1967 PORSCHE CARRERA 911/912 COUPE (1973 CARRERA RS CLONE) BEAUTIFUL REPRODUCTION OF ONE OF PORSCHES MOST SOUGHT AFTER MODELS! STUNNING COLOR COMBINATION! READY TO DRIVE AND ENJOY! TRULY A RARE FIND!
1967 PORSCHE CARRERA 911/912 COUPE (1973 CARRERA RS CLONE)
Finished in classic All White with beautiful Black interior and RS Orange decals and trim. This exquisite motorcar was just purchased from Southern California where it has been painstakingly converted to resemble the great 1973 Carrera RS. We are proud to offer this beautiful example to the most sophisticated enthusiast who understands and appreciates the work that has gone into this Carrera Porsche. Bid with confidence this might just be one of the best finds on eBay! HISTORY OF THE 1967 PORSCHE CARRERA: The Porsche 911 was developed as a much more powerful, larger, more comfortable replacement for the Porsche 356, the company’s first model, and essentially a sporting evolution of the Volkswagen Beetle. The new car made its public debut at the 1963 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, better known to English speakers as the Frankfurt Motor Show. It was initially designated as the “Porsche 901”, after its internal project number. However, Peugeot protested on the grounds that in France it had exclusive rights to car names formed by three numbers with a zero in the middle. So, instead of selling the new model with another name in France, Porsche changed the name to 911. It went on sale in 1964. The earliest editions of the 911 had a 130 HP (96 kW) flat-6 engine, in the “boxer” configuration like the 356, air-cooled and rear-mounted, displaced 1991 cm³ (cc) compared with the 356’s four-cylinder, 1600 cc unit. The car had four seats although the rear seats are very small, and the car is usually called a 2+2 rather than a four-seater (the 356 was also a 2+2). It was mated to a five-speed manual “Type 901” transmission. The styling was largely by Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, son of Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche. Erwin Komenda, the leader of the Porsche car body construction department, was also involved in the design. The 356 came to the end of its production life in 1965, but there was still a market for a 4-cylinder car, particularly in the USA. The Porsche 912, introduced the same year, served as a direct replacement. It used the 356’s 4-cylinder, 1600 cc, 90 HP (67 kW) engine but wore the 911 bodywork. In 1966 Porsche introduced the more powerful 911S, the engine’s power raised to 160 PS (120 kW; 160 HP). Alloy wheels from Fuchs, in a distinctive 5-leaf design, were offered for the first time. In motorsport at the same time, installed in the mid-engined Porsche 904 and Porsche 906, the engine was developed to 210 HP (154 kW). In 1967 the Targa version was introduced as a “stop gap” model. The Targa had a stainless steel-clad roll bar, as Porsche had, at one point, thought that the NHTSA would outlaw fully open convertibles in the US, an important market for the 911. The name “Targa” (which means “shield” in Italian) came from the Targa Florio sports car road race in Sicily, Italy in which Porsche had notable success, with seven victories since 1956, and four more to come until 1973. This last win in the subsequently discontinued event is especially notable as it was scored with a 911 Carrera RS against prototypes entered by Italian factories of Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. The road going Targa was equipped with a removable roof panel and a removable plastic rear window (although a fixed glass version was offered alongside from 1968). The 110 HP (81 kW) 911T was also launched in 1967 and effectively replaced the 912. The staple 130 HP (96 kW) model was renamed the 911L. The 911R had a very limited production (20 in all). This was a lightweight racing version with thin aluminium doors, a magnesium crankcase, twin-spark cylinder heads, and a power output of 210 HP (150 kW). In 1969 the B series was introduced: the wheelbase for all 911 and 912 models was increased from 2,211 to 2,268 millimetres (87.0 to 89.3 in), an effective remedy to the car’s nervous handling at the limit. The overall length of the car did not change: rather, the rear wheels were relocated aft. Fuel injection arrived for the 911S and for a new middle model, 911E. A semi-automatic Sportomatic model, composed of a torque converter, an automatic clutch, and the four speed transmission, was added to the product lineup. For MY 1970 the engines of all 911s were increased to 2,195 cc (2.195 L; 133.9 cu in). Power outputs were uprated to 125 HP(92 kW) in the 911T, 155 HP (114 kW) in the 911E, and 180 HP (130 kW) in the 911S. The 912 was discontinued, thanks to the introduction of the Porsche 911T as an entry model. About the 1973 Porsche Carrera RS (which the car is cloned after): In 1973, Porsche wanted to compete in GT competition. In order to qualify, the manufacturer had to satisfy homologation rules for the Group 4 GT class that stated that 500 examples needed to be produced and sold to the public. Porsche knew that it would be difficult to sell 500 race cars so they built street legal race cars and kept the sticker price low. The RS was an immediate popular and at the end of the production run, 1636 examples were produced. Due to the successful sales, the RS was reclassified as a Group 3 series-production GT which required at least 1000 examples be produced. The RS was stripped of nonessential amenities to save weight. A thin-gauge body steel and fiberglass was used for most of the vehicles but the supply ran short and at least 300 cars were outfitted with the normal-weight body parts. When compared with the stock 911S, the RS using the thin-gauge steel weighed 330 pounds less. Wider aluminum wheels, Bilstein shocks, and modified sway bars gave the RS extra handling advantages. A rear spoiler was molded into the engine cover giving the RS the nickname ‘ducktail’. This gave the vehicle extra down-force at speed and aided in stability. Other distinguishing features of the RS was its name painted, typically in green, black, red or blue, above the rocker panels. The engine was a modified version of the Porsche 911 2.4.
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5 year / 100,000 additional Miles Powertrain Warranty!