Makellos Classics 1973 Porsche 2.7 RS Hot Rod

There’s a small Porsche shop down in Escondido, CA that’s putting together some excellent machines. Case in point is this 1973 Porsche 911 that’s been given a 2.7 RS treatment. In fact, Makellos has taken things a bit further and turned this old Porsche into a 2.7 RS Hot Rod.
In the tail, the 2.7-liter flat-6 engine breathes through a carburetor setup and feeds 220 horsepower through a short-ratio gearbox and short-shift kit. Up front, a set of Lockheed cross-drilled brakes haul in any speed effortlessly. Keeping the car planted is a set of Koni shocks along with upgraded sway bars and bushings.
The flares on the body are real steel RS-style flares and the bumper is an original S piece. Makellos went with perfect period-correct houndstooth buckets in the cabin and a set of lightweight RS door panels as well.
A car like this will set you back nearly $120,000. That’s a far cry from the damn-near million bucks it takes to snag an original 2.7 RS. And the best part is that this one probably drives better, without sacrificing its vintage appeal.
Well done, Makellos.

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4 responses to “Makellos Classics 1973 Porsche 2.7 RS Hot Rod”

  1. Zentropy Avatar

    Great feature piece, Jeff. You get all of the great drives! Envy.
    The sound alone sells it, but the stripes on this car are a bit over-the-top for me. That, and despite it being downright heretical to say around the Porsche faithful, I’ve never, ever, liked the RS ducktail. I much prefer the smooth lines of a wingless, spoiler-less deck lid, even if it means the ass end may be more likely to go sideways. I guess it’s tough to create a 2.7 RS tribute without it, though.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      Agreed, that ducktail is always a bit like wrongly assembled IKEA furniture.
      “Makellos” btw is also the German word for fault free. Not sure if that is intended here though.

  2. xadok Avatar

    is this a music video or a hot car vid?
    I hate car vids combined with music, one or
    the other man!

    1. casho2015 Avatar

      Agreed. Stopped the vid after a minute. Can’t hear the engine properly!