1984 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR by Rothsport Racing
You are now staring at what was once a 1984 Porsche 911 M491 Turbo-Look Carrera; however, back in 2003 it was heavily modified to resemble the cool RSR models of the 1970s. The stunning result is both amazing as well as overwhelming, considering the stylish tribute to one of the most talked-about racing car ever.
Some might remember that in 1973 you could buy a fantastic Carrera RS for $14,000; on the other hand, $22,500 would get you the special Conversion Order 471 – a.k.a. RSR a racing car that required the homologation of the original 2.7RS to allow Porsche to race the RSR in Group 4. This is a rare beast, as only 49 genuine models were ever produced and they ruled over iconic tracks like the Nürburgring, Spa, and Daytona.
This 1984 Porsche 911 underwent an extensive restoration process courtesy of Porsche experts at Rothsport Racing. Located in Los Angeles, California, chassis: WPOAB0913ES120316 was completely taken apart for a proper nut-and-bolt rebuild. Extremely rare, factory handmade RSR flares were welded to the body and the G-series’ short hood was replaced with a fiberglass long hood. Please note the factory RSR ducktail rear deck lid and RDS front and rear bumpers; don’t forget, the front intake is functional for oil-cooler ventilation.
The glass is all original and looking cool; the car was professionally resprayed in nonmetallic Ferrari Rosso Corsa red before being completely wrapped in a custom red, white, and blue center-striped Dove Grey vinyl. Two pairs of headlights are included specifically the factory Euro-spec Bosch H4 sealed-beam units, and the custom TRE setup with yellow-lensed xenon beams, amber turn signals, and daytime running lights. All of the original black trim pieces were replaced with era-appropriate polished embellishments. while the Porsche rides on restored RSR wheels wrapped in Michelin TB15 Corse rubber.
The stylish exterior hides a bored-out M6420 Euro-spec 3.8-liter flat-six 993RS Cup-spec engine – thank you, Rothsport Racing – with larger cams, larger pistons, an upgraded intake system, high-flow headers, and an RSR-style exhaust. The rebuilt close-ratio five-speed 915 manual gearbox will be handling 320 ponies through a limited-slip differential. Please note that the driving experience will also be improved by standard G-Series suspension with Bilsteins and standard 930 Turbo brakes.
On the inside, there’s a fresh fully reupholstered cabin, but there’s more to the magic of this Porsche. A flawless factory original top speaker perforated dash pad is still there, while leather bolstered RSR-style bucket seats strapped with Schroth four-point harnesses, new black headliner, RSR-style carpeting, RSR-style door panels, and a classic MOMO Prototipo three-spoke steering wheel complete the overwhelming 1970s resto-mod vibe. By the way, the original instruments are clean and fully functional. Does anyone want this ride?