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1973 Porsche 911RS Touring

VIN# 9113601551

Chartreuse with black leatherette 


Factory Options; Touring (472), Limited Slip Differential (220), Head Restraints (258)


This 1973 Porsche 911RS Touring was originally built in July 1973 and delivered to Italy where it was immediately repainted black by a Porsche dealership. The car remained black until the current owner commissioned a complete Concours rotisserie restoration and we restored it back to its original factory color, Chartreuse in 2021. The car now resides in his collection in San Diego, California. 


We started our restoration process by documenting the entire car, photographing and cataloging every original detail, material, screw, and hose clamp. Since the car had never been restored and only repainted by a Porsche dealer in 1973, it was important to establish a baseline for our restoration. Following this, we slowly disassembled the car, organizing and cataloging all parts. Next, we removed the doors, hood, and deck lid and sent those to be acid dipped. We then slowly sanded the entire body being sure to preserve the original undercoating as it was in nearly perfect condition. The car was affixed to our Celette and some minor rust repair was performed as well as gapping the doors, deck lid, and hood. The car was then sent to our body shop where it was prepped further for paint. Single-stage Glasurit paint was applied. Many weeks later, once the paint had cured completely, we started installing period-correct carpet, being sure to keep the original rubber floor and rear seat sound deadening. Most of the original parts were refurbished and reinstalled. We even sourced a lightly used period correct Sigla front windshield as the original one was pitted. If the original parts on the car were not useable we would source original period correct parts from our vast inventory or from our contacts around the world. All hardware was sandblasted and either gold zinc-plated or silver zinc plated. The brightwork was carefully repaired if necessary and sent to our trusted metal finishing expert. All the original glass was carefully polished, being sure to remove any scratches. The entire electrical system was completely disassembled, repaired, and tested before being reinstalled. The aluminum engine case was sent to Competition Engineering where it was machined. Our in-house specialist rebuilt the engine to correct factory specifications using new original equipment parts. After final assembly, we test drove the car extensively to make sure everything worked properly and a proper engine break-in procedure was followed.