SPOTTED: PORSCHE 911 RSR IROC
Takes a pretty special Porsche to get Chris excited but this one is and has
The cars were effectively hybrids between the 1973 2.8 RSR and the 1974 3.0 RS, running the latter's engine with high butterfly injection and not the later slide injection. There are pictures of the cars being delivered to the US with ducktails, which were removed for the tea-trays that would be sold in the 1974 model year.
You probably get the idea that I could gas about this for a few hours.
The IROC Porsches were driven by Hulme, Revson, Fittipaldi and Bobby Unser who, a few years ago, told me the Porsches were a 'heap o'trash'. I think he was still sore that Donohue, a Porsche factory driver at the time, had used his famous unfair advantage strategy to dominate those races.
If I had half a million quid, I'd buy this. I have this poster outside my bathroom.
Here's some footage of race two in 1973.
PORSCHE 911 RSR IROC
Engine: 2,994cc flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Power (hp): N/A
Torque (lb ft): N/A
First registered: 1974
Recorded mileage: N/A
Price new: N/A
Yours for: £560,000 ono
See the original advert here.