Porsche 911 Rennsport 2.7 RS
- Chichester, United Kingdom
- Tangerine Red
- Half leather with Harris Tweed
- 45300 (Indicative)
- 3% (minimum £300, maximum £3000)
For many the 911 2.7 RS is considered to be one of the best Porsche’s of all time, making its debut in October 1972 there were a total of 1580 made and weighing under 1000kg it was capable of 0-62mph in 5.8 seconds! Considering this was the early 1970s the speed is incredible even by todays standards.
This beautiful example in Tangerine Orange is a modern adaptation built by UK based Rennsport in 2014 using a 1984 Carerra 3.2 donor car.
Subject to a full nut and bolt restoration internally and externally under the careful eyes of Paul Cockell and Keith Cockell (owners of Rennsport).
For those who are unaware Rennsport take 80’s based Porsche’s and backdate them working very closely with the buyer to achieve a modern recreation of one of the best Porsche’s ever made.
In order to achieve the desired look Rennsport have transformed this car and have used an RS Steel wing, brand new lightweight fuel tank, 1973 long bonnet along with front/rear RS bumpers and new lights.
The transformation didn’t stop there as the entire suspension has been upgraded to poly bushes with bilstein shocks, and very much like an original RS 2.7, this car has been stripped down in order to make it as light as possible weighing around 1000kg.
As part of the transformation Rennsport also rebuilt the whole engine and this one we are told is around 260bhp where as the original 2.7 RS has 210bhp. Complementing the amazing engine is also a LeMan stainless steel twin exhaust system with new SSI manifolds that cost £3000 and makes an incredible sound that is music to any driving enthusiasts ears.
For a very comprehensive review feel free to watch the video below by youtuber Petrol Ped who shows the car in its full glory covering all the details mentioned.
WALK AROUND VIDEO
Enjoy 2 videos showing this stunning 911 Rennsport – the first is a general walk around, whilst the second is an in-depth review by youtuber Petrol Ped.
Under the ownership of the current seller the car has barely been used in the last 2.5 years covering around only 100 miles, we are also informed the previous owner had the car in storage for much of his ownership and was sporadically enjoyed on the odd occasion. The car is an early build by Rennsport who might be able to advise further on any specific questions potential buyers may have.
BODYWORK & INTERIOR
The bodywork overall presents quite well and can be enjoyed as it is, however as the restoration was done over 8 years ago some cracks have appeared on either side of the door hinges under the bonnet (please look at the pictures for close ups).
Just above the fuel cap and between the window there is a spot of bubbling appearing which can also be seen in the picture section.
The interior of the car has been fitted with very apt Recaro seats that have Harris Tweed inserts giving it a classy/period correct feel to the car and very much a Rennsport trait.
To follow suit Rennsport also fitted period correct RS lightweight salt and pepper Perlon carpets with RS door cards making this feel like a true time capsule.
Although there is not much to the interior in terms of modern luxuries, Rennsport did keep the electric windows and the sunroof from the donor car to help keep the car cool, as there is no AC in this car.
Lastly in order to further reduce the weight of the car the central locking has been removed and internally the doors are opened via a leather pull-strap.
To make sure this car looks as good as the original the car sits on period correct 16′ Fuch alloy wheels that are 7′ wide at the front and 8′ wide at the back.
To build something like this in todays world would cost you £100,000 – 200,000, and build times of well over a year. This stunning example although not concourse with a little bit of TLC it can be brought back to showroom standards or enjoyed as it is.
Opportunities like this do not come around very often, and whoever is destined to be the lucky new owner of this car, we are confident they would not be disappointed.
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