In the morning, I will be paying for a 1969 Porsche 911 RSR recreation, registration number OPV 192, chassis number 119100305, engine number 6210098.

The 1973 RSR is the wide-body full fat race version of the iconic RS and holds a special place in Porsche history as it was the first homologation of a production car. This RSR recreation has been based on a 1969 911T, which was first registered in September of that year. A comprehensive restoration and recreation has been carried out, with the body stripped of paint and RSR wide metal wheel arches, bumpers and whale tail incorporated into the body. The body was then fully repainted in white and new RSR decals were applied.

The 2.4 litre engine was rebuilt with new pistons and rings, decoked heads, lapped valves, lightweight racing flywheel, triple racing clutch plate and twin triple 38mm carburettors. The running gear incorporated new Bilstein shock absorbers, uprated front brakes with S type calipers and discs, 915 gearbox with quick shift, and the repositioning of the oil cooler to the front fender (a modification which ensures much cooler engine running).

The interior has been stripped of all equipment and superfluous weight and incorporates a fully FIA compliant welded-in roll cage, Cobra bucket seats, four point race harnesses, lightweight door cards with leather door pulls, passenger fire extinguisher and lightweight carpets.

The history file supplied with the car contains photographs and a CD of the restoration in progress, receipts and general information. The subject of many hours of restoration, this RSR recreation should make a brilliant track day car but, unlike a lot of recreations (because of its original 1969 build date) it would make an excellent starting point for an historic FIA group 4 racing car.

Anyone who knows me will know I’ve been looking for an ‘interesting’ 911 for a while. That’s included various 1972 911T’s, a 1968 911 by Magnus Walker and a 1993 964 RS America. Everything up until now has fallen through or not been what it appeared. This car hasn’t been used in a while, so it’ll need reasonable investment to get ready, but it should offer lots of fun for what I want.

I’ll be sure to update this page with progress of the cars recommission, wish me luck.