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1986 Porsche 911 Supersport RSR Evocation

Lot No.: 257

Registration: WEY 110M
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ91ZGS103435
Engine Number: 63G05480
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3.2
Year of Manufacture: 1986
Estimate (£): 65,000 - 75,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

This, 1986 Porsche 911, started life as a wide-bodied Supersport model and was recently purchased by a renowned Porsche specialist and used as his own car and as a showpiece for the business. The subject of a total nut and bolt rebuild, it was decided to modify the car to create an accurate RSR Evocation with reliable mechanicals for everyday use and by shedding 300lbs of weight.

Unlike other evocations, being a Supersport, this car benefits from the enviable wide steel arches that are original to the car. It was sent to a marque specialist, where the brief was to produce a 'perfect' shell - removing any sign of corrosion to ensure the very best basis for the build and checked on a jig to ensure perfect alignment.

In the meantime, every component on the car was stripped, inspected and overhauled, including the gearbox and the engine, which was rebuilt to standard Carrera 3.2 Motronic specification - ensuring ultimate reliability with an estimated 240bhp on tap.

The car today presents beautifully and must be seen to be appreciated. The way it drives (and stops) is sublime and is a testament to the quality and attention to detail that has been lavished on this project. It is fitted with a fully operational oil cooler in the front bumper, as per the RSR it evokes and additional features include: a lightweight ducktail and bonnet, bonnet fuelling, original Fuchs alloys, Sports exhaust, half roll cage, RSR front and rear bumpers, RSR door cards, Recaro Pole Position SPG seats, Sparco 4-point harnesses, a Wevo gear selector, twin outlet sports exhaust, RSR mirrors, Bilstein shocks all round, Yokohama A048 tyres, Turbo brakes and trailing arms, and much, much more.

The whole build process was documented with photographs and this information is now presented in a 32-page page hardback book, which is bound in leather. Included within the book is a statement of all the work undertaken and it's signed by the Porsche Specialist who built the car.

Having covered only 5,000 miles since its build, this car is simply fantastic, and is described as great fun to drive. To create a car of this calibre today would cost at least £100,000, if you can find a suitable donor car, and therefore represents excellent value.