For the privateer in the mid-1970s who wanted to go sports car racing (and, in particular, one who wanted to compete successfully at the famed 24 Hours Le Mans race), there was really only one viable option, the Porsche RSR.
Introduced in 1973, the RSR was a factory-built racing car based on the 911 chassis. These were not converted road cars, rather purpose-built competition models designed and built from the ground up for serious racing use.
In 1974, the factory made significant changes to the car including fitting a new 3.0 litre engine, wider wheels with center lock hubs and improved aerodynamics. The result was a car that would dominate the GT category and challenge for overall wins around the world.
911 Rennsport has “upped the mark” with this model - a rebuild of an original 930 “Widowmaker,” a 3.3 litre, intercooled turbo. This 1979, 930 turbo RSR was originally a dry-use only, original UK right-hand drive with a great history and we are converting it into a
1973 Carrera 2.8 RSR specifications, with a fully galvanised body-shell. After a full body restoration, it is finished in the stunning slate grey of the Steve McQueen car, with correct decals and Fuchs 15″alloy wheels (9"front and 11"rear). It is fitted with brand new lights, front and rear, with chrome surrounds and metal chrome horn grills. Door handles have been stripped and triple chrome-plated and front and rear screens replaced with the correct polished inserts. To complete the finish, the door frames and window trims have been polished to match, along with a correct period, single Durant mirror. The underside of the car is in the same condition as the top, being correctly anti-stone-chipped and sprayed in body colour. The interior has been tastefully backdated with the correct ‘salt n pepper’ lightweight Perlon carpet set. Brand new RSR period stewart tartan bucket seats, period Momo Prototipo steering wheel and correct lightweight RS specification door cards with electric windows retained.
An absolutely magnificent car, this is a vehicle that must be seen: now completed and ready for sale. POA