None Finer Neunelfer
A recent encounter with David J. Mohlman's remarkable '73 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
’73 911 Carrera RS 2.7’s arrive at concours, Porsche Parades, Rennsport and the legendary “Ground Zero” Cars & Coffee conclaves with turned heads, hushed tones and nods of approval by the assembled enthusiasts. Among the Neunelfer cognoscenti the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 rightly resides in "das Beste vom Besten" 911 pantheon.
An Air-Cooled Gathering:: '73 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring at the Lyon Air Museum
The ’73 Carrera RS 2.7 was the creation of Porsche icons Ernst Fuhrmann and Norbert Singer as they set about to create a ‘hot rod’ neunelfter by stripping out a much weight as possible (including removal of soundproofing) and significantly increasing the 2.4 6 displacement to 2.7ltr and the power from 190 to 210hp (including Bosch MFI). This was accompanies by larger binders, wider rear rims and fenders (to accommodate 215/60VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CN36 hides) along with the famed “ducktail” rear spoiler--to keep the rear in check. The RS Touring version (seen here) weighed 1,075 kg /2,370 lb. The Sport Lightweight version was 100 kg/220lbs lighter—thanks to thin gauge steel body shell and thinner glass.
210hp with Bosch MFI provided industry-leading performance in 1973.
Porsche's trademark graphics...
A perfect '73 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring with few miles on the clock,
The Carrera RS was introduced at the ’72 Paris Auto Show (where 51 were ordered on the spot) and the Stuttgart brass hoped they would sell 500 units. By 1974, 1580 Carrera RS’s had been purchased. This was largely due to a the wonderful driving experience that the Carrera RS 2.7 provided—it was very fast for it’s day (0-60 in 5.6 and 100mph in 12.8 ticks with a top end of 150mph) and even very respectable here nearly 5 decades later. Just as importantly the Carrera RS 2.7 was incredibly responsive with a rev-happy engine, light and precise steering and large brakes with a race-tuned suspension.
The beautiful Signal Yellow Carrera RS of David J. Mohlman Investments is arguably one of the best examples available of this legendary Porsche. Its restoration is an example of fanatical perfection and every facet of this car is exemplary. It fires immediately, idles smoothly (with an engine note belaying its latent potency) and shifts with quiet precision. Once underway the sound is glorious and the driver feedback is nothing short of amazing. This car drives as good as it looks—and that, as they say, is ‘going some distance’ with this perfect Porsche.
These legendary 2.7’s only come up for availability in rare intervals and this one is currently purchasable from David J. Mohlman by a very, very fortunate buyer.
For more information about this remarkable and historic Porsche, please go to: djminvestments.net