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Mexico Blue | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 3.2 litre Flat Six | 23,095 kms | SOLD
Just starting up this specially built motor is an experience in itself. The feedback from the steering wheel is spine tingling and shifting up through the gears feels like winning the Soccer world cup. But then when you press the accelerator pedal all the way down, the explosion that comes out of the engine, through the cabin, through the driver’s seat and then out the tuned exhaust system releases every single amount of excitement and passion you have ever had for sport cars, from inside of you.
In 1974, the International Race of Champions (IROC) was created. The concept was to have 12 drivers from different driving disciplines race identical cars to see who was the best. The first series was done using 1974 Porsche 911RSR's specifically designed for the purpose.
15 cars were made, 12 for the drivers and 3 spares. The drivers were: Mark Donohue, Peter Revson, Bobby Unser, David Pearson, Richard Petty, AJ Foyt, Emerson Fittipaldi, George Follmer, Dennis Hulme, Bobby Allison, Gordon Johncock, and Roger McClusky.
Each car was painted in a unique color, to take advantage of the fairly new color TVs in people's homes.
Starting life as a 1976 Australian-delivered 911 SC, the dream became a reality over 10 years ago, to build a very special race machine inspired by one of the best purpose-built sports cars in the world. Painted in the unique Mexico Blue, which George Follmer ran in the IROC series, the bare-shell assembly took a very careful 5 months by PR Technology to '74 IROC RSR specifications.
Firstly fitted with a new 400hp 3.8-litre engine, the car was used for motorsport and track day events while being kept in stunning condition.
Years later, it underwent a second full body restoration by Auto Coupe, bringing it back to a more road-going focus but still keeping its true identity as a race car.
A 3.2-litre 73/74 RSR spec motor is fitted. This has been built by Jerry Woods at JWE MotorSports in San Jose and is based on a '76 short-stroke 930 turbo case and crankshaft, putting out 350 horsepower. Also inside the engine bay is the slide-valve mechanical fuel injection fed by the period-correct high-velocity stacks, making the cost of the engine alone around the $150,000 mark.
The Close Ratio 915 gearbox with WEVO gate shifter, internals, and LSD, also built by PR Technology, is retained.
Matching the featured IROC body is a custom RSR coil-over suspension with Bilstein Comps to match Roger Penske's IROC series cars. Being able to handle the aggression of this masterpiece is a series 1 GT3 split-system brake setup.
This near-authentic replica has a road-legal roll cage and is road registered.
Just by viewing this car with your own eyes, you will sense in the air that you have witnessed a very special opportunity.