Race Car for sale – 1974 Porsche Carrera 3.0 RSR
From the listing for this Classic Porsche 911 Race Car for sale:
One of only 54 genuine examples built by the Porsche factory racing department during 1974 and 1975 intended specifically for Group 4 motorsport purposes.
Chassis # 911 460 9074 was purchased new in partnership by Giorgio Schön and his friend and co-driver Giovanni Borri of Italy, for the 1974 World Manufacturers’ Championship.
The car was painted the night that it arrived from Stuttgart and raced the next day at Monza in practice for the 1000 kms, where it achieved fastest time in the GT Class.
Schön, the son of the famous 1950s and ‘60s Italian-born fashion designer, Mila Schön, had the car painted the night that it arrived from Stuttgart in a blue, light green and white Harper’s Bazaar livery, which was styled by his mother – the next day at Monza in practice for the 1000 kms, they achieved fastest time in the GT Class.
The car competed actively for three years. In 1975, the light green was changed to turquoise and it is extensively well-documented photographically in both liveries during the 1974, ‘75 and ‘76 racing seasons
In 1974, Porsche created the Carrera RS 3.0 with mechanical fuel injection producing 230 PS (169 kW). Its price was almost twice that of the 2.7 RS, but it offered a fair amount of racing capability for the money. The chassis was largely similar to that of the 1973 Carrera RSR and the brake system was from the Porsche 917. The use of thin metal plate panels and a Spartan interior enabled the shipping weight to be reduced to around 900 kg (1984 lb).
1976 Porsche 911 2.7
The Carrera RSR 3.0 was sold to racing teams, and scored outright wins in several major sports car races of the mid-1970s. Also, a prototype Carrera RSR Turbo (with 2.1 L engine due to a 1.4x equivalency formula) came second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1974 and won several major races, a significant event in that its engine would form the basis of many future Porsche attempts in sports car racing. Save for the earlier Porsche 917, it can be regarded as Porsche’s start of its commitment to turbocharging also in road cars.
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