1973 Porsche 911 RSR: From The Targa Florio Podium To A Particularly Special Warehouse In Zuffenhausen

February 2, 2024 | Enthusiast News, From The Web, Petrolicious.com

Photography by Robb Pritchard
Archival Imagery c/o Porsche AG
Here is a question with hundreds of right answers: What is the ultimate Porsche? The 917? the first generation Cayenne? For a brand that’s often accused of making the same car over and over again, there is certainly plenty to pick from. It’s a question of subjectivity, surely, but with that said there is one man slightly more qualified than most to offer an opinion…
Alexander Klein is the head of the historical car collection at the Porsche museum, a role that includes looking after the priceless fleet of some 625 machines kept in the storeroom at Zuffenhausen. And for him, one example stands out from the rest; the 1973 911 RSR. I went to Stuttgart to find out from the man himself what makes this car so important to the 911 story and the broader history of Porsche in motorsport. 

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