1973 Porsche 911 RS Lightweight Tribute

Factory Steel RS Flares

Fresh 2.8L MFI Engine Producing 254 RWHP

Fresh Custom Close Ratio 915 Gearbox with LSD

Mechanical Build by Aase & Mirage

Stock #1059   

VIN# 91102xxxxx**

ENG# 909xxx (901/05 – 5897)**

Built on 1970 911 E Chassis

Engine built on 1967 911 2.0L Aluminum Case

75,700 Miles on Odometer

13,500 Miles on Engine Rebuild

  • Grand Prix White with Red Graphics and Black Interior
  • 915 5-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Clean and Clear California title
  • Straight and Dry Chassis

$99,990

Lately hotrod 911s are sprouting like weeds.  Most of them are backdated examples built on later SC or Carrera chassis.  There is nothing wrong with that.  In fact, I own one personally that I use for all of our touring events.  However, when a true early longhood 911 outlaw/RS like this pops up, I’m quickly reminded why we love these early cars so much.  This is an older build that was done right.  It wasn’t about dumping huge horsepower in a German beer can and then lighting the torch.  It was all about extracting the essence of driving a true 911 RS.  This example is light, great power, tight, and well balanced.  Many people don’t realize it, but this is what most are really striving to achieve when building a cool modified old Porsche 911.

This Porsche left the factory in June of 1970 as a 911 E coupe.  We believe it lived most of its life in California.

Sometime in the 90’s, the owner of a local SoCal Porsche parts business decided to build an RS tribute with this car.  The car looked very similar visually to how it looks today.  Shortly after finishing it, he sold the car to a long time early 911 enthusiast in Oregon.  This owner was actually looking for a 2.2L 911S at the time, but his family friend convinced him this was the car to buy.  He kept the car for 4-years and really enjoyed it.  Towards the end of 2002 he sold it to a local Orange County/SoCal owner as he finally found his 2.2L S project.

For 15-years, this owner used this RS for weekend events like Cars & Coffee and other local shows.  When this owner got the car, it had a 2.7L Weber carbureted motor in it.  However, in 2006, he ended up buying a vintage 911 racecar that had a fresh 2.9L MFI motor in it.  Well-respected engine builder Alan Faragallah of Aase Motors built this motor.  So, he did some engine swapping and that MFI motor ended up in this 911.

In the summer of 2016, this owner decided that it was time for an engine refreshing.  He ended up rebuilding most of the motor including new pistons and cylinders.  The recent engine build (finished August of 2016) was nearly $16,000.  The 2.9L motor was a bit too aggressive for the street as it was running over 11:1 compression.  So, he employed the help of Jae Lee.  Jae is the owner of Mirage Intl., one of SoCal’s top independent Porsche shops.  They are responsible for some of the best air cooled engine builds in the area including early development for the Singer motors.  Jae knows how to not only build a reliable motor, but a fast motor as well.  After the build, the dyno results were 254hp and 235tq to the rear wheels (see pics).

Highlights of this build include:

Engine (built by Aase Motors/Rebuild by Mirage Intl.)

  • 2.8 Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection (MFI)
  • Built on an early 2 liter aluminum case
  • Case was boat tailed and shuffle pinned
  • ARP rod bolts
  • 3.2 Carrera oil pump
  • Custom JE pistons matched for near perfect tolerances (see pic)
  • DC 60 cams
  • Compression ratio 9.8:1
  • AASCO springs and retainers
  • Throttle bodies fully rebuilt
  • Pertronix, (no points)
  • Sport exhaust (2 in/2 out)
  • SSI stainless heat exchangers (yes, this 911 has heat and defrost)
  • RX7 Front bumper oil cooler w/RSR trunk cut out
  • 1970 Engine Air Cleaner with fuel squinters for cold start (red button on dash)

Body

  • 1970 911 E Coupe (Weight is 2,181pounds with ½ tank of fuel)
  • Carbon Fiber hood
  • 911 SC, (larger capacity) gas tank
  • Steel Factory RS flares/steel original front fenders
  • RS ducktail and rear bumper (fiberglass)
  • Modified RS front bumper (fiberglass)
  • Front pan/spoiler fully ducted with oil cooler (RSR style)
  • Porsche hard lines to front cooler
  • Front shock tower brace
  • Rennline battery relocation in smugglers box
  • Odyssey lightweight battery
  • All gaps, doors, hood, engine cover have excellent fit
  • Shaved rain gutters
  • No rust/straight and dry chassis

Interior

  • RS perlon lightweight carpet
  • New Cobra RS seats
  • Momo alcantera steering wheel with Porsche crest horn button
  • RS door panels (1973 style)
  • Fully retractable 3 points seat belts
  • Rear seat delete
  • Glove box door delete per RSH model
  • Dash in excellent condition (no cracks)
  • Car has working heat
  • All ventilation controls, (defroster, heater etc) work
  • Front defroster and rear electric defrosters work

 Suspension

  • Factory Fuchs wheels (7’s and 8’s x 15”)
  • Fresh tires (195/65 – front and 215/60 – rear)
  • Front brake calipers/rotors from an ‘86 Carrera
  • Raised spindle and de cambered (and gusseted) Bilstein front struts
  • Bilstein sport front strut inserts and rear shocks
  • 22mm front Torsion Bars
  • 30mm rear Torsion bars
  • Aluminum trailing arms
  • Aluminum front cross member
  • ERP rear mono balls
  • Turbo tie rods
  • Tarrett upper front mono balls
  • Tarrett adjustable front sway bar (through the body)
  • Carrera rear sway bar

Transmission (built by Aase Motors)

  • 915 transmission
  • Custom close ratio gears
  • Quaife LSD
  • 7:31 ring & pinion
  • Stromski shift coupler
  • Factory short shift kit
  • Guard Tension Plate
  • Late model 915 side cover

Besides just rebuilding the motor, highlights of other recent/significant services in 2016/2017 include:

  • Replace transmission seals
  • Clean and reassemble all MFI linkage/tune
  • Car aligned and corner balanced by Johnson Alignment
  • Rebuild front brake calipers, new pads all the way around, and flush system
  • New shift bushings
  • Repair tachometer
  • Fresh oil service post engine rebuild

We sold this 911 2-years ago with 62,500 miles on the odometer to the current Orange County owner.  This owner is a long time enthusiast who has owned 4 different Porsches over the last decade.  He’s a local member of our Porsche Club of America chapter here in Orange County.  He is 72-years old and retired.  He bought this car to use as his primary vehicle.  For the last 24 months, he’s driven it over 13k-miles.  It was never abused, always garaged, and properly serviced.  He used Autowerks in Huntington Beach for most of the maintenance.  Highlights of work performed includes:

  • New tires
  • New battery and mounting bracket
  • Major service (3/18 @ 70k-miles)
  •             Spark plugs
  •             Air filter
  •             Valve adjustment
  •             Valve and Cam covers
  •             Oil service
  • Repaired driver window assembly
  • Repaired minor wiring for lights
  • Restored deck lid grill (including new 2.7L emblem)
  • Deck lid and hood shocks
  • 3 oil services with most recent one done on 10/18 @ 74k-miles
  • Recent leakdown test (off of 100%): 1) 2%  2) 3%  3) 2%  4) 5%  5) 4% 6) 5%

This example is very tidy and clean.  Although the paint is over 20-years old, it was a quality job and has held up well.  The previous owner had the front repainted a couple of years ago to remove most of the rock chips from normal use.  There are minimal signs of use from the last 13k-miles/2-years including some chips and superficial cracks on the front spoiler, which have been professionally touched up.  There are a couple spots of paint bubbles (on the lower driver door and by the windshield – see pics).  The fitment of the flares and panel gaps is excellent.  All the glass looks great as does the rubber and original brightwork.  The Fuchs wheels look good with no curb rash and are wearing tires with about 75% life remaining.  The brakes have more than half-life remaining.

The interior looks equally as nice.  It is clean and minimalist…as a RS lightweight should be.  The seats are near new and show no wear.  The door panels and carpet are in great shape.  The headliner looks to be original if not very old with some minor staining, but no tears and is in very good shape.  The dash looks great with no cracks.  The original speaker cover has some slight warping.  All the gauges function properly including the clock.  The heater controls work as does the rear defroster. The interior lights do not work.

This sport purpose built 911 drives fantastically.  It starts easily with no smoke and idles smoothly.  The red button on the dash is for cold start.  The power is strong with immediate low-end torque and excellent throttle response.  The car feels very light and easy to steer.  It tracks nicely.  The gearbox is smooth and connected.  Gear selecting is easy and precise.  There is no grinding or slipping.  The gear ratios are perfect for this set up.  The brakes have incredible initial bite and are really well-suited for performance street driving.

This early 911 would be a blast on vintage touring events, weekend canyon carving, or even cruises to your local car show.  It is simple, well-built, sorted, and pure.

California registration is paid through February of 2020.

This 911 comes with extra keys, vintage style key fob/holder, original key code card, and many years of records/receipts including all recent mechanical work.

**Note: VIN and other numbers withheld to protect against fraud.  All numbers including VIN, Engine, and color will be provided to serious buyers.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com

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 $170 administration 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.

Special Note

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