Starting with a very solid 1979 911 SC , the car was fitted with new steel fenders along with an early 911 long hood. In true RS fashion, it was then fitted with multiple hand-selected components including a Stratton ducktail, aero mirrors, steel bumperettes, euro taillights, H4 headlights, pop-out front ventilation windows, and pop-out rear quarter windows. Once the metalwork was completed, the car was then professionally refinished in period correct Tangerine. Currently installed are 15” Fuchs wheels that seamlessly hug the wheel wells for an aggressive stance. Overall, this sunroof coupe is showing to be in exceptional overall condition.
Inside, you will find a custom interior that holds a very nice fit and finish. Equipped with tasteful vintage RS essentials, this interior is sure to provide that visceral feeling so many desire. Holding the driver and passenger in place are custom black leather Peptia bucket seats with houndstooth inserts. Additional features include RS light weight door cards, MOMO Prototipo vintage steering wheel, 917-style shift-knob, Silver Dot gauges, rear seat delete, a custom Roll bar, and a custom leather stitched engine compartment.
Power comes from a rebuilt 3.0L flat-six engine that is connected to a coveted 915 aluminum transmission that is said to shift with ease. This engine was paired with a selection of upgrades such as Weber carburetors, K&N air filter, 2 in 2 out sport exhaust, SSI heat exchangers, and a Carrera chain tensioner upgrade. Taking this 911’s already stellar handling to the next level are upgraded sway bars with adjustable links and Bilstein struts in the rear. The car is said to be in excellent running condition and upon opening the rear deck-lid, you will instantly notice the attention to detail that was put into this project.
1979 Tangerine 911 RS Tribute – RS Werks
The History: Originally built for a client in 2015 – Enjoyed and now traded in for a new build – Completely inspected and refreshed
The Specs: 3.0L with Weber Carburetors – 915 Transmission – 15” Fuchs, 7” and 8” – Bilstein Struts rear – Sunroof – Pop-out front vents and rear quarter windows – Custom Sport Seats