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Carrera 3.0L RSR
Year | 1974
Brand | Porsche
Model | 911
Version | Carrera 3.0L RSR
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Lot n°6
Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0L RSR

CHASSIS N° 9114609075
ENGINE N° 911/75-6840070
GEARBOX N° 915/35-7840570

The absolute holy when it comes to RSRs...

Delivered new to the Ges Escuderia team and owned by several illustrious drivers
Participated in the 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans and achieved significant success in England
One of only three cars with 5-nut attachment wheels out of the 54 produced
Rare surviving model that has never been fully restored
"Matching numbers" and less than 22,850 original kilometers!
Unquestionably the most authentic of all 911 Carrera 3.0 RSRs

Estimate : 1 000 000 €/2 000 000 €



24 Hours of Le Mans, Haldi/Fernandez/Beguin, #58, retired


6 Hours of Silverstone, Franey/Bracey, #35, 11th overall and 3rd in the GT category
6 Hours of Brands Hatch, Franey/Williams, #25, 7th overall and 2nd in the GT category


6 Hours of Silverstone, Raymond/Phillips/Beasley, #31, 9th overall and 3rd in the GT category


6 Hours of Silverstone, Raymond/Phillips, #16, 11th overall and 5th in the Gr.5 category
6 Hours of Brands Hatch, Phillips/Griswold, #4, 17th overall and 5th in the Gr.5 category


6 Hours of Brands Hatch, Mallock/Jones/Phillips, #25, 12th overall and 5th in the Gr.5 category

And over a dozen other participations in motor racing events between 1974 and 1982.


From the start, in its very first racing season in 1973, the career of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS was crowned with success, with the car securing brilliant victories all over the world. The Carrera 2.8L RSR version was the most powerful 911 ever produced at that time, developing over 300 horsepower. However, in keeping with the brand’s ambition to innovate and triumph, Porsche didn’t stop there and continued its quest for performance.

Thus, by the end of the 1973 season, the Carrera 3.0L RS and 3.0L RSR, with significantly increased power, were ready to prolong the dominance of the Carrera RS in all FIA Grand Touring competitions for the upcoming season.

In 1974, the 911 Carrera 3.0L RSR confirmed Porsche’s supremacy in grand touring races. Like in 1973, it won the GT European Championship, the GT European Mountain Championship, as well as the Trans-AM series and the IMSA Championship in the USA during the 1974 season. The same pattern continued in 1975, except for the Trans-AM series across the Atlantic. That year, it also won the World Championship for GT category constructors, marking the end of the brief yet intense reign of the Carrera. It was then replaced by the 934, the race version of the Porsche Turbo, which was the fastest production sports car produced in Germany at the time. The exceptionally high level of competitiveness of the 3.0L RSR was made possible by an extremely thorough preparation of each car compared to the base model.


The 911 Carrera 3.0L RSR is an evolution of the 2.8L RSR, which itself is derived from the famous 911 Carrera 2.7L RS. It takes elements from both while introducing its own innovations to push the boundaries of racing performance and endurance even further. Weight has been minimized by using thin sheets, extensive use of plastic materials, thinner side glass windows, and a simplified layout similar to that of the 2.7L RS. In this pursuit to shed unnecessary weight, even a portion of the chassis rust protection and the hood struts are removed.

However, aesthetically, the 3.0L RSR is even more muscular than the 2.8L RSR, with widened fenders to accommodate larger wheels and, most notably, the famous «whale tail» spoiler instead of its predecessor’s «ducktail» design. The equipment of the 3.0L RSR is also specific, featuring a tachometer graduated up to 10,000 rpm, a roll cage, a fire extinguisher, a 110-liter fuel tank, special Recaro bucket seats, matte black window frames and mirrors, while the headlight surrounds are varnished to match the body. The wheels, made of magnesium and featuring central locking, are similar to those of the 917. They measure 9 inches at the front and 14 inches at the rear. The suspension components are mostly carried over from the 1973 2.8L RSR with some improvements. At the front, the auxiliary aluminum chassis stiffens the assembly, and the suspension arms and Bilstein shock absorbers are reinforced, while the steering is lowered and the camber angle is set at 0°. At the rear axle, the suspension arms are also strengthened and mounted on bearings. Suspension is provided by 19mm torsion bars at the front and 26mm at the rear, with a fixed 18mm stabilizer bar on each axle. The braking system, also derived from the 917, is adopted from the 2.8L RSR. However, at the front, the brakes have been reinforced to enhance endurance.

Regarding the engine, the aluminum crankcase and forged crankshaft are identical to those of the 3.0L RS version. However, on this 911/75 engine of the 3.0L RSR, which features dry-sump lubrication and a high compression ratio, the pistons, cylinders, and cylinder heads are also made of aluminum. The cylinder heads are also équipped with polished intake ports and dual ignition. The fuel system, equipped with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, consists of one plunger per cylinder bank and one intake manifold per cylinder head, with a dual-row injection pump driven by a belt.

The transmission consists of a gearbox identical to that of the RS and a Fichtel & Sachs racing clutch taken from the 2.8L RSR. This single-disc dry clutch with reinforced pressure has a torsion damper and a sintered metal and ceramic lining. Thanks to the engineering implemented by Porsche, the 911 Carrera 3.0L RSR develops 330 horsepower at 8000 rpm and weighs less than 900 kg, producing a demonic sound and delivering the performance of a true racing car. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds and reach a top speed of over 270 km/h. These remarkable characteristics explain its impressive results as soon as it was introduced in 1974.

The 911 Carrera RSR is one of the best «customer racing» cars produced by Porsche, and the 3.0L version, the ultimate iteration of the model before the era of the 934/935 Turbo RSR, is undoubtedly the most brilliant of its time. As a Group 4 variation of the Carrera 2.7L RS used in Group 3, it remained competitive for a long time, winning races even more than 10 years after its launch! It embodies all of Porsche’s expertise in the pursuit of excellence in functional performance, with the experience gained in competition continuously improving and enhancing the models of larger production.

Only 54 units of the 911 Carrera 3.0L RSR were produced between 1974 and 1975. They were generally not spared during their racing careers, making them as rare to come by today as they were fast on the tracks.The Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0L RSR from the exceptional collection being offered at auction is precisely one of these rare surviving models, and most likely the most original. This car, chassis number 9114609075, was manufactured in early 1974,painted in Grand Prix White, and is one of three 911 3.0L RSRs equipped with 5-lug wheels instead of center-locking ones. It is believed to be the 29th car out of the 42 units produced in 1974.

Originally imported by Porsche Spain in Madrid in April 1974 for Julio Gargallo, the founding driver of the GES Escuderia team. This first owner immediately participated in several Spanish rallies with the car, achieving great success. In 1974, this RSR also competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, bearing race number 58 and the colors of the Montjuich team, with the crew consisting of José Maria Fernandez, Claude Haldi, and Jean-Marc Seguin. However, it retired just before the 20th hour of the race due to a mechanical issue. In 1975 and 1976, it was also entered in numerous races and rallies in Spain and Portugal, and then passed into the hands of Giuseppe Risi of Risi Racing, who owned it for only a few months before selling it in June 1976 to Mr. Maltin of Maltin Car Concessionaires, an official Porsche center in England. The car was imported to the UK and then sold on September 8, 1976, to driver instructor Mike Franey when its total mileage was still only 6,000 kilometers.

Mike Franey competed in the 6 Hours of Silverstone in May 1977 with our RSR, racing under the number 35 alongside teammate Ian Bracey. They managed to finish 11th overall and 3rd in their GT category. A few months later, in September 1977, at the 6 Hours of Brands Hatch, with the car numbered 25 and Barrie Williams as his co-driver, Franey achieved a 7th place overall and 2nd place in their GT category.

The 911 3.0L RSR #9075 was then sold to driver Simon Phillips, who also participated in major competitions in England. In the 1978 edition of the 6 Hours of Silverstone, racing under the number 31, with Martin Raymond, Simon Phillips, and John Beasley as the crew, our 3.0L RSR finished 9th overall and 3rd in its GT category once again. The following year, in 1979, it returned to the race with the number 16, driven by Martin Raymond and Simon Phillips, and achieved an overall classification of 11th place and 5th in its Group 5 category. Later that year, Simon Phillips entered it in the 6 Hours of Brands Hatch in September, with Stephen Earle and Steve Griswold as his teammates, racing under the number 4, but they only managed to finish 17th. In 1980, Simon Phillips once again participated in the 6 Hours of Brands Hatch with the RSR, where Ray Mallock and Richard Jones joined him as teammates, racing under the number 14, and they finished in 12th place overall and 5th in their Group 5 category.

After these various races with the #9075 3.0L RSR, Simon Phillips sold it to his compatriot John Piper in 1982. Piper then competed in the 1982 Silverstone Intermarque Race with the car, finishing in 4th place overall. After this event, which was its final race, this 911 Carrera 3.0L RSR has a more tranquil career. When John Piper parted from it in 1983 and sold it to Bill Stephens, the latter chose to display it at the Midland Motor Museum of Bob Roberts in Bridgnorth.

After a few years on display, the car changed ownership again and joined the prestigious collection of Lord Mexborough in England, most likely in 1990. It is thought to have remained there until 2003 when it was offered for sale by classic competition Porsche specialist Edmond Harris. This 911 RSR #9075 was presented at the time as having 14,000 original kilometers and being the finest 3.0L RSR in existence. It was purchased by French collector Claude Ollivier in 2004. He participated in various historic races with the car, including the Tour Auto, and notably the Classic Endurance Racing at Spa in 2009 with Gérard Larrousse. Following this, the car was sold the same year to the collector from whom the current owner acquired the other Porsches in the current collection. This Monaco-based enthusiast owned this 911 3.0L RSR #9075 from 2009 to 2012, then sold it to an Italian who kept it for a few years before repurchasing it, and finally selling it in 2018 to the current owner.

Thus, the complete history of this Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0L RSR is known and explains its exceptional level of preservation. Indeed, after being used in competitions and very fortunately spared from any accidents, it was then used very occasionally, interspersed with a fairly long period of display. It is presented today in its factory configuration and has accumulated less than 22,850 original kilometers. Amazingly, this car has never undergone a total restoration. Its structure, as well as its body, including its interior parts, exhibit remarkable authenticity. Even its manufacturer’s plate and color code plate are still the originals. This 3.0L RSR #9075 has also preserved both its original type 911/75 engine (serial number 6840070) and its original type 915 gearbox (serial number 7840570). This is quite extraordinary for a racing car that has such a significant racing pedigree. Having been repainted several times in the past, particularly in the colors of the racing teams for which it competed, it received a new paint job a few years ago, allowing it to regain its pristine White Grand Prix color that it proudly wears today, which was already its original color when it was delivered.

The 15-inch wheel attachment system, with 5 bolts, is also consistent with its original configuration, differing in this aspect from almost all other 911 3.0L RSRs. As for the interior, it is in a condition and freshness consistent with the mileage of the car. Therefore, this 911 Carrera 3.0L RSR is truly an extraordinary car that can be described as «matching numbers» It comes with a file that includes : a 2014 ASI certificate, a Porsche identification certificate, as well as an expertise and historical report by Jürgen Barth from 2013, another one by Jean-Pierre Cornu from 2012, in addition to various archival documents such as a 2004 PTH (FIA Historic Technical Passport), correspondence between different former owners, photographs, press clippings, invoices, and other administrative documents. During the photo shoot for the sales catalog, the performance of this 911 Carrera 3.0L RSR gave us complete satisfaction, with willing and even violent revving up, creating an enjoyable cacophony for any enthusiast of fine mechanics. This allowed us to better grasp the full potential of this 911 and truly understand how Mike Franey was able to set a record lap time of 1 minute and 39 seconds in his group 5 category at the 1977 6 Hours of Silverstone!

While the Ferrari 250 GTO dominated the GT category in motorsport competitions during the 1960s, it was only competitive in the World Championship for three years, from 1962 to 1964. On the other hand, the Porsche RSR, which took over from 1973 onwards, remained competitive for more than a decade. Logically, this promises it a bright future both as a collectible and on the racetracks, where this fabulous racing machine excels. In this context, as the ultimate and most evolved version of the undisputed queen of customer competition, the 911 Carrera RSR, the 3.0L version is already highly coveted. Therefore, the car offered here, which is most certainly the most exceptional one still in existence and the only one capable of truly satisfying the most demanding collector, becomes even more desirable. The Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0L RSR #9075 is the absolute holy grail when it comes to RSRs!


N°1 & 2 Le Mans 1974

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