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James Hunt’s “Company” Porsche Carrera RS for sale

Submitted by on January 7, 2010

For all those James Hunt fans out there, here is a chance to own a very special piece of “memorabilia”.

1. Super-rare 1974 Carrera RS – one of only six right hand drive examples ever made

2. Supplied new to Lord Hesketh and driven by Hunt during 74, 75 & 76 seasons

3. Offered in outstanding, highly original condition

Here is the official blurb from Nick Whale Sports Cars Direct

Warwickshire-based Nick Whale Sports Cars Direct has recently put onto the market an extremely rare and highly significant Porsche 911 3.0 litre Carrera RS, one of only six made in right hand drive as part of the Porsche RSR homologation process.

Chassis number 99 was sold new to Lord Hesketh, owner of the Hesketh Formula One team at that time. The car was given to James Hunt as part of his remuneration package in 1974 and Hunt retained use of the car through to 1976 – his Championship-winning year.

“This car is clearly an important piece of motoring history. Hunt was an enigmatic champion, and this car was with him during the peak of his career”, says Nick Whale. “That it is also such a rare piece of Porsche history too, makes this a car not to be missed by any Porsche enthusiast and it undoubtedly has great investment potential too. Not only is this one of the rarest road-going Porsche’s of all time, but with its unique provenance it represents a very rare opportunity.”

For more information, please visit: www.nickwhale.com

Crucially, the car is completely original and retains the patina of age so highly sought by collectors. Offered for sale in outstanding order, the car has been thoroughly serviced by the UK’s leading marque specialist and is now offered for sale at £365,000. (A$632 967)

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