If you’re looking for an amazing Porsche 911 from the Eighties, then this has to be it.
With its turbo-bodied looks, the Supersport Coupe is a very sought-after car, with values having risen significantly over the past few years – but this matching-numbers Supersport is something very special!
Having been purchased by a renowned Porsche specialist to be used as his own car and as a showpiece for the business, the car was subject to a total nut and bolt rebuild. Within the process, it was decided to modify the car to create an accurate RSR Evocation, but with reliable mechanicals for everyday use – while also losing 300lbs of weight.
Unlike other evocations, being a Supersport, this car benefits from the enviable Steel wide arches that are original to the car.
The car was sent to a marque specialist for the bodywork where the brief was to produce the perfect shell – removing every sign of corrosion and damage to ensure the very best basis for the build, and was jigged for perfect alignment.
In the meantime, every component on the car was stripped, inspected and overhauled, including the gearbox and the engine, which was rebuilt to standard Carrera 3.2 Motronic specification – ensuring ultimate reliability while outputting an estimated 240bhp.
The car presents beautifully and must be seen to be appreciated. The way it drives (and stops) is sublime, and is testament to the quality and attention to detail that has been lavished on the car.
The car features a fully operational oil cooler in the front bumper as per the RSR it evokes.
It has a lightweight ducktail and bonnet, bonnet fuelling, original Fuchs alloys, Sports exhaust, half roll cage, RSR front and rear bumpers, RSR door cards, Recaro Pole Position SPG seats, Sparco 4-point harnesses, a Wevo gear selector, twin outlet sports exhaust, RSR mirrors, Bilstein shocks all round, Yokohama A048 tyres, Turbo brakes and trailing arms, and much, much more.
The whole build process was documented with photos and this information is now presented in a 32 page hard-back book which is bound in leather. Included within the book is a statement of all the work undertaken and is signed by the Porsche Specialist who built the car.
Having covered only 5,000 miles since its build, this car is simply fantastic, and is great fun to drive.
To create a car of this calibre today would cost around £100k (if you can find a suitable donor car!), and therefore represents excellent value.
For the purists, this car can easily be returned to standard Supersport spec’ if required.