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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1961
Numbers built:14
Internal name:718
Predecessor:Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 18, 2011
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Chassis: 718-075
Completed early in 1961, this RS 61 was sold new to Austrian hill-climb racer Karl Orthuber. He debuted the car with class wins at the Hasselgraben Bergrennen that year. He also finished second at the Mont Ventoux hill-climb and Platschberg Rennen. At the final round of the season, the Austrian Grosser Bergpreis, he finished third. That year, the car was also loaned to well known Porsche racer Edgar Barth, who finished second overall in the World Championship round at Pescara. Orthuber campaigned the car several times in 1962 and eventually sold it in the late 1960s. During the following decades, it appeared in public only at the 1977 Nürburgring Old Timer Grand in the hands of Edgar's son Jürgen Barth. The car finally reappeared in 2000 when it was acquired from Europe by American Bud Lyon in a highly original condition. In more recent years, the car came full circle as it became part of the collection of a German historic racer. Prepared by Mario Linke's Methusalem shop, it was campaigned at the 2019 Spa Classic.

Chassis details
Manufactured in February 14, 1961
Engine number P90 335
First owner Karl Orthuber
Last known location German Historic Racer
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