels (beneath flared wheelarches) for improved handling, while the 2.7-litre, mechanically fuel-injected (MFI), air-cooled, six-cylinder engine’s 210bhp boosted top speed to around 240km/h. Not merely styling gimmicks, the Carrera’s trademark ‚duck’s tail’ spoiler and front air dam made a vital contribution to high-speed stability, and represent Porsche’s first serious experimentation with aerodynamic devices on a production car.

Private customers wishing to purchase a Carrera RS could choose between two specifications: Lightweight and Touring. The former was the out-and-out GT racer; indeed, homologation demanded that the cars should be built in this form, and the majority were supplied in Lightweight specification. Customers wishing to purchase a Carrera RS for the road had to specify the Touring package (order number ‚472’) which cost an extra DM 2,500 and offered the greater comfort of the 911S’s trimmed and upholstered interior.

Above all it was the reduction of weight that transformed performance. Lighter body materials and ruthless pruning of non-essentials brought the weight of the Carrera RS down to below 900kg (dry), raising the 911’s performance to new, even more exulted levels. The Carrera RS immediately proved itself a winner, devastating the competition on the racetracks of Europe and the USA, and would turn out to be a surprisingly effective rally car to boot. The Carrera RSR GT-category racer collected overall wins in the World Sportscar Championship at Daytona and the Targa Florio in 1973, defeating 3-litre prototypes from Ferrari, Matra, and Mirage-Ford in the process, an outstanding achievement for a production-based car.

‚The power and torque of this engine, and the wide rev-band, really do make this latest Porsche a shattering performer without the necessity of „doing a Vic Elford”,’ reckoned Motor Sport’s inimitable Denis Jenkinson, who appreciated also the Carrera’s well-sorted suspension. ‚The joy of such suspension is that you can ignore road surfaces, undulations, irregularities and so on, and put all your driving concentration into speed judgement and direction, and it is no wonder that Porsches excel in the Targa Florio or round the Nürburgring.’

For 1974, Porsche introduced a new body incorporating impact-absorbing bumpers – a US requirement – after which the earlier body became known as the ‚long hood’ type. In the USA though, the Carrera had to make do with an electronically fuel-injected engine producing ‚only’ 175bhp (to meet emissions legislation) while elsewhere Porsche’s customers continued to enjoy the legendary 2.7-litre MFI RS-specification 911/83 engine producing 210 horsepower. Needless to say, the earlier, ‚long hood’, ‚full power’ examples like that offered here are by far the most desirable and sought-after.

Chassis number ‚0738’ was supplied new to His Royal Highness, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan and delivered via the Porsche agency, Garage Schiller in Geneva, Switzerland (correspondence on file). A copy of the original Porsche ‚Wagenkarte’ shows that the Carrera left the factory finished in Light Ivory with Pepita (Pumpkin) and black interior, and records that it was equipped with the Touring package (472) plus headrests, sports seats, and an electric sliding roof. It was the Prince’s custom to change his Porsches every year before they had covered 5,000 kilometres, and in February 1974, ‚0738’ was traded in at Garage Schiller and replaced with a new Carrera 2.7 MFI.

The Porsche’s second owner is not known. The third was the owner of Moto Lignon in Geneva, and the fourth was Rene Riem of Athenaz, Geneva. In 1987, Mr Riem sold ‚0738’ to Tommy Eriksson of Geneva, who kept the car until 2015 when it passed to the current vendor (correspondence on file). Since then, the Carrera has undergone a complete restoration to concours standard (retaining as many original components as possible) in the workshops of Porsche Centre Geneva who are Porsche Classic accredited at a cost of CHF 300,000 (invoice available). In a letter on file, respected UK Porsche authority, Andy Prill, states that prior to the rebuild’s commencement this car was one of the most original he had ever seen and thus the ideal basis for such a restoration.

Three boxes of spare parts are included in the sale together with a spare bonnet, three sets of wheels, and a spare engine cover (without duck tail). The car also comes with a copy of Dr G Konradsheim’s ‚Carrera RS’ reference book marked with its chassis number: ‚0738’. Currently registered in Switzerland, the Porsche can be imported into the EU at a reduced rate of duty, as it is over 30 years old.

With known provenance, outstandingly original, and restored to concours standard by one of the best in the business, this rare and highly desirable, matching-numbers Carrera RS ticks every box that the Porsche aficionado could wish for.

Please note this motor car is subject to the reduced local import tax should it remains in the EU.

Although the car also comes with a Swiss Carte Grise, please note the car will be subject to re-import tax should it returns to Switzerland with a new owner.

Bonhams is the guarantor of the customs duties and taxes clearance: consequently, this motor car cannot be released to the buyer or his transporter immediately after the sale.