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25 July 2014

The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD
The ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France<br />1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD

THIS CAR IS NOW SOLDThe ex-Ecurie Sonauto - 1973 Tour de France
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight - M471 LHD

Chassis #911 360 1083

We are delighted to offer for sale this highly significant Carrera RS Lightweight - the ex-Sonauto team car, raced on the 1973 Tour de France by Francis Roussely and Jean Francois Grobot.

Manufactured by Porsche in early 1973, this original matching-numbers, LHD, 2.7 Carrera RS was built to M471 – Lightweight specification, finished in Light Yellow (code 626211) and fitted with limited-slip differential (220). It was then supplied directly to Sonauto, Paris in May 1973.

Sonauto, being a wholly owned subsidiary of Porsche, entered competition as Ecurie Sonauto (Race Team) and utilised a total of six different competition prepared Porsche 911s as they became available during the late 1960’s and early 1970s: A 911R, 911 T/R, 911 ST, 911 2.7RS (911 360 1083), 911 2.8 RSR, and 911 3.0 RS.

This genuine Carrera RS Lightweight, with extensive period competition history, remarkably still retains its original factory-installed and numbers-matching Type 911/83 engine no: 6631045.

The car comes with a Porsche certificate of identity. A recent inspection report carried out by Jürgen Barth confirming its authenticity, and an agreed insurance valuation and inspection report by noted French historian Jean Pierre Cornu, both prepared for the last owner, none other than 12 times Le Mans 24hr and ex-Sonauto driver - Guy Chasseuil.

This extremely rare and interesting Lightweight Carrera RS, is available immediatley, offered in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition and can be road registered within the EU.

Competition history of chassis # 911 360 1083

(1973 - First Registration in France (6200 RA 54) in the name of Francis Roussley)
DateEventResultDriver
1973(Race) Hill-climb de Belleau (F)J. F. Grobot
2-3 June 1973(Rallye) Rallye du Touquet (F)1st OverallF. Roussely
14-24 September 1973(Rallye) Tour de France (F) No 76F. Roussely / J. F. Grobot
9 March 1974(Rallye) Ronde de lÁisne (F)1st Overall and 1st Group 3F. Roussely / J. F. Grobot
31 March 1974(Rallye) Ronde de Touraine (F)2nd Overall and 1st Group 3F. Roussely / J. F. Grobot


(Second Registration on 07.05.1974 (472 EV 90) in the name of Jean Louis Phillippe)

DateEventResultDriver
1974(Rallye) Ronde de Vosges (F)3rd Overall and 2nd Group 3J. L. Philippe
2 June 1974(Race) Hill Climb Vosges (F)1st Group 3J. L. Philippe
7-9 June 1974(Rallye) Ronde Cevenole (F) No 265th OverallJ. L. Philippe
29-30 June 1974(Race) Hill Climb Turckheim (F) No 1141st Group 3J. L. Philippe
27-28 July 1974(Race) Ronde de Vercore (F) No 95 J. L. Philippe
6 April 1975(Rallye) Criterium de Tourenne (F)2nd Overall 1st Group 3J. L. Philippe


Ownership history

1. Sonauto – Francis Roussely.
2. On 7th May 1977 the car was sold by Sonauto to the above driver, Jean-Louis Philippe of Dunkerque who retained it until 1990.
3. Then acquired on 19.04.1990 by Alain Gossec Sceaux (new registration: 4451 TR 92).
4. Then on 05.02.1997 to Pierre Marie Lees of Coye la Foret (new registration:1973 XS 60)
5. Then in 2012 to Guy Chasseuil, France – Twelve times driver at Le Mans 24hrs

History of Sonauto

France is closely associated with Porsche’s first steps. Thanks to the actions of a passionate importer, Auguste Veuillet, who created Sonauto in 1947. It was then no more than a used car dealership located in rue La Boetie in Paris. In 1950, by good fortune, he was asked by a friend to import a new marque into France – Porsche.

Auguste Veuillet then worked alongside Ferry Porsche and, in 1951, became the first official Porsche importer, after having exhibited the 356 at the 1950 Salon de Paris. In 1951, Veuillet persuaded Ferry Porsche to enter a 356 coupe into the 24hrs du Mans in which it gained a class win. It was a 356 in aluminium with stream-lined wheels which was one of 50 coupes (1100cc) built at Gmund between 1948 and 1949.

Porsche and Veuillet had entered three coupes. A project that represented a significant budget for the then, small Porsche enterprise and which was to have a difficult start. The cars were sent from Stuttgart by road and during the trip one of them had an accident. Bad luck was to follow the team, when a second car had an accident during preliminary testing at the circuit, leaving only one car remaining, that of Toto Veuillet and his regular co-driver, Edmond Mouche.

Auguste Veuillet has recounted that that during a pit-stop approaching the seventh hour, he announced with pride that he had posted the fastest lap in their class! Worried, Ferry Porsche replied: “ Drive carefully, these are the last three cars I shall let you have. It’s not just the winning, above all it’s to finish.” Setting off with that heavy responsibility on his shoulders, Toto Veuillet went on to finish the race and won the 1100cc class!

During the first half of the 1950s, Auguste Veuillet, didn’t supply more than a few dozen cars a year. The buyers were lucky people – particularly from the liberal professions. All were passionate, using their cars daily and several took part in races at weekends. With the growing awareness of the marque and its success in competition, the sales figures began to grow. It was in 1968 that Sonauto established itself in new premises in Levallois, thereafter, the marque took the majority of Sonauto’s capital. Joining the company as Auguste Veuillet’s deputy in 1971, Norbert Wagner (a member of the Porsche family) became president two years later of the company which, in the same year was to become a 100% Porsche subsidiary.

Price £POA

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