1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera Carrera RS Lightweight / 9113600813 Chassis Information

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera photograph

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera photograph

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera photograph

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera photograph

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera photograph

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera photograph

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera photograph

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera photograph

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera photograph

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera photograph

1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera
Carrera RS Lightweight
Chassis #: 9113600813
Engine # 6630814
Gearbox #: 7830798
Sold for $550,000 at 2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction.
By the end of 1972, Porsche was left without many options. Regulations changes had made continuing in the World Sports Championship all but impossible. However, the closed door in the prototype ranks would lead to the company walking through the GT door and becoming a veritable tenet within the ranks. The car that would truly compose the edict would be the 911 Carrera RS 2.7.

The move to GT racing would be fraught with challenges. Not only would there be the challenges of preparing a car for the class, but, there would also be the challenges posed by the competition. Porsche had many titanic battles with Ferrari in the prototype ranks. However, when the company really began to investigate the GT ranks it would quickly find the main competition would come from a familiar foe. Ferrari was already rather well established in the GT ranks with its 365 GTB Daytona. The fact Ferrari was already well-established in GT racing wouldn't be as much a concern as the fact that its Daytona boasted an engine with nearly twice the displacement as the largest 911 engine at the time. Unfortunately for Porsche, the cost and time it would take to develop a new car for the class would not entirely be plausible. So, the company would have to turn to its 911 and get a little drastic.

Porsche engineers started to look for every possible way in which it could gain an advantage. They would take and use the 911 S as its basis. They would then take the 2.4-liter engine used in the model and would increase its size to 2.7-liters. Just this effort alone would provide an extra 20 bhp bringing the total up to 210 bhp. Still, this would not be enough to really challenge the Daytona.

Other measures would be implemented in order to enable the 911 to take the fight to the Ferrari. This would include installing larger rear wheels, larger brakes, a rear spoiler on the car and drastically reducing weight. Shedding all possible extra pounds meant the interior of the car would be stripped of anything deemed unnecessary. This shedding of pounds also meant fiberglass and thin gauge steel would be used for the car's various body panels. Weighing in at a little more than 2400 pounds, the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 would be able to reach a top speed of 150 mph and would be able to accelerate from zero to 60 in under 6 seconds!

Production of the new RS 2.7 would begin in early 1972 and enough examples would be produced to enable the car to take part in the 1973 GT Championship. Therefore, with the RS 2.7 the legend of the Porsche 911 would be firmly established within the GT ranks.

In total, just 1,580 examples of the Carrera RS 2.7 would ever be produced. One of them, 9113601317 would roll out of the factory in May of 1973. When it left the factory for German delivery the car would be finished in Light Yellow with green Carrera script.

In the late 1980s, or early 1990s, the car would be shipped to the United States and purchased in 1991 by Phil Bagley of Klub Sport Racing. Throughout its lifetime in the United States the Carrera RS 2.7 has passed between many notable Porsche enthusiasts, including Dan Rosenthal, Frank Enea and Kim Watkins. The current owner is also quite the Porsche enthusiast and a vintage racer.

To be presented for auction at the RM Auctions event in Amelia Island in March of 2013, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 comes with its original livery. Many components have undergone rebuilding and refurbishment. And, in November of 2011 Porsche of Monterey performed a PPI inspection and found the engine to be in proper tolerances. Still sporting correct 7 and 8 inch Fuchs wheels, Touring trim and NOS Bosch H-4 lamps the Carrera comes with matching engine and transmission numbers and is eligible for concours and driving events.

Being offered with a Certificate of Authenticity, a tool kit, and other original elements, this iconic 1970s Porsche sports car is certain to be a proud addition to any collection and a must have for even more Porsche aficionados. Estimates prior to auction have the Carrera RS 2.7 selling for between $450,000 and $550,000.

Sources:
'Lot No. 36: 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7', (http://www.goodingco.com/car/1973-porsche-911-27-carrera-rs). Gooding and Company. http://www.goodingco.com/car/1973-porsche-911-27-carrera-rs. Retrieved 6 March 2013.

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By Jeremy McMullen

2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$650,000-$750,000 
Lot was not sold

2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$450,000-$550,000 
Sale Price :
$550,000

2019 2
2018 7
2017 6
2016 7
2015 12
2014 3
2013 5
2012 5
2011 1
2010 3

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$524,377$581,7532
2018$930,132$1,484,1307
2017$568,849$1,080,6606
2016$496,284$693,0007
2015$700,641$1,096,70412
2014$933,167$1,402,5003
2013$453,151$550,0005
2012$363,837$495,0005
2011$286,000$286,0001
2010$241,062$440,0003

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1973 sales)
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113601231
Sold for $581,753
  2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113601048
Sold for $467,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight
Chassis#: 9113601580
Sold for $1,022,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : The Porsche 70TH Anniversary Auction
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113600463
Sold for $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 $1,325,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : The Porsche 70TH Anniversary Auction
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113600574
Sold for $638,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera image  
1973 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS Touring Sunroof Coupé
Chassis#: 911 360 1141
Sold for $686,205
  2018 Bonhams : The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco'
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight
Chassis#: 9113601177
Sold for $1,484,130
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monaco
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 L RS
Chassis#: 9113600343
Sold for $657,090
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1973 Porsche 911 2.7 R-Gruppe
Chassis#: 9113100609
Sold for $132,391
  2017 Silverstone - NEC Classic Motor Show
 
1973 Porsche 911 2.8 RSR FIA Historic GT racecar
Sold for $106,811
  2017 Silverstone - The Porsche Sale
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113600427
Sold for $649,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera image  
1973 Porsche 911 RS Lightweight
Chassis#: 9113601496
Sold for $1,080,660
  2017 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight
Chassis#: 9113600336
Sold for $869,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera image  1973 Porsche 911 RS Carrera image  
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113600305
Sold for $575,232
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight
Chassis#: 9113601418
Sold for $300,160
  2016 RM Sotheby's : London Sale
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113600435
Sold for $615,328
  2016 RM Sotheby's : London Sale
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2,7 L RS Touring (M472)
Chassis#: 911 360 1366
Sold for $431,039
  2016 Artcurial : LeMans Classic
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring
Chassis#: 9113601046
Sold for $689,752
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monaco
 
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring
Chassis#: 9113600856
Sold for $693,000
  2016 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic
 

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 RS 2.7 Touring91136012962019 RM Sothebys : Essen $450,000$550,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring91136015102019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island $600,000$800,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight91136001962019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island $1,000,000$1,200,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.791136012742019 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 RS 2.7 Lightweight91136003542017 RM Sothebys : Monterey $875,000$950,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring91136008132017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $650,000$750,000
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
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RSH91136014292016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $1,300,000$1,500,000
1973 Porsche 911 RS Appreciation91135009982016 Silverstone Auctions : The Classic Race Aarhus Auction $96,140 
1973 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS Touring Coupé911 36008052016 Bonhams : The Monaco Sale $470,000$570,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7L RS Touring9113604402016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars $600,000$800,000
1973 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA RS LIGHTWEIGHT91136003542015 Keno Brothers : NY Auto$900,000$1,100,000$1,500,000
1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS Touring91136011752015 Silverstone Auction Salon Prive Sale   
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight91136003542015 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island $1,100,000$1,400,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2,7L RS Touring91136008122015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars $380,000$480,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Sports Lightweight91136006192015 RM Auctions Paris $1,000,000$1,400,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RSH91136014702015 Gooding & Company Arizona $1,250,000$1,500,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7911 360 08022015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction $850,000$950,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring 2.7/210 HP, 5-Speed 2014 Mecum Kissimmee$500,000$500,000$600,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Porsche 911S1972 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9112300954
Engine Num: 6321434
Chassis information for the Porsche 911S1972 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9112301003
Engine Num: 6321502
Chassis information for the Porsche 911S1972 Targa
Chassis Num: 9112310026
Engine Num: 6320066
Chassis information for the Porsche 911S1972 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9112310474
Engine Num: 6320889
Chassis information for the Porsche 911S1972 Targa
Chassis Num: 9112310988
Engine Num: 6322577
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 232
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 360
Engine Num: 6631054
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 635
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 749
Chassis information for the Porsche 911T1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 911 311 067
Engine Num: 6130134
Chassis information for the Porsche 911E1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 911 320 0727
Engine Num: 6231102
Chassis information for the Porsche 911E1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 911 321 0566
Engine Num: 6231106
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 911 360 0347
Engine Num: 6130368
Chassis information for the Porsche 911E1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 911.321.0526
Engine Num: 6235579
Chassis information for the Porsche 911T1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 9113110260
Engine Num: 6130552
Chassis information for the Porsche 911T1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 9113112280
Engine Num: 6136009
Chassis information for the Porsche 911E1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 9113210395
Engine Num: 6230677
Chassis information for the Porsche 911E1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 9113210435
Engine Num: 6230889
Chassis information for the Porsche 911S1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113300301
Engine Num: 6330376
Chassis information for the Porsche 911S1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113300738
Engine Num: 6331156
Chassis information for the Porsche 911S1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 9113310054
Engine Num: 6330143
Chassis information for the Porsche 911S1973 Targa
Chassis Num: 9113310775
Engine Num: 6331794
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113600029
Engine Num: 6630038
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Carrera RS Lightweight
Chassis Num: 9113600336
Engine Num: 6630312
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113600427
Engine Num: 6630453
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113600463
Engine Num: 6630393
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RSR1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 911360052
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113600574
Engine Num: 6630579
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Carrera RS Lightweight
Chassis Num: 9113600813
Engine Num: 6630814
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Carrera RS Lightweight
Chassis Num: 9113600883
Engine Num: 6630875
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Carrera RS Lightweight
Chassis Num: 9113601079
Engine Num: 6631054
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 9113601317
Engine Num: 6631284
Chassis information for the Porsche 911 RS Carrera1973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 911360342


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