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Race Car for the Street | 1973 Porsche 2.7 Carrera RS

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The 1973 Porsche 2.7 Carrera RS is the result of automaker’s need of a street car that would allow the automaker to meet homologation rules for the Group 4 Special GT series. It’s a aggressive beauty that sports a ducktail rear spoiler, big brakes, and flared rear fenders. The homologation rules required a 500-car minimum but its popularity resulted in the production of over 1,500 Carrera RS’s in 1973. Of those, none were slated for sale in the United States due to concerns about bumpers, emissions which ultimately resulted in the RS not being certified for importation. Petrolicious looks at a 1973 Carrera RS with serial number 1309, one of four that actually ended up sneaking into the country. Famed race car driver and Porsche distributor Vasek Polek was the original owner. Now, serial number 1309 is in the hands of Mark Haddawy, a LA resident that really enjoys all the RS has to offer still, forty years after it was originally released. “I’ve driven a lot of different sports cars,” says Mark. “There’s something about the RS that’s magical. It’s definitely more than the sum of all of its parts.” Watch the full story in the video below.

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