1973 Porsche 911 RSR Tribute by Gamroth/Rothsport 3.8 Twin Plug 2 x Magazine Car

Price: US $179,990.00 Item location: Costa Mesa, California, United States
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911
  • SubModel: ST R RS RSR
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Carrera Coupe 2-Door
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 7,500
  • VIN: WP0AB0913ES120316
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 3.2L 3163CC H6 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 2-Door

1973 Porsche 911 RSR Backdated Homage

Twin Plug 3.8L Varioram 993 RS Spec Engine

Gamroth of Rothsport Build

Featured in Total 911 & Excellence Magazine

Stock #0787 VIN # WP0AB0913ES120316

ENG# 64T01874 (M64/23)

Less than 7,500 Miles on Build

Ferrari Rosso Corso on Black Interior

5-Speed Manual Gearbox

Clean and Clear Montana Title

Backdated from 1984 Carrera M491 (Turbolook) by Jeff Gamroth

Car located in Costa Mesa, California

I’ve always been a huge fan of backdated early 911s. I even have one of my own. They give you the great looks of the classic Early 911 with a better chassis and equipment. In my opinion, they make one of the best Porsches for touring and performance events.

The key to building a great “back-dated” 911 is to start off with a great car and hire the best people in the business. This example certainly followed those rules.

This project started over 8-years ago. A Ferrari enthusiast/collector/vintage racer decided he wanted to build the ultimate early 911 street weapon. So, after careful research, he employed the help of famed Sport Purpose 911 builder Jeff Gamroth of Rothsport Racing.

They started with a very clean and straight factory M491/Turbo-Look 911 due to its stronger suspension setup, stronger rear hubs, and galvanized chassis. Most builders would just use the stock body. However, they really wanted to create the right RSR look. So steel RSR flares were carefully butt-welded to the body once it had been taken down to the bare metal. The paint/body expert worked closely with Rothsport to get the fit and finish where they wanted it.

Once completed, the owner used the car for several years and many times as a daily driver to his office. Finally, a few years ago, it was sold to the recent owner. This owner is a long time Porsche enthusiast/collector who is a fan of the over-the-top hotrod builds. In fact, he has already had 4 other Gamroth/Smith built cars. This one was not only incredibly fast, but also one of the easiest to drive on long tours; which, was what he intended it for.

Upon purchase, this owner had his long time friend Hayden of WEVO tune the suspension for street use as well as change the gear ratios of the gearbox to make the car friendlier for long drives. For the next several years, he used the car on R Gruppe Treffen and Targa California events. I have seen this car on many of these rallies and can certainly attest to its performance capabilities.

The fit and finish of this RSR is very nice and much better than most hot rod 911s of the time. The body gaps are excellent and the doors shut with that patented Porsche ring. The quality and depth of the paint is extremely high. There are minimal signs of use as most of the front, rockers, and rear flares have been fitted with 3M clear bra. The wheels are factory Fuchs. The fronts are real RSR 15x9 Fuchs. The rears are custom made 15x11 Fuchs by the renowned Harvey Weidman. They have that correct offset and spacing which give the car that perfect fit and look. Harvey finished them in the correct RSR frosted finish. The wheels are wrapped with sticky Michelin TB5 tires. Finally, a set of Porsche 930 brakes was used for the right stopping power and look.

The interior is equally tidy and finished in a sport purpose minimalist look. The carpet, door panels, headliner, and early buckets are in great shape and look near new. The dash is perfect with no cracks. All the gauges function properly.

The front trunk is also finished off nicely with RSR style parts including a Fuch space saver, correct tool kit, jack, and RSR style air tank. All are secured with custom leather straps.

The driving quality is everything you could imagine and more. The power is intoxicating. The torque hits immediately and carries all the way through the revs like a thundering locomotive. With its lightweight body, the acceleration pushes you deep into the supportive seats. The shifting is precise and has that Ferrari-style gate shifter feel. The pedals are perfectly placed allowing easy heel/tow throttle blipping to match revs for quick gear changes. The handling is mind reading precise with excellent braking power. It’s not that this 911 has all these great parts as much as it is the synergy of how it all comes together. This is one of the most drivable big power early cars I’ve ever experienced. It may look menacing, but it drives with ease. This would be a wonderful car for any vintage-driving event you choose.

The car will not pass California smog test.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com

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This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.