1973 Porsche 2.7 Carrera RS. A race car for the streets

PetroliciousCo goes in for a look at a race car built for the streets, a 1973 Porsche 2.7 Carrera RS.


When a homologated model proves so popular that a manufacturer ups the production numbers, chances are you have a future classic on your hands. Such proved the case for Porsche when it introduced the 2.7 Carrera RS in 1972, a brawny alternative to its already established 911 and the homologated model of the company’s Group 4 Special GT. From an original 500, production had increased to 1500 models by 1973.

A fine balance of unmitigated poise and speed, everyday usability and looks that sunk grown men to their knees, the Carrera RS remains one of the most sought after Porsche more than 40 years after making its debut. Particularly in the US where, thanks to new regulations concerning bumper height and emissions figures, the Carrera RS was rendered ineligible for importation to the States during the 1970s. That hasn’t stopped Porsche nut Mark Haddawy grabbing one model – serial #1309 – with both hands, following its time with former racer Vasek Polek.

And as always, Petrolicious isn’t too far away as we take a close look at this race car built for the streets.

Source – PetroliciousCo

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