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Classic £500,000 Porsche vanishes from Pimlico car park

Police are investigating the theft of one of the UK's most desirable Porsches after it was taken from an underground car park.

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The 1973 Porsche 911 2.7RS, which is worth around £500,000, was taken from a car park in Pimlico.

Owner David Clark had been parking the yellow Porsche there for around a year and last used the sports car in December.

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But when the classic car dealer went to the car park over the weekend to take the motor for a spin he was shocked to see it had vanished.

It was a beautiful day on Saturday and I was going to see a friend. When I went to the car park it was gone. I couldn't believe it.

There are two floors on the car park and I thought when I couldn't find the car that I had lost the plot.

I am shocked and devastated about the theft.

It is one of the iconic Porsches. Anyone who is a fan of Porsche wants a 911 RS and this model was in beautiful condition.

I imagine it has been stolen to order which doesn't bode well for me. I suppose they hide it for a while or ship it abroad.

– David Clark

Mr Clark has reported the theft to the Met Police and is in contact with the car park to obtain CCTV.

Porsche wanted to compete in the Group 5 motorsport series so had to build at least 500 road legal models.

The result was the 911 2.7 RS which made its debut at the 1972 Paris Motor Show.

It went on sale in 1973 and was a success for the Stuttgart-based manufacturer, which ended up building more than 1,000.

The RS - which stands for Rennsport - is fitted with a 2.7-litre engine located at the rear of the car.

It has around 210bhp and can accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 150mph, making it one of the quickest road-legal sports cars of its time.

Mr Clark's car has the chassis number 9113601175.