Typically, cars that are 40 years old aren’t really worth anybody’s time. There are some exceptions, of course, and if you’re an avid Porsche fan that understands its racing history, this 1974 Porsche 911 race car could be well worth your time. This 911 Coupe was built to look and race just like the Famed 911 RSR, which Porsche built as a factory racer for European GT racing in the mid 70’s, and it is currently for sale on Ebay. Sure, it isn’t a real RSR and has 30 hours of racing time under its belt, but it is still well worth a look.
But other than, this 911 "RSR Build" should still perform like it’s new, at least when you take into account the amount of time and money that was put into this project to morph it into what it is today.
It’s a really neat project that doesn’t lack in modern-day performance capabilities. The only question is whether you’re prepared to shell out the necessary amount of greenbacks to pry it from the seller’s hands.
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Outside of the dated design, this 1974 911 "RSR Build" does look pretty fresh. It’s been professionally built and maintained to look as it does now, proving that the seller really did spend a whole lot of time and money to keep it looking good-as-new.
It’s also been fitted with a 935 RSR strut monoball billet front suspension to complement the 930 setup on the rear and the three-way JRZ 1231 shocks. Likewise, a new set of 16-inch Penta/BBS wheels was installed and wrapped with a set of Hoosier tires.
The interior of this 1974 911 "RSR Build" is what you’d expect it to be. There aren’t any touches of luxury or comfort amenities. Instead, it’s been fitted with the full scope of racing equipment, including a single racing seat, a Momo steering wheel, and all the cursory gauges, knobs, and switches that have been added for racing purposes.
It’s not the cleanest interior by any stretch of the imagination. But you’re really not looking for cleanliness when dealing with a car like this. Function trumps form in every way in this application.
In its stock form, the 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR featured a 3.0-liter, flat six that produced 330 horsepower, enough to get the racer to hit 62 mph in 5.4 seconds, to 125 mph in 21.5 seconds, and on to a top speed of 155 mph. This "RSR Build," however, comes with a 3.8-liter twin-plug engine that has been tuned to produce 340 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Though the seller doesn’t offer many details, I assume this engine is from a 993 Carrrera RS and tuned for the extra 40 ponies.
There’s no telling how fast this car can go, but given the tedious work done on restoring this beauty, we’re confident that it shouldn’t have any drop off in top speed.
for all of you complete gear nuts, you can check out the insanely long build sheet HERE
|Displacement:||3.8L Twin Plug|
|Horsepower:||402 (341 @ rear wheels) @ 6900 RPM|
|Torque:||280 (at the rear wheels) @ 5200 RPM|
|Connecting Rods:||Carrillo RSR|
|Camshaft:||Ultra Race Cams|
|Acceration (0-60 MPH)||5.1 Sec., Est.|
The seller claims that over $190,000 has been put into this 911 "RSR Build." With a little over three days left on the auction, the highest bid right now is $51,100, although the reserve price for the car has not yet been met. Given its age and the amount of work done on it, it shouldn’t be too far out to assume that the seller is probably asking for at least half of the amount he put in, which means around $90,000.
This 1974 Porsche 911 "RSR Build"can work as either a collector’s car or as a true weekend racer. Driving it to and from work everyday is totally out of the question, but it may be cool to take it in to show off once in a while. If money is no object and you’re a Porsche racing aficionado, go ahead and bid on it, just try not to put it into a wall at your local SCCA event...
- More powerful than the 1974 RSR
- Only weighs a tick over 2,050 pounds
- Powerful engine that runs on modern tech
- Maintaining it could be a headache
- Why spend on it when you can just buy a modern-day Porsche
- Not a real RSR