One of 17 UK Right Hand Drive (M471) Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweights - Manufactured by Porsche in Stuttgart, West Germany in March 1973 and finished in Light Yellow with factory option: (220) Limited-slip differential. Supplied new in 1973 by AFN, Isleworth to Anthony Bamford of J.C.Bamford Excavators Ltd and first registered in the UK as JCB 123. In 1974, AFN then supplied the car to its second owner– Dessie McCartney of Ireland, who re-registered it as GIA 7200.
In 1976 GIA 7200 was sold to Richard Jackson and re-registered in the UK as SPY 44. Richard competed in national rally events and entered the 1976 and 1977 Mintex Rally. In 1979, the car was sold to Alan Baker, who kept it for ten years, and then sold in 1989 to Richard Allen. In 1993, Richard Jackson was then able to re-purchase SPY 44 and this time he kept it for the next twenty years, until eventually selling it to William Loughran in 2013.
William Loughran then commissioned Tech 9 Motorsport Ltd to restore the car, carrying out a meticulous two-year restoration. The restoration gave absolute regard to preservation, with hundreds of hours spent on dressing out rally dents and preserving the factory bodyshell and floor-pan. The car also retains its matching-numbers, type 911/83 engine, number: 6630943, which was replaced by Maxted Page in 2020 with an original type 7R magnesium block, the original block accompanies the car.
Tech 9 also reported that it retains date-matching cylinder heads and cam housings, intake system and fuel injection pump, etc., items which very often become replaced in a competition car. All this work is well documented with extensive photographs and invoices in the vehicle history file.