A restored 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight recently sold for $1,022,500 at Porshe’s 70th anniversary auction in Atlanta by RM Sotherby’s.
Only 1,580 Carrera RS 2.7s were constructed in three series, and of that group, just 200 were “Sports,” or lightweight versions. This car was the tenth-to-last ’73 RS to leave the factory.
Finished in Grand Prix White with contrasting green script and color-matching Fuchs light-alloy wheels, the 1973 Porshe 911 has been comprehensively restored and boasts a respectable competition history.
Delivered to Porsche’s Frankfurt dealer, Glöckler, on 10 July 1973, it immediately went into service as a Group 3 racing car by its first owner, Swiss gentleman driver Eugen Strähl, who would finish 10th overall and 1st in class at the 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans in an RS and later enjoy a long career racing a Sauber-BMW.
Its second owner, Mr Brunner, held onto the car for nearly 20 years before passing it on to noted German Porsche collector Stefan Jaeger.
Stefan also raced the car over his four-year ownership. At that point, Porsche broker Marco Marinello arranged the sale to Claudio Roddaro, currently the owner of the only road-licensed Porsche 917 in the world, a machine he drives on the streets near his home in Monaco.
Mr. Roddaro sold this RS to art dealer, connoisseur, and general raconteur Kenny Schachter of London, who parked the car in his office so he could admire it every day. The previous owner purchased the car from Mr. Schachter in 2013.