As far as vintage Porsches go, a 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is one of the top five in terms of value, desirability, and overall awesomeness. This particular Signal Yellow example in perfect showroom condition has now become available at Canepa collection.
The fact that this signal yellow car looks pretty much orange to us aside, Canepa’s 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring is quite possibly one of the finest examples of this model anywhere in the world, and not just in terms of being in pristine condition. The car is also one of the most generously specced examples we have ever come across.
Fully restored in 2011 by Jim Newton’s Automobile Associates and given a Concours treatment by Canepa, this 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 comes with options way ahead of its time, including – and this is amazing for an RS which is basically a track car – an electric sliding sunroof! Other notable features include heated rear window, auxiliary heater, long range lamps, Touring package with sports seats, Blaupunkt radio, electric windows, and…
Performance-wise, the Carrera RS boasts a 2.7 liter 207bhp flat-six engine which propels the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. These cars have a reputation for being a bit of handful around corners, but that is part of their charm. It’s not like anyone who buys this gem is going to drive it very often.