Sales Spotlight: Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS
It’s been five months and one day since we started our Sales Spotlight feature and, in that time, we’ve showcased a number of incredible Neunelfers, from Turbo Ss to GT3s. One particularly iconic Porsche 911 has evaded the glare of the Sales Spotlight though. Until now, that is…
The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS – the original Rennsport 911 – needs no introduction on these pages. The first factory-built production Porsche 911 built purely with competition in mind, the 2.7 RS has gone down in the history books as the car that cemented the Neunelfer’s sporting pedigree.
This particular 1973 Carrera RS – currently for sale through prestige Porsche specialist, Maxted-Page – is one of just 93 right-hand drive cars (out of an overall total of 1,590 2.7 RSs) that found their way to the UK’s shores.
What’s more, of various possible Rennsport colour schemes, chassis no. 509 is in perhaps the most recognisable livery: Grand Prix White with blue ‘Carrera’ decals and matching Fuchs alloy wheels.
Originally, supplied by Maltins Car Concessionaires of Henley-on-Thames, this 911 Carrera 2.7 RS has passed through eight different owners since first being registered to Gerald Patrick Stonhill of Oxford in March 1973.
The eighth (and latest) owner bought the car through Maxted-Page in 2010, the car being comprehensively looked after at both Autofarm and Maxted-Page, with a raft of improvements made, including a recent suspension overhaul, gearbox rebuild, new paint and remedial bodywork, plus a full service.
An M472 ‘Touring’ spec car, this 1973 Carrera RS comes complete with Recaro sports seats for both the driver and passenger, as well as electric windows and a heated rear-screen (all as per the original bill of sale).
While prices for this iconic Neunelfer have stabilised over the last year, this particular example (with a fantastically complete history) still represents a great investment while also providing one of the most enthralling Porsche 911 driving experiences around.