9113601576 is a collection of numbers that equals big money. No, they’re not the new combination to Hatton Garden’s safe deposit, or Mark Zuckerberg’s phone number. Rather, they’re a very significant set of digits if you’re fluent in Porsche and see a car as an investment instead of transport.
Those ten integers makeup the VIN number for something special. To break it down, ‘911’ denotes the model, while ‘360’ is the spec, namely the 1973 2.7 RS, arguably the greatest 911 of them all. And ‘1576’? Well, that’s the chassis number for the final, rare-as-they-come right-hand drive homologation special.
They’re currently tattooed all over the main components and chassis of that rather tatty-looking, purple 911 above. And that makes this Porsche 911 2.7 RS a ‘matching numbers’ car. And that means it’s excruciatingly valuable.
Words and Photography: Rowan Horncastle