Who doesn’t love a 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS? Most car guys agree that it is one of the most obsessed about car ever released but 99% of enthusiasts have the amount of money it would take to buy one. For those who still lust after them but can’t afford one, building a tribute is the way to go.
Tribute vehicles range the gamut from a Shelby GT500 “Eleanor” clone to putting Integra Type-R parts on your GS- R but only a few people really pull the tribute vehicle off by making them identical to the real thing.
This 1975 Carrera isn’t exactly a complete tribute to the RS but it does have enough parts to be inspired by it. The blue graphics on the lower side is a classic trademark of the early Porsche and the matching blue Fichs are period correct and look awesome on this Grand Prix white exterior.
The interior looks to be perfect with a recent restoration, I can tell from the quality of the carpets and seats that no expense was spared to complete this vehicle correctly. Since most of the time is spent behind the wheel, its nice to have such a pristine looking interior.
The engine was recently rebuilt and has only a few miles for break in. The owner chose to use better pistons and the block was decked and bored after it was removed from the chassis. To aide in reliabiality, a front mounted cooler with 2 fans was chosen to keep the engine at temperature.
This looks to be a great drivers car and is definitely an attention grabber for sure. The price is up there at $73k, but it is one of 395 produced and has a genuine numbers matching 2.7 liter engine and the quality of the restoration looks to be top notch.