Porsche 911 - RS Lightweight Replica For Sale (1972)
Originally built by Autofarm between 1999 and 2001 at huge expense to create one of the first “evocations” for maximum driving pleasure. 15,000 miles and 3 owners since build.
Galvanised shell, no sunroof, modified to fit 73 pattern anti-roll bars, impact bumper mounts removed, “narrow body” style with “rolled” wheel arches, carbon fibre bonnet, fibre glass bumpers and engine cover, bolt in roll cage, lightweight trim, heated screen, clear polycarbonate windows, late 80’s style “big vent” dash, Motor Drive FIA seats, TRS belts, RS door trims
Newly re-built 3.6 Litre 993 engine (less than 3,000 miles) with RSR pattern exhaust manifolds, 964RS flywheel & clutch, Bosch engine management
G50 gearbox with ZF limited slip differential
Bilstein race spec shock absorbers, competition-based struts with 16mm front / 21 mm rear anti-roll bars and alloy rear trailing arms. Brembo 4 pot callipers all round with 320mm front 300 mm rear cross drilled discs – adjustable brake proportioning
16 x 7.5 inch front & 9 inch rear Fuchs wheels, anodised as original. Bridgestone SO2 tyres
Plumbed-in fire extinguisher.
This 911, which was featured in numerous magazines in 2003, was one of the first full “evocations” and was built by bringing together the best parts from air-cooled Porsche 911’s over the years in the style of a 1973 RS lightweight. Enhanced with up to date features, it retains a compliant ride, superb handling and amazing performance. Following an engine fire shortly after I bought the car (which led it being written off and a large insurance claim, details of which are fully included with all its history since the Autofarm build), a 993 air-cooled engine has been installed to provide improved torque and every day useability. There is virtually no loss of performance from Autofarm’s original specified engine (which is available with the car but which will not run again). The 993 engine provides huge performance with about 30% more power than the standard 1973 RS yet it retains the lightness and agility – it weighs about 2/3 of a 993 and retains the “narrow body” style of the period.
The car is in good useable condition, but could be further developed by a new owner either as an ultra fast road car or as a track day special with increased performance from the plethora of options available for tuning the 993 engine.
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