During the early 1970, Porsche wanted to enter the GT competition, however rules required that they build 500 road-going models in order to enter the competition. Enter the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, one of the most sought-after production 911 models in the history of the series. Developed from the 911S F-Series, the 2.4L engine was increased to 2.7L, which, in addition to other advancements, boosted power to more than 210 horsepower. Performance gains also resulted from weight-saving techniques. For example, the roof, wings and bonnet were made of thinner steel, while the windscreen and rear windows used thinner glass. An unexpected increase in production would mean that standard 911 body panels and glass would be used on some of the later models. Two versions were released: the RS Sport, which had a very simple interior including rubber mats, manual window winders, reduced soundproofing, no rear seats, no clock and no passenger sun visor. A more popular RS Touring model, however, offered rear seats, full carpet, electric windows and full soundproofing.
If you’re thinking about buying a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, authenticating your purchase is an original is imperative. The good ones are extremely sought-after, which has led to a growing business in replicas. Hiring a third party inspector that is knowledgeable in classic Porsche 911 models to do a pre-purchase inspection can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. The most valuable are the models with the original lightweight panels, as are the exceptionally rare 3.0L RS, of which only 109 examples were ever built.
The Beverly Hills Car Club has years of experience dealing with classic Porsche 911 models and the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS. When it is experience and knowledge you need, place your trust in the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club. They are always available for consultation and would be delighted to help you find and research the 1973 911 Carrera RS that you desire. They welcome you to browse their online inventory to view the models currently in their California classic car dealership and encourage you to contact them today to discuss your specific needs and desires. They look forward to hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and lasting business. Connect today!
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