To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' London event, 24 October
£430,000 - £480,000
- Campaigned in the Speedvision World Challenge GT
- Four owners from new
- The 20th of 30 911 Carrera RSRs built in 1998
- Believed to be the last example sold to the U.S.
- Fully restored to original condition
Constructed by Porsche's Competition Department in 1998 as one of
30 Carrera Cup 3.8 racers, this car is believed to be the 20th in
that series and the last to be shipped to the United States. This
car left the factory wearing Grand Prix White with black
leatherette upholstery and was equipped with a Premier fuel cell,
two deep Recaro competition seats, Shroth six-point racing
harnesses, and three sets of BBS modular centre-lock wheels. This
series was factory-equipped with a normally aspirated 3,746 cc
engine with VarioRam that was rated at 310 hp, but many marque
experts say that was a very conservative figure.
Mr George Biskup of Naperville, Illinois, ordered his Cup car new
through Porsche Motorsport North America with the intent of
entering the 1999 SCCA Speedvision World Challenge GT Championship.
The car was transported via air freight to Chicago, where Biskup
took delivery on 5 August 1998. After winning several SCCA Club
events in 1998, Biskup prepared the car for the Speedvision series.
Biskup and his RSR-spec Cup car proved very competitive; over 10
races across North America, he scored four podiums, set the fastest
lap at Mosport, Canada, and led at Laguna Seca in California,
finishing 3rd overall in season points and winning the World
Challenge GT series' Red Line Oil 'Rookie of the Year' honors. That
year Porsche also managed to clinch the GT manufacturers'
championship for the series, a victory which was certainly assisted
by Biskup. At some point during the season, the car came off the
track and backed into a wall, sustaining minor tub damage at the
rear, which was subsequently repaired.
Biskup then sold the car to Daniel Eastman of Miami, Florida, on
the day after Christmas 1999.
Eastman raced the car in the same series over the next three
seasons, entering 17 contests. The car then passed to Southern
Californian Albert Loredo, who prepared and ran the car in numerous
club racing events. Loredo modified the car to GT2 RS appearance
with extensive use of carbon-fibre body panels and a large Crawford
'Banana' rear wing. The engine was upgraded by Porsche Motorsports
North America with Tielert slide-valve injection to develop 400
When Mr Loredo offered the car for sale in 2010, he stated that the
car was very competitive and had won sprint races and enduros
regularly, mostly class wins and some overall victories. The car
also ran in Viper Club track days, where it proved highly
competitive as well. Following its sale, the current owner embarked
on a lengthy restoration to original specification.
This immaculate Carrera Cup RSR presents today in near-perfect,
factory-delivered condition, wearing fresh Grand Prix White paint
throughout. The car retains its original engine and is presently
fitted with a replacement gearbox prepared by renowned Oregon race
shop Rothsport, but the original unit accompanies the sale. The
body shell is fitted with bolt-on fender extensions that cover
correct BBS centre-lock modular wheels with gold centres and
polished rims. The Matter-caged interior is pristine, fitted with a
single Recaro 'pole position' racing seat and new Shroth harness
set, a FireSense extinguisher system mounted on the passenger-side
floor, and controls for the adjustable front anti-roll bar adjacent
to the driver's seat. The engine compartment is equally clean, the
wiring cover bearing a Porsche Motorsport label. The well-detailed
front luggage bay houses a large endurance-size fuel cell.
Ready for show or a return to the track, this very special and very
potent Carrera Cup 3.8 is certain to delight its next owner.To view
this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please
visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf19