1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RSH
Model history: The Porsche 911 RS 2,7 has been introduced in October 1972 at the Autosalon in Paris. The first idea was to produce only 500 pieces of the RS to get accepted as Group 4 race car. The larger 2,7 ltr. engine produces 210 hp at 6300/min. To reduce weight the first 500 Carrera RS had light weight panels and an engine lid made out of reinforced glass fiber plastic. The roof, trunk lid, doors and side panels were produced in thinner light weight panels. To offer more comfort to the clients, Porsche produced the Touring version which has been the same standard as at the 911 S. The lightweight version was approx. 100 kg lighter, less comfortable and much louder. 1590 cars had been produced in total. 10 prototypes, 1308 RS-Touring, 200 RS-lightweight, 55 RSR 2.8. But only 17 RSH homologation cars. These models are sometimes considered by enthusiasts to be the most "classic" 911s. RS stands for Rennsport in German, meaning race sport. The Carrera name was reintroduced from the 356 Carrera which had itself been named after Porsche's class victories in the Carrera Panamericana races in Mexico in the 1950s. The RS was built to meet motorsport homologation requirements. Compared to a standard 911S, the Carrera 2.7 RS had a larger engine (2687 cc) developing 210 hp with Bosch Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection, revised and stiffened suspention, a "ducktail“ rear spoiler, larger brakes, wider rear wheels and rear fenders. In RS Touring form it weighed 1075 kg, in Sport Lightweight form it was about 100 kg lighter. The 17 RSH cars were the Ultra Lightweight versions. It had zero options and a weight of 935 kg only! The basis for all Carrera RS cars was the homologation version RSH. After the assembly of the new RS models the first RSH cars had been driven to the official scale of the municipality of Stuttgart to get the official weight documented. After weighing, the cars had been returned to the Porsche factory to be completed to the specific order of the client. Only 17 cars (RSH) had been ordered in this Ultra Lightweight version! The RSH had following identifying features (list is not complete): - Thinner glass - Only one battery - No clock - No under coat - Light weight seats - Door interior panel - No noise damping - Only one fanfare for the horn - No sun visor for the passenger - No lid at the glove department - Only lightweight carpets and rubber mat Specific history of this car: The RSH was delivered in May 1973 to a hotel owner at the Tegernsee south of Munich in “viper green”. The car had zero options and was ordered as one of the few RSs with the weight of 935 kg only! After a number of years he changed the duck tail engine lid to a regular metal lid and changed the color to metallic green as he attracted too much attention with the viper green car with ducktail spoiler. The paint job was done in the typical early 80ies style, as only the outside of the body shell had been painted but not the engine bay, trunk, under floor, etc. The car never raced and was sold to the second and present owner in 1983 with 68.000km. The second owner assembled an ash tray, radio, carpets and a clock to the car. All features can easily be removed. As all RS specific details of the car did get removed #1265 was a forgotten RS for the next 33 years! The engine # 66312227 and the gear box # 7831202 are fully matching numbers. The overall condition of the car is amazing! As the car has been stored dry and has only be driven 10.000 km in the last 33 years there is no evidence of rust. The engine is dry and has the typical RS power. The gearbox operates without trouble. This amazing Porsche 911 RSH is now for sale. It has a wonderful patina and comes with a large history file. A truly unique opportunity to purchase a highly eligible and very rare piece of Porsche history.