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    RSR Martini

    My latest acquisition, a 1973 911 2.8 RSR martini!

    Factory car, chassis R5. Only 8 cars produced and 3 known in existence today including the one at the museum.

    This is fantastic and I am privileged. The car won the concours d'elegance at Rennsport 4 this summer.

    It's been signed by the pilots who raced it in the 70s inside the front bonnet and Norbert Singer, head engineer of Porsche Motorsport.

    After several years in the US (many thanks to its previous owner Brad Hook for great transaction, a true petrolhead), R5 is back in Europe and I intend to race it in as many events as possible.

    Car has been fully restaured by Kevin Janette from Gunnar Racing in the US to concours specs, the level of attention to details is sick.

    It arrived in the UK yesterday, here are a few pics.

     

     

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    Re: RSR Martini

    OMG. That's awesome!!!


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    Fantastic car. Is that Joe Macari's workshop?


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    Wow Futch! You're close to owning your own Porsche museum now, aren't you? :-)
    Did you ever do any "official" photoshoots with any of your cars? I can imagine that, you obviously being a petrolhead, you may have some pics like this one of your own cars:


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    Futch:

    My latest acquisition, a 1973 911 2.8 RSR martini!

    Absolutely stunningly fantastic!  You have impeccable taste.Smiley


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs).  Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550 Maranello


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    Fantastic Futch! My father had the 1973 2.7 RS (not the RSR unfortunately) which we picked up at the factory. A fantastic car!

    Many congratulations and enjoy her in good health.

     

    Is that the Willi Kausen's signature? The one that raced will Gerard Larousse and George Follmer?

     


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    Nice Futch you are a true petrolhead and a big Porsche lover.

    I rember that you want to add to your "collection" a 993-996 GT1 i didin't find one?

    Congratulations again!


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    Stunning! Let me catch a breath...

     


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    ISUK:

    Fantastic car. Is that Joe Macari's workshop?

    Yes it is, Joe takes care of most of my road cars and a few race cars, he's awesome.

     


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    Spyderidol:

    Fantastic Futch! My father had the 1973 2.7 RS (not the RSR unfortunately) which we picked up at the factory. A fantastic car!

    Many congratulations and enjoy her in good health.

     

    Is that the Willi Kausen's signature? The one that raced will Gerard Larousse and George Follmer?

     

    Yes it is, I sat in it yesterday for the fist time with a huge grin thinking, so many legends have sat where I am right now, life doesn't get better than this, the stuff of dreams.

     


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    You're becoming quite the collector, now...don't you ? Smiley

    Congratulations, this is certainly an amazing acquisition. Will you drive it during certain classic car events or is it for your collection only ? It looks like new, impressive. Smiley


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    mikigta:

    Nice Futch you are a true petrolhead and a big Porsche lover.

    I rember that you want to add to your "collection" a 993-996 GT1 i didin't find one?

    Congratulations again!

    Thank you guys.

    Yes Mikigta, GT1 is high on my list and in my opinion a sound and timely investment, prices are not silly yet and I believe that once it'll be able to race in categories like Group C in a few years, prices will soar.

    908 would also amazing, 917 obviously but prices have gone through the roof with the crisis.

    An original 2.5 ST would be fabulous, probably the most beautiful 911 ever, which is why I love the Singer so much. But the ST are worth huge money now.

    934 also fabulous, 2.1 Turbo, argh, the list goes on and on and on....Smiley

     

     


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    RC:

    You're becoming quite the collector, now...don't you ? Smiley

    Congratulations, this is certainly an amazing acquisition. Will you drive it during certain classic car events or is it for your collection only ? It looks like new, impressive. Smiley

    Merci Christian,

    Yes my dream is to build a beautiful collection.

    I am lucky to have the opportunity to do it, and now is good time I think, far better than stock market, hedge funds or complex investments I don't understand anything about.

     


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    Ferdie:

    Stunning! Let me catch a breath...


    ... better now! Is that the car that received a turbocharger during its racing time and recently got converted back to the n/a engine?


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    .....speechless.......just made a photo of "the other one" last weekP1040176.JPG kiss

     


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    Wow, what can I say?  Respect!  This must be the coolest 911 on RT, without a doubt.  Smiley


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    Could be the car that won at Vallelunga  yes

     

    The only difference I see is that the Follmer/Kausen RSR had a green lip, whilst the sister (van Lennep/Muller) car had the red lip as seen on this car.


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    Ferdie:
    Ferdie:

    Stunning! Let me catch a breath...


    ... better now! Is that the car that received a turbocharger during its racing time and recently got converted back to the n/a engine?

    It is indeed.

    R5 was the car used as a prototype for the 1st 2.1 Turbo. The car remained with Gunnar racing as a 2.1 Turbo for many years until recently when Kevin Janette decided to convert it back to its original specs of 2.8 RSR.

    There is a great article in the December issue of Panorama about R5 and its history.

     


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    Spyderidol:

    Could be the car that won at Vallelunga  yes

     

    The only difference I see is that the Follmer/Kausen RSR had a green lip, whilst the sister (van Lennep/Muller) car had the red lip as seen on this car.

    Factory prototypes changed appearances a lot during their racing days, R5 was even a totally different model at some stage as a 2.1 Turbo, and at the Nurburgring, it wore a Mary Stuart spoiler.

    I will check about Vallelunga, I know it didn't do Le Mans but it won the 1000 km of Dijon in 73.

     


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    Futch:

    R5 was the car used as a prototype for the 1st 2.1 Turbo. The car remained with Gunnar racing as a 2.1 Turbo for many years until recently when Kevin Janette decided to convert it back to its original specs of 2.8 RSR.


    Stunning... i guess I said that already. Not only must it be a hoot to drive, I can only imagine how the engine sounds.

    The fact that it even has historic significance in Porsche´s development of turbocharged cars is even more impressive. Hats off to you, this is a fantastic machine.

    Smiley


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    You've officially bought my dreamcar!

    I've gotten to know the 2.8 RSR at a trackday in Abbeville a couple of years ago and thought it was fantastics, the stuff of dreams as far as I'm concerned.

    You might know the particular example, I assume the 2.8 RSR world is a small world. Smiley

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    Futch:
    Spyderidol:

    Could be the car that won at Vallelunga  yes

     

    The only difference I see is that the Follmer/Kausen RSR had a green lip, whilst the sister (van Lennep/Muller) car had the red lip as seen on this car.

    Factory prototypes changed appearances a lot during their racing days, R5 was even a totally different model at some stage as a 2.1 Turbo, and at the Nurburgring, it wore a Mary Stuart spoiler.

    I will check about Vallelunga, I know it didn't do Le Mans but it won the 1000 km of Dijon in 73.

     



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    I dont know what wrong with rennteam today, but my posts are getting eaten alive!


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    @ Futch - If the car won the 1973  1000Km of Dijon, then it is in fact the Muller/van Lennep car. I am sure the car has had many liveries along its life, but I guess that replaced the "red lip"during the restoration process.

    Kausen must have raced it at some point in time.


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    15 April 1973 - Dijon-Prenois (F): Round 3, World Manufacturers Championship. 
    312 laps of a 1.994 mile/3.209 km circuit - 622.123 miles/1001.208 kms were completed 
    Weather: warm, dry, rain at end

     

    Pos Car # Drivers Car Entrant Laps DNF Reason Grid Qual.Time Group Group Pos
    1 2 Henri Pescarolo/Gérard Larrousse Matra-Simca MS670B [02] Equipe Matra-Simca 312   2 0m59.9 Sports 3000 1
    2 3 Jacky Ickx/Brian Redman Ferrari 312PB [0890] Spa Ferrari SEFAC 311   5 1m01.0 Sports 3000 2
    3 1 François Cevert/Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra-Simca MS670B [03] Equipe Matra-Simca 308   1 0m59.4 Sports 3000 3
    4 4 Carlos Pace/Arturo Merzario Ferrari 312PB [0892] Spa Ferrari SEFAC 308   4 1m01.0 Sports 3000 4
    5 5 Mike Hailwood/Vern Schuppan Mirage M6 Ford [602] Gulf Racing 303   3 1m00.5 Sports 3000 5
    6 10 Reine Wisell/Jean-Louis Lafosse Lola T282 Ford Scuderia Filipinetti 290   8 1m02.6 Sports 3000 6
    7 11 Giorgio Pianta/Pino Pica Lola T280 Ford Jolly Club 281   11 1m06.0 Sports 3000 7
    8 8 Claude Haldi/Juan Fernandez Porsche 908/03 [013] Porsche Club Romand 271   13 1m07.3 Sports 3000 8
    9 26 Herbert Müller/Gijs van Lennep Porsche 911 Carrera RSR [360 0576R5] Martini Racing Team 266   15 1m11.3 Grand Touring 1
    10 27 John Fitzpatrick/Paul Keller Porsche 911 Carrera RSR [360 0610] Porsche Kremer Racing 263   18 1m13.8 Grand Touring 2
    11 28 Bernard Cheneviére/Peter Zbinden Porsche 911 Carrera RSR [360 0960] Porsche Club Romand 257   16 1m13.6 Grand Touring 3
    12 15 Max Cohen-Olivar/André Wicky Porsche 908/02 [009] Wicky Racing Team 219   17 1m13.7 Sports 3000 9
    DNF 19 Guy Edwards/Jim Busby Lola T292 Ford Barclays International Team Lola 194 Engine 7 1m02.1 Sports 2000  
    DNF 6 Derek Bell/Howden Ganley Mirage M6 Ford [605] Gulf Racing 184 Rear wheel bearing 6 1m01.6 Sports 3000  
    DNF 7 Reinhold Jöst/Mario Casoni Porsche 908/03 Joest Racing 131 Engine 10 1m05.6 Sports 3000  
    DNF 14 Jean-Pierre Jarier/Jean-Pierre Paoli Ligier JS2 Maserati Automobiles Ligier 122 Engine 14 1m10.6 Sports 3000  
    DNF 9 François Migault/Daniel Rouveyran Lola T280 Ford Rouveyran Racing 85 Gearbox 9 1m03.8 Sports 3000  
    DNF 20 Jorge de Bagration/José Juncadella^ Chevron B23 Ford Racing Enterprises 37 Fuel pump 12 1m06.1 Sports 2000  
    DNF 30 Jean Vinatier/Guy Chasseuil De Tomaso Pantera Franco-Brittanic 36 Oil pump drive 19 1m14.1 Grand Touring  
    DNQ 12 Giorgio Schön/Jean Canonica Lola T292 Ford 3.0 Jolly Club     20 1m24.9 Sports 3000  

     

    Winning Time: 5h34m37.1, 111.552 mph/179.525 kph
    Fastest Lap: Francois Cevert #1 (Matra-Simca MS670), 1m00.6, 118.454 mph/190.634 kph

     


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    There is a great article in the December issue of Panorama about R5 and its history.

     

    I have seen this article an now I am speechless...Smiley

    Again, you are my hero!!

    BlueflameSmiley


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    You are so lucky to have this oppurtunity! One of the best Porsches ever built. Do you plan to keep it as a garage queen, or drive it like it was meant to be driven?


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    Carrara:

    You are so lucky to have this oppurtunity! One of the best Porsches ever built. Do you plan to keep it as a garage queen, or drive it like it was meant to be driven?

    Drive it like hell!

     


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    This must be the best purchase you made angel kiss And knowing that you drive your cars makes it so much more special. Lots of buyers would just close them in their basement to nurture them as if they were cup cakes indecision

    Looking forward to your driving impressions .


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    Re: RSR Martini

    Love the car Futch!! Saw a sister car in the UK a few years back at Maxted-Page when this and another similar car had bin brought back by the owner from US too.

    Enjoy in good health.


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