From the listing for this Classic 70’s Porsche 911 Race Car for sale:
We are delighted to offer for sale this highly significant Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight – the ex-Sonauto team car, raced on the 1973 Tour de France by Francis Roussely and Jean Francois Grobot.
Manufactured by Porsche in early 1973, this original, matching-numbers, LHD, 2.7 Carrera RS was built to M471 Lightweight specification, finished in Light Yellow (code 626211) and fitted with limited-slip differential (220). It was supplied directly to Sonauto, Paris in May 1973.
Sonauto, being a wholly owned subsidiary of Porsche, entered competition as Ecurie Sonauto (Race Team) and ran a total of six different competition-prepared Porsche 911s as they became available from Porsche during the late 1960s and early 1970s: A 911R, 911 T/R, 911 ST, 911 2.7RS (911 360 1083), 911 2.8 RSR and 911 3.0 RS.
This Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight, with extensive period competition history, remarkably still retains its original numbers-matching Type 911/83 engine no: 6631045. Since 2013 the car has had extensive service work and set-up carried out by Maxted-Page & Prill and is now offered in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition.
This car was run in the Tour de France Automobile – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tour_de_France_Automobile
These models, valued by collectors, are considered by many to be the greatest classic 911s of all-time. RS stands for Rennsport in German, meaning race sport in English. 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 so that Porsche could enter racing formulae that demanded that a certain minimum number of production cars were made. Compared with a standard 911S, the Carrera 2.7 RS had a larger engine (2687 cc) developing 210 PS (150 kW; 210 hp) with Bosch (Kugelfischer) MFI, revised and stiffened suspension, a “ducktail” rear spoiler, larger brakes, wider rear wheels and rear fenders. In RS Touring form it weighed 1075 kg (2370 lb), in Sport Lightweight form it was about 100 kg (220 lb) lighter, the saving coming from the thin-gauge steel used for parts of the body shell and also the use of thinner glass. In total, 1580 were made, comfortably exceeding the 500 that had to be made to qualify for the vital FIA Group 4 class. 49 Carrera RS cars were built with 2808 cc engines producing 300 PS (221 kW).
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