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Makellos Classics 1973 Porsche 2.7 RS Hot Rod

Jeff Glucker April 4, 2018 Cars You Should Know, Featured 4 Comments

There’s a small Porsche shop down in Escondido, CA that’s putting together some excellent machines. Case in point is this 1973 Porsche 911 that’s been given a 2.7 RS treatment. In fact, Makellos has taken things a bit further and turned this old Porsche into a 2.7 RS Hot Rod.

In the tail, the 2.7-liter flat-6 engine breathes through a carburetor setup and feeds 220 horsepower through a short-ratio gearbox and short-shift kit. Up front, a set of Lockheed cross-drilled brakes haul in any speed effortlessly. Keeping the car planted is a set of Koni shocks along with upgraded sway bars and bushings.

The flares on the body are real steel RS-style flares and the bumper is an original S piece. Makellos went with perfect period-correct houndstooth buckets in the cabin and a set of lightweight RS door panels as well.

A car like this will set you back nearly $120,000. That’s a far cry from the damn-near million bucks it takes to snag an original 2.7 RS. And the best part is that this one probably drives better, without sacrificing its vintage appeal.

Well done, Makellos.

  • Zentropy

    Great feature piece, Jeff. You get all of the great drives! Envy.

    The sound alone sells it, but the stripes on this car are a bit over-the-top for me. That, and despite it being downright heretical to say around the Porsche faithful, I’ve never, ever, liked the RS ducktail. I much prefer the smooth lines of a wingless, spoiler-less deck lid, even if it means the ass end may be more likely to go sideways. I guess it’s tough to create a 2.7 RS tribute without it, though.

    • Sjalabais

      Agreed, that ducktail is always a bit like wrongly assembled IKEA furniture.

      “Makellos” btw is also the German word for fault free. Not sure if that is intended here though.

  • is this a music video or a hot car vid?
    I hate car vids combined with music, one or
    the other man!

    • casho2015

      Agreed. Stopped the vid after a minute. Can’t hear the engine properly!