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Thread: 1973 RSR Vin verification

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    1973 RSR Vin verification

    Greetings fellow Porsche family members. I am new to your site and from Australia, seeking help to discover the true history of a recent purchase, not my first Porsche, but certainly the one with some mystery attached. It is a March 1973 build, but currently upgraded to a 1974 short bonnet RS look. The Vin suggests it is at least the body of a 1973 RSR, #9113600847, however, I believe a vehicle with the same Vin was enter in the Monterey Motorsport Reunion in 2013. Anyone with any knowledge or suggestions as to how I can verify the true identity please let me know or post comments which may assist.
    Regards, Vic

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    There are several people live in Aus who I would respect on their knowledge of RS maybe they can help as something like that might require in in the metal inspection as not always possible to see details even if you were to post photos

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    I can help with leads and original information, but we need to be able to email each other. You have enabled neither PM's nor email yet. You will not be able to send PM's until you have 10 posts. But you may be able to email me by clicking on my username and choosing email. Dave
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    Some photos would help,what about the production number on the dash.
    Lots of details on a rsr

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    any idea who the first owner was ?

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    I referred to the RS book and looked up the options to see if that might give a clue as what to look for on the body. #847 came with only one option, #220, limited slip diff. So not much help. There are still RS/RSR modifications to the body shell you can look for. All the RS and RSR cars have the reinforcement on the rear tunnel where the opening is to connect the transmission to the shift shaft. THe RSR has many more places to look.

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    Is the car listed in the RS book as a 491

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    As a matter of fact it did not I don't believe. I'll have to double check.

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    I just checked Starkey's book R to RSR and 847 was a real RSR with a lot of documented history.

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    Yes, RS book says 491

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