According to recent research from the Discovery Channel, the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS is the fastest appreciating vehicle in the past decade, at least in the UK. In 2004, prices hovered around £65,000, but buying one today would set you back over £500,000. As we all know, the rarer lightweight models go for even more.
More than just a solid investment, buyers get what is considered to be the ultimate expression of the early 911. Built as a homologation special for racing, Porsche used the classic tactic of fitting a larger engine to boost power to 210bhp – while simultaneously cutting weight. A lower front air dam, extended fenders for wider wheels and ducktail spoiler at the back made sure the grip, aero and styling fit the motorsports attitude.
With the Porsche philosophy in mind, the vendor of this 911E decided to fit a larger 3.6 964 engine for increased power and performance. Built up by the vendor over a period of 3 years, and completed in 2012, this 911E now drives like a completely different machine. Having been tested at the famous Nürburgring circuit, it has been deemed a truly great drivers car.
Now weighing in at around 1150kg, with a 274bhp motor mated to the strong G50 gearbox, Turbo brakes on each corner, Bilstein shocks, and RSR specification Fuchs alloy wheels, this car most definitely looks and drives the part.