Lot Number
150
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1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

Sold For $252,000

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 17 - 18 JANUARY 2019


Chassis No.
Engine No.
Gearbox No.
WP0ZZZ96ZNS490645
62N81114
2002556
  • Retains its original numbers-matching drivetrain
  • Rarely seen Midnight Blue Metallic over black
  • Factory sport bucket seats in black leather with triple blue inserts
  • Highly original, including matching numbered panels
  • Porsche Production Specifications certificate included

Described by Paul Frère as “virtually a road-legal version of the Carrera Cup model,” Porsche’s 964-generation 911 Carrera RS is a true track-day weapon for the street. Utilizing the uprated Type M64/03 air-cooled flat six-cylinder engine, a lightened flywheel helped to improve engine response. Power is managed through a G50/10 five-speed manual transmission with closer ratios and steel synchronizers, along with a limited-slip differential. Furthermore, the 964 Carrera RS was lowered by 40 mm from the standard ride height, and the suspension was fitted with stiffer springs and shocks in addition to adjustable anti-roll bars.

Described by Paul Frère as “virtually a road-legal version of the Carrera Cup model,” Porsche’s 964-generation 911 Carrera RS is a true track-day weapon for the street. Utilizing the uprated Type M64/03 air-cooled flat six-cylinder engine, a lightened flywheel helped to improve engine response. Power is managed through a G50/10 five-speed manual transmission with closer ratios and steel synchronizers, along with a limited-slip differential. Furthermore, the 964 Carrera RS was lowered by 40 mm from the standard ride height, and the suspension was fitted with stiffer springs and shocks in addition to adjustable anti-roll bars.

The body shell was entirely seam-welded for increased stiffness, light alloy was used for the front bonnet, and thinner glass was employed for some of the windows. Tipping the scales at just over 1,230 kg (2,712 lbs.), the Carrera RS was a sparkling performer and could easily hold its own on the track against almost any competitor in skilled hands.

Featuring all its numbered doors, front trunk, and rear engine cover, the 911 Carrera RS offered was delivered to Kazuhisa Nakazima of Japan in March 1992. Equipped with black bucket seats with triple blue inserts, 17-in. wheels, and Michelin tires, this Carrera RS is in the uncommon color combination of Midnight Blue Metallic over black. After passing through several owners in Japan, the Porsche was sold to Yuji Maeda in 2000, who maintained the vehicle through 2016 when it was exported to the U.S. with its odometer showing 40,349 km. In October 2017, the Carrera RS was serviced at Klub Sport Racing, Inc. in Florida, where it received new brake pads and rotors along with fresh brake fluid.

Today, this Carrera RS presents beautifully inside and out and is supplied with original manuals, as well as a Porsche Production Specifications certificate confirming its original color combination. The avid Porsche enthusiast seeking a fine example of this very rare high-performance Carrera should look no further. Sporting a very desirable color combination and with less than 42,000 km recorded, this is a fine, investment-grade RS that can be enjoyed while it appreciates.


Addendum

Please note that the odometer gear broke just before the auction. The mileage is correct and original, as documented in the car’s history file. The seller has offered to have the odometer repaired at their expense for the buyer.


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