Lot 251 - 1992 Porsche 964 RS
|Odometer reading||21,144 miles|
|Estimate||£120,000 - £140,000|
|Result||Sold - £134,400|
In 1992, Porsche produced a super-lightweight, rear wheel-drive only version of the 964 dubbed Carrera RS for the European market. It was based on Porsche's 911 'Carrera Cup' race car and harked back to the 2.7 and 3.0 RS and RSR models. It featured a revised version of the standard engine, titled M64/03 internally, with an increased power output of 260bhp and lightweight flywheel coupled to the G50/10 transmission with closer ratios, asymmetrical limited slip differential and steel syncromesh. A track-oriented suspension system with 40mm lower ride height, stiffer springs, shock absorbers and adjustable stabiliser bars without power steering was fitted. A stripped-out interior, devoid of power windows or seats, rear seats, air conditioning, cruise control, sound deadening or a stereo system (optionally fitted) and new racing-bucket front seats were also part of the package. The bonnet was made of aluminium, the chassis was seam welded and sound deadening was deleted. Wheels were made of magnesium and the glass was thinner in the doors and rear window.
This fine example, finished in white with a contrasting black interior, boasts a full service history and the owner informs us that the car retains its original panels and has no crash damage. The engine is reported to be 10 out of 10 while the body, chassis, interior, transmission and paint are all reported to be 9 out of 10. Supplied with an MoT test certificate valid until August 2016, this 964RS represents great value, having covered 34,027km or 21,144 miles with the last service carried out at 20,564 miles. Along with the MoT test certificate, the car is supplied with a UK V5 document, owner's manual and service book all contained in the wallet. The RS market has seen tremendous growth in the last few years, in particular for the earlier 1970s examples. The later air cooled models are starting to follow suit with this particular example presenting extremely well, offered with a competitive reserve and should be on every buyer's shortlist.
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