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From the collection of America's most famous celebrity Porsche
One of three cars from the special collection now available at
7,829 miles since new (12,599 kilometers)
Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Spectacular concours-level, time-capsule quality throughout
Bucket seats, limited slip differential
5-speed manual transmission, 3.6-liter twin-plug air-cooled
Italian ordered and delivered
Porsche has made a name for their special edition lightweight cars
beginning with the Carrera RS moniker that made its first debut in
1973. The RS designation would return in 1992 with the 964, with
Porsche releasing their creation to the European market: the 964
Carrera RS. Based on the 964 Carrera Cup race car, it featured an
upgraded engine, 345 pounds removed from the stock car, along with
short-ratio gearing, a limited slip differential, revised
suspension and a lightweight interior.
This black over black Carrera RS was built by Porsche for the
Italian market, optioned with a Limited Slip Differential, Bucket
Seats, 17" Cup wheels, and a 5-speed manual transmission. During
its time in Italy it was driven sparingly, evident by the extremely
low mileage and spectacular condition that it is currently in.
Within the past few years, the Carrera RS was imported into the
United States and purchased by America's most famous celebrity
Porsche collector. As a collector of a wide range of Porsches with
a gravitation to low production and high-quality original cars, the
black RS stood out to him as a fantastic example. He kept this
particular car in his New York collection for some time amongst
other Porsche legends and collector cars. Recently he visited
Canepa and purchased a car from Bruce Canepa. A few talks later,
and the black RS was on its way from New York to our facility to
join the rest of the Canepa inventory.
When it arrived, the car was given a comprehensive inspection from
front to back. Evident by the condition of the paint finish,
interior, and sound mechanical condition, it was clear that this
was a well-cared-for car and it was not mistreated. The car was
given a mechanical inspection and serviced, then treated to a
concours-level detailing inside and out. The black paint finish was
polished to a showroom-level shine, the original interior lightly
cleaned and the underside of the car washed to reveal the original
factory finishes and plating on hardware.
All in all, the 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS is a unique animal.
Extremely lightweight compared to other cars of its era, and
especially tasteful to Americans since they were denied such a
treat back in the day. With its fantastic original condition in
show-quality levels and previously owned by American's most famous
celebrity Porsche collector, this Carrera RS is a fantastic
opportunity to own a rare breed of Porsche while having a great
story to tell about it.
About the 964 Carrera RS
In 1992, Porsche produced a super-lightweight, rear-wheel-drive
only version of the 964 dubbed Carrera RS for the European market.
It was based on Porsche's 911 Carrera Cup race car and harked back
to the 2.7 and 3.0 RS and RSR models. It featured a revised version
of the standard engine, titled M64/03 internally, with an increased
power output of 260 bhp (194 kW; 264 PS) and lightweight flywheel
coupled to the G50/10 transmission with closer ratios, asymmetrical
Limited Slip Differential and steel syncromesh. It had a
track-oriented suspension system with a 40 mm (1.6 in) lower ride
height, stiffer springs, shocks and adjustable stabilizer bars
without power steering.
A stripped-out interior was devoid of power windows or seats, rear
seats, air conditioning, cruise control, sound deadening or a
stereo system (optionally fitted) and new racing-bucket front seats
were part of the package. The trunk hood was made of aluminum, the
chassis was seam welded and sound deadening was deleted. Wheels
were made of magnesium and the glass was thinner in the doors and
rear window. The Carrera RS is 2689 lbs, which is approximately 345
pounds lighter than the US version Carrera 2 model.
The Carrera RS was not sold in the United States because Porsche
Cars North America felt the car's aggressive tuning was not suited
to the American market. Little did they know, and in the following
year they were forced by American buyers to create the slower RS
America, which was still 264 pounds heavier than the European