Restoration of a rare 911

by staff writer JP

In the news as one of the fastest appreciating vehicles and now heading towards the million pound mark, this treasure of a car is a joy to work on

After tracking down the last ever right-hand drive 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 and then purchasing the car. The ‘Trinidad RS’ as it is now known is a highly sought after classic 911 Porsche with a remarkable history. Porsche specialist Autofarm has started work on the restoration.

The car has survived a number of modifications, the tragic murder of its owner and 40 years of Caribbean heat. Now the car is now in the process of being disassembled ready to be meticulously rebuilt and restored.

"The Trinidad RS is an extremely rare car and we’ve the opportunity to restore it"
Mikey Wastie, Managing Director of Autofarm

Mikes goes on to say they are no strangers to working on unusual barn finds. Having been to rescue and restore an incredible 911 Carrera RS Lightweight that had managed to survive the Lebanese civil war in Beirut. The Trinidad RS looks set to be an equally exciting restoration.

Obviously being the last right-hand drive Carrera RS to be produced, this car has generated quite a buzz. Mike’s had a great deal of interest from potential buyers… Someone who would appreciate the heritage of the car. And who would have the right vision for how this car could continue its life in the future.

The Trinidad RS is about to start an exciting new chapter of its story. Mike’s ambition is to unite this extraordinary Porsche with who [they] believe will be the perfect owner. And will be working closely with them to rebuild and rejuvenate this car and prepare it for the next stage of its life.

Autofarm will be creating a series of behind the scenes videos in 2018 to document the restoration process. They are sharing discoveries about the car and its provenance as they are unearthed. Available to view now on the Autofarm Youtube channel. Videos include the breakdown, rebuild, restoration and reveal of this fascinating Trinidad RS.