Paul Walker’s 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

this shocking 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7formerly owned by famed actor Paul Walker is one of 1,580 units produced and will soon join Mecum Monterey’s auction listing due to hit the market in August.

Unlike many Hollywood actors who don’t know how to drive a fast car properly, Paul Walker was well known for his driving skill and did many of his own stunts in movies..

Over time, the actor and car enthusiast has amassed a large collection of vehicles. Tragically, Walker met his untimely death as a passenger on his Porsche Carrera GT at 40 years old.

While he owned many classic cars, there seemed to be a place in his heart for the best racing machines. Germanyincluding this 911 Carrera RS 2.7—Chassis No. 9113600901-.

In fact, Walker told the story of buying the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 from Jay Leno while on “The Tonight Show” in 2011.

The 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is the brainchild of Ernest Fuhrman. After taking over as chairman of the Porsche board in 1972, Fuhrmann was inspired by the recent racing success of the legendary Porsche 917, which had won overall victories at the 1970 and 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans.

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

Special editions of these models were built which were street legal but close to those successful on the race track.

Since the 1950s, the nickname RS, short for races it has always been reserved for the most special vehicles. The 911 RS 2.7 has been homologated for use in the FIA ​​Group 3 Grand Touring series, while 60 units of the 911 RS 2.7 have been developed specifically for FIA Group 4 competition.

The man at the center of the development of the 911 RS 2.7 was the Porsche engineer Norbert Singer. If this name means nothing to you, it is better that you do not stop reading.

Singer not only was he primarily responsible for the development of the all-powerful 917, but his name lives on today in the form of Singer Vehicle Design, where vintage Porsches are restored, reinvented and reborn under the watchful eye of former car designer Rob Dickinson. .

The 911 Carrera RS 2.7 proved to be a winning proposition both on the race track and in the showroom. Porsche originally planned to build only 500 homologated examples of the car, but demand immediately skyrocketed and the people of Stuttgart responded by producing 1,580 units, more than triple the originally planned production.

With time, the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 has become a real collector’s item and today the exclusive 1973 model is one of the most sought-after high-performance models in the Porsche lineup.

Con 93,774 kilometers, this light yellow Carrera RS unit was produced in March 1973 with the Touring Package. It is powered by a 210hp/2.7L 6-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

The black interior, restored by Autobahn Interiors of San Diego, is highlighted by sport seats with striking black and white Pepita Houndstooth inserts. Everything looks fine from a cockpit perspective, as VDO gauges, including an 8,000 rpm tachometer and 300 km/h speedometer, are in full view. The rest of the interior is spartan, but serviceable.

Weight reduction efforts are evident throughout the vehicle, which features thinner steel body panels than the standard 911, as well as lighter and thinner windows. The weight savings continue with a fiberglass rear deck and lightweight ducktail spoiler branded with a distinctive Carrera RS logo. A limited-slip differential, arches of rueda flared, Fuchs rims and Avon tires complete the model.

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