I’m going to move on from the 964 soon, but before I did I wanted to post one more. The Japanese Carrera 2 from earlier this week reminded me that the Carrera RS can now be legally imported so I couldn’t pass up the chance to feature one of those. Despite its rarity there are usually a few of these available at any given time. That does, of course, mean expanding your search quite far and even though they are available a few is just that, a few. So it still isn’t easy, but they are out there.
I wanted to find one that wasn’t too crazy expensive (though finding one below $200K seems very difficult so “expensive” is a bit relative here). There are some of those available if you want one as a collector, but I wanted to find one with some miles and that hopefully someone could drive. This also meant looking at something in a more standard color. And that’s what we see here with this Guards Red 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, located in Italy, with 81K kilometers on it.
If you do happen to desire one that’s a little more rare and more interesting, this one or this one could suit your needs. Both of those have similar miles to this one, but come in more daring colors. All of these should be great!
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS on Classic Driver
Model: 911 Carrera RS
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 81,000 km (~ 50,332 mi)
Price: €190,000 (~ $217,000)
Car in perfect condition.
The current owner (collector Porsche and Ferrari) possesses since 2000, and is the third owner.
The car has covered 81.000 kilometers.
Original engine and transmission.
Regular maintenance carried out at Porsche official workshops (the owner has all the documentation of the work performed).
Interiors in original black leather.
Original magnesium wheels.
Frame n° WPOZZZ96ZNS490843
Italian plate and document.
Car ready to change of ownership.
When released in 1992 the Carrera RS revived an iconic name that had lay dormant for nearly 20 years. Like any of Porsche’s cars bearing the RS moniker the 964 both raises performance and decreases the overall weight. Unlike the RS America produced for the US market, the RS truly is a light weight as it shed more than 300 lbs from the standard Carrera 2. Add in a revised suspension that moves beyond the standard sport suspension and you get one heck of a performer.
These cars possess one my favorite profiles of any air-cooled 911. Its hunkered down stance and curves give it a great look and for me it is only surpassed by the early 3.0 liter 930 in its appearance. It’s been a long wait for anyone who has had an eye on one of these but with the window now open we should see more of these great cars appearing Stateside. Given that they are very expensive and very collectible I’m not sure whether we really would see one on the road all that often, but one such as this with more than 50K miles on the clock certainly could absorb some additional miles without too much concern.