This highly successful and important Porsche Carrera 3.0 RS is one of only 55 cars built by Porsche to RS specification to meet the demands of homologation requirements.
Completed at the Porsche factory in July 1974 and painted Grand Prix White (R4) with leatherette and black cloth interior, Chassis 911 460 9107 was sold through German Porsche dealer G. Schulz to a Mr Rheinhard Mey.
Following a Class victory on the 1976 Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo in the hands of Guy Fréquelin and guided by Jacques Delaval the 3.0 RS was bought by Parisian, Raymond Touroul owner of French Racing Team; Ecurie R. Touroul and duly road registered 2444 DK 93.
In June 1976, the RS was entered for the 44th edition of the 24 Heures du Mans under the banner of Gérard Méo to be driven by Raymond Touroul and Alain Cudini. Qualifying in 30th place, the duo went on to finish a remarkable 6th place overall.
The RS was spared little time off with three rallies entered for the remainder of the year. In September, the RS went on to take the overall victory on the Rallye Critérium des Cévennes driven by Bernard Béguin and co-driven by Thierry Bonnet. Within a matter of days, Raymond Touroul and Jean-Claude Lefebvre were contesting the Tour de France Automobile as car number 428 sporting Esso sponsorship. The ‘76 season was rounded out with Bernard Béguin and Christian Tilber entering the RS on the Rallye du Var wearing Christine Laure livery.
The first outing in 1977 for ‘911 460 9107’ was the Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo, a distinctive red and white livery was chosen with sponsorship by Sandeman and Eminence. Days later, driven again by Bernard Béguin and Christian Tilber the RS was competing on the Rallye Neige et Glace as car number 2.
In April, driven by Francis Bondil and Alain Brunel the Porsche came 2nd overall on the Rally Jean Behra and a fortnight later Jean-Louis Clarr ran the RS on the Critérium de Touraine as car number 22.
In June, ‘911 460 9107’ wearing sponsorship from Sol Amor made a return to the Circuit de la Sarthe for the 45th running of the 24 Heures du Mans, this time under the entry of Frenchman Christian Gouttepifre with driving duties shared by Gouttepifre, Philippe Malbran and Alain Leroux. Entered as car number 61 the RS lined up 43rd on the grid and finished a very credible 10th overall and 2nd in the Group 4 GT class.
Rallye d’Antibes was next on the calendar for ‘911 460 9107’, this time the pairing of Bondil and Brunel securing 4th place overall running the appropriate sponsorship of champagne house – Lanson.
Touroul was back in the RS for the Rallye Anguille claiming 1st place overall.
Owner Touroul and Jean-Pierre Jarier made the trip for the 6 Heures de Dakar proving to be a formidable combination taking the overall victory and class honours. Some have attributed this success with Jean-Pierre Jarier’s long held association with the Porsche marque.
In 1978, ‘911 460 9107’ was acquired by Frenchman, Francis Roussely and road registered 7365 RR 54. The Tour de France beckoned again in 1979 with the pairing of Jean-Hughes Hazard and Christian Morel as car number 138. With a colour change to blue the RS proved once again to be reliable and competitive with victory in Group 3 and securing 6th place overall.
From 1980 to 1983 the RS was entered in no less than thirty rallies across France highlighting just how robust and desirable this nine-year-old motor sport derived model had become.
In 1984, ownership passed to a Mr Barbier of France for six years before being sold to Stephane Le Jean of Bordeaux, France. Le Jean would prove to be the longest custodian of ‘911 460 9107’ owning the RS for some nineteen years before selling in 2009 to Jana Courte of Germany.
In 2012, ‘911 460 9107’ was stripped back to bare metal and completely restored with the whole process photographically documented. All mechanical components were rebuilt at this time including the original engine. Finished in its original build colour of Grand Prix White (R4) the RS would make its way back to France under new ownership with Pierre Asso of Nice.
In 2015, ‘911 460 9107’ was entered for the Tour Auto Optic 2000 to be driven by Christophe Van Riet and co-driver Kristoffer Cartenian. The 3.0 RS proved to be reliable and competitive with the pairing claiming victory in Class H. The pair also contested the Modena Cento Ore in the same year and again won their class.
The current owner acquired the Porsche in 2017 and has successfully raced the RS at events such as Le Mans Classic and Spa Classic with Peter Auto’s CER 1 grid. During the current ownership the RS has been prepared and cared for by Belgian racing squad Gipimotor and is very well turned out.
Currently fitted with a spare ‘racing’ engine (the original engine is assembled and will be included with the RS), ‘911 460 9107’ has a valid FIA Historic Technical Passport (HTP) and is accompanied by two spare sets of wheels.
There are numerous files documenting the history of ‘911 460 9107’; restoration records, race entries and results, hundreds of period photos, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity – confirming main component numbers, inspection reports and various titles and ownership changes confirming the Porsche’s continuous ownership.
Without doubt, ‘911 460 9107’ is one of the most important and successful examples of the 3.0 RS model and is offered today in fully race ready form.
Photo Credit: Riiko-Andre Nuud, Riiko Photo