On March 18 – 20, 2022, the Artcurial Motorcars sale at Retromobile in Paris will begin and greater than 170 collectors’ vehicles will likely be on supply. One of many vehicles that stand out is the 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 which boasts of a wealthy historical past, meticulous restoration, and lengthy possession from the consigner.
Any Porsche Carrera RSR 3.0 is already a standout car, however the instance is on a totally totally different degree for a number of causes.
On the time, competitors was second nature to Porsche and so they have produced a number of the biggest racing machines of their time. The Carrera RSR was certainly one of them.
Within the 1974 and 1975 seasons, its excellent efficiency and building ensured that it utterly dominated its class. The RSR was impressed by the Carrera RS 2.7. The two.8-liter RSR was ultimately upgraded into its final model which is the three.0-liter RSR earlier than the 934 and 935 Turbos have been launched.
It was in a position to get a variety of FIA Group 4 titles, in addition to within the IMSA and Trans-Am championships within the USA.
Beneath the hood of the three.0 RSR is a Kind 911/75 engine with particular camshafts, Bosch gas injection, twin ignition, and dry-sump lubrication. It was additionally outfitted with a twin exhaust system whose engine sound is an engineering masterpiece. It has a 2992cc capability and excessive compression ratio. At 8000rpm it has greater than 300bhp. A 5-speed gearbox and Sachs clutch sends energy to the wheels. The RSR’s suspension springs have been comprised of both metal or titanium. The Carrera RSR has five-spoke center-lock wheels that are similar to those outfitted on the 917, and it has 14-uinch, ultra-wide tires on the again.
Porsche has all the time been very meticulous in the case of their vehicles’ weights and the Carrera RSR shouldn’t be exception. They gave the RSR a stripped-out inside and lighter physique panels, so the automobile weights under 900kg. The light-weight measures enabled the automobile to succeed in a prime velocity of greater than 270kph. It’s even able to going from 0 to 100kph in beneath 5 seconds.
The 911 Carrera RSR was 100% a contest racer and it has confirmed itself as among the best personal competitors fashions that Porsche has ever produced. With much less then 60 items made, it is usually one of many rarest.
The instance on supply, chassis no. 911 460 9077, was first acquired by Georg Loos for the Gelo Racing Crew. Loos is a German racing driver who, by 1968, has already received at Zolder in a Porsche 910. Placing collectively the primary two letters of his first and final title, he arrange the Gelo Racing Crew in 1970. He signed up different drivers within the workforce, though he himself continued to race.
His workforce earned the popularity of getting excellently prepped vehicles in addition to for its rivalry with one other workforce that additionally focuses on Porsche, Kremer Racing.
After the 911 RSR 3.0 joined the workforce, Gelo Racing instantly entered it within the 1974 season. It was in a position to declare two class wins, on the Nürburgring 1000 Km with John Fitzpatrick and Jürgen Barth on the wheel, and on the 1000 Km at Le Castellet pushed by Tim Schenken and Rolf Stommelen. It was additionally in a position to report quite a few podiums. Sadly, it was not in a position to end the 24 Hours of Le Mans and was compelled to retire as a consequence of alternator failure. By then, Georg Loos, Jürgen Barth, and Clemens Schickentanz have been at twenty fifth place.
In 1975, Fitzpatrick was in a position to declare victory at Imola for the GT-EM1 beneath Gelo Racing. The workforce additionally claimed two second place finishes at Hockenheim (EC-GT with Hezemans and DRM8 with Fitzpatrick).
The RSR 3.0 was subsequently acquired by Mario Balestra in Italy. In 1976, it was entered in a number of nationwide occasions beneath the banner of ‘Renato Balestra’. Regardless of its age, it was nonetheless in a position to get some fairly good finishes with a primary in Group 5 at Monza, it received at Pergusa, it received second within the Giro d’Italia, and was in a position to end tenth within the 6 Hours of Vallelunga.
In 1977, it was nonetheless entered in a few races and was in a position to end sixth on the 6 Hours of Vallelunga.
B. Rebai from Italy purchased the RSR 3.0 in 1979. They then put in a 934 Turbo engine however sadly, it was concerned in a vehicular accident. It was then bought to Swedish driver L. Nilsson with its authentic components just like the engine, gearbox, wheels, and so on. Nilsson then restored it to its authentic specification.
In 1982, Gabriele Gottifredi from Crado, Italy bought the instance. It may’ve been entered within the 1000 kilometers of Monza pushed by G. Gottifredi, G. Galimbert, Rebai. Sadly, it was not in a position to end.
The present consigner, Ernst Schuster, bought the instance on September 24, 1985. On the time, it was outfitted with engine no. 684 0095.
The instance was then entrusted to Sigi Brunn who labored on restoring the instance from June 1987 to June 1991. It was not entered into any races after the restoration, however it has been usually maintained. The RSR 3.0 has remained in nice situation and has a wonderfully tuned engine. It has a purple paintwork with its Gelo Racing set-up. They’ve determined to let the RSR 3.0 maintain the Kind 911/75 engine no. 684 0095 throughout the restoration.
The 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0, chassis no. 911 460 9077 (estimated at €1.8M – €2.4M), is a as soon as in a blue moon probability to accumulate a Carrera RSR that has the right mixture of thrilling historical past, spectacular accomplishments, and being in a long-term custody of an proprietor who ensured that it was saved in its tip prime situation. It’s eligible to enter any prime historic motorsport occasion together with Le Mans Traditional the place it might certainly carry out as excellently because it did when it was on the peak of its profession.
The web catalogue for the upcoming Retromobile Sale by Artcurial motorcars is now out there on-line.
Racing Historical past (by John Starkey)
08/04: Nürburgring GT-EM5: H. Muller, #144; DNF
25/04: 1000 Km Monza: Neuhaus/Barth/Loos; #86; eleventh total, third in GT class
05/05: 1000 Km Spa: Neuhaus/Pesch/Loos, #54; 14th total, sixth in GT class
19/05: 1000 Km Nürburgring: Fitzpatrick/Barth, #45; twelfth total, winner of GT class
02/06: 1000 Km Imola: Fitzpatrick/Loos, #148; DNF
08–9/06: 24 Hours of Le Mans: Loos/Barth/Schickentanz, #64; retired throughout thirteenth hour in twenty fifth place as a consequence of alternator issues
30/06: 1000 Km Zeltweg: Loos/Schenken, #35; eleventh total, third in GT class
15/08: 1000 Km Paul Ricard: Schenken/Stommelen, #57; eighth total, winner of GT class
18/08: Enna GT, Pergusa: Loos; tenth
01/09: 6 Hours of Monza EC-GT: Schickentanz/Barth, #14; sixth
15/09: Norisring Nürnberg : Stommelen; fifth
15/09: Norisring DRM7: H. Muller, #6; DNF
29/09: 1000 Km Manufacturers Hatch: Hezemans/Schurti/Fitzpatrick, #53; thirteenth total and 2nd in GT class
10/11: 9 Hours of Kyalami: Stommelen/Loos/Schenken, #21; seventh total, 2nd in Group 4 (GT)
23/03: 1000 Km Mugello WCM: Hezemans/Fitzpatrick/Schurti, #45; eleventh
31/03: 300 Km Nürburgring: Fitzpatrick, #3; DNF
13/04: Imola GT-EM1: Fitzpatrick, #48; winner
20/04: 1000 Km Monza WCM: Fitzpatrick/Hezemans, #78; seventh
04/05: 1000 Km Spa WCM: Schenken/Schurti, #44; eleventh
25/05: Österreichring EC-GT: Hezemans; tenth
01/06: 1000 Km Nürburgring WCM: Fitzpatrick/Hezemans; #51; ninth
14–15/06: 24 Hours of Le Mans: Schenken/Ganley, #59; DNF
29/06: Norisring EC-GT: Schenken, #3; third Trophy Race; DNF
20/07: Hockenheim EC-GT: Hezemans; 2nd
03/08: Misano: Schenken, #20; winner
17/08: Kassel-Calden EC-GT: Schenken, #59; third
31/08: Hockenheim, DRM8: Fitzpatrick, #18; 2nd
07/09: Nürburgring SuperSprint: Fitzpatrick, #2; RU
28/09: 6 Hours of Monza: Fitzpatrick/Schurti, #15
02/11: Jarama: Fitzpatrick, #6; third
04/04: 6 Hours of Vallelunga: Bernabei/Picchi, #14; tenth total
02/05: Monza: Bernabei; 2nd total, winner of Group 5
14/05: Targa Florio: Bernabei/Merendino, #39; third total
11 07: Pergusa: Bernabei; total winner
20/10: Giro d’Italia: Bernabei/Borgia; 2nd total. Brown and white livery
20/03: 6 Hours of Mugello; Bernabei/Ticchi, #34; DNF
22/10: 6 Hours of Vallelunga: Bernabei/Del Fante, #12; sixth