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1973 Porsche RS

Racing Past Presented by Shannons Insurance.

The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is considered by many to be one of the greatest 911's to ever leave the Porsche factory.

With a total of 1580 made, the 2687cc air cooled horizontally flat-six produced 210bhp and 1881b-ft of torque, allowing the car to have a top speed of 240kph.

Car # 6
Engine: 2687cc flat six
Driver: Aaron Senes

This car, chassis #495, is one of the first 500 built for homologation and features lightweight, thin-gauge metal panels.

It is believed to be one of the first RS's to ever race outside of the two factory prototypes. In 1973, the car finished 1st in Donegal International Rally, 2nd in the Texaco Rally, 3rd in the Circuit of Ireland in 1975, 5th in the Galway International with many other races throughout its racing life from 1973 to 1982 in the UK. In Australia, the car was campaigned in the first iteration of the Australian Porsche Cup series and today, #495 has been restored back to the way it raced in 1973.

For many, the 1973 Carrera RS is a true symbol of everything the 911 stands for and one of the most desirable for collectors across the globe.