1972 Porsche 911 RSR Recreation
This 1972 Porsche 911T is believed to have been converted into a full steel-bodied 1973 Porsche RSR configuration in the late 1970s by Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville, FL. Butt welded factory flares were added to the rear quarters and front fenders along with the correct front and rear valences, and the car was fitted with a 2.7 liter RS motor. The car was purchased by Kevin Jeanette of Gunnar Racing in 2007. It would be sold to a client who was looking for the ultimate normally aspirated Porsche street experience - a road legal RSR.
Work began in 2008 when the client commissioned Kevin and his crew to restore the 911 to as close to actual RSR specifications as possible. The car was stripped down to a bare metal tub and over the next two years it was meticulously built up as an RSR. Adding to its accuracy was the fact that a rare factory Martini RSR was sitting by its side during the whole process acting as a guide. From the strut tower brace copied from the Martini car down to making the correct windshield fluid bottle mount the 911 became an RSR.
The engine is a Type 911/85, which is a 1977 2.7 with a 7r case. This is a rare twin plug, small fan, factory high-butterfly MFI RS motor. The fuel injection was rebuilt by Pacific Fuel Injection. Being a road car the engine was tuned to run on pump gas (although it wouldn't mind a tank of 100 octane from time to time.) The rally-geared 915 gearbox was rebuilt by James Cox of Cox Motorsport. With a tall fifth gear and shorter third and fourth it makes for a very streetable car, with a top speed geared at 150mph. The 9 and 11 inch wide Fuchs were supplied by Weidman Wheels, and were shod with Michelin TB tires. Factory Bilstein RSR struts were fitted, along with a host of other original RSR parts and pieces.
After two years, the nut and bolt rotisserie restoration was completed, and the car went directly to the 2009 Porsche Parade in Keystone Colorado where it scored 297.6 out of 300. Even with its near perfect show car restoration, this 911 was not built to lounge on the show lawn. It would go onto participate in the Targa California, the northeast's Mountain Mille, and many other public road rallies in the eastern US. It would cover over 12,000 reliable and exciting miles (19,000km) during the next six years.
In early 2016, Karrosserie of Devon, PA would execute a high-level cosmetic refreshing of the 911, which included a new coat of Signal Yellow paint, and the return of the Fuchs to Weidman for a cleaning and recoating. New Michelin TB tires were fitted, new batteries were installed, as well a new fuel bladder (tolerant of today's pump fuel blends) being fitted to the 24-gallon factory fuel cell.
Many professional Porsche race drivers recall the RSR as being the best-balanced and most enjoyable to drive of the production based racecars. This RSR recreation is ready for you experience that sublime feeling out on the open road any time you wish. No crew, no helmet, just turn the key and drive.
19,638 km = 12,202 miles