Porsche 911RSR 2.8 (1973 Daytona 24 Hours Winner) - 1:18 Scale Model Car by Amalgam
The 1973 running of the 24 Hours of Daytona saw the birth of several legends simultaneously. It was in this running of the Florida endurance classic that the great Hurley Haywood would score the first of his five Daytona victories, and it was also in 1973 that a car bearing the now-iconic colors of Brumos Porsche would first sit in the winner's circle. That car, the Porsche 911RSR 2.8, would become the first production-based sports car to take overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona. The RSR represented an important step in the history of the 911, as it was the first example of the model to be developed exclusively as a race car (rather than a homologated road car). Visually distinct from roadgoing 911s, the RSR featured enormous flared fenders and a unique fiberglass front bumper that housed an external oil cooler, as well as race-focused suspension settings and brakes based on those of the 917. Together, these advancements made for a formidable racing machine; at the car's first appearance in the 1973 24 Hours of Daytona, Haywood and co-driver Peter Gregg cruised to an easy win, finishing a crushing 22 laps ahead of the 2nd-place Ferrari.
Though the RSR that Haywood and Gregg took to victory at Daytona in 1973 no longer exists, the Amalgam Collection's 1:18-scale resin replica serves to commemorate this important piece of Porsche history. Created based on a wealth of historic photographs, as well as with CAD data supplied by Porsche themselves, the 911RSR 2.8 is faithful in every detail. Fine touches abound, from the intricately hewn metal oil intake to the delicate external kill switch, and as can be expected from the masters at Amalgam, the RSR's complex exterior shape has been recreated to perfection.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:18 scale (approximately ten inches in length). Resin body, features no opening parts. Fixed-position steering. Includes acrylic dust cover, polished black acrylic display base with engraved i.d. plaque, certificate of authenticity and luxury black carrying box.
PERFECT FOR: Serious Porsche enthusiasts. Collectors of vintage racing models who demand the very highest levels of accuracy and detail.
NOTE: All Amalgam Collection 1:18-scale models are subject to a $45 U.S. shipping and handling fee. Please contact us for international shipping rates.
Model offered is an unsigned edition. For inquiries regarding the Hurley Haywood-autographed edition of this model, please contact us.