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Backdated RSR/ST tribute on 1-Owner Low-Mile CA survivor Fresh 3.2L engine

For sale: 1973 Porsche 911 RSR 3.2 Backdated Recreation

Technical specifications

Item location:
Costa Mesa, California, United States
RSR 3.2 Backdated Recreation
RSR 3.2 Backdated Recreation
Engine size:
64F02689 (1985 Carrera 3.2 Aluminum Case Engine)
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1973 Porsche 911 RSR Backdated Recreation Southern California Car Fresh Steel Body Build with 3.2L Motor Fresh Rebuilt Gearbox with Warranty Cold Modern A/C System Stock #0812 VIN # 9116201229 ENG# 64F02689 (1985 Carrera 3.2 Aluminum Case Engine) 51,500 Miles on Odometer 250 Miles on Resealed/Tuned Engine and Rebuilt Transmission Less than 1,000 Miles on Build Signal Orange (116) on Black with Orange Houndstooth Interior 5-Speed Manual Gearbox (915) Clean and Clear Title Backdated from 1976 911 S Chassis No Accidents/Very Dry and Straight Mostly Southern California Porsche from New I’ve always been a huge fan of backdated early 911s. In fact, I even have one of my own. They give you the great looks of the classic Early 911 with a better chassis and equipment. In my opinion, they make one of the best Porsches for touring and performance events. The key to building a great “back-dated” 911 is to start off with a solid and low-mile chassis. Too often these days, 911 hotrods are being built off of tired and bent old scrap cars. The chassis is the foundation to the build and is everything. This Porsche was built in January of 1976. The mechanic who worked on it for many years believes the same local Southern California owner had the car since almost new. Earlier in its life, the original motor broke and the owner had a low-mile 3.2L engine from a 1985 911 Carrera installed. Finally, in 2013, this primary owner was ready to sell the car and the mechanic referred the current owner who was looking for a good original car to build into an outlaw. This example was almost too nice to modify (see pics). The chassis was extremely dry and straight with no signs of abuse. The same mechanic who worked on it for all those years (a local SoCal Porsche specialist) was hired to also perform the RSR/ST-style conversion. Documented (see pics) highlights of the build include: New steel turbo flares (9” and 11”) massaged to RSR-style and properly butt-welded Correct early steel hood Original steel front fenders modified with ’68 front turn signals Steel molded/frenched turn signals (front and rear) with brake ducts 911 R-style taillights All metal body panels except fiberglass front and rear S bumpers Steel decklid with custom louvers BNB exhaust system with heat exchangers Custom 2-in/2-out muffler H4 headlights with HID bulbs WEVO shifter Refinished 16x8 Fuchs Alcantera interior finishes (dash, visors, and door tops) Momo suede steering wheel Fresh upgraded brake rotors and pads All new rubber body seals Custom houndstooth factory sport seats Rebuilt A/C system with clock delete vent Detailed engine bay Carrera front right fender oil cooler with custom bumper vent Fresh lightweight carpet and RS America door panels Vinyl stripes and rocker graphics In the last 6-months/250-miles, the current owner decided to have the drivetrain freshened and invested over $13,000: Remove engine and transmission Reseal engine Major service New valve cover gaskets, fuel filter, air filter, and distributor cap New oil return tubes w/aluminum upgrade style Replace all rocker arm shafts Adjust valves/New spark plugs New heater and oil hoses New clutch kit Lightweight sport flywheel Full transmission rebuild (with 2-year warranty) -by German Transaxle of Bend, Oregon Repack C/V joints Repack front wheel bearings We just had our Porsche mechanic do an inspection on the car and found it to be in very good condition and indicative of a low-mile well maintained SoCal example. The compression and leakdown test results were excellent: 1) 160/3% off 2) 167/1% off 3)162/2% off 4)160/2% off 5) 162/3% off 6)160/4% off This early 911 hotrod is a nicely executed example that won’t break the bank and is turnkey/ready to be enjoyed. The paintwork looks great with minimal signs of use as it has been driven less than a couple thousand miles since the build. The hood and decklid matte black stripes are vinyl and can be easily removed…same goes for the “Porsche” script rocker graphics. The flare treatment was done nicely. The paint has some minor prep flaws but not noticeable unless very close and in the right light. The Fuchs have a correct anodized/frosted finish with satin black centers. They are wrapped in fresh Toyo R888 tires. The brakes are also near new. The interior looks equally as nice and has a performance/outlaw attitude. The later factory sport seats have been recovered with orange houndstooth inserts. The custom orange dot Coco mats add a nice finish as well. The headliner is made from a Perlon-style carpet for a unique hotrod look. The dash has been wrapped in Alcantara and is nice for reducing glare. In cold weather, the dash material will lift a slight bit. All the gauges and lights operate properly. The a/c system blows cold and the clock-delete vent helps provide ample volume of airflow. The Alpine Bluetooth system works fantastically and has a separate microphone as well as satellite radio capability. From a driving perspective, this is one of the easiest early air-cooled 911s I’ve driven. Thanks to the Motronic fuel injection system, it starts with ease and idles evenly. The power feels strong in this light chassis. Unlike builds from later SC’s and Carreras, the ’76 911s still only weighed about 2,400 lbs. Plus, with the removal of much of the weight, this example feels very much like an early longhood 911 with the benefit of a stiffer chassis and better suspension components and geometry. The handling is crisp with nice driving characteristics. It is compliant enough to not beat you up on 1,000-mile journeys while also giving the driver wonderful feedback on backcountry twisties. The brakes have ample stopping power for this package. Finally, the shifting is fantastic. The freshly built gearbox is a joy to row through the gears. The sport clutch combined with the light flywheel really help transfer power to the pavement quickly and with confidence. This 911 is the perfect blend. It is one of those examples that is nicely sorted, fun to drive, budget-friendly, solid build, and ready for any kind of adventure. Whether it is for vintage driving events like the Targa California, occasional sport-purpose track days, or even daily use; this 911 can easily wear any or all of those hats. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com For tons of photos please email us. This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.

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