The 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 was envisioned as a homologation special. Rules stated 500 road-going examples were to be built to qualify the new car for Group 4 GT racing. The RS was a substantially modified variant of the 911 S with weight-saving measures, stiffening the suspension and adapting aerodynamic aids. Zero-to-sixty took under six seconds with top speed achieved at 150 miles per hour. In total, Porsche produced just 1,580 examples of the RS, of which 1,340 were the more usable, street-oriented M 472 Touring models.
This Carrera RS 2.7 was completed in May of 1973. It was originally specified for German delivery and was finished in Light Yellow (62) - with green Carrera script - over a black leatherette interior and optioned with a sport driver's seat, headrests, muffler skirt and Pirelli tires.
In the late 1980s or early 1990s, the car was brought to the United States. By 1991, the car was in the care of Phil Bagley of Klub Sport Racing. Other US owners include Dan Rosenthal, Frank Enea and Kim Watkins.
Powering this RS 2.7 is a flat six-cylinder 2681cc engine with Bosch Mechanical fuel injection and delivering 210 horsepower. There is a 5-speed Type 915 manual gearbox and four-wheel vented disc brakes.
In 2012, this car was offered for sale at Amelia Island sale presented by Gooding & Company. The car was estimated to sell for $300,000 - $375,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $275,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.