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The 911 Carrera RS 3.6 was introduced by Porsche in 1991 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 lighten 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 the 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.
Offered here is a beautiful example of the 964 RS with virtually unmarked silver paintwork and black RS sports seats. Delivered new to its first owner in Padova, Italy on 14th November 1991, this left-hand-drive 964 RS would continue to be serviced mostly by the same Porsche main agent with 12 supporting service stamps in the original service book. Records indicate just two owners in Italy before being imported to the UK in 2013 and registered J138 SFJ.
Accompanied by the original Porsche book pack including the original service book and a detailed history file containing Italian registration documents, import documentation, Porsche inspection reports and correspondence between the buyer and previous owner. Reading through this file leaves no doubt that this car was very carefully selected by a knowledgeable buyer to become part of his significant collection.
In summary, this is a fine example of the 964 RS, revered for its totally analogue driving experience and classic 911 looks. These cars rarely come to market and this is an opportunity to own an outstanding example with a continuous history.
This car has formed part of a significant collection for the past few years. In preparation for the sale, the engine will be flushed, filled with fresh oil and a new filter fitted, the fuel tank drained, flushed and filled with 20 litres of fuel, fitted with a new battery and issued with a fresh MOT Certificate. A safety check will also be carried out along with an inspection report included in the history file.
You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact us on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remain the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.