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Sold for: £50,625
The Porsche 911 Carrera RSR was introduced in 1973 with a 2.8 litre engine and was a development of the highly acclaimed RS Sport Lightweight, a homologated road car aimed at drivers who planned to use the car for occasional motor sport. The RSR, on the other hand made no attempt at being daily transportation, and was aimed specifically at racing teams who wanted an ‘off the shelf' racer to compete at the highest level including FIA Group 4 long distance endurance racing and Le Mans. Only 49 of the 2.8 litre engined cars were produced as factory built customer racing cars, making them some of the rarest Porsches ever made. For the '74 season, significant improvements were made to the RSR, with the introduction of a new, more powerful 3.0 litre engine, wider track which allowed for wider centre lock wheels, aerodynamic modifications and 917 brakes. These revisions translated to fine results on the race track, with 3 RSRs finishing in the top ten at the 1974 Le Mans 24 hours, and the Turbo car finishing 2nd overall. The Porsche you see today was originally a factory supplied LHD, 1975, 2.7MFi Carrera. It was later used as the perfect basis to build a Porsche to FIA RSR specification in 1996. This rebuild was carried out at great expense and with exceptional detail by HS Racing in Switzerland. The engine was originally built by Heini Schneebit using high butterfly injection, twin coils and all the usual RSR type mods used by Porsche to produce around 300bhp. Bilstein suspension was fitted on all corners and the car is fitted with 930 Turbo large front brakes. Well known in competition, and a competitive car in the hands of well known Porsche racer Nick Faure, who had raced RSRs in period for Porsche Cars GB, it won the Tour Espania in 2006, and later went on to win the Tour Britannia in 2008 and again in 2010. More recently the car has been refreshed by Mike Bainbridge who rebuilt the engine in 2012, and receipts are included for all these works including an engine spec sheet and a list of parts used. At the time of the engine rebuild he also rebuilt the gearbox fitting new Guard Transmission components, a complete new gear cluster, new crown wheel and pinion and a new Guard limited slip differential, and again invoices for these parts are included in the cars paperwork.Currently set up more for circuit racing than road rallies, the car has seen minimal usage since its mechanical refresh and as such is presented in very good condition all round.Accompanying the car is an old set of FIA/HTP papers as well as period German literature from the time of the car's import, along with invoices for much of the work undertaken on this fabulous Porsche. With the prices of standard Carrera 2.7s going stratospheric and genuine RSRs already sky high, today's guide price suggests this car represents excellent value in a buoyant market.