1974 Porsche Carrera RSR 3.0 news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 9114609078
Success was immediate. The RSR dominated the world GT scene from 1973 to 1975. Penske/Donahue selected the 1973 RS for the first IROC series in 1973. RSRs placed 5th thru 10th overall and first in GT class at LeMans in 1976.
This is chassis number 9114609078 and was first sold to Eberhard Sindel, Ulm Germany in June of 1974. It was raced during the 1974 and 1975 season. The Carrera RSR left the limelight in 1976 when the FIA again changed the rules that brought forth the maxi-horsepower turbocharger 934s and 935s. None the less, the Carrera RSR solidified the Porsche 911 based race cars as a perennial contender in automotive racing worldwide.
Successful RSR competitors include: Atkin, Busby, Donahue, Dyer, Elford, Follmer, Gregg, Haywood, Holbert, Minter, Kemer, Earle, Robinson, Joest, Loos, Faure, Fitzpatrick, Hagestad.
A partial list of RSR victories includes:
1973: Targa Florio 1st overll (Porsche's 11th TF victory!) LeMans 4th overall.
1974: FIA GT cup, with victories at Monza, Spa , Imola, Nurburgring, Watkins Glen, Aintree, Brands Hatch, Paul Richard U.S. IMSA Championship 1st overall in 83% of Camel GT races
1975: European GT Championship
IMSA Championship. 24 hour Daytona 1st overall.
Successful RSR competitors includ: Atkin, Busby, Donahue, Dyer, Elford, Follmer, Gregg, Haywood, Holbert, Minter, Kremer, Earle, Robinson, Joest, Loos, Faure, Fitzpatrick, Hagestad.
The Carrera RSR left the limelight in 1976 when the FIA again changed the rules that brought forth the maxi-horsepower turbocharger 934s and 935s. None the less, the Carrera RSR solidified the Porsche 911 based race car as a perennial contender in automotive racing worldwide.
HISTORY of CARRERA RSR chassis no. 9114609078
First sold to Eberhard Sindel, Ulm Germany Une 1974
1974: Entered by Rallye Gemeinschaft Ulm. Valvoline sponsored
Driven by Sindel
07/4 Hockenheim: Jim Clark Rennen DRM: 4th
25/4 Monza 1000km 19th)A/7th GT
04/5 Neubiberg: DNF
12/5 Sembach: DNF
19/5 Nurburgring 750km WCM 24thOA/10th GT
26/5 Bavaria-Rennen Salzburg 1st
09/6 Wunstorf: 2nd in class
17/6 Nurburgring 300km EC-GT 2nd
14/7 Hockenheim EC-GT 11th
21/7 Diepholz: 16th
04/8 Nurburgring GP Europa 13th EC-GT 11th
18/8 Kassel-Calden 3rd
25/8 Hockenheim: Preis der Nationen 10th
08/9 Nurburgring Supersprint 2nd
6/10 Zolder: 2nd in class
23/3 Zolder: 1st
31/3 Nurburgring 300km 9th
27/4 Nurburgring Efeirennen DRM 8th
04/5 Sembach: 1st
18/5 Salzburgring: DNS (engine)
25/5 Zellweg EC-GT 7th
01/6 Nurburgring 1000km WCM 16th OA/6th GT
22/6 Avus: 5th GT
20/7 Hockenheim: EC-GT: 7th OA/1st GT
17/8 Kassel-Calden: DNF
24/8 Mainz-Finthen: 1st
28/9 Hockenheim DRM: 9th
19/10 Zolder: 6th OA/3rd GT
9/11 Hockenheim: 7th
1976: Sold to Jurgen Opperman
04/4 Nurburgring 300km 4th
09/5 Kassel-Calden: 3rd
23/5 Zandervoort Jr Trophy 1st
27/6 Zolder: 1st
01/8 NurburgringGP von Deutschland 6th
raced in Germany, France, and England for six owners in various body and engine
configurations. Essentially retired in 1986 after 12 years of racing.
Chassis no. 9114609078 is a prime example of the Porsche 911 based race car-run hard, long and often. It
was advertised for sale in 1999 in France, sold to England were John Starkey and Jim Oppenheimer commenced restoration. The current owner completed restoration to original specifications in 2002.
Chassis Num: 9114609073
This 1974 Porsche Carrera RSR has been restored to as manufactured and raced in 1974. In March of 1974, SN 9114609073 was delivered to Echkard Schimpf, the grandson of the founder of Jagermeister. Its first competition was a hill climb in Luxembourg on March 31st of 1974. Ecki placed 1st. After several more races, the car raced LeMans 24-Hours (Jun 15-16 of 1974). It was driven by Heyer/Kremer/Keller. The car has an extensive European racing history, running several races at Nurburgring and Hockenheim (101 separate races) including a drive by Derek Bell. In 1980, it was sold to Hong Kong and raced in the Grand Prix of Macau twice - winning one and finishing 2nd in the other.
The current owner purchased the car from Hong Kong in 1984, bringing it to California and restoring it in 1990.
Chassis Num: 911 460 9113
Engine Num: 684
It was delivered new to New York in 1974. First raced in Mexico City October 20 1974 wîth Muniz / Quintanilla / Bolanos; taking 22nd. This work horse continues from 1974 through 1986 to participate in eight Dayton 24 hour races and nine Sebring races. With its best finishes 3rd Sebring and 4th Daytona.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007Source - Blackhawk Collection
1974 Porsche RSR 3.0Hector Rebaque, well-known for his very successfully modified Porsche racers, acquired the original chassis for this example from internationally-known racer Al Holbert. After substantial modification it was first raced in Mexico City, by Rojas, Rebaque and Van Beuren. Following, it had a long history as a competitor in the 24 hours of Daytona, at Sebring, at Road America and Puerto Rico.
Chassis Num: 9114609054
Engine Num: 6840072
Build Num: Prod No: 104 3629
|Sold for $891,000 at 2007 Gooding & Company.|
40 Carrera 3.0 RSR cars were built by the factory in 1974 and only 11 the following year. Improvements and modifications were made to the cars during their production lifespan, including a full racing type 911/75 engine, 917 clutch linings, fiberglass rear fenders, center lock hubs with racing pattern magnesium wheels, slide throttle fuel injection, and centrifugal air extractors for the brakes. The result was less weight and more power. Porsche dominated the FIA GT Cup and IMSA for the next two years.
On March 1st of 1974, Peter Gregg, owner of Brumos Porsche Audi in Jacksonville, Floria, took possession of this 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR. It would become one of the most successful of all the RSR Carreras. Gregg was a very capable driver; he won at Daytona in 1973 with a 2.8 RSR Brumos, and several other significant victories.
Before the start of the 1974 season, several modifications were made by Gregg's crew chief Jack Atkinson. A 'cow catcher' spoiler was fitted to the front, a belly pan installed underneath, and an oil tank was placed in the front compartment for better weight distribution and easier refilling. To improve cooling to the front brakes, hot air extractors were installed. The gearbox was inverted to make ratio changes easier.
The 12-Hour of Sebring and the 24-Hour of Daytona events were cancelled in 1974, as the first fuel crisis was plaguing the nation. The car was brought to Road Atlanta where Gregg took pole position. He would led the race but later forced to retire when a missed shift bent some valves. The cars first overall victory was earned on May 19th at Ontario. Several other significant victories and finishes were achieved during the year, earning Gregg the Camel GT Championship title. Jack Atkinson was named Mechanic of the Year. Also for 1974, Gregg and this car won the Trans Am Championship.
The following year, Gregg and co-driver Hurley Haywood won the Daytona 24-Hours. The season would end with another IMSA Championship for Gregg and manufacture's title for Porsche. The Trans Am Championship was won, for the second year in a row, by Gregg.
At the end of the season, Gregg purchased a BMW CSL and sold this car to Diego Febles. Febles continued the cars racing career, winning at the Puerto Rico Three-Hours, with Gregg serving as co-driver. The car was entered in the 1976 Sebring 12-Hours, and finished fifth overall. It ran at LeMans but retired early due to gearbox failure. Similar misfortune would continue into the following season. Febles best result with the car a third overall and first in the GTO class at the 1978 Daytona. That year, he also achieved third in class at Sebring.
For the 1979 season, the car was given a welded tubular roll-cage frame into the original body. The car would compete for several more years. In 1983 at the Daytona 24-Hours, the car placed fifth overall and second in class. At this point in history, the car was nearly a decade old but still had durability and speed to run with the top contenders.
Costa Rican Edgar Ramirez became the cars third owner in 1986. Ramirez drove the car to the Central American Championship, after which, he retired it from racing. The car, along with all of its trophies, was made into a static display. In 2004, the current owner acquired the car.
While in the care of the new owner, the car was treated to a two-and-a-half year restoration. It has its original RSR bodywork and many of the chassis components are original.
In 2007 it was brought to the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, CA where it was estimated to sell for $900,000-$1,100,000. Bidding fell short of those estimates, but not by too much. With the high bid of $891,000 including buyer's premium, the lot was sold.
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2008
1973: Targa Florio 1st place overall, LeMans 4th overall
1974: FIA GT Cup, with victories at Monza, Apa, imola, Nurburgring, Watkins Glen, Amtree, Brands Hatch, Paul Richard, US IMSA Championship, 1st overall in 83% of Camel GT races.
1975: European GT Championship, IMSA Championship, 24 Hours Daytona 1st overall.
The RSR is noted for its roll cage, large brakes, wheels and tires, large body flares with air-cooling vents in the rear flares. The engine is a 3.6-liter horizontal flat 6 that produces 330 horsepower and is capable of a top speed of 170 mph. Porsche produced 20 RSR cars and this is a tribute to those cars.
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