1972 2.7 RS Replica
I bought this car as a rolling shell in early 1995. It was originally a 1972 2.4E, and as such was built with the oil tank in front of the rear wheel. Painted in a 1993 Porsche colour, Riviera blue, the car came with a 2.7RS engine, fibreglass rear and ducktail spoilers, and about 6 boxes of bits to assemble into a complete car. The 2.7 RS, in its 1973 guise (as opposed to the 1974 impact bumper version) is considered by many to be the best car Porsche have ever made.
The car is light, and runs with over 50 kg of ballast in the Porsche series. The handling and responsiveness of the car, already good is noticeably improved if the lead is removed.
My first race with the car was at Castle Combe, Wiltshire. During 1995/96 seasons I competed in the PCGB championship, but quite a lot of time was dedicated to getting the car sorted out and reliable. The 1996 season came to a premature end at Pembrey when I was involved in an incident with Simon Haughton at Pembrey. We were rounding Honda curve when he went into a spin. I took to the grass on the infield, and was sure I was safe and had made the place, but he finished his spin by reversing into me, rear end first.
During 1997 I raced in Sweden in the PCS series, coming second in class on one occasion. A full season was completed in 1999, and although I did not spend much on the car during 2000, I finished class D champion in the Northern Sports and Saloon series, and 5th in class one in the classic.
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