Porsche 911 2.7 RS Lightweight RHD
The greatest classic 911s of all-time. RS stands for Rennsport in German, meaning “racing sport”. The Carrera name was reintroduced from the 356 Carrera which had itself been named after Porsche’s victories in the Carrera Panamericana races in Mexico in the 1950s. The RS was built so that Porsche could enter racing formulae that demanded that a certain minimum number of production cars were made. Compared with a standard 911S, the Carrera 2.7 RS had a larger engine developing 210 PS with MFI, revised and stiffened suspension, a “ducktail” rear spoiler, larger brakes, wider rear wheels and rear wings. In RS Touring form it weighed 1075 kg, in Sport Lightweight form it was about 100 kg lighter, the saving coming from the thin-gauge steel used for parts of the body shell and also the use of thinner glass. With only 17 original right-hand drive Porsche 2.7 RS Lightweight, this is an extremely rare and sort after car.
Specialist Cars of Malton are proud to present one of the most famous RHD Porsche 911 2.7 RS Lightweights in the world. The car was originally supplied by AFN (then the UK Porsche Concessionaires), they purchased two 1973 RHD Lightweights from the factory (RG0 2L and RGO 3L) to race in the production Sports Car Championship in 1973. However, RGO 2L was so reliable that RGO 3L was never raced. Famous Porsche driver Nick Faure won 15 races out of 16 in this series in RG0 2L and was only beaten once when he was on incorrect tyres. The car was subject to an accident in 1978 but it returned back to the Porsche factory in Stuttgart for a full rebuild. RGO 2L is now currently sitting in our showroom ready to be enjoyed once again.
As always the car comes with our excellent 1 year warranty, with 12 months Tax and MOT. As well as a full tank of fuel, a car cover and optimate.
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