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1993 Porsche 911 RS America

I’ll say straightaway that I have a couple questions about this 1993 Porsche 911 RS America. I also think it’s priced a good bit too high, though that’s a problem with a lot of RS Americas we see come up for sale. We’ll get to those questions though. First, the good stuff.

As you can probably see this one has received a full wrap in Martini Racing livery. If you were to imagine what a 964 wearing such livery at the track would look like this is probably it. And it looks great! The Martini striping really works well over the curves of the rear quarters. I’d want to remove the stickers for the dealer, but otherwise I think this conveys its intent well. This RS America also is one of the low-option examples. There were only four options available (A/C, sunroof, radio, and limited-slip differential) so none of them have lots of options, but still for a car that’s supposed to be stripped down a lot of them seem to have those things added back. This one clearly does not have the radio or sunroof. We don’t get a clear look at the option sticker and the ad leaves us blind, but I think the only option chosen was the LSD. For those in search of the sportiest RSA out there this one checks those boxes.

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Year: 1993
Model: 911 RS America
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 50,632 mi
Price: $115,800 Buy It Now

1 of 617 1993 Models! Complete W/ Service, books, and original window sticker. Brand New Martini Racing Wrap – Prep & Ready for Track Days!
1993 Porsche 911 RS America / Martini Racing 2-Door Coupe

My biggest question is why the wrap? Why not sell it without the wrap and let the new owner decide if the Martini livery is the way to go? The ad says it’s brand new so I can only assume the wrap was added explicitly with the intention of increasing its desirability when selling it. I’m not sure it does that. If anything it limits the potential market. Furthermore, while the RS America isn’t as hot a commodity as it once was, it is still one of the more desirable 964 models. The prices simply escalated too quickly a few years ago and that turned people off. The cars themselves are great. No it’s not a true Carrera RS, but even with its high prices it’s still priced very far below a Carrera RS.

So, again, why the wrap? My concern is that it’s to obscure something and obviously that leads my mind straight to accident damage. We’re provided very little detail in the ad so I don’t know, but that’s where my questioning would lead. It could be totally fine, or if you’re intent is to use it on the track then perhaps some accident damage won’t concern you so long as it does not effect the chassis or any major mechanical components. We just need to know. The high price still would leave us with a lot of negotiating work, even if you do happen to want precisely this livery, so it may never make sense. I do like it though. Maybe a poster instead.