Rare Porsche sells before advert ink dries

| 12 Jun 2013

A ‘matching numbers’ 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 has been sold for close to its £265,000 asking price within hours of being officially offered for sale by Oxon-based Porsche specialist Autofarm.

One of just 94 right-hand-drive examples built in Touring specification, the car was first owned by successful Cypriot rally and rallycross driver ‘Dimi’ Mavropoulos.  

Company founder Josh Sadler said: “The RS is revered by many as one of the finest 911s ever. Improved suspension, a larger engine and the iconic ‘duck-tail’ spoiler ensured that it was hugely successful on the track, yet is still highly rewarding to drive on the road.”

“Sales of quality early 911s have been brisk this year," continued Sadler, "and the chance of a race at Goodwood means that prices for early cars will also remain strong. But, off the back of the 40th anniversary of the RS, this model is the car the purists want.”