1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR IROC

Pablo Escobar’s 1974 Porsche 911 Not Sold

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It’s been 11 years, since the very rare 1974 Porsche 911 have been restored to its original glory. In a bid to find a new home for the supercar, online auction house, Collecting cars put it up at a starting price of $850,000 which ended up not being sold to any bidder, this actually would be the second time this year it’s been put in the market, the 1974 Porsche 911 had $2.2 million price tag. Could it be that there’s a bad omen around the car after being driven by Pablo Escobar before his death, nevertheless it would have found its way to my unbuilt garage.

The supercar itself is a legend, only 15 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR IROC were produced, making it so rare. First owned by Roger Penske who gave the car to two time F1 driver Emerson Fittipaldi to race in International Race Of Champions that would include all 15 Porsches, Emerson Fattipaldi qualified Pole position taking seventh place at Riverside in California, October 1973. John Tunstall then bought the Porsche to race in the American endurance races including 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 hours of Sebring.

Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC has under its hood 3.0L “light butterfly” flat-six racing engine mated to 5-speed dual transmission gearbox cranking out 316hp reaching 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds. John Tunstall sold the classic car to Pablo Escobar who raced it in Columbia after changing the Porsche 911 body to Porsche 935. The classic car remain in Pablo’s garage until his death in 1993.

The classic car found its way back to USA and in hands of the first owner, Roger Penske, a 15-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. In 2007, the race car was restored back to it’s former glory by RennGruppe Motosports of Lexington, North Carolina which took 3 years to complete, finished matte black headlights, large rear spoiler, Fuch alloy wheels, external fire extinguisher.

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