Plaid Clad – 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

It’s alright that some friends and family might not like the bitter chocolate paint or plaid interior. There’s only room for one passenger anyways. And passengers weigh a lot which, given the substantial diet all 911 RSs endured, is an important consideration. This particular 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera RS boasts impeccable condition and is nearly mechanically identical to the iconic 1973 RSs that routinely earn $300,000+ at auction. Out back lies a mechanically fuel injected 2.7 flat six cylinder engine while the chassis displays both the famous RS flares outside and factory installed roll-bar mounting points inside. The car has enjoyed careful ownership since its first purchase and is just one of 123 constructed. And, for better or worse, the 5 mph bumpers the US DOT forced on the automotive world in 1974 have kept the price of these potent 911s far below those of their pre-1974 counterparts. We’ve always loved these cars for their impressive performance and wouldn’t hesitate to enjoy this car in select rallies. Find it for sale here on eBay in Fallbrook, California.


  1. Actually, that’s not an RS at all. It’s a nice Carrera 1976 with MFI, same engine 911/83 with 210 HP, quite rare indeed but nothing to do with the RS 2.7 “F” series or with the RS 3.0 of the “G” series. Let’s stop with this habit of “badging” everything as “RS” and love these beasts for what they are!

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