The Salon Privé Sale 2017

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1992 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS N/GT

Lot No.: 230

Registration: J70 NGT
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ96ZNS499208
Engine Number: 62N82445
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3600
Year of Manufacture: 1992
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 194,625

In 1992, Porsche introduced the Carrera RS, a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive only version of the 964. The RS was fitted with individually selected engines of type M64/03 which had a minimum power output of 260hp and a lightweight flywheel coupled to the G50/10 gearbox with closer ratios, asymmetrical limited slip differential and steel synchromesh. The interior was stripped out and was devoid of luxuries such as electric windows, rear seats and air conditioning. Leather Recaro bucket front seats and lightweight carpets were fitted and the sound deadening was much reduced. The bonnet was made of aluminium, the chassis was partly seam welded, and thinner glass was used in the doors and rear window.

The Carrera RS was further developed by Porsche in 1992 with the launch of the N/GT and a total of just 290 cars were made, all in left-hand drive. These cars were further stripped-out with all the carpets removed and replaced with plywood foot-boards for the driver. A fully welded cage was fitted, and the standard RS seats were replaced with Nomex covered FIA specification racing buckets. The N/GT also featured a long-range fuel tank, dual internal fire extinguishers, internal dash mounted engine cut-off, and the DME was relocated behind the driver to allow the use of six-point harnesses. Harder and more track focused, the result is a car which feels more direct and visceral than the standard RS whilst still being usable on road or track.

Our vendor, a then owner of a 964 RS Lightweight, carried out an extensive Europe-wide search for an N/GT over a period of three years resulting in the acquisition, in Switzerland, of the car now offered for sale. Completed on the 10th of April 1992 and originally supplied by Official Porsche Centre Zurich, the car was first registered on 4th May 1993 and is finished in Rubystone Red. 

The car is supplied with old Swiss title documents, the factory handbook and manuals, service book, invoices, and UK import documentation. It was UK registered on 1st June 2014 and is supplied with the appropriate private registration number "J70 NGT".

Presented in near-Concours condition including the underside, the seats and harnesses are like new and are the original items carrying the correct date stamps. The doors, deck lid and bonnet carry the correct production numbers which concur with the shell number and the bonnet retains its production sticker. The car is, naturally, matching numbers in accordance with its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. The car's original magnesium 'Cup' wheels are unmarked and are fitted with correct 'N-rated' Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tyres.  The original RS steering wheel will be refitted prior to auction.

The car has been serviced at the following intervals and will be presented freshly serviced with a new MOT.

28/06/1993 AMAG Import Official Porsche Main Dealer, Switzerland at 2,760km

18/08/2006 Auto Rusconi, Switzerland at 5,215km

18/05/2011 Automobile Palu, Switzerland at 8,182km

20/06/2014 NineMeister Porsche Specialists, Warrington at 10,648km

04/05/2016 NineMeister Porsche Specialists, Warrington at 13,341km

August 2017 NineMeister Porsche Specialists, Warrington at 14,050km

On 9th August 2017 the car was inspected by independent Porsche specialists Tech9 and Phil Hindley, their managing director who carried out the inspection, commented thus:

"Vehicle presented in very good condition. Very original specification. Rare to observe engine and gearbox appear never to have been separated, which suggests original clutch...I would have no hesitation recommending this car to a future buyer..."

The full report is, naturally, available to view prior to the auction.

To conclude, therefore, it is a privilege to offer an incredibly rare variant of the amazing 964 RS with collector's quality mileage.