Porsche has created some of the world’s most iconic and timeless vehicles. One of them is the oblong-shaped Porsche 911, a timeless beauty impossible to duplicate. The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS is one of these timeless beauties and is particularly famous (and coveted) amongst collectors. The 911 was a big hit in the early 70s because of the 2.7 RS, Porsche’s “hardcore homologation special” which ultimately became a fearsome track contender. The year after the release of the 2.7 RS, Porsche wanted to do something out of the ordinary and thus released the 3.0-liter RS, stepping its game up in the race track.
This super rare 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS is considered to be more special than its 1973 predecessor and is quite a sight to behold for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
To know that these collector’s items still exist is quite thrilling especially for fans and collectors alike. Recently, it has been reported that one of six examples of the right-hand drive Carrera 3.0 RS can be found in the United Kingdom. Let’s take a look.
The said 3.0 RS features what can be described as a “modest” front spoiler and is paired by a gargantuan tail at the rear. It is designed to have fiberglass panels on its hood and decklid and thinner gauge steels for the other body panels, resulting to a lower weight. This particular 3.0 RS also sports flared fenders, emphasizing that this particular 911 is ready for action.
Behind its gold-accented Fuchs wheels are huge cross-drilled brakes perfect for action anytime of the day. On the inside, this 3.0 RS comes with a stripped interior that softens its look (but may not be comfortable for long drives).
The Carrera 3.0 RS is powered by (as its name suggests) a 3.0-liter flat-six engine, capable of producing 230 horsepower for its road-legal models while its racing models were given more. Furthermore, the 3.0 RS can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 5.5 seconds.
There are only 54 Porsche Carrera 3.0 RS models around the world and the one found in the UK is the only right-hand drive example that comes in Mexico Blue, making it extremely rare. It had been in safe keeping by various owners including Lord Mexborough, a known British Porsche enthusiast, and was part of his collection for three decades.
The said Mexico Blue 3.0 RS is once again up for grabs. Exact details on its price have not yet been revealed by its seller but comparing it to the left-hand-drive 3.0 RS sold by RM Sotheby, which cost $1.375 million during an auction in Amelia Island last March 2017, we’re betting that this rare Mexico Blue right-hand-drive 3.0 RS may cost more.