- Highly sought-after 1973 Carrera 911 2.7 RS’s photo shoot with famous international supermodel, organised by leading Porsche specialist Autofarm, is a star feature in new TV series
- Featured rare Carrera now ready for sale
Oxfordshire-based Porsche specialist, Autofarm, was asked to provide a suitably exquisite classic to feature in “a day in the life of” brand ambassador and supermodel Harriadnie Beau for a forthcoming reality TV series, Brit Chickz, which follows the daily lives of six high-flying British career women.
Showcasing the supermodel’s celebration of the best luxuries for the reality TV series, Autofarm’s original Light Yellow Porsche Carrera 911 2.7 RS Touring was the obvious choice. The stunning example of this rare breed was imported to the UK from Germany in 1985, and has recently been subject to a detail re-commission of the highest order ahead of its sale.
First launched as a 210bhp homologation special, for Porsche to gain entry into production car racing classes, only 1580 were ever produced. Its combination of light weight, nimble handling and rarity has given the model an almost legendary status amongst enthusiasts, and for many the 2.7 RS has become the ultimate classic 911.
“I was thrilled to have the opportunity to include the Carrera in the part of the show dedicated to my working life,” said supermodel Harriadnie Beau, who spends a substantial share of her working week as the brand ambassador for luxury brands in the UK as well as abroad. “The car does not need any introduction to its fans, but its presence in the series highlights my philosophy as a career woman: do not settle for less than the best.”
Autofarm, one of the UK’s leading independent Porsche specialists, continues to experience strong demand for this specific model and as a specialist for over 40 years enjoys an intricate knowledge of the car and of the provenance of the cars built. In June 2014, a similar 2.7 RS was sold by Autofarm for over £500,000. With just two owners in Germany to 1985 and only one UK owner since, the car comes with a comprehensive history, backed up by a large file of bills, stamped service book and original handbook. All owners have enjoyed club-level ‘fun’ competition use and none entailing any significant modification. One interesting ‘non-standard’ part is the ashtray signed by Derek Bell. “This is a proper RS Touring,” says Autofarm’s renowned RS expert Josh Sadler. “With an older restoration and having been much cared-for, it looks and drives exactly as it used to 41 years ago.”
Harriadnie Beau features in brand new TV series Brit Chickz, to be aired from 12 December on Sky, Freeview and soon rolled out onto terrestrial channels.