The infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s Porsche 911 RSR is for sale

So that’s what he spent some of his estimated $ 30 billion fortune on.

Tom Fraser

A 1974 Porsche 911 3.0 RSR IROC race car once driven by the infamous Pablo Escobar – the Colombian drug lord who was killed in a shooting by drug enforcement agents in 1993 after fleeing the police – is for sale and is expected to pick up millions of dollars.

The car, also listed earlier this year for $ 2.2 million ($ AU3 million), was originally owned by legendary American motorsport owner Roger Penske and was driven by F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi in the first International Race of Champions season. IROC was a discipline that involved racers from different categories competing in identical cars.

According to auctioneers Collecting Cars, the car has since its IROC days changed hands through private racer John Tunstall, who drove it at various IMSA events, including Daytona 24 Hours and 12 Hours of Sebring.



It was Tunstall who eventually sold it to Pablo Escobar, who equipped it with a Porsche 935-style flat-nose bodywork with a Martini livery and drove it in his Colombian homeland.

This 911 RSR IROC is one of only 15 built in 1974 and is characterized by a large rear spoiler, black-out headlights and Fuchs alloy wheels. The exterior is finished in Sahara Beige paint and has graphics showing the name of its original driver.

It is powered by the periodic correct 911/75 3.0-liter “high-butterfly” flat-six-cylinder racing engine, which drives the rear wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.

The car changed hands again in the early 1990s, when it was shipped to the United States to undergo a transformation back to its original body. In 2011, it emerged at Racing Reunion IV at Laguna Seca Raceway, where it won numerous awards thanks to restorative works.

While not the most competitive success of the Porsche 911 RSR IROC, this car’s interesting ownership history has led experts to predict a high selling price. An IROC 911 once sold for $ 2.3 million at an auction in 2016 from the collection of comedian Jerry Seinfeld.

Tom Fraser

Tom started in the automotive industry utilizing his photographic skills, but quickly learned that journalists got the better end of the deal. He started with CarAdvice in 2014, left in 2017 to join Bauer Media titles including Wheels and WhichCar and then returned to CarAdvice in early 2021 during the transition to Drive. As part of the Drive content team, Tom covers car news, car reviews, advice and has a particular interest in long-running feature stories. He understands that every car buyer is unique and has different requirements when it comes to buying a new car, but there is also a loyal subset of Drive audiences who love entertaining enthusiastic content. Tom has a deep respect for the entire automotive industry, regardless of model, and is proud to notice the subtle things that make every car tick off. Not a day goes by that he does not learn something new in a changing industry, which is then transferred to the Drive reader base.

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