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- Arguably the wildest 964 ever ordered by a Porsche VIP; a truly incredible car representing the physical actualization of “special wishes”
- The last of 51 examples produced, and the second of just two “Strassenversion” RSRs built by Porsche Motorsport with a fully appointed leather interior
- Delivered new to the UK in March 1996; rediscovered in 2015 and currently shows just 70 km (~43 miles) since new; retains its original tires and numbers-matching engine and gearbox
- Finished in its factory-original, eye-catching color combination of Grand Prix White (L908) over Can Can Red and Grand Prix White leather upholstery
- Desirably specified with over 44,000DM (~$28,800) of exclusive options, include twin-ignition “Le Mans”-spec engine, 120-liter fuel cell, air jack system, passenger seat, locking rear differential, gold brake calipers, and Speedline RS wheels painted in Amethyst Metallic
- Well-documented in marque historian Jürgen Barth’s 2017 book, Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8
As the last of 51 race-prepared RSR examples built by Porsche Motorsport, and the second of two exclusively tailored “Strassenversion” specimens ordered new by a UK-based Porsche VIP, this incredible 1993 Carrera 3.8 RSR is—without question—among the wildest 964-generation 911s ever created by the factory. Evidence for this lofty superlative is found in the car’s shocking original MSRP of 327,959DM (~$215,000), although the finer details concerning its creation are much more intriguing.
In fact, the specifications list demanded by the original client proved so difficult to complete that RSR number 109 (and its Polaris Silver Metallic sibling, car number 107) took over three years to be completed by Porsche Motorsport, and were only delivered to the UK in late March of 1996; this was nearly two years after the factory had stopped producing the 964-generation 911 chassis.
For reasons unknown, both cars were almost immediately tucked away as-delivered within the client’s vast collection, where they remained largely unused and still covered with their factory-applied protective Cosmoline until being “rediscovered” in early 2015.
RSR number 109 was thusly purchased by the White Collection in December 2015 directly from its original owner, then indicating just 66 kilometers (~41 miles), cementing its short chain of ownership from one Porsche VIP to another.
Presented in its factory-original Grand Prix White, it features a fully caged, and fully upholstered, interior draped with expertly tailored Can Can Red and Grand Prix White leathers. Every single inch of real estate surrounding the occupants has been thoughtfully considered and finished by Porsche Exclusive’s world-class craftsmen, and this incredibly high degree of finishing continues to the leather-wrapped dashboard, steering column, headliner, Can Can Red carpets, and custom-trimmed Atiwe Clubsport steering wheel. Even the gauge bezels, fresh-air vents, control knobs, and door-lock pins have been upholstered in white leather, while the Clubsport seatbacks and gauge faces are rendered with spotless Grand Prix White paint.
Notwithstanding RSR number 109’s incredible degree of custom “Strassenversion” tailoring, the car’s original owner also specified the more powerful twin-ignition “Le Mans”-spec race engine, complete air jack system, 120-liter fuel cell, 40% locking rear differential, gold brake calipers, and a set of multi-piece Speedline RS wheels decorated in the special-order shade of Amethyst Metallic (38A).
Most RSRs were sold directly to top-flight privateer racing outfits and subjected to years of brutal competition use at the world’s premier endurance events, with many notable victories for the model including the Spa 24 Hours, Suzuka 1000 KM, and 24 Hours of Interlagos. There was also a class victory at Le Mans, a class podium sweep at the Daytona 24 Hours, and another class victory at Sebring.
Thus, the White Collection’s Carrera 3.8 RSR “Strassenversion” will appear doubly astounding to well-heeled collectors of the marque—not just for its outrageous and singular specification, but also its amazing degree of interior, exterior, and mechanical preservation and short, direct line of provenance to the present. While in the care of the White Collection, it has been started and run to operating temperature monthly; its gas tank liner was replaced with OEM factory parts sourced from the United Kingdom at a cost of approximately $7,500 and installed by Rennsport Porsche Works of Sealey, Texas. Yet quite amazingly, RSR number 109 remains displayed on its original tires, and of course its twin-ignition “Le Mans”-spec 3.8-liter engine and Type-G50 gearbox are still the numbers-matching units as installed by Porsche Motorsport.
RSR number 109 is, quite simply, unsurpassed as one of the wildest 964-generation 911s ever ordered by a Porsche VIP. As offered today from the expertly curated halls of the White Collection, it is a truly incredible car representing the physical actualization of “special wishes.”