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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1973
Numbers built:8
Successor:Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 02, 2014
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Chassis: 911 360 0001
Believed to have been originally conceived as a 911 S/T rally car in 1972, this very important 911 would become the first Carrera RS and RSR prototype. Entrusted to Sobieslaw Zasada, the car was crashed in the Poland Rally in 1972 and returned to the factory for repairs. Instead of re-building it to its original configuration, it was re-constructed to what would become Carrera RS 2.7 specifications and renumbered 911 360 0001. In this guise, it was used for homologation purposes for the road car.

It was subsequently equipped with a competition specification 2.8 litre engine, effectively bringing it up to Carrera RSR guise. It is understood to then have been used to homologate the RSR 2.8 as a Group 4 rally car. More recent research has revealed that this development mule was also raced in the 1973 Targa Florio where it placed 3rd in the hands of Leo Kinnunen and Claude Haldi. Having served its purpose very well, it was sold at the beginning of 1974 to a privateer racer.

In the following years, the now all-red Carrera RSR prototype was campaigned in local events by its subsequent owners. With its full history still unclear, the car was restored to its original 911 S/T configuration during the early 1990s. It then spent some time in the Blackhawk Collection before it was sold again in 2005. The current owner acquired chassis 911 360 0001 more recently and had it completely restored to its Targa Florio configuration under the guidance of former Porsche engineer and driver Jürgen Barth, who had also been originally involved with creating these cars.

Barth and the current owner, a great Porsche collector, entered the car in the 2014 Tour Auto. On the occasion, Barth told us he believed that this was the fastest of all 2.8-litre engined RSRs currently in existence.


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  Article Image gallery (58) Chassis (3) 911 360 0001 Specifications