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1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Coupe / 9114609106 Vehicle Information

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS photograph

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS photograph

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS photograph

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS photograph

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
Sold for $1,375,000 at 2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island.
The Porsche 2.7-liter Carrera RS was a homologation special which allowed Stuttgart to race a 2.8-liter Carrera RSR under the factory banner. A year later, in 1974, the company used the same basic approach to homologate a 3-liter RSR factory race car.

A total of 1,580 examples of the 1973 Carrera RS were built, however the 1974 Carrera RS 3.0 had a much smaller production run of just 55 cars.

The 1974 Carrera RS 3.0 was powered by a 3-liter engine fitted with new cylinder heads with larger inlet ports, and larger inlet and exhaust surfaces for the valve heads. The cars specified for Group 4 regulations were given the twin-plug ignition. The crankcase material was switched from pressure-cast magnesium to a more durable die-cast aluminum alloy. In race tune, the engine could offer as much as 330 horsepower. In standard street guise the RS 3.0 produced 230 horsepower.

The chassis of the 3.0 was essentially a carry-over from the prior 2.7-liter version, upgraded with rear torsion bars and anti-sway bars, and the Fuchs wheels were widened by an inch at the front and rear. Ventilated disc brakes from the 917 race car were also placed at all four corners of the car. The bodywork was modified, incorporating elements of the 2.8 RSR factory racer, and paneling from the G-Series. Wider front and rear fenders were necessary to house the larger wheels. In the back was a larger rubber-edged whale tail which replaced the 2.7-liters ducktail. A deeper front bumper housed a larger oil cooler.

Among the accolades of the Carrera RS 3.0 was a 12th-overall finish at the 1974 24 Hours of LeMans.

This particular example was formerly a factory demonstration car. One individual who was given a factory test ride in the car was a car dealer from Ohio named Charles Stoddard. He was granted a test run on the Hockenheimring with Jürgen Barth at the wheel. Years later, Mr. Stoddard would come to own this particular car.

After the cars demonstration duties had been performed, it was distributed to Sonauto, the Porsche-owned importer for France. On July 14th of 1974 it was exported to the United States, and after three years of unknown ownership, it was offered for sale in December of 1977. This was when the car came into the care of Mr. Stoddard. On December 19th, the dealer officially purchased the car for himself from his own dealership, Stoddard Imported Cars. At the time, the odometer displayed 16,423 kilometers.

The car would remain with Mr. Stoddard for nearly 20 years. In November of 1995, he sold it to Japanese collector Motoi Akaishi, and the car remained in Japan until January of 2004, when it was purchased by the current caretaker. When re-imported to the United States in March of 2004, the car had its original factory-appointed white paint and gold-highlighted Carrera RS script. The original 3.0-liter and transmission also remained intact.

The new owner replaced the clutch and rear shock absorbers, sound proofing the engine bay, lowering all four corners for a lower center of gravity, and mounting new Michelin XGT tires. In January of 2012, the owner applied for a FIVA passport. It was subsequently driven on the Tour Auto Rally through France.

The car currently displays 29,279 kilometers.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2017



2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $900,000-USD $1,100,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,375,000

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1974 sales)
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0
Chassis#: 9114609079
Sold for USD$103,605
  2020 RM Sothebys : London Online
 
1974 Porsche 911 3.0 RSR FIA Evocation
Chassis#: 9117300660
Sold for USD$124,852
  2018 Silverstone Auction - The Porsche Sale
 
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0
Chassis#: 9114609106
Sold for USD$1,375,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS image  1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS image  
1974 PORSCHE CARRERA RS 3.0
Chassis#: 911 460 9089
Sold for USD$440,000
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS image  1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS image  
1974 Porsche Carrera 3.0 RSR LHD Recreation
Chassis#: 9117300660
Sold for USD$73,125
  2015 Silverstone Auction - Competition Cars
 
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS
Chassis#: 9114609026
Sold for USD$1,001,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1974 PORSCHE 935 RE-CREATION
Sold for USD$36,300
  2009 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0-Litre Coupe91146091092013 Bonhams The Spa Classic Sale $400,000$500,000
1974 Porsche 911RS 3.0 Carrera91146090292005 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$220,000$300,000$400,000

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