1973 Porsche 2.7 RSH

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When it comes to Porsche engineering and design, the 1973 911 Carrera is the picture-perfect example. For many Porsche purists, the 1973 Porsche 2.7 RSH is one of only a handful of cars in their history worthy of the word iconic. Considering Porsche only built a total of 17 “Homologation” Carrera RS 2.7s, few enthusiasts ever get the opportunity to experience one of the brand’s most desirable cars.

Until now. One more lucky Porsche collector will get the chance to sit behind the wheel of this particular ‘73 Porsche 911 2.7 RSH thanks to RM Sotheby’s. It even features a numbers-matching engine and gearbox. Just in case you were wondering, it is the original aluminum-case factory engine per official documentation.

On top of this being an extremely difficult Porsche to acquire, it has recently undergone a superb restoration by marque experts. Through all their hard work, you can appreciate a few of the qualities that make this 911 so outstanding to begin with. 

1973 Porsche 2.7 RSH-

As one of the most gorgeous sports car body designs of all time, the 1973 911 styling looks fantastic on its own. With the RSH, subtle changes amplified this design to a whole new level of seductive appeal by using wider fender flaring and an unmistakable rear fiberglass ducktail spoiler. 

That puppy is not just for looks either, this large spoiler actually reduces rear-end lift at higher speeds. Considering the RS 2.7 can reach a top speed of 150 miles per hour, the spoiler definitely comes in handy. 

In case you are wondering, the “H” part of the RSH title stands for homologation, marking this as one of the 17 RS homologation models Porsche built for 1973. The real treat is always driving this car as the 5-speed manual transmission puts you in charge of a legendary 2.7 Porsche flat-six producing 210 brake-horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque.

This is definitely a collector’s Porsche but at the same time, it would be a shame if this 911 Carrera 2.7 RSH never sees the track again. After all, that is where it truly belongs. If you can resist the urge to track it then you definitely have incredible will power as a performance enthusiast.

Fortunately, only one future owner will have to face that challenging decision on beautiful driving days from now on. Should you spot this 1973 Porsche 2.7 RSH on a road or track near you soon, you will probably feel like the new owner made the right decision.

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