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'72 Porsche 911 Carrera RSL Hi-performance

This gorgeous '72 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight Recreation is based on an original accident free and rust free '72 911T. The Restoration/conversion project was completed in May 2012 and delivered a reincarnation that is perfect in every way and every detail. With a race-prepared 3.2 liter high-compression engine and fully upgraded suspension this car is guaranteed to multiply the sensations of the original.

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BODY

Starting point for this recreation project was an original accident free and rust free '72 Porsche 911T (Chassis number 9112102035) with clear MA title.

Before conversion work was started the car was fully dismantled, inspected and protected to prepare it for another 40 years of glory. The front underpan and both door sills were replaced. The car is fitted with real steel RS flares. Fibreglass rear bumpers, fibreglass RS front spoiler bumper and fibreglass bonnet and ducktail were installed. Overall about 120kg were removed using various lightweight components. The car shows perfect fit and gaps on all panels.

A professional, ground up paint job to refinish to the original Jet Black was completed in May 2011. Top quality epoxy primers were used to build up to a high solid Standox finish. Wheels (15" with new tires) and roll cage are painted in the original Indian Red, spectrograph matched to the original Carrera scripting.

All window frames and window beading strips were removed polished and newly anodised to obtain a perfect factory new finish. Horn grill, light surrounds, bonnet locks and various other parts were rechromed. All weatherstripping on windows, doors, rear and front lid were replaced. All panels and locks received new seals. Front windshield was replaced as well as rear quarter and rear window glass. New H4 lights, new rear light lenses and new Durant rear view mirrors (correct only for the '70-‘71 but some much prettier than the square '72 model) completed the picture.


ENGINE

We built a complete race specification engine for this 911 RSL Recreation starting from an original late ‘83 block without sump (same as 3.2). Crank was reground, balanced and blueprinted with a new set of new rods, new rod bolts and installed with new main bearings.

New J&E pistons and Mahle liners (nickel-silicon carbide plated) were installed providing a 3186cc displacement with a bore and stroke of 98 x 70.4mm respectively (10.5:1 compression). The engine has twin plug cylinder heads supplied by Rodger Sheridan and boasts big 3.2 specification ports and valves with high resistance springs. The heads are fitted with new GE 60 high lift cams. Engine received new timing chains and hydraulic tensioners. New Clewett Engineering twin plug ignition set up with 8mm wires (currently not installed, but goes with the car).

The car is fed through a pair of new triple barrel 46mm PMO carburetors (ex Weber) with extra jets. Set-up was optimized and tuned by artisan Porsche tuner Claudio Siriani. Fuel delivery is continuous and even through the use of a high-end Bosch injection fuel pump with self regulating pressure. The car is equipped with a new 60 liter fuel tank.

The car has new SSI stainless heater boxes with thick flange and DANSK 2 in 2 stainless exhaust system. We fitted a new Patrick Motorsport lightweight steel flywheel with Kevlar disk (!!) with aluminum pressure plate.

To ensure this RS operates reliably at all times, an additional high-capacity oil cooler (G50) was fitted under the right front wing. Reliability is further ensured through a new high output fan with new alternator and new starter.

Power at the wheels is 260bhp (or 290 bhp at the flywheel) at 6800rpm with a compression of 10.5:1 (Rolling road test results are available). Although this is a race setup, the engine can idle down smoothly to 400rpm!! With a weight of 980kg performance is outstanding with a 0-100 km/h time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 262 km/h (not for the faint of heart).

 

TRANSMISSION/ SUSPENSION

The car has a needle sharp rebuilt five-speed 915 gearbox with factory short shift and a limited-slip Quaiffe differential.

The complete suspension is taken from a ‘86 Porsche 9113.2 Carrera, including rack/pinion, wishbones and front shock tubes. All these suspension components were inspected and reconditioned before installation. Suspension has been lowered slightly with 4 RS specification Koni shock absorbers. The suspension was further upgraded by Weltmeister adjustable sway bars rear, performance torsion bars (29mm rear and 22mm at the front). We have fitted turbo tie rods and poly bushings (front and rear) with Weltmeister adjustable spring plates to further tighten the suspension.

To upgrade the braking system we have fitted rebuilt callipers from a ‘86 Porsche 9113.2 Carrera all round, large RS specification disks with new fade proof pads and stainless steel brake lines.

This RS stands on Fuchs wheels 15"x8" (front) and 15"x9" (back) with all new Z-rated tires. Tire balancing, tracking and geometry have been done to ensure optimal road holding. The car is an intense pleasure to drive.

 

INTERIOR

This RS received a brand new fully colour coded interior manufactured and installed by ourselves. We fitted a complete new OEM specification dashboard, repainted the facia and finished it with new basketweave trim facings, RS radio delete option and the typical vintage Jacky Ickx steering wheel. We even fitted an ultra rare RSL specification 300 km/hspeedometer and 10’000 rpm tachometer.

We fitted new Recaro RS lightweight racing seats trimmed with the ultra rare ‘Red Pepita’fabric. For convenience we fitted new 3-point automatic seat belts.

We installed original specification RS lightweight Perlon felt carpets with color coded Indian Red cotton binding, RS door panels (with Balsa wood backing plates !!), color coded roll cage, new black headliner, passenger sunvisor delete and all-new trim.

 

HISTORY/ DOCUMENTATION

Chassis number 9112102035 was originally delivered to Porsche Alabama and sold on to a MA owner in the early nineties. This Porsche was purchased by Ed Geoff (owner of Spencer Volkswagen) in 1999 with 69’633 actual miles. Ed Geoff restored the car ground-up in the period 2001-2003 to a very high standard (2004 report available from Gerry Martel Certified Appraisers).

During this time the engine received it current power plant, which was rebuilt and maintained regardless of cost. We purchased the car in 2007 and imported it to Belgium. We started the RSL recreation project in spring 2009 which was completed in May 2012.

The car comes with documentation available from the previous owner and an extensive photo file of the recreation project. The car is currently registered in Belgium.


PRICE

A lot of time and money went into building this tantamount 911RSL recreation. It is possibly one of the best, most faithful RS recreations available. It evokes and magnifies exactly what turned the '72-'73 911 RS into a legend. It is extremely fast and handles like a racing car, but is still well mannered. A fantastic investment with timeless appeal that will give many years of joy both on and off the track. Price: please enquire