Another gem from Mecum Auction’s magnificent Monterey collection going under the hammer next month, this time we have here a Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 replica. The combination of the words “Carrrera”, “RS” and “2.7” is enough to give any classic car lover a massive erection, even if it’s replica.
A full crisis, then, is in order. Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 is quite possibly the most desirable version of all vintage 911s owing to the looks, the performance, and the fact that it’s the grandfather of the modern GT3 and GT3 RS models. This particular RS 2.7 is actually a 1978 911 Coupe “Built to replicate a 1973 Porsche 2.7 RS.” It is also finished in green, which is the coolest period color for this model besides yellow, and has a 3.0 liter engine with a five-speed gearbox.
As for the modifications that make this car look and feel like a RS 2.7, the list includes items such as Bilstein shocks, 8-inch rear and 7-inch front Fuchs wheels, RS style sport seats, RS style door cards, RS style rear seat delete, a short shifter, an M&K sport exhaust and 930 brakes. Porsche purists will probably scoff at this RS for being a fake. But you should take into account that the car is going to cost a lot less than an original 2.7, and we reckon it is nicer to drive as well.
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Highlights (via Mecum):
- Correct 3.0L 6-cylinder engine
- 5-speed manual gearbox
- M&K sport muffler
- Webb Machine stainless airbox with pop-off valve
- 930 brake system with Rennsport 2-piece rotors
- 1973 OEM early metal fenders and window frames
- Pop-out rear quarter windows
- Fiberglass hood, spoiler and bumpers
- Boge front struts with Bilstein inserts
- Bilstein rear shocks
- RS carpeting and door panels
- Momo steering wheel
- Short shifter
- Vosstek pedals
- 16 inch Fuchs wheels
- Toyo R888 tires