1992 PORSCHE 911 (964) CARRERA RS

Lot Description

KEY FACTS

  • An exceptional and remarkably original example of one of the most iconic Porsche 911s ever built, retaining its first paint.
  • It is powered by a 260bhp 3.6-litre ‘M64/03’ air-cooled flat-six, unique to the RS model, coupled to a close-ratio five-speed manual transmission.
  • The current owner acquired the car nine months ago, and has covered around 500km since then.

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES

  • Compared to the Carrera 2, the 911 Carrera RS featured not just a slightly more powerful 3.6 engine, but it also benefited from a significant weight loss programme, with around 175kg stripped from the car. This included deletion of creature comforts such as sound deadening, air-conditioning, power steering and a radio, but also by using very light magnesium 17-inch Cup wheels and thinner glass.
  • The steel doors and bonnet were changed for aluminium examples, and the windows wind down manually. For the last few grams of weight loss, the internal door handles were replaced by nylon straps. It was also equipped with a modified close-ratio gearbox, asymmetrical rear differential, and 40 mm lower suspension. These adjustments made the RS arguably the ultimate driver’s 911 of its era, which is still very usable on public roads.
  • An original Dutch-market car, this 911 was delivered in 1992 to Porsche distributor Pon, which kept the car for four years. There is a complete record of ownership with the car, detailing three other private individuals and several dealers who have handled this particular 964.
  • The previous private owner kept this Carrera RS for nine years. He enjoyed a memorable 2,500 km road trip in 2012, and then used it only sporadically, partly to not spoil its first paint, and partly to keep the mechanical elements in fine condition..
  • It is accompanied by an excellent maintenance history file, including all invoices, the original service book and handbooks, plus the factory tool kit.

CONDITION

  • This 911 has reportedly never been resprayed in the 29 years since new, and has no prior accident damage or even dents in the panels. To verify the ‘first paint’ status, the previous owner spoke to all previous keepers of the car, who confirmed there was no previous damage or repainting. Furthemore, paint meter readings were taken, also indicating that the car retains its original factory paint.
  • There are some minor stone chips at the front, as one might expect after nearly 50,000km of use, but they have been left untouched rather than interfere with the original condition of the car.
  • The four magnesium wheels, specifically designed for the 911 Carrera RS, are the original factory fitted items and are in superb condition.
  • This 964 RS has never been raced, and there is no evidence of any track modifications. All indicators present this 911 as a cherished example, and the striking original condition of the paint, interior and mechanics also support that.
  • The interior, with RS-specific lightweight seats in black and grey leather, is completely unmodified and has never been repaired or re-upholstered. It shows no signs of cracks or wear and there is only a very small blemish on the passenger seat.
  • All buttons, switches, instrument gauges and lights are in perfect working order.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • This 911 has an excellent maintenance history. Despite sparing use by the previous keeper after his 2,500km road trip, it was serviced every two years at a Porsche main dealer.
  • All maintenance is on record, and the previous owner had the valves adjusted and the magnesium wheels fitted with new Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tyres in 2016, which remain in superb condition.

SUMMARY

This Porsche 964 Carrera RS is a fantastic example of one of the most analogue and pure ‘street’ 911s of the last three decades. With a production total of only 2,282 units, the RS is a lesser-see modern classic, and to find one in such exceptional unspoilt condition is a very rare occurrence. This example would be a great addition to any Porsche collection, but also deserves to be driven and enjoyed to experience what makes the RS so special.

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Car Overview

  • 49,182 km
  • manual
  • LHD
  • Guards Red
  • Black / Grey
  • 3.6L flat-six
  • VINWP0ZZZ96ZNS490901


Lot Overview

  • Lot #04414
  • managed Sale
  • Oegstgeest, Netherlands

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