Techno Classica: Porsche

Porsche itself is using the occasion to celebrate 40 years of the 2.7 RS, a fact commemorated with an example of the type restored by the Porsche Classics workshop. This is shop window stuff to advertise the factory restoration service and parts back-up, a bare shell beside it and display of new ‘old’ parts behind hammering the point home.

Opposite are the RS road car’s competition descendents in the shape of a Targa Florio spec 3.0 RSR and mad Martini-liveried RSR Turbo 2.1, plus a new 991 ‘customised’ with official Porsche accessories including a new RS inspired ducktail wing.

And if the Porsche stand itself is relatively modest it’s more than made up for by the sheer number of 911s with the independent restoration houses and dealers. Highlights include German restorer Early 911s’ display of six stunning 911s comprising two S (T)s, a 3.0 RS, 930 widebody, 964 RS and a 993 3.8 RSR – yours for an astounding 279,000 euros.

Which makes the one that most tickled the PH fancy sound reasonable. Based on a 1973 2.4 T, OK, it’s another 2.7ish homage but a very nice one and built to the spec of the prototype for the RS.

As the blurb puts it, “technically as the 2.7 RS, optically between a 911 S and a 2.7 RS.” Stripped and caged it looks like a lot of fun, if not exactly cheap at 89,500 euros.

30 March 2012

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