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For Sale: 1967 Porsche 911R, Rarest of the Rare

Chassis 017 of the original 20 Rennsport models assembled by the Porsche racing department at the behest of Ferdinand Piëch:

Piëch and his racing mechanics replaced front and rear deck lids, doors, front fenders, and both bumpers with duplicates in fiberglass-reinforced plastic, formed and assembled at Karl Baur works in Stuttgart. Wider rear wheels forced slight flares onto the bodywork. The hinges – doors and deck lids – were in aluminum. Because it was a racing car, engineers shaved windshield thickness to 4mm and side glass was thinned to 2mm. It’s safe to describe a 911R as “interior delete”, because Porsche’s racing shop pulled more content out than it left in. In fact, it was the job of one racing mechanic, Rolf Wütherich, to run a drill press, perforating every pedal, lever, handle, and panel with holes to lighten each by a gram at a time. By the time they finished, the cars weighed just 800 kilograms – 1,764 pounds.

Even the legendary 2.7 RS pales in comparison to the 911R, this is the early 911 to have. #017 is more special still, not only does it have a fully documented history, it is also fitted with a very special engine with a thick race-winning history file.

Currently offered by Road Scholars, $POA.


1971 Nürburgring 1000km: A Porsche clean sweep

A ten minute review of the 1971 Nürburgring 1000km, where the mighty Porsche 908/3 finished 1-2-3 beating the fancied Ferrari 312s and Alfa-Romeo T33s.


Daniel Schaefer's 1966 Porsche 912 race car

Stanceworks profile Daniel Schaefer’s immaculatly restored and uprated Agablau ‘66 912.


Porsche 911 Secrets: the first 911 Turbo

Dieter Landenberger, Chief of Archive Porsche Museum, back again to profile the very first 911 Turbo, built as a present for Louise Piëch, Ferry Porsche’s sister, back in 1973.


Porsche 911 Secrets: Aerodynamic concept

Dieter Landenberger, Chief of Archive Porsche Museum, profiles a 1984 aerodynamic study based on the 911, another member of Porsche’s vast archive of special cars held in their museum.


Porsche 911 Secrets: SC East African Safari Rally car

Dieter Landenberger, Chief of Archive Porsche Museum, profiles the lightly-modified 911 SC that was entered into the 1978 East African Safari Rally.


The 911's Appeal Is a German Thing


Everybody has their “thing”. For John Willhoit, it’s certainly a German thing. For the past 37 years, he and his custom 1971 Porsche 911T have been Stuttgart’s outpost in Los Angeles County. Whether in his shop restoring classic 356s and 911s or on the road thrashing his own rear-engined machine, Wilholt’s German thing is a good thing indeed.