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1967 Porsche 911 R

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1967 Porsche 911R Prototype VIN: 307670 This 911R Prototype is one of the most significant Porsches ever built. It marks the beginning of a 911 racing dynasty that would span decades and include multiple wins at Le Mans, Sebring, and Daytona. In 1967, Porsche pulled four examples of their new 911S off of the production line and set about making racecars out of them. The 911R was born. These four prototypes, known now as R1, R2, R3, and R4, were to be the beginning of the homologation of a 911 racecar. In fact, after the prototypes only 20 production versions would ever be made. It would not be until the 1973 911 Carrera RS that the homologated 911 racecar would take the world by storm. The 911R initial purpose was to demonstrate how much weight could be extracted from a production vehicle. While the production 911S weighed in around 2300lbs the R came in just over 1800 lbs. This was achieved by the fitting of GFK lightweight fiberglass doors, front and rear decklid, and bumpers. Aluminum hinges were used on the decklids and doors. Thinner steel was used throughout the body. There was no undercoating or sound proofing. Plexi window were used with manual pull straps. It was the ultim

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1967 porsche 911 r yellow 1800cc lightweight manual restored fast german rwd sportscar petrol coupe 2-plus-2 2wd

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  • Ad ID
    285943
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Porsche > 911
  • Derivative
    R
  • Year
    1967
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