Cam Ingram went live on Instagram to take us on a shop tour featuring four legendary, homologation 911s.
This is 003R, one of just 19 911Rs produced in addition to the 4 early test cars. It’s one of three cars that made the BP 1967 Monza World Record and was campaigned by the factory racing department under the registration number S-K2401.
It was sold to its first owner, Michel Martinache, via Sonauto in France. Mr. Martinache campaigned 003R at the Circuit de Monthléry in 1969 and claimed a 3rd overall finish and took second place in class, and claimed a 3rd place overall finish a month later at the Rallye Andernach-Nürburgring-Saint Amand les Eaux. In September 1970, it was sold to its second owner who just days after acquiring it took an outright victory at the Grand National TOUR de FRANCE Auto.
1968 911L Trans Am
Porsche developed a guide for its customers on how to build a 911 race car and order it from the factory. The guide was simply titled “Information regarding Porsche vehicles used for Sport Purposes.” The guide provided an overview of all the race options that could be ordered on the 911, 911L. 911T, and 911S models. These sport purpose ordered 911s were often referred to as Trans Am cars in North America and Rally Kit cars in Europe.
This is one of the estimated 28 911L sport purpose built cars built and was originally sold to SCCA Champion John Kelly. We recently finished a period correct paint job on this special 911.
The story of the Carrera RS 2.7 is one that is well known to most. Late 1971 saw regulation changes in the European GT racing series, and cars with engine displacements over 3.0 liters were no longer eligible to compete in the World Championship of makes. Porsche had been enjoying great success with the 917, but its 4.5-liter flat-twelve meant that Porsche needed to conjure an eligible car to continue competing in Europe. The Group 4 class granted eligibility to production-based sports cars with a cap on displacement at 3.0 liters. The 911 was a perfect candidate, but even the top of the line 911 S would need some serious fettling before it could be considered a contender against the competition. ⠀
The requisite 500 cars were produced in M471 lightweight specification, and as word got out that there was a new street-able race 911 on the horizon, orders began to pour in. By the completion of the third and final production run, a total of 1590 RS 2.7 coupes were produced. The majority of the cars sold were completed in the M472 Touring package which added back many of the comforts of the standard 911 models.
1984 911 SC/RS
The SC/RS was a purpose-built rally car straight out of Weissach. Porsche exploited a loophole in the rules for the FIA World Rally Championship series and assembled 20 SC/RS models – the maximum number allowed by this loophole. Only six of those cars had the back door factory support of Porsche and the check book only Rothmans could provide to be competitive on the world stage, all under the direction of Sir David Richards and his Prodrive team. This SC/RS chassis #8 is known as a survivor and remains in its original, un-restored condition. Porsche factory race cars of this caliber rarely hit the market and are highly coveted by collectors around the world. They tend to get exercised on rare track days but an SC/RS offers a huge bonus: it’s street legal! It has aggressive street tires, fully functioning lights, horn, and wipers, combined with a production VIN# and this car is titled to be street driven.