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Los Angeles - 1983 Porsche 911SC Carrera RS Backdate - 88k Miles

We've all been there: you want an original 1973 911 Carrera RS, but you're not thrilled about the $1 million price tag. What to do?

For one enthusiast, the answer was simple. Start with a reliable, low-mileage 1983 911SC and perform a classic "backdate" to a '73 RS. The donor car was a highly original, numbers-matching SC with California ownership from new, and the backdate was professionally done, using a respray to the factory original Chiffonweiss (Chiffon white) along with a factory-correct RS "ducktail" spoiler.

The Fuchs alloys and '70s-style "Carrera" side logos complete the transformation. Fortunately, you also get the reliability of the 911SC's 3.0-liter flat-six and 915 gearbox, making this a practical daily driver. 

You'd want to verify the integrity of the bodywork and the seller's claims that it's an accident-free example. And of course, a leakdown and compression test should be in order on the 3-liter flat-six, along with a careful examination of all service records. I'd expect to see at least a major re-seal in the car's past. 

The driver's side seat leather could also use a little bit of TLC.

Advertised at just under $55k, or about 6% of the price of a real '73 RS. That's a deal if I've ever heard of one.

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