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Cool as a Carrera - A '70s Love Affair

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To the petrolhead, few things bring as much happiness as seeing or hearing an air-cooled Porsche whiz by.

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And my post today touches on just that - albeit 43 times smaller. This here is a 1973 Porsche Carrera RS - and like the RSR I shared with you a couple of posts back, it’s also made by High Speed.

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The 2.7 RS was unveiled to the public in order to homologate the 911 for Group 4 racing. As such, it was more potent than the usual 911S - it’s reworked powerplant was good for 210 bhp and a still impressive 152mph (244 km/h) top speed - the most powerful Porsche on sale back then.

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In the real world, prices for this particular model have gone through the roof and beyond. I hope you’re sitting down as I tell you this: A brilliant example that still wears its original red paint - recently went under the hammer for an eye-watering $891,000 at an Amelia Island auction by RM Sothebys.

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In a scaled-down world however, this was a steal. Not a dime over $7, this blue baby is a great model for the casual collector looking to fill a Porsche sized gap in their collection. You may be hard-pressed to find one though - as this brand has been out of the industry for sometime and collectors are letting theirs go for way higher than usual.

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Sure it’s no Spark, HPI or Minichamps, but I think this little 911 holds its own. As you have undoubtedly noticed, it has some paint chips, misplaced tampos and some imperfections (apparently all iterations of this particular model has that problem) but overall, I know I can’t complain much and it simply makes me happy to have it.

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And when it comes to our collection, happiness outweighs all.

Enjoy the bonus pictures and Viva La LaLD.

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