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1992 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS N/GT

Lot No.: 334

Registration: J598 GAH
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ96ZNS499173
Engine Number: 62N82193
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3600
Year of Manufacture: 1992
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 129,375
  • One of only 290 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS ‘N/GT' cars produced
  • New to Germany and supplied with original Fahrzeugbrief. 66,541km
  • Full body restoration recently completed and a MASS Engineering engine rebuild
  • Good history file containing bills, numerous magazine articles, a UK V5c and an MoT until May'19

 

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.

Clearly, with a competition career in mind, the 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 was fitted with 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 the road.

This particular Porsche 964 RS N/GT was supplied new to its first owner in Germany in 1992. Originally finished in Ferrari Yellow the interior is 'option code-003' meaning a full welded-in roll cage, bucket seats, full harnesses and twin fire-extinguishers in the passenger foot-well. Our vendor, a serial Porsche owner - especially anything ‘RS' badged, bought this car in Germany in 2003 and drove it back to the UK and registered it, obtaining a V5C. During his ownership, the car has featured in various magazines and has been used minimally and professionally stored.

In 2016, the Porsche was the recipient of a full body respray and was also treated to an engine rebuild, photographically documented, in the capable hands of well-respected engine builders, Mass Racing. A 'Letter of Origin' from Porsche confirms that the car is matching numbers, and it's supplied with a UK V5c and its old German ‘Fahrzeugbrief', along with an MoT valid until 15th May 2019.

Rarely do these cars come to market and, as one of only 290 N/GTs, just 66,500km on the odometer, and with the surge in RS values showing little sign of abating, this interesting Porsche could well represent a wise investment.