In the early 1970s, Porsche took over where Ferrari left off in sports car racing, encouraged by the FIA’s shift from exotic sports prototypes to production-based machinery.

The famed German marque created the RSR Carrera from the already renowned 911 to take home trophies, which it easily accomplished.

A well-known 911 S upgraded to RSR specification in period could fetch $250,000

In their RSR, Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood famously charged to victory in the 1973 24 Hours of Daytona, one in a string of wins for the model.

At RM Auctions’ Monterey sale in California on Aug. 19 – 20, this well-known 911 S upgraded to RSR specification in period is expected to bring in up to $250,000.

With its cool racing livery and vintage decals including Heuer Chronograph, it’s got racing style to spare.

The car’s impressive competition history includes at least three runs at the 12 Hours of Sebring, finishing as high as 2nd in GTO and 7th overall.

Surely you can do better than that….

Images Tim Scott ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions; click to enlarge: