Why bother buying a new 911 for thousands more?
You could go out and buy a brand-new Porsche 911 and spend at least $100,000 doing so. That rear-engined sports car has become mighty expensive over the years, even in base form. Alternatively, you could shop around for something else on the second-hand market. There are literally thousands of used 911s out there offered at a range of prices that might be more suitable to one's budget. But like new 911s, not all used examples are created equal. Some are clearly very special even if they were built as a tribute car. This 1971 Porsche 911 RSR Tribute is the perfect example.
Up for sale by MAXmotive in Boca Raton, Florida is this one-off Gulf-themed Porsche 911 Carrera. And yes, it's fully street-legal, despite the racing appearance.
It originally started out life as a '71 911T and still retains the original and modification-free 2.2-liter flat-six air-cooled engine and four-speed manual transmission. Both units are numbers-matching to the chassis. The sale includes a certificate of authenticity proving this. The transformation work was done back in 2009.
The new RSR body is made from a fiberglass composite with single-piece front and rear clips. Painstaking detail went into the build, such as ensuring the width of the front and rear is nearly identical to that of an original RSR. The inner and outer rocker panels on the original tub were swapped out with new sheet metal components for the sole purpose of adding shell strength. Even the blue and orange paint job was done to perfection.
Inside, it's about as bare-bones as you can get. There's a four-point bolt-in roll bar, five-point Sabelt racing harness, bucket seats, MOMO steering wheel, and the removal of all carpet sound deadening material. There is no radio, air conditioning, or any other creature comforts. Mechanically, everything appears to be in perfect working order. The engine and suspension have been meticulously maintained over the past decade with regular inspections.
There's only a total of 70,184 miles on its clock which is pretty remarkable given the car's age but we doubt anyone will complain. Now, for its price tag. It's actually quite reasonable at $76,000, which will leave you plenty of dough left over to buy something else a bit more comfortable for the daily work commute, like a Kia K5.