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1992 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS Lightweight

Lot No.: 335

Registration: J51 EKH
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ96ZNS491065
Engine Number: 62N81702
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3600
Year of Manufacture: 1992
Estimate (£): 180,000 - 220,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

The 911 Carrera RS 3.6 was introduced by Porsche in 1992 and was developed specifically for the European market as a 'track-ready' lightweight version of the Carrera 2. Whilst the RS did not look substantially different from other top-end 911s, Porsche engineers utilised the simple and time-honoured motorsports philosophy of "reduce weight, add power" to produce the most dynamic 911 since the original Carrera RS in 1973.

Porsche went to great lengths to reduce the weight of the 964RS by nearly 175 kilograms. Aluminium was used for the doors and bonnet, and thinner glass was used for the side and rear windows. Inside, Porsche disposed of the 911's usual luxuries, including its rear seats, power windows, electronically adjustable front seats, and front armrests. They also chose to forgo power steering, resulting in greater steering interaction and feedback for the driver.

Thanks to the use of a lightweight, single-mass, flywheel, the Carrera RS enjoyed a healthy boost in power, as well as making the 3.6-litre flat six considerably more throttle-responsive than the standard unit in the Carrera 2. With its narrow body, and lack of a rear spoiler, the elegant and powerful type 964 is amongst the most sought after modern non-turbocharged 911 variants.

Supplied new on 1st March 1992 by JCT 600, this desirable and rare, C16, UK right-hand drive Porsche 964 RS was finished in the ever popular colour combination of Guards Red with a Black leatherette and Dark Grey / Pearl Grey leather bucket seats. A leather steering wheel completes the look in the purposeful and minimalist cabin where the focus is purely on the driving experience.  

The service records on this car are comprehensive, with the first 12 services being carried out by Porsche Main Dealers, taking the car up to 52,342 miles where it had been serviced by Porsche Swindon in 2003. Thereafter, the car has been maintained by marque specialists, with a further 6 stamps shown in the book, the last of which was carried out by Heritage AutoWerks in March 2016. At that time, the door cards were also retrimmed and refitted. Also included in the file are 11 previous MOT Certificates and a selection of invoices from recognised specialists such as Autofarm, Specialist Cars of Malton and GTR Motorsport.

The 17" 'Cup' wheels are in super condition after their refurbishment, and the car has an immobiliser fitted. For extra stopping power uprated 911 Turbo brakes were fitted some years ago. Supplied with the original leather wallet containing the driver's handbook, the service record, a UK V5c, and a folder of history, this special 964RS, which is now showing 70,960 miles, is a superb example of the classic 'Renn Sport' models.