Porsche Passion, 1960–2020
€140,000 - €180,000 EUR | Not Sold
| Bologna, Italy
- 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, Italy.
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.