The 1967 911R is the original Porsche racing homologation special. Devised by Ferdinand Piech when he was promoted to head of Research and Development at Porsche Zuffenhausen in 1966 the design brief was very simple: Remove every single gram of weight that could possibly be removed. The fundamental chassis of the 911R was pretty much identical to the standard 911 as to keep some semblance of rigidity, but anything and everything bolted to it was either removed, lightened or completely overhauled. All of the bolt on body panels were replaced with fiberglass, the windows with Plexiglass (a very novel idea in 1966) and many metal parts were lightened by drilling holes. One of the engineers famously remarking: “It looked like swiss cheese.” The car was then fitted with a racing engine straight out of the Porsche 906 racing prototype: the type 901/22 which produced 210 BHP. Plenty for a car that weighed near as makes no difference 800 Kilogrammes.
The ultimate success of the 911R was limited due to the limited production number: only 20 911R’s were built, meaning the car could not be homologated as a GT, only as a prototype. this came as a result of the Porsche Sales department not believing such a radical car could be sold in any real numbers. A road-based car could never compete against pure racing prototypes, but nevertheless, there was a famous victory for the 911R to take. The 1967 Marathon de la Route was a long distance race which combined the infamous Nordschleife and the lesser known Sudschleife. A grueling race of attrition, a special 911R fitted with a revolutionary semi-automatic gearbox took the victory and generated huge press for the still relatively young Marque.
This 911R is not an original, but it is very much the closest one can get to the real thing. With original cars fetching incredible prices (Not entirely unfounded considering their rarity) many attempts at replicas have been made, the car presented here is one of the finest. Based on a 1972 911e imported from the USA in 2006 and built by the highly regarded Andy Boyle of Resto-Mod fame. Currently fitted with a 1982 SC-based 3.0L engine which was built by JZ Machtech with high compression and around 250 BHP / 320NM the car is currently set up for road-rally use or track days and has a full suspension set up and large C12 brakes to stop the extra power. Reverting to a 2.0L type 901/22 engine would allow the vehicle to be eligible for classic racing. The restoration and conversion to 911R spec is exhaustively documented. Also included are invoices for a very recent complete revision of the cylinder heads.
The car comes with all of its registration and authentication paperwork and is a unique and enjoyable addition to any Porsche lovers collection.
Asking price: € 139.950.-
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