1971 PORSCHE 911 2.5ST – M491 (Race Version)
This is one of the most original examples of an M491 ST and is supported with a fully documented ownership/race history. ‘0721’ was supplied by the Factory in early 1971 to an Italian racing driver Count Girolamo Capra, ordered to M491 Race Specification. According to factory records thus is one of the very first ST’s supplied with a 2.5 engine.
Chassis No: 911 130 0721 (M491) race specification.
Engine Type: 911/73 (2.5 Litre Short Stroke, Race Spec with High Butterfly MFI). Gearbox Type: 915 (5-speed)
Colour: Light Ivory (111)
Power: 275 BHP @8000 rpm
Weight: 960 kg
We were tasked with adding an original Werks ST to a collection we have carefully curated for a client over a 3-year period. The brief was to source an original/unrestored M491 car with race provenance and a fully documented history….12 months and 6 ST’s later we found the perfect match, 911 130 0721 one of the most original examples of an M491 ST.
The car was raced principally in Italy and was active between mid 1971 and 1975. The most significant races entered were the 1971 Coppa lntereuropa at Monza and the 1972 and 1973 Targa Florio’s. The Targa Florio was the most famous road race of its time and had similar status to the Le Mans 24 hours and the Nürburgring and Monza 1000kms races.
‘0721’ is currently presented in its famous class winning Targa Florio livery with original sponsors decals and race number. Interestingly the car campaigned on a set of Gold PAG Campagnolo wheels which Capra ran on the car at the Targa Florio in 1972 and 1973
Period Race Pictures
In 1973, ‘0721’ scored its most significant result, finishing 1st in class in the 57th Targa Florio. In addition to these major international events, ‘ 0721’ also successfully competed in a large number of Italian races, hill climbs and rallies.
1974 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 3.0 RS (RHD)
Only five RHD versions of the stunning Carrera 3.0 RS were delivered new to the UK in 1974. These cars form an exclusive part of a total of just 54 Carrera 3.0 RS Coupes built by the factory and which homologated a further-developed RS for the 1974 model year ‘G-Series’ body enabling development of the Group 4 3.0 RSR.
Chassis No: 911 460 9097
Engine Type: 911/77 2993cc No: 684 0116
Gearbox Type: 915 (5-speed)
Colour: Guards Red
Power: 230 BHP @6200 RPM
Top Speed: 148 MPH
Weight: 1,095 kg
We sourced Chassis No: 911 460 9097 from Australia to compliment a collection of Werks factory race cars we were building for a UK collector. This particular car was one of the original 5 UK cars and was purchased from AFN by Rallyman Jack Toordoff (JCT 600) on the 18th June 1974. Jack put the car through its paces on a several tarmac events, racing the car on the JCT 600 registration. This well know car has been connected to a number of UK Porsche specialist during its life including Paul Micheals, Pat Jennings and Josh Sadler before leaving for Australia via Hong Kong. In 2006 we purchased the car from and returned the car to the UK.
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Period Race Pictures
The 3.0 RS was road legal and fitted with a 2933cc (type 911/77) 230hp single-plug engine, which was perfectly suited to either road use or for Group 4 competition and rallies. As with the 2.7 Carrera RS, its 3.0-litre successor was lightened by the use of thin-gauge steel, simplified interior with lightweight equipment and fibreglass front and rear bumpers, engine and bonnet lids. The steel front wings were widened to accommodate 8-inch-wide Fuchs 5-stud alloy wheels at the front and 11-inch rims at the rear, whilst for circuit use, 9-inch front and 14-inch rear rims could be fitted. Porsche 917 brake callipers were also fitted all round as standard equipment on the Carrera 3.0 RS, which completed the package.
1972 PORSCHE 911 2.5 ST M491 WERKS CAR
One of the original twenty-one genuine factory built (M491) Porsche 911 2.5 ST’s built by Porsche in 1972. The car was delivered new via MAHAG in Munich to the well-known Bavarian racing driver Anton (Toni) Fischhaber and was the 1972 and 1974 European Hill Climb Championship winning car.
Chassis No: 911 230 1195 (M491) race specification.
Engine Type: 911/70 2494cc No: 662 20 39
Gearbox Type: 915 (5-speed) no: 712 00 26
Colour: Light Yellow (117)
Green tinted glass (M568)
Power: 270 BHP @8000 RPM
Weight: 960 kg
We found this amazing Werks ST in a small garage in Switzerland back in 2006. She was looking pretty unloved, the body had been converted mimic a 1974 Carrera 3.0 RSR back in the 80’s and was missing its original engine. We sourced a period correct engine from Germany and undertook a multi-year, full restoration to precisely the original specification which it left the Factory in April 1972.
911 230 1195 – Period Race Pictures
1970 PORSCHE 914/6 GT WERKS SUPPLIED: (Test Development Version)
We have recently acquired one of the earliest Porsche 914/6 GT Werks test cars. Chassis number 0137 is a genuine 1970 matching numbers car first owned by Eigenbedarfsfahrzeug der (In-House Vehicle of) Porsche AG.
Chassis No: 914 143 0137 (M491) Test Development Version
Engine Type: 901/26 1991cc No: 6400001
Reutter Body No: 131 01143
Colour: Signal Orange
Werks Number: 914/55
Power: 210 BHP @8000 RPM
Weight: 840 kg
1ST OWNER – Dealer Eigenbedarfsfahrzeug der (In-House Vehicle of) Porsche AG with the Internal Werks number 914-55 (this is recorded on an old Dyno Label in the L/H Door Shut. The Porsche record card shows this car being without engine and Versuch (experimental).
The following 3 Factory Werks cars were used on the Monte-Carlo Rally. They too are also marked as ‘without engine’ and ‘experimental; 914-56 (914 143 0139), 914-57 (914 143 0140) and 914-58 (914 143 0141).
1973 PORSCHE 2.8 RSR M491
Chassis No: 911 360 0760 (M491)
Engine Type: 911/75 2808cc No: 693 0159
Gearbox Type: 915 (5-speed Type 915 with 80% Limited Slip and Oil Cooling) No: 830752
Colour: Signal Yellow
Top Speed: 287 Km/h
Power: 300 BHP @ 8000 RPM
Weight: 900 kg