Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo #22 – Ebbro

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 
Pilots: G. Lennep, H. Müller 
Team: Martini Racing 
Race: 2nd overall (S 3.0) at Le Mans in 1974 
Ebbro - 44308 (diecast)

Published 03/21/17

In my opinion one of the sexiest porkers to ever race down the Mulsanne, the Carrera RSR #22 here finished the 24 Heures du Mans only six laps behind the winning Matra MS670C #7, not bad at all for the car’s first race at La Sarthe! And don’t forget, the MS670C was nothing more than a prototype.

Carrera RSR
One of the most beautiful Porsches to ever grace La Sarthe.

So this Carrera RSR was a holy grail for me, even when I was collecting 1:18s. And the problem with holy grail models is that sometimes you get disappointed, but that was not the case here. Far from that! A very nice model, with great details and a killer paint job.

Carrera RSR
It was wide. And there you see the only flaw in the model: pegs in the headlights (“dead eyes”).

Ok, the pins on the headlights (“dead eyes”) are not exactly sexy, but but I don’t find them too much of a detraction. Look at it, it smiles 😁! And to compensate the pins, the thing has disk brakes on the wheels! Cool or what? So a GREAT model, and from now on I’ll look at Ebbro with different eyes.

Carrera RSR
That wail tale makes the car very distinctive.

But this car is even more special than being a holy grail or absolutely sexy: it was a present from a VERY dear person, my friend Gary (Earl of Northumberland), who also was the one who arranged for me to buy the 1:18 all those years ago .

And BTW, you will read quite a lot about Gary here.

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