Paul Walker’s 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Headed to Auction
This month, the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 that was previously owned by actor Paul Walker and featured in […]
This month, the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 that was previously owned by actor Paul Walker and featured in Fast and Furious will be sold at auction. It is generally agreed upon that the Carrera RS 2.7 is one of the most collectible 911s ever produced.
When Porsche was confronted with a significant amount of demand, the initial production run of 500 was increased. Given the history of the car’s previous owner, it is anticipated that there will be a significant amount of interest in the vehicle when it is offered up for sale at the next Mecum auction in Monterey.
From a one-of-12 1934 Packard Custom Convertible Sedan to a 2012 Ferrari LaFerrari Prototype MP1, the list of gorgeous automobiles will be auctioned off at the 2022 Monterey Car Week next month is full of possibilities that will turn heads. The auction will take place in August. However, if you are a fan of The Fast and the Furious movies, there is one car in particular that you will want to have in your garage: a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 that Paul Walker formerly owned.
It was intended to have a total production run of 500 units. However, because to increased demand, that quantity increased to the previously reported amount of 1580, and as a result, the RS became qualified for Group 4 racing as well.
It has a 2.7-liter flat-six engine that is air-cooled and produces 157 kW and 255 Nm of torque.
The engine combines a manual transmission with five gears and a limited-slip differential, enabling the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in under 5.6 seconds.
Walker was a leading actor in the action film series until 2013 when he was killed in a car accident that included another Porsche, a Carrera GT that Walker had only recently acquired.
During his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2011, Walker, a car enthusiast through and through, discussed how he purchased a vehicle he discovered to be available for sale online. When Walker agreed to buy the automobile, he wasn’t even sure whether it operated. However, the Mecum Auctions staff can sell the car in great condition now that it has been repaired and honed to a level that Walker would have enjoyed.
Because the 911 RS 2.7 was used for competition on the track beginning in 1972, the model has a legacy of having been driven at breakneck speeds. Because the vehicle performed so well on the track, Porsche decided to expand the number of RS 2.7 units it would produce from the initially planned 500 to a total of 1580 automobiles. The FIA papers and a Porsche certificate of authenticity are included with Walker’s vehicle purchase.
The outside of Walker’s 911 RS 2.7 is yellow, embellished with black highlights such as the Carrera livery on the sides of the vehicle, as well as chrome trim on the windows and the headlights. Jerry Woods Enterprises was responsible for the restoration work that was done to the powertrain, which included the drivetrain and the suspension.
The powertrain is driven by a flat-six-cylinder engine that has a displacement of 2.7 litres and generates 210 horsepower. When using a five-speed manual gearbox, a tachometer that reads 8000 rpm might be utilised to help determine when to swap gears. The odometer is now showing 93,774 kilometers traveled at this time (58,268 miles).
Autobahn Interiors was responsible for the makeover of the car’s black inside. They provided the 911 black-and-white sport bucket seats and kept the rest of the interior appearing clean and uncluttered by using gauges manufactured by VDO. In order to stay true to the design of the original 911, the redesigned model contains steel body panels that are thinner than those found on a conventional 911 and lighter and thinner windows. A lightweight ducktail spoiler and a fibreglass rear deck are also included in the list of elements that help save weight.
The terrible death of the actor occurred in 2013 in an accident in Santa Clarita, California, when the Carrera GT he was traveling in collided with a tree. Fans treasure his work many years after his death, ensuring that his legacy will live on. Others, however, have questioned Walker’s propriety because he allegedly had a connection with a girl who was 16 years old while he was 33 years old.