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1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera Carrera RS Lightweight / 9113601079 Vehicle Information

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera photograph

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera
Sold for $495,000 at 2012 RM Auctions - Monterey.
Considered one of the finest and sportiest cars of all time, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight was to epitomize all that an excellent driving car could be. The result would be the very definition of 'Power-To-Weight-Ratio' and a must have for all collectors and enthusiasts.

Considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest, dual-purpose Porsche ever to be created, the Carrera RS was as close to the track as one could get without building a purpose-built race car. But if someone did want a purpose-built race car he or she would not have to look any further than the lightweight model of the Carrera RS.

Originally, the Carrera RS was so built to satisfy the homologation rules governing sportscars available for use in competition. However, what Porsche would manage to create with the RS would be so popular that the production run would continue well past the 500 hundred examples needed to be produced and would total some 1,580 examples.

The Carrera RS had been designed for street use but with the goal of satisfying of homologation so that the model could also be used for competition. Therefore, the RS would come in two model forms. The 'touring' would include such amenities as a sunroof, leather upholstery and nice radios. These examples were still solid performers but added some rather staggering performance statistics into the mix.

However, if someone was strictly looking for performance, then the lightweight form of the model was the car to have. Void of most all of the amenities and featuring such modifications as lightweight body panels and glass, lightweight RS competition seats, minimal body trim and lightweight carpeting throughout, the Carrera RS Lightweight weighed as much as 200kg lighter than its fellow touring model. Utilizing a 210bhp, 2.7-liter air-cooled SOHC six-cylinder engine, Bosch fuel-injection and a five-speed manual gearbox, the Carrera RS Lightweight would come to symbolize nimbleness and balance.

Having built just 200 examples of the Lightweight body-styling, the car would come to be acclaimed as 'the 911 to own' and one such example, chassis 9113601079, would be made available for sale at the RM Auctions event in Monterey in 2012.

Completed in April of 1973, chassis 1079 would be sold by the famous Porsche dealer Mahag. The first owner would take ownership of the car and would keep it for a period of just a couple of years. During that time, the car would mostly take part in city driving. Then, in 1975, the car would be sold to a Mr. Alfred Spah of West Germany. He would come to own out of interest in using the car for what it had been designed for—competition. He would use the car to take part in a number of national slalom and hill climbing events. In 1976, Mr. Spah would finish 3rd overall in the hill climb championship. Then, in 1977, he would become Champion of the Baden-Wurttemberg region in this very car.

The following year, 1978, the car would be sold. This time the car would be sold to a United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Roger Kruckerberg. He was stationed in West Germany at the time but would quickly have the car shipped to the United States and Oregon. Over the course of the next decade the car would continue to take part in some autocrosses but would be mostly stored away. While mostly spending its time in storage the car would not be neglected. Mechanically and cosmetically, the Carrera RS Lightweight would be greatly cared for and maintained.

Following a decade as the possession of Lieutenant Colonel Kruckerberg, the car would be sold to Mark Heininge of Aurora, Oregon in 1988. Heininge, a proud Porsche collector, would also use the car sparingly and would keep the car in very original condition. Just two years later, the car would change hands again. Yet another avid Porsche collector, Portland's Ted Halton, would come to own the car. He would own the car for the better part of a decade and would also do his part to keep the car as original as possible.

Chip Connor and Chris Cox would come to own the car for a brief period of time following Halton. The car would even become the property of a prominent Porsche collector from Hong Kong. However, it would never leave the United States. Instead, the car would remain in a climate controlled environment maintaining its high level of originality.

Sporting less than 54,000 kilometers and still maintaining a great overall cosmetic originality, 1079 maintains a high level of allure despite having been un-restored. Service on the car had been completed as recently as 2009. Service being undertaken by David Loop European, the car would receive such new items as new shift bushings, hood supports, engine compartment insulation, front and rear brake pads and clutch cable boot. In August of 2009 the car underwent a thorough inspection by Porsche expert Ben Kirchner. In the end, Kirchner would be taken back by how 'superb a driving example the car is and would be pleased at the car's overall mechanical health'.

Still bearing its original orange bar hood crest, 1079 sports straight body panels and still has an excellent finish. Including the original non-opening lightweight Glaverbel rear quarter windows, this highly original Carrera RS Lightweight even has its original door panels, seats, carpets and rubber mats. Overall, the instruments inside the car remain highly original and in excellent working condition. Number 143 out of 200, 1079's impressive originality even includes the correct plastic fuel tank, hardware and even the correct red fan shroud.

Considered one of the 'best performing lightweights available', 1079 comes with its high degree of originality, but also, a number of period photographs and documents that all add to the history of the car. What makes this particular Carrera RS Lightweight all the more rare compared to the other 199 in the model lineup is the car's good fortune for having avoided modification. Therefore, chassis 1079 is as it would have been when it rolled out of the factory back in 1973. Bolstered further by its low mileage and its obvious sympathetic care it has received throughout its life and 1079 certainly becomes one of the best examples available of the Carrera RS Lightweight Coupe. Given its condition and originality, 1079 was estimated to draw between $350,000 and $450,000 at auction.

Sources:
'Lot No. 123: 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight', (http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm?SaleCode=MO12&CarID=r215&fc=0). RM Auctions. http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm?SaleCode=MO12&CarID=r215&fc=0. Retrieved 2 January 2013.

'Lot S157: 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight', (http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CA0812-134350). Mecum Auctions. http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CA0812-134350. Retrieved 2 January 2013.

By Jeremy McMullen


2012 RM Auctions - Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $350,000-USD $450,000 
Sale Price :
USD $495,000

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1973 sales)
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7
Sold for USD$495,000
  2021 Mecum : Glendale
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113600460
Sold for USD$485,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113600293
Sold for USD$412,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Taj Ma Garaj Collection
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113601463
Sold for USD$663,885
  2019 The Saragga Collection
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113601564
Sold for USD$535,051
  2019 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113601231
Sold for USD$581,753
  2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113601048
Sold for USD$467,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight
Chassis#: 9113601580
Sold for USD$1,022,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : The Porsche 70TH Anniversary Auction
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113600463
Sold for USD$698,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : The Porsche 70TH Anniversary Auction
1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera image  
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Prototype
Chassis#: 9113600012
Sold for USD$1,325,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : The Porsche 70TH Anniversary Auction
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113600574
Sold for USD$638,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera image  
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH 2.7
Chassis#: 9113601382
Sold for USD$1,380,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1973 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS Touring Sunroof Coupé
Chassis#: 911 360 1141
Sold for USD$686,205
  2018 Bonhams : The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco'
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight
Chassis#: 9113601177
Sold for USD$1,484,130
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monaco
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 L RS
Chassis#: 9113600343
Sold for USD$657,090
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1973 Porsche 911 2.7 R-Gruppe
Chassis#: 9113100609
Sold for USD$132,391
  2017 Silverstone - NEC Classic Motor Show
 
1973 Porsche 911 2.8 RSR FIA Historic GT racecar
Sold for USD$106,811
  2017 Silverstone - The Porsche Sale
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113600427
Sold for USD$649,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera image  
1973 Porsche 911 RS Lightweight
Chassis#: 9113601496
Sold for USD$1,080,660
  2017 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight
Chassis#: 9113600336
Sold for USD$869,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera image  1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring91136011572020 Artcurial Motorcars : Monaco $560,000$620,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight91136005552020 Artcurial : Retromobile $800,000$1,000,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7-Litre Touring coupé91136002142020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $550,000$650,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.791136005952020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona $600,000$700,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7-Litre Lightweight Coupé91136010972019 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale $750,000$850,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring91136008562019 RM Sothebys : Abu Dhabi $750,000$850,000
1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS 2019 Silverstone Riyadh Car Show   
1973 Porsche 911 CARRERA RS 2.791136014462019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction $450,000$550,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring91136015262019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $600,000$725,000
1973 Porsche 911 RS Lightweight91136010142019 Mecum : Monterey$200,000  
1973 PORSCHE 911 2.7 RS91136003432019 Coys Schloss Dyck $500,000$530,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring91136012962019 RM Sothebys : Essen $450,000$550,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight91136001962019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island $1,000,000$1,200,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring91136015102019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island $600,000$800,000
1973 PORSCHE 911 2.7 RS TOURING91136009362019 Coy's London Classic   
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.791136012742019 Silverstone Autosport International   
1973 Porsche 911 RS Lightweight91136010142018 Mecum : Monterey$1,000,000$1,300,000$1,500,000
1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS91136003432018 Coys : Schloss Dyck $500,000$600,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7L RS91136009022018 Artcurial : LeMans Classic $300,000$400,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7L RS Lightweight91136009942018 Artcurial : LeMans Classic $1,000,000$1,200,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7L RS91136004732018 Artcurial : LeMans Classic $500,000$700,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring91136000292018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island $750,000$900,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring Coupé911 360 07382018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $650,000$850,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring Coupé91136009362017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $370,000$440,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight91136015012017 RM Sothebys : London $825,000$1,000,000
1973 PORSCHE RS TRIBUTE 2017 Dragone Lime Rock Park $85,000$100,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring91136008132017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $650,000$750,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight91136003542017 RM Sothebys : Monterey $875,000$950,000
1973 Porsche 911 RS Lightweight91136010142017 Mecum : Monterey$950,000  
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring91136013152017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island $550,000$650,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Porsche 911S
1972 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9112300686
Engine Num: 6320864
Chassis information for the Porsche 911S
1972 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9112300954
Engine Num: 6321434

Chassis information for the Porsche 911S
1972 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9112301003
Engine Num: 6321502
Chassis information for the Porsche 911S
1972 Targa
Chassis Num: 9112310026
Engine Num: 6320066

Chassis information for the Porsche 911S
1972 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9112310474
Engine Num: 6320889
Chassis information for the Porsche 911S
1972 Targa
Chassis Num: 9112310988
Engine Num: 6322577

Chassis information for the Porsche 911S
1973 Targa
Engine Num: 6331061

Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 360
Engine Num: 6631054
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 635

Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 749
Chassis information for the Porsche 911T
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 911 311 067
Engine Num: 6130134

Chassis information for the Porsche 911E
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 911 320 0727
Engine Num: 6231102
Chassis information for the Porsche 911E
1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 911 321 0566
Engine Num: 6231106

Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 911 360 0347
Engine Num: 6130368
Chassis information for the Porsche 911E
1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 911.321.0526
Engine Num: 6235579

Chassis information for the Porsche 911T
1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 9113110260
Engine Num: 6130552
Chassis information for the Porsche 911T
1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 9113112280
Engine Num: 6136009

Chassis information for the Porsche 911E
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113200611
Engine Num: 6230830

Chassis information for the Porsche 911E
1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 9113210395
Engine Num: 6230677
Chassis information for the Porsche 911E
1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 9113210435
Engine Num: 6230889

Chassis information for the Porsche 911S
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113300120
Engine Num: 6330205

Chassis information for the Porsche 911S
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113300301
Engine Num: 6330376

Chassis information for the Porsche 911S
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113300738
Engine Num: 6331156

Chassis information for the Porsche 911S
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113301150
Engine Num: 6331755

Chassis information for the Porsche 911S
1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 9113310054
Engine Num: 6330143

Chassis information for the Porsche 911S
1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 9113310775
Engine Num: 6331794
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113600029
Engine Num: 6630038

Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Carrera RS Lightweight
Chassis Num: 9113600196
Engine Num: 6630219

Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Carrera RS Lightweight
Chassis Num: 9113600336
Engine Num: 6630312
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113600427
Engine Num: 6630453

Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113600463
Engine Num: 6630393
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113600574
Engine Num: 6630579

Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Carrera RS Lightweight
Chassis Num: 9113600813
Engine Num: 6630814
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Carrera RS Lightweight
Chassis Num: 9113600883
Engine Num: 6630875

Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Carrera RS Lightweight
Chassis Num: 9113601079
Engine Num: 6631054

Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113601317
Engine Num: 6631284
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113601526
Engine Num: 6631495

Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera
1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 911360342

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera

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