1973

1973 Porsche 911RS Hot Rod

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A Makellos Classics Exclusive Build Project

A RECREATION OF PORSCHE’S MOST ICONIC SPORT CAR!

Offered here is a tribute one of the most historically significant road cars Porsche ever built – the 911 Carrera RS. This build started as a low-mileage, numbers matching 1973 911T and fitted with steel RS flares (butt welded), steel RS Touring rear bumper, steel 911S front bumper and a fiberglass ducktail. The Brumos-style race livery really pops against the crispness of the Grand Prix White paint.

The original 2.4L motor was rebuilt to 2.7L specifications including 90mm pistons, performance cams, ported/polished intake manifolds and Weber 40IDA carburetors with custom jetting. The factory 915 transmission was bolstered with a Quaife limited-slip differential, lightweight flywheel and factory short-shifter.

The interior has been refreshed in a lightweight but not barebones fashion; utilizing RS carpet and door panels to save weight and GTS Classics bucket seats to keep you firmly in place during those spirited runs. The double-wrapped 380mm steering wheel is comfortable and responsive while the Retrosound stereo allows you to connect your smart phone for long drives or hands-free phone calls.

"1973.5" Porsche 911T - Chartreuse

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We received this 1973 911T in very solid condition with minimal rust, making it a perfect candidate for our concours restoration service. Knowing the vehicle would succumb to the rigors of judges and their white gloves, we began by stripping the vehicle down to bare metal for a comprehensive nut and bolt restoration.

This 1973.5 911T was originally ordered in the rarely seen color of Lime Green (aka Chartreuse.) This car was delivered to Makellos Classics as a matching numbers car that displayed very little rust. Our first order of business was to strip the vehicle to bare metal to assess the areas needing attention. The door shells were replaced as were the rear seats and headlight buckets to ensure a long rust-free future.

After body work, the car was prepped and painted to the original Lime Green using high-quality Sikkens paint. Once painted assembly began by hanging all of the newly revivified suspension and brake components. The wheels were returned to the correct hard anodized and painted finish we all know and love.

The factory 2.4 liter CIS engine was disassembled and rebuilt in-house, as was the matching transmission using factory gearing. To complete this detailed restoration we shipped the car to Porsche specialist Oscar Reyes of Escondido Custom Upholstery, who finished the interior in lavish black leather and authentic black/white pepita (houndstooth) seat inserts – ensuring this car will look, feel and smell like it did 46 years ago!