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For Sale: 1974 Porsche 3.0 RSR

Submitted by on September 20, 2016

1974 Porsche 3.0 RSR

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This 1974 Porsche 3.0 RSR campaigned extensively in Europe during the ’70s, and is just as well-sorted and ready to race today. It’s up for sale at Fantasy Junction.

The car, RSR 911 460 9060, is one of 39 assembled by the Porsche factory in 1974. It was delivered to Max Moritz of Autohaus, who would run it with FotoQuelle backing and bright green livery. He put Reinhard Stenzel in the driver’s seat, and ran the car for just over two years, selling it to Rolf Göring half way through ’77.

In Göring’s care, 9060 received Group 5 bodywork and sloped nose, and would go on to huge success in hillclimb racing. Göring picked up eight overall wins, four second place finishes and a third in one year, along with several class podiums.

1974 Porsche 3.0 RSR

The car was sold to Willi Bartels in 1978. Bartels would take it back to Rennsport Group 4 bodywork, and continued to run it successfully in hillclimbs, now backed by Warsteiner. He added another four wins and three seconds to the cars resume in ’78, and improved on that the next year by picking up nine wins, including one in an ADAC race at the Nürburgring.

The ’80s saw the car racing in Hong Kong and competing in Viceroy colours before it was purchased by Larry and Jan Grove and sent to California. The Groves undertook an extensive research process to uncover its history, which had by then been buried under a decade of different liveries and racing development. They were able to confirm the cars origin and pin it down as 0960 – the FotoQuelle RSR.

1974 Porsche 3.0 RSR

9060’s first major restoration began in 1989 and involved a great deal of research to bring the car back to its original factory spec including original RSR parts. It was completed in 1991 and the Groves would go on to race the car for another fifteen years. They then sold it to Jim Edwards, who in turn passed it on to its current owner Tom Van Overbeek.

The car was pulled apart again in 2012, to begin a second rebuild some two decades after its previous restoration. All major systems were rebuilt or refreshed to bring the car back to fighting fit shape.

When the car eventually hit the track again it was not handling to spec, so both the front and rear suspension were rebuilt. The car’s motor also received a bottom end rebuild and fresh LSD in the lead-up to the Monterey Historics, and the braking system was overhauled.

1974 Porsche 3.0 RSR

As the car has been active in motorsport for thirty years and the original RSR 3.0 motor is historically significant in and of itself, it was decided that a new motor would be built and dropped into the car for historic racing. The original motor was rebuilt to original specifications and has been preserved.

The new motor is a side valve mechanically fuel-injected 3.4-litre unit based off of a 3.2 case and crank, 98mm Mahle cylinders and pistons, twin plug head and GE-80 cams. To go along with it the transmission was rebuilt and the oil cooler was replaced.

1974 Porsche 3.0 RSR

Today 9060 is back in its original FotoQuelle livery, and some new parts have been fitted to make it safer on the track. Many of its original bits, including the period RSR engine and wheels, are included in its sale along with an impressive collection of documentation, research, photos, letters and reference material.

It’s in magnificent condition, ready to race, and has an enviable and successful career in both period and historic racing under its belt. It’s up for sale at Fantasy Junction, and you can hit their official website here for the full details.

Images via Fantasy Junction

1974 Porsche 3.0 RSR

1974 Porsche 3.0 RSR

1974 Porsche 3.0 RSR

1974 Porsche 3.0 RSR

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