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1973 Porsche 911 RS LIGHTWEIGHT

Factory Build sheet
Factory Build sheet
Certificate of Authenticity
Certificate of Authenticity

Vehicle Details and Features

Color: Tangerine Black
Miles: 18 km

The Real deal!
This is a real RS Lightweight , Not a clone
A great investment

Arguably the Most Recognizable Classic 911
M471 Lightweight
One of Only 200 Such Examples Produced
Matching-Numbers Engine and Transmission

Of all the 1580 Carrera RS 2.7s, only 200 were made were ordered in a lightweight ‘Sports’ trim
which made the car more responsive and purposeful.
In many ways these few cars were the ultimate road-going Porsche of the 1970s.

Known as the Sports, Lightweight or even the M471 option code, these cars had every
amenity removed to reduce overall weight and improve the power-to-weight ratio.

Reports of 100kg to 200kg were stripped from the standard model by fitting lightweight body
panels and lightweight glass. As a result, the Lightweight
was a nimble 900kg car compared to its Touring counterpart.

Inside, competition-style bucket seats, minimal door panels, thin carpeting and lack of sound
deadening contributed to the theme. Gone were the rear seats,
glovebox panel, the clock and passenger-side visor. Under the hood, a plastic 85-litre gas tank
was fitted and only one battery was used.

Both the Touring and Lightweight shared some of the same hallmarks such as the ducktail rear
spoiler, larger flares for the Fuchs alloy wheels and the larger
2.7-litre engine capable of 210 bhp.

The lightweight is easy identified by its fibreglass rear bumper guards. Other than that it is almost
outwardly identical to the Touring models.

Porschephiles around the world will often point to the Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight as
the perfect iteration of the model – its profile, ducktail,
wheels and high power-to-weight ratio have been design touchstones for the 911 ever since it was

1973 was the first year for the 911 RS, it was offered with an enlarged 2.7 litre engine producing 210bhp
with a SOHC horizontally opposed 6-cylinder layout
with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, a 5-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear
suspension, and disc brakes fitted front and back.

The Lightweight designation denotes the use of thinner gauge steel for the body panels and thinner
glass in the windows, it saves 100 kilograms over
the RS Touring version which had a dry weight of 1075 kgs (2370 lbs). For homologation, Porsche
needed to produce a minimum of 500 units, which
they handily surpassed with a total production volume in 1973 of 1,580.

1976 Rally due Valli
1976 Rally Appennino Bolognese
1976 Rally Campagnolo
1976 San Martino di Castrozza

1977 Rally due Valli
1977 Rally 1000 Miglia
1977 Rally Alto Appennino Bolognese
1977 Rally Cesena
1977 Rally Citta Modena
1977 Rally Prealpi Venete
1977 Rally San Martino di Castrozza

1978 Coppa Feraboli
1978 Rally 1000 Miglia
1978 Rally Alto Appennino Bolognese
1978 Rally Colline Romagna
1978 Rally due Valli
1978 Rally Valli Piacentine

"Gulf sponsored car for the 1979 season"
1979 Rally 1000 Miglia
1979 Rally Fernet Tonic
1979 Rally Modena
1979 Rally San Marino

1980 Rally Cascina Terme
1980 Rally Modena
1980 Targa Florio

2007 displayed at Techno Classica, Essen, Germany

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