If Porsches were a cut of meat, this 1974 911 RSR 3.0 would be a 64-ounce T-bone still attached to a shuffling, Iberian bull. They’re insane, in other words, and were crafted by the same men who had just finished rewriting the rules of physics with the 1400hp 917/30. That car so dominated Can Am racing in 1973 a good majority of Porsche’s competitors simply packed-up and headed to the cheaper and slightly less Porsche-dominated waters of production-based sports car racing. Then Porsche retired the 917/30 and used many of that cars components and technology on their own production-based RSR. Things like the RSR’s center lock wheels, massive brakes and extensive use of fiberglass are just like the 917 and are a large reason those same competitors regularly lost again to Porsche during the 1974 racing season. This particular RSR is the third of just 37 3-liter cars built in 1974 and was first delivered to Michael Keyser and his Toad Hall Racing. The car was immediately painted in Toad Hall’s distinctive livery, saw action in both IMSA and Trans Am racing and competed at such venues as Sebring, Daytona and Le Mans. Now completely restored by Canepa Design the RSR stands ready for show field or track. Photos show the car to be in impeccable condition with no visible blemishes on the bright yellow paint and no visible wear within the cockpit. All mechanical components too, appear to be perfect and well sorted as one would expect from a shop of Canepa’s caliber. We love these cars for their astonishing performance, iconic looks and legendary history, and would not hesitate to purchase this car for racing, display, investment or, best of all, a combination of the three. Find the RSR for sale here on the Canepa Design website in Scotts Valley, California.
Strong Bloodline – 1974 Porsche 911 RSR 3.0
July 16, 2012 by Leave a Comment