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Sold for: £315,000
Whilst the 964 Carrera RS, that debuted several years earlier, is seen as uncompromisingly hardcore, the 1995 model year benefitted from all the work that had been done developing the new 993 platform. Nearly 80% of the parts were specifically engineered for this next generation and a new alloy subframe served as the base for the redesigned multi-link rear suspension. Generally, this improved stability along with ride quality and reduced the tendency for the car to oversteer off-throttle like the older cars. Along with the other improvements, too quantifiably large to list, Porsche had created the best 911 to date.
It would only get better with the arrival of the new RS, much of the focus having been spent on reducing weight. Electric windows, adjustable mirrors, central locking, headlight washers, and audio speakers were all luxuries sacrificed in the name of speed. However, the extensive diet did not stop there. Porsche even went so far as to reduce the size of the windshield washer bottle and decrease the thickness of the glass. Well-bolstered leather bucket seats saved an additional 66lbs and sound insulation was removed throughout the car. Simple door cards with pull straps instead of door handles rounded off the extensive weight-saving measures. The car was powered by a 3746cc, DOHC Flat-6 with the VarioRam intake system and Motronic Engine Management combining to generate 300bhp at 6,500rpm fed to the rear-mounted, 6-speed manual transaxle. Four-wheel independent suspension, disc brakes all round and state of the art aerodynamics offered superb balance and the RS was capable of providing some of the most visceral thrills available in a road car.
This, C16, UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 993RS has covered just 16,117 miles from new. Finished in black, this very special car has led an illustrious life, having been part of some significant private collections including the Earl of Mexborough and Lord Bamford. There are 9 stamps in the accompanying service book and the history file includes all the manuals/books, reams of invoices, past MOTs, spare keys and a detailed list of previous owners.
This car has formed part of another significant collection for the past few years and 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.
The 993 RS was undoubtedly Stuttgart's most pure and refined form of the final generation, air-cooled 911 and, we imagine, will always be a Porsche 911 benchmark investment. We welcome any inspection of this simply amazing Porsche.