The beautifully restored RSR is one of the rarest 911s ever.
A desirable car with a colorful ownership history always sparks a special interest among buyers and collectors. It gives them a story to tell that goes beyond the mechanical bits. That's why Tupac's 1996 BMW 7 Series was on sale for close to $2 million last year. More recently, Michael Jordan's Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 Edition was listed for nearly $700,000. The latest car to attract attention for a similar reason is this 1974 Porsche 911 RSR, an extremely rare 911 already. This particular example was previously owned by drug lord Pablo Escobar, once a fervent car collector who owned such classics as a Porsche 356 and Mercedes S600 Pullman.
The Porsche 911 RSR was developed for the 1974 International Race Of Champions (IROC), with just 15 examples manufactured. This Sahara Beige example is said to have a mere 225 miles on the clock, although this is a dubious claim considering how many times it has been raced. It uses a 3.0-liter flat-six engine paired with a five-speed manual gearbox, along with rear-wheel drive. In the 1973 elimination race, none other than Emerson Fittipaldi was at the helm of this 911 RSR. Fittipaldi was the youngest F1 champion of his era, having won the 1972 F1 championship aged 25. For this reason, this RSR became known as 'The Fittipaldi car'.
The RSR exchanged hands another couple of times before Escobar owned and raced it, after which it went into storage for an extended period of time. The RSR was then restored with its IROC Fittipaldi livery. Listed on duPont Registery and being sold by the Atlantis Motor Group, the restored 911 is in superb condition, which you can tell by the pictures. Those classic Fuchs wheels are unmistakable, while the black cabin appears to be in great shape as well. The central tachometer reads all the way to 10,000 rpm. For the privilege of owning this rare Porsche, you'll have to cough up no less than $2.2 million.