Over the past few weeks, we have been privileged to work on a small information book of the Gulf Sponsored Porsche Carrera 2.7 Lightweight Chassis 9113601014 (known simply as RSL #1014). The book has since been printed and is available from selected retailers. The booklet displays some excellent period photos of the then-orange racer from the golden era of rally racing.

Porsche 2.7 RS Lightweight Chassis 9113601014

To produce the book, three separate vehicle owners of #9113601014 were interviewed about the Porsche racer, and an array of historical photographs and newspaper clippings were amalgamated. We used Adobe Photoshop and InDesign to construct the book, and we instructed a professional photographer to provide some fresh imagery and tracking shots. We have several physical copies of the booklet for sale, but we have also uploaded a free e-booklet to the Porsche Carrera RSL #1014 9113601014 website.

Porsche 2.7 RS Lightweight Chassis 9113601014

This car is among the few rally cars to bear the famous Gulf Livery. It competed with great success at the famous Rally Targa Florio, the Rally 1000Miglia, Rally San Marino and Rally Modena, to name but a few. The car became a legend; the press couldn't get enough of the charismatic charm of Sergio Schizzi throwing the Gulf Carrera RS around Italy's most famous rally stages, and who could blame them?

Porsche 2.7 RS Lightweight Chassis 1014

RS #1014 (Chassis: 9113601014) was originally supplied new in stunning Tangerine with Conversion 471. This is one of just 200 Fabled RS Lightweights. Tangerine or Blutorange (Blood Orange) has become iconic and synonymous with the mighty Carrera RS and its astonishing racing record. The colour is now widely acknowledged as the colour for any Carrera RS. Although initially raced in the car's original Tangerine by 1976, the success of the car had attracted several high-profile sponsors, including Radio Padova and alloy wheel manufacturer 'Eta Beta', Glasses maker 'Nylor' and Zambelli, with these sponsors on board the car's livery was changed to White and Green. The car continued to race successfully, winning the Northern Italian Rally Championship 1976. In 1977, the car won the Group3 Rally Alto Appennino Bolognese ('RAAB'), a famous and challenging rally in which the car competed on four different occasions! The vehicle also contested the first three editions of the Rally Mille Miglia - these excellent results attracted further sponsorship, and the livery again changed. This time the car would bear the most iconic motorsport Livery in history the as the car was painted in the famous Gulf Livery, one of a small number of vehicles to compete in this livery; the car contested the famous Targa Florio, the Rally 1000 Miglia, Rally San Marino and Rally Modena to name but a few. Throughout the 70s and early 80s, this RS #1014 became an Italian rally Icon. To learn more about chassis 9113601014, head over to DK Engineering, who have previously offered the car for sale.

Porsche 2.7 RS Lightweight Chassis 1014 Gulf Livery

The book can be viewed for free here as an e-book or a simple PDF download.