The ultimate iteration of the naturally aspirated 993, a homologation special, and just 1 of 1,014 examples produced for the world market. The Carrera RS or Rennsport in German translates to ‘Race Sport’ which is exactly what this car is all about, and there’s no hiding that. It is a lightweight race-inspired streetcar that was unfortunately never delivered to the US market making this a rare opportunity. The 993 RS followed in its forefather’s footsteps shedding as much weight as possible by cutting many comfort options. It features an impressive amount of weight-saving features that include minimal sound deadening throughout the car, Recaro race-inspired fixed sport seats, fabric door pull handles with thin door panels, no hood struts, lightweight glass, alloy hood and doors, a smaller windshield washer tank, no headlight washers, and no adjustable mirrors as an effort to shave off as much weight as possible. All of this combined together to shave off over 220lbs.
On top of the weight savings, the Carrera RS also featured a number of performance features over the standard 993. This includes the upgraded 3.8L engine that was fitted with Porsche’s Varioram and Motronic engine management system that produced 300bhp. Additional features included a front strut brace, adjustable anti-roll bars, a limited-slip differential, and specially made Speedline three-piece wheels with magnesium centers. Many Porschephiles consider the 993 variant as one of the most beautiful 911’s ever produced and certainly the Carrera RS variant is the culmination of this series.
This highly optioned example was produced on June 20th, 1995 and was delivered new to respected Porsche dealer ‘Mizwa Motors Co. Ltd.’ in Japan. It was special ordered with many of the weight-saving features added back in to make it a more comfortable and usable car on the street. This rare build added automatic air conditioning back into the car as well as a radio, electric windows, driver and passenger airbags, higher amperage battery, and power steering. Additionally, it features the large integrated rear spoiler with massive air intakes that complete the race car look and also function to provide more downforce for the car at high speeds.
Finished in the iconic Polar Silver it was delivered new on August 30th, 1995 to its first owner a Yuzuki Pro Co. Ltd. In Tokyo. It remained with its owner in Japan who put 61,000 kilometers on it until it was sold to the UK. This example was then purchased by a noted California collector, Ted Gildred from a dealer in the UK in 2015. At that time the RS showed 67,150 kilometers and it was imported into the US under the Show and Display law on December 5th, 2016 as at the time the vehicle was less than 25 years old. Since that timeline has now passed the consignor is in the process of obtaining a clear US title. It has traveled only 480 kilometers since it was brought into the US in 2105 and now shows just 67,630 kilometers (42,023 miles) and remains in truly exceptional condition. It is complete with a Porsche COA, NHTSA/Customs importation documents, copy of the original warranty card, and spare tire. It also still retains its original Porsche Japanese inspection/service stickers that document the services it received through 47k kilometers. It also still wears a Mizwa Motors sticker on the rear windscreen as well as a Tokyo Auto Wash sticker and Tokyo Autowash Glass Coating sticker and Paint Sealant sticker on the driver door jamb. Even better is the fact that a small paper tag is on the key ring documenting when it as driven from 2017 with 67,353 kilometers in it to 2019 with the last entry showing 67,496 kilometers. It even mentions a couple of fuel stops and a car show. Additionally, it comes complete with some service records from 2015-onward from once it entered the US that are separate from the key ring.
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