1973 Volkswagen Porsche Spyder 718 RSK Evocation

Highlights

  • Recently converted with few miles covered since
  • Ready for the road
  • A superb looking replica with all the visual appeal of the original

The Appeal

The Porsche 718 RSK is a racing legend, with podiums across a range of disciplines and with a list of famous drivers to match. The design of the 718 may have been an evolution of earlier models, but has become iconic in its own right. Custom built in South Africa for the current owner using a fibreglass body with the same dimensions as the original it makes for a fantastic 718 RSK evocation.
This gorgeous replica was imported to the UK and registered by the current owner in 2023. Finished in silver and with the small perspex windshield it makes for a fantastic classic car that looks as good as it drives. Compact and with a low driving position this is the kind of car that puts a smile on your face everytime you get behind the wheel. 

The 1,600cc aircooled VW engine provides ample power when combined with the car's light weight body offering an exhilarating driving experience. Its nimble handling and responsive steering make it a joy to drive on winding roads, while its classic design ensures it turns heads wherever it goes. Whether you're cruising through the countryside or taking it to classic car shows, this replica promises to deliver both performance and style in spades.



The History and Paperwork

  • V5 Present and correct
  • Imported from South Africa
  • Currently SORN
  • Invoice dated April 2024 for a new alternator
  • Invoice dated April 2024 for two new tyres



The Condition

  • Black leather bucket seats in good overall condition
  • Fibreglass body in very good condition
  • Silver paintwork presents well throughout with some imperfections
  • Wood and chrome steering wheel
  • Black carpeting in very good condition throughout
  • All new dials fitted
  • Black leather door cards in good condition
  • Badges and exterior trim all in very good condition
  • Light lenses in good overall condition with the exception of a small crack on one headlight
  • Perspex windscreen and side windows in good condition
  • 4 new tyres fitted



The Mechanics

  • Classic 1,600cc VW air cooled engine
  • Starts easily and idles perfectly
  • Sounds fantastic through the twin exhaust
  • Chassis and all visible mechanical components appear to be in excellent condition
  • The owner informs us that the engine was completely rebuilt as part of the the conversion
  • New alternator fitted in April
  • Underside appears to be in excellent condition
  • The owner reports that the car drives very well



Summary

This 718 RSK evocation offers the chance to own a car that is as close to the original Porsche as possible, but without the cost. Superbly recreated, faithful to the original it makes for a car that offers a superb driving experience as well as looking the part. Running smoothly and ready to drive, we can’t think of a better vehicle for the summer.

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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
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Auction Details
  • Year 1973
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Beetle
  • Colour Silver
  • Mileage 1 Miles
  • Engine size 1600
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Swanage
  • County Berkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
8 Bids from 3 bidders
  • CZN0203 £12,450 13/07/24
  • Nick281•••• £11,500 11/07/24
  • CZN0203 £10,500 11/07/24
  • Nick281•••• £9,000 11/07/24
  • CZN0203 £8,000 11/07/24
  • Nick281•••• £6,000 08/07/24
  • CZN0203 £5,000 08/07/24
  • DTIDoug £1,000 08/07/24

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