A 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring modified by RUF Automobiles is looking for a new home on Bring A Trailer and with 11 days left in the auction, has already attracted a highest bid of $200,000.
The exceptionally rare and expensive 911 Carrera 2.7 Touring is one of the most desirable classic 911 models ever. Only 1,580 examples were built and pristine examples have been known to sell for more than $500,000.
Also Read: Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Tribute Provides Same Thrills As The Original For Much Less
Porsche only ever made 185 units of the 911 Carrera 2.7 Touring in Grand Prix White with India Red graphics like this particular example. The listing reveals that the car’s original owner was a personal friend of Alois Ruf and in the 1980s, he commissioned RUF Automobiles to modify the engine to 2.8-liters while also installing revised suspension components and new, lightweight bumpers.
The car spent its first few decades in Europe and was imported to the United States in 2000 by a man named Bruce Harmon. The current seller acquired the car in June 2003 and has added approximately 15,000 miles to it since. It currently has 24,000 miles (~39,000 km) on the clock and will be sold with the owner’s manual, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, the original tool kit, service history records, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
Like many other 911 Carrera RS Touring models, this one appears to have been well-maintained and in 2007, the Bosch mechanical fuel injection pump was rebuilt alongside the throttle bodies. More recently, the car’s gearbox was rebuilt and the car had its most recent service in March 2019.
By sure to bookmark the Bring A Trailer auction because we would not be surprised to see the car’s price skyrocket.