We don’t know about you, but all the Porsche 911 Carrera RS models we’ve seen so far have been in lively colors like orange or yellow or green. That is why we can’t take our eyes off of this black beauty, wondering why there aren’t more RS’s like this around. This car is almost certainly the only Black and Red RS in the world.
As you would expect, a car this rare, this well-specced, and this pristine can only be found at Canepa collection. The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS in black with red graphics and red FUCHS wheels is one of the finest examples in the world, boasting like-new black leather interior and only 36,899 miles on the clock, which in classic car terms makes it virtually brand-new.
Porsche 911 Carrera RS has a reputation as a bit of a widow maker. The combination of a 2.7 liter flat six rear-mounted engine, a five-speed manual gearbox, rear-wheel-drive, and no electronic aids whatsoever gives the car a tricky handling that requires special skills to keep in check. But that ever-present danger of spinning and ending up wrapped around a tree is part of the car’s charm.
The tricky handling of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS is a non-issue as far as we’re concerned because if we could buy one, we would never drive it. We’d put it on a sort of plinth in the front yard and spend our days just ogling it.