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Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR

Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR

Rennwagen, 1973

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  • Delivered new in Switzerland
  • Scrupulously prepared and maintained by Crubile Sport
  • Rare opportunity!

PORSCHE 911 2.8L RSR 1973 for sale!

There are some cars that leave you breathless as soon as they are unveiled before your amazed eyes. The Porsche 911 is one of them, but in more than 50 years of existence, there are rare variants that have turned and still turn heads more than others. Among them, we can consider the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 and the more muscular RSR 2.8, a sacred monster of motor racing as aesthetic as it is powerful. Fans of the genre will also fondly remember the psychedelic liveries they were dressed in during competition in the 1970s.

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In 1973, one year after the introduction of the 911 Carrera RS 2.7, Porsche unveiled the 911 Carrera RSR 2.8, the first to carry the RSR badge. The 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 was a competition car and won several prestigious races in 1973…

At Porsche, the 911 allows the brand to create a myth and forget the 356 of the early days, the car for customers looking for a sports car can also be used for racing, Porsche making “competition-customer cars” as the 911 R and other 911 ST. In 1972, the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 allows Porsche to homologate a new version to counter the BMW 3.0 CS and other Ford Capri running in Group 3, the civil version meeting an important success with more than 1,500 units sold, the car is also homologated for Group 4

As Group 4 is more permissive and allows some modifications, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is the basis for a new car for competition, the 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 (RSR for RennSport Racing), which was presented in 1973. In detail, the RSR received wider fenders, wider rims of 9 inches at the front and 11 inches at the rear, an oil cooler was mounted behind the front bumper, the suspension received larger torsion bars. On the body side, the car features the famous spoiler of the Carrera RS 2.7. The RSR is also lightened to the maximum with the use of composite materials for the body, Plexiglas for the glass. In the end, the car weighs only 840kg.

On the engine side, the Carrera RSR 2.8 receives an evolution of the engine of the Carrera RS 2.7, whose displacement is increased to 2,808cm3 for a power of 309 hp. In detail, this engine receives a mechanical injection Bosch, dual ignition, and the engine is even lighter than that of the Carrera RS 2.7. It also hosts a five-speed transaxle, specially designed for the car. For the braking, Porsche engineers made a system using components from the 917.

The 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 makes a stunning entry into motorsport by winning the 24 hours of Daytona 1973, against  Ferrari, Matra and Mirage-Ford. The 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 went on to win numerous other races during the 1973 season, including the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Targa Florio, winning six of the nine races in the European GT Championship. As a competition car, the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 received numerous upgrades during the 1973 season.

Sold mainly to racing teams that could afford to pay 25,000 Deutschmarks (the price of a Carrera RS 2.7 and a basic 911), only 49 examples of the 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 were produced, which enabled the owner teams to perform well in the rankings for years. For the 1974 season, Porsche still evolves its car in 911 Carrera RSR 3.0, before the arrival of the 934 turbocharged …

The Porsche 911 2.8 RSR ” 0960 ” that we present today left the factory in March 1973.

It was delivered in Switzerland to Mr. Buol {Immatriculation GE 134210 ) and starts from this same year its rich automobile career.

–    24 Hours of Le Mans 1973 : N° 78 Hervé Bayard / René Ligonnet. DNF
–    Tour de France Automobile 1973 : N°103 Hervé Bayard / René Ligonnet. DNF
In September the car is sold to another Swiss named Schaerer who also enters it in Le Mans.
–    24 Hours of Le Mans 1974: No. 67 – Vollery / Chapuis / Dorchy. DNF
–    24 Hours of Le Mans 1975: N° 52 – Vollery / Chapuis / Dorchy. DNF
–    24 Hours of Le Mans 1976: N° 72 – Vollery / Aeschlimann / Dorchy. DNF

With no less than 4 consecutive participations in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it is likely that our 2.8 RSR is the most assiduous at the race of Le Mans among the 49 ever built.

The “0960” then belongs to Philip E. Olin and then to Mr. Bach, both Germans. It was sold to Enzo Calderari and then to Dr. Bruun who restored it in Switzerland. The English collector Lord John Mexborough acquired it in 1992.

In 2012, it became the property of its current owner, a French gentleman driver and Porsche enthusiast.

For the anecdote, we remember that during the 1973 Tour de France Automobile, “0960” participates under the colors of the Grand Bazard and the Charlots, driven by Henri Bayard and Rene Ligonnet.

Two of the Charlots, then in the lead of the “hits parade”, take over the car in front of the stunned spectators, they simulate a gasoline breakdown and push the car on the Promenade des Anglais to the great pleasure of the photographers.

In 2012, “0960” participates in the 21st edition of the Tour Auto Historique.

In 2013, its current owner chooses to give back to ” 0960 ” its spectacular Grand Bazar livery.

The car is engaged in the Tour Auto Historique 2013 and the 40 years of the Carrera 2.7 RS in Reims. It will take part in the Tour Auto Historique in 2019.

Scrupulously prepared and maintained by Crubile Sport, in 3.0L RSR Tour Auto configuration; our car is ready to go back on track. An important set of parts accompanies the car including the 2.8L engine. It will be delivered with its Porsche certificate and its PTH Fia up to date.

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Specifications

Year of construction: 1973
Model: 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR
Body: Rennwagen
Series: 911 F-Model
Power: 300 HP
Cylinder capacity: 2,8 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Fabric
Exterior color: White
Matching numbers: yes
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Country of first delivery: Switzerland

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