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Lot No. 247 - 1978 Porsche 911 RS Recreation

Sold for: £67,500

An evocative re-creation of the legendary '73 RS Touring using a 1978 3.0-litre Carrera SC as a base.
Details Specification
  • Built by long-established marque specialists, Pro-9 of Redditch. Over 250 man-hours to create
  • 2.4-litre MFI unit (c190bhp), Porsche 915 gearbox, competition clutch. Full spec available
  • Finished in Blutorange (Tangerine 2323) with black vinyl and edged black carpets
  • Period bucket seats with the correct Pepita cloth and Willans full harnesses
  • GT Porsche magazine described this very car as the ultimate tribute
  • Offered at a fraction of what it would cost to replicate this very usable 911

There are a number of competent Porsche 911 independent specialists in the Midlands, however, their remarkable attention to detail has earned Redditch-based Pro-9 considerable respect in the world of Classic 911s. Consequently, they have frequently been tasked with important restorations and occasionally with accurate recreations as is the case with this stunning example. This, impressive RS Recreation started life as a right-hand drive, 1978 3.0-litre SC and in 2007 underwent a complete bare-shell build with no expense spared and over 250 man-hours invested. The general spec is listed below but full details can be found in the extensively detailed invoices from Pro-9.

Shell + Bodywork

o 1978 3-litre, RHD, SC bodyshell fitted with Porsche 911RS front wings and bonnet

o Pro-9 manufactured RS-spec front bumper, rear bumper sections, rear centre section, tailgate and RSR rear lights

o  Correct slam panel and twin battery boxes

o Correct chrome door surrounds, handles and rear windows and mirror

o Fastidiously prepared and finished in Blutorange (Tangerine) with black RS and Carrera decals


o RS-spec front seats, retrimmed in the correct Pepita cloth by Southbound Trimmers

o Rear sear delete and lightweight carpets throughout

o Lightweight and correct dash top. 'Prototipo' steering wheel

o Retrimmed headlining in the correct colour

Engine + Gearbox

o 2.4E MFI with circa 190 bhp fully rebuilt at the time of build

o SSI heat exchangers

o Porsche 915 gearbox, fully rebuilt at the time of build with a new differential

o New competition clutch fitted at the time of build

Suspension + Brakes

o Koni Adjustable shocks all round

o 930 Turbo steering arms for better control and handling

o Poly-bushed suspension inc. all spring plates removed and replaced

o Brembo front 4-pot conversion at the front with Bigg Red callipers

o 3.2 Rear brakes. All discs are crossed-drilled. Goodridge braided brake hoses

There are dozens of small details that set this car apart and it would be really worthwhile to look more deeply into the minutiae of this recreation.

'GT Porsche' magazine once described this very car as the ‘Ultimate tribute’ and went onto say "backdating Porsche 911s to make them look like older models in particular, the '73 RS, is proving as popular as ever, but this recreation sets the benchmark". One for the enthusiast and offered at a fraction of what it would costs to replicate, we encourage and welcome any inspection of this fabulous homage to the legendary 1973 911RS.

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Right-hand Drive
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AUR 577M
911 RS Recreation
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Not warranted

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