1993 Porsche 911 RS America

Few models in the 911 range epitomize the sharp increase in value we’ve seen with air-cooled 911s better than the RS America. While the asking price for many of these cars has tended to far eclipse those actual values, we are still seeing these trade for quite a bit more than just a year or two ago. The RS America always traded at a premium relative to other non-Turbo 964 variants for the simple fact of its rarity and sporting nature, but for a time it was rare to see one priced above $60K or $70K. Now, it has become almost as rare to find one priced below $100K! So while the RS America may have begun its life as a less expensive alternative to the Carrera 2 it is now a far more expensive proposition. The example we see here is a rare Polar Silver Metallic 1993 Porsche 911 RS America, located in Oregon, with 57,934 miles equipped with 3 of the 4 available options: air-conditioning, limited-slip, and radio.

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Year: 1993
Model: 911 RS America
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 57,934 mi
Price: Buy It Now $132,995

Porsche 911 Carrera RS America made for the 1993 model year which according to Porsche both “Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of”, and “captures the spirit of” the original 1973 Carrera RS. 701 of these models were built in 1993-94. Even more rare, This is one in Polar Silver Metallic, appx 35 produced. Equipped with the factory options of Limited slip, no sunroof, air conditioning, and radio. The car has 57,934 miles and is in excellent condition. Last owner babied since 2002. Additional options or modifications include: European motor mounts, K&N air filter, Authority chip Roll cage, Fire extinguisher 5-point harnesses Lightweight flywheel Brembo “Big Red” brake upgrade Bilstein shocks Andial adjustable springs Cat back power tube. Full binder of service recs, owners notes and original window sticker ! Truly a rare car and excellent example…

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I like some of the modifications here and Polar Silver isn’t a color I’ve come across very often on a RS America (even if it isn’t the most exciting), but I think this car is a long way from reaching this sort of asking price. I know I’ve come across examples with similar mileage that are completely original, but in red, black, or white, which are priced below this one so this is definitely a reach unless there is a buyer out there that REALLY likes Polar Silver. Given the high Buy It Now we may never know exactly what happens with this car, as opposed to if it were an auction, but I’ll still have an eye on it to see what sort of price it might be able to fetch.

-Rob

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3 Comments

  1. nice find Rob!!!….these have really taken off in value & desirability…
    though there were a few made in 94….
    I remember when these came out…people at first freaked out at price and low/no options…
    you could get A/C if you wanted…and other than Red/White/Black for an extra grand you got this silver or a mid-night blue….
    got to drive my neighbors for a good spell….not sure if he did not know what he had OR he just could not deal with pull strap doors and no A/C….LOL

  2. I had my 50k mile ’93 911 RSA appraised November of last year at $62,000.
    I had it appraised again, this month, and the appraisal came in at $125,000.

  3. Wow. I had thought about an RS about 3 or 4 years ago. Found several in the $40k. I passed. What a dumbass.

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