• 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS Lightweight
SOLD | 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS Lightweight Chassis no. 911 360 0516
  1. Home
  2. Car
  3. 1973 Porsche 911 2 7 Carrera Rs Lightweight 0

To get updates

Please fill in your full name and email address to receive the latest news about Girardo & Co.

If you would like to be removed from our email mailing list please contact us at info@girardo.com

Chassis No
Number 65 of only 200 original factory M471 ‘Lightweight’
Extra Information
Finished in its original Grand Prix White and Blue
Previous Owners
Possibly the lightest of all ‘Lightweights’, specified new with no options
Previous Residence
Superb-condition, ‘numbers-matching’ example
Detailed and extensive history file documenting the cars restoration, including its Porsche COA

SOLD | 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS Lightweight

Chassis no. 911 360 0516
Engine no. 6630525

The Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS ‘Lightweight’:

The 911 2.7 Carrera RS was built for one purpose, to allow Porsche to compete in motor racing. Motorsport homologation requirements dictated that 500 units needed to be produced, however in October 1972 at the Paris Auto Salon, the cars official introduction, Porsche sold out and a further 500 were given the green-light. Ultimately, Porsche would manufacture 1,580 examples before the end of 1973, with the vast majority being standard ‘Touring’ models.

There were predominantly 2 variants of 2.7 Carrera RS, a ‘Touring’ or ‘Lightweight’ specification, although Porsche did also produce two further models, a RSH homologation special, and the RSR race car.

1,308 Carrera RS units were specified from new with the M472 ‘Touring’ package, however only 200 examples were specified from new with the M471 ‘Lightweight’ option which featured thinner gauge steel for the wings, doors and roof panel in conjunction with thinner and lighter clear glass from the Belgian firm Glaverbel. The lightweight cars also benefited from no sound insulation, no rear folding seats, no sun visor, no dashboard clock, radio or glovebox door, they really were focussed machines. The list of differences continues with the ‘Lightweights’ also being fitted with racing seats, no power windows, fibreglass bumpers, no decorative chrome strip along the length of the sill, no rear opening windows, and the substitution of a sicker in place of the Porsche crest on the bonnet.


This ‘Lightweight’:

According to its Certificate of Authenticity, this Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS ‘Lightweight’ completed production on the 24 January 1973 and was sold new through Porsche Switzerland. This car was finished in Grand Prix White/Blue with black leatherette and perforated seat inlays, a specification it retains to this day. Interestingly, this is possibly the lightest of all ‘Lightweights’ as it was specified with no options from new.

The first owner was Mr Jacques Durst of Switzerland who maintained ownership for over four and a half years before selling the car to George Suremann, a resident of Wallisellen, near Zürich. The third owner, Mr Hug, is believed to have upgraded the engine to a 3.1 litre Turbo unit, also replacing the front and rear spoilers. It is understood he was keen to participate in some amateur races, although was diligent enough to keep the original components, including the engine, safely stored. There are no records suggesting that Mr Hug did compete with this car, nor did he register the upgrades with the strict Swiss authorities. Also, during Mr Hug’s ownership, in September 1973, he had the car pass its Swiss MOT, at which time it was displaying 56,233 kms.

Norman Grimshaw was the cars next owner, purchasing it through Garage Albert Ulrich in Dubendorf and exporting it to the UK in January 1988. During his extensive and detailed research, the current owner reached out to Norman Grimshaw who confirmed his ownership and the complete originality of the car, including the shell. Grimshaw also confirmed that the original engine and gearbox remained in storage with him during his ownership, until 1998 when he sold the car to its 5th owner.

Russell Edmunds was the next custodian, taking ownership from Grimshaw in 1998, storing the car until 2002 before commissioning a complete and extensive bare-shell restoration by marque specialists B.S Motorsport, at which time the original engine was refitted. This extensive restoration is fully documented in the impressive history file which accompanies this ‘Lightweight’. This restoration was completed over a six-year period, ending in June 2008 with the car being MOT’d in July at which time it was displaying 64,033 kms, only 8,000 kms more than when MOT’d in Switzerland, some 25 years earlier!

In October 2013, this car was purchased by Loris Dullaart in Holland who had the car inspected in the UK by Porsche centre Dick Lovett in Swindon. Mr Dullaart is the nephew of the owner of the Porsche centre Neudsen Netherlands and kept the car for a couple of years before the current owner obtained it.

Since purchasing the car, the current owner has returned it to the UK, and in April 2015 had the car inspected by Renn Sport Classics Ltd who completed a VIN-print certificate of image capture, confirming both the chassis and engine number stampings and production number in the dashboard to be correct and original. Later, in December 2016 the current owner received the cars Certificate of Authenticity, confirming delivery specification.

Being one of only 200 ‘Lightweight’ specification 911 2.7 RS’, complete with tool kit, original documentation and an extensive history file, this 911 offers a rare opportunity to add one of the most iconic 1970’s sports cars to your collection.


Price upon request



Two owners from new, single owner from 1973 to 2007 Sold 1972 Ferrari 246 Dino GT
1972 Ferrari 246 Dino GT
The first Scuderia Ferrari F1 car driven by the most successful F1 World Champion, Michael Schumacher, Driven by Michael Schumacher at Fiorano and Estoril Sold 1995 Ferrari 412 T2
1995 Ferrari 412 T2
Originally owned by the Lamborghini Factory and only two owners from new Sold 2000 Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0
2000 Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0
The one and only Ferrari 250 GTE used by Rome’s Police from 1963 to 1968, Ferrari Classiche Certified, fully matching numbers Sold 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 PoliziaVideo
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Polizia
Finished in its original menacing colour combination, Nero Tenebra over Nero leather Sold 1985 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QVUnder Offer
1985 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV
Registered to Ferrari SpA in 1983, One of only 4 Group B-specification 308 GTB’s built by Michelotto, and one of only 3 to feature the ultimate 4-valve Ferrari engine, Michelotto Build Number 13 Sold 1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Michelotto Group B
1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Michelotto Group B
One of only 12 McLaren M8F’s built, Competed in the 1972 and 1973 Interserie Championship, Delivered new to Team VDS for the Interserie Championship Sold 1972 McLaren M8F
1972 McLaren M8F
World Endurance Champion in 1980 and 1981, The first works Lancia to race at Le Mans since the Aurelia Sold 1981 Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo Group V
1981 Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo Group V
Presented in beautiful restored condition, One of only 278 356 B Carrera 2 Coupés produced, One of approximately only 30 examples fitted with the optional electric sunroof Sold 1963 Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 Coupé by Reutter
1963 Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 Coupé by Reutter
Two Italian owners from new, Ferrari Classiche certified and fully matching numbers throughout, Fresh from a full rebuild by Official Ferrari Service Centre Autofficina Bonini Carlo Srl Sold 1996 Ferrari F50
1996 Ferrari F50
One of only 70 examples ever produced, Engine upgrade to 4.2-litre specification by Aston Martin specialist RS Williams Sold 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible
One owner and less than 2,500 kilometres from new, Still accompanied by its original Certificate of Origin, letter from Luca di Montezemolo, images from production, owner’s manuals, warranty booklet and pouch, spare key, model, toolkit and Schedoni carbon fibre briefcase, car cover and battery charger Sold 2005 Ferrari Enzo
2005 Ferrari Enzo
Works Lancia Martini Racing entrant in the 1983 & 1984 FIA World Sportscar Championship, Works Lancia Martini racing entrant in the 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours Sold 1983 Lancia LC2 Group C
1983 Lancia LC2 Group C
1982 Le Mans 24 Hours Lancia Martini Racing Works entrant, Winner of the 1982 Nurburgring 1000 KM Sold 1982 Lancia LC1 Group VIVideo
1982 Lancia LC1 Group VI
Three times Le Mans 24 Hours, and World Sportscar Championship competitor, The first of only seven Lola T296 built, Highly eligible, including Le Mans Classic and the Peter Auto Classic Endurance Racing 2 Sold 1976 Lola T296
1976 Lola T296