autoevolution
Car video reviews:
 

Pablo Escobar’s Iconic, Ultra Rare 1974 Porsche 911 RSR Is for Sale

An incredible piece of automotive and racing history is now for sale, and it comes with a touch of controversy for owned and raced by international narcoterrorist Pablo Escobar.
Pablo Escobar's 1974 Porsche 911 IROC RSR, "The Fittipaldi Car," is selling with a $2.2 million price tag 8 photos
Pablo Escobar's 1974 Porsche 911 IROC RSR, "The Fittipaldi Car," is selling with a $2.2 million price tagPablo Escobar's 1974 Porsche 911 IROC RSR, "The Fittipaldi Car," is selling with a $2.2 million price tagPablo Escobar's 1974 Porsche 911 IROC RSR, "The Fittipaldi Car," is selling with a $2.2 million price tagPablo Escobar's 1974 Porsche 911 IROC RSR, "The Fittipaldi Car," is selling with a $2.2 million price tagPablo Escobar's 1974 Porsche 911 IROC RSR, "The Fittipaldi Car," is selling with a $2.2 million price tagPablo Escobar's 1974 Porsche 911 IROC RSR, "The Fittipaldi Car," is selling with a $2.2 million price tagPablo Escobar's 1974 Porsche 911 IROC RSR, "The Fittipaldi Car," is selling with a $2.2 million price tag
The Fittipaldi Car is listed for sale by Atlantis Motor Group, through the DuPont Registry. It’s an impeccably restored, historically accurate 1974 Porsche 911 RSR, the IROC edition, of which only 15 examples were ever built for the 1974 International Race of Champions (IROC). Of these 15 examples, 12 were for drivers and 3 were spares. This one went to Emerson Fittipaldi, for which reason it’s come to be known widely as “The Fittipaldi Car.”

It was also owned by John Tunstall and Roger Penske.

The last time this special Porsche was raced was at the Daytona 24 Hours in 1978, after which it made its way to Colombia, where it was owned – and raced – by druglord Pablo Escobar. Apparently, in addition to (alleged) Robin Hood-like dreams of helping his people out of poverty, the King of Cocaine also had a thing for racing. He drove it in Colombia’s Copa Renault 4, securing second spot after four races.

The 911 RSR went into storage after Escobar’s death. The listing notes that, making its way back to the U.S., it was restored to its original IROC Fittipaldi livery and body, as Escobar had raced it with a 935 body kit. The odometer shows 225 miles (362 km), and the car is in exemplary condition and comes with all appropriate certification, including the Assignment from Volkswagen of America, documentation from Penske Productions, North Lake Porsche and John Tunstall.

Needless to say, this Porsche would be a valuable collectible even without the Pablo Escobar association. “These cars very rarely come up for sale, the last 2 being the Donohue car, and the Revson car which was sold by Jerry Seinfeld for $2.31 million,” the listing highlights.

“Professionally restored. Ready to race or to be added to your collection,” the listing continues. On the condition you have $2.2 million to invest in such an extraordinary, ultra-rare piece.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories