To Be OFFERED AT AUCTIONEstimate:
€140,000 - €180,000
- Offered from Porsche Passion, 1960-2020
- Seldom-seen black over purple colour scheme
- German-delivery example
- Retains its original service book
Please note that this lot will need to be collected in Bologna,
From the motorsport beginnings of Porsche's original 1973 911 2.7
Carrera RS, the RS moniker has always been Porsche speak for one
thing: the purest form of 911.
For the 964-generation RS, Porsche employed a revised 3.6-litre
flat-six-cylinder engine, boosted by 10 bhp to 260 bhp. Boasting a
lightweight flywheel, this was coupled to a transmission equipped
with closer ratios, asymmetrical limited-slip differential and
steel synchromesh. The suspension was also lowered by 40 mm and a
track optimised, non-assisted steering setup used to maximise
tactility and feedback.
The RS shunned creature comforts in the pursuit of weight saving;
sound deadening, electric windows and cruise control were all
removed. Thinner glass was utilised where possible, alongside
magnesium-alloy wheels and an aluminium bonnet. Even the stereo
became an optional extra. In all, Porsche shaved roughly 150 kg
from the regular Carrera. Indeed, Evo magazine eulogised that the
'(964) RS shines brighter than we dared hope, with a perfect blend
of poke, poise and long lap pace.'
Delivered to its first owner in Germany on 17 March 1992, this RS
resided with him until it passed into the hands of a Swedish owner
in the late 1990s. It has since had two further owners in Sweden.
It is sold with its official service booklet and with substantial
documentation that weaves a rich tapestry of the love and attention
that the car has received throughout its life.
Retaining its original engine and gearbox, the car's black
paintwork retains a deep shine, whilst the factory lubricant
stickers and specification plates are all present in the engine
bay. Inside, the car is conspicuous for its fantastic black on
triple-tone purple colour scheme, as well as its beautiful
unmolested condition. Its owner's manuals, original, complete tool
kit and tyre inflator accompany the sale.
Undoubtedly one for the connoisseur, the 964 RS has rightly become
one of the most sought-after 911s. This truly cherished example
would be an excellent addition to any collection, perfect for those
looking to experience one of the ultimate air-cooled 911s.
Please note that due to travel restrictions resulting from Covid-19
this car has not been inspected in person by an RM specialist and
its inspection report is therefore based on information provided by
the consignor as well as available photography. To receive more
information where available and connect with a car specialist,
please click "Lot Inquiry."
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please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0420