Wow. You’re looking at a million pound car, available at a tenth of the price. This 911’s in-your-face style is that of a 1970s legend, recreated through the obsession of a Porsche collector. He longed for a 911 RSR as used in the American International Race of Champions series. IROC, as it was known, put top drivers into identical, highly modified Porsche 911 RSRs. A million pounds is the least you'd need to buy a surviving example today. The ready-to-race 911 you see here is in every possible way identical, just a little easier on the pocket.
A no-expense-spared build begin with a RHD non-sunroof 1979 Porsche 911 SC. The conversion took 11 years to complete, a labour of love that began in 2007. The detailing of this 911 RSR is impressive. The fuel filler was relocated to the centre of the front bonnet, as on the race cars. Wheels are correct Braid Comp RSR, shod with Premium Michelin TB5R+ tyres. At the rear is a 3.2 litre flat six, taken from a 911 Supersport and upgraded for power to match the car's looks.
The period correct Mexico Blue colour way, complete with authentic decals, demands rather than catches the eye. An IROC whale tail rear spoiler teamed with bulging wheel arches signals aggressive intent. The look is identical to the 911s driven by Formula One stars such as Emerson Fittipaldi, Peter Revson and Denny Hulme - along with drivers from other disciplines – in the original IROC series.
Open the door to the stripped-back interior – no heater, radio or glove box here – and two ST bucket seats fitted with five point Sabelt harnesses welcome you, along with a full OMP roll cage and – a nice touch – an original 1974 "Jackie Stewart" Momo steering wheel.
The question might be what you would do with such a piece of automotive jewellery. "Just look at it," might be an entirely appropriate answer, until that is you fired it up and heard that rasping howl, through a custom Inconel exhaust system. Then you'd be rushing off to book that track day. Until then, think of it as one very loud artwork.
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