Imagine having a Porsche 911 at home with which the two-time champion of F1 Emerson Fittipaldi ran in an important race of tourism in the 70s and later belonged to Pablo Escobar. This is the pearl being auctioned on the Collecting Cars online platform until 2 am (GMT) this Friday (8). The price is currently at US$ 850 (about R$ 4,7 million, excluding taxes).
O Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR hit the track for the first time in 1974. That year, Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi drove it on the International Race of Champions (Iroc), an American touring competition that brought together drivers from Formula 1, Nascar and Usac (a category that later gave rise to modern Formula Indy).
Fittipaldi's team owner, Roger Penske, sold the Porsche to driver John Tunstall, who, in turn, passed it on to Pablo Escobar in the 80s. on a 935.
In the early 90's, however, the car returned to the United States, where it had its bodywork original replaced. In 2010, the 911 was restored to factory specifications after four years of work.
According to Collecting Cars, only 15 911 RSR units were built for the Iroc. Equipped with a 3-litre engine, the Porsche piloted by Fittipaldi and adopted by Pablo Escobar comes with a beige-colored rear cover and beige finish, with original decals from the manufacturer and sponsors Goodyear and Champion.
Other special touches include the wide rear wing, matte black headlamp covers, quick exit hood, Fuchs alloy wheels and Spartan cabin with bucket seats and sport harness.
Eleven years after it was restored, the seller says the car remains intact, without significant damage to the body or rust. The internal space, in turn, is in excellent condition, as can be seen from the images posted. The Porsche 11 also won several awards and was exhibited at the Rennsport Reunion IV, in Laguna Seca, in 2011.
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