In this day and age of cars with ever increasing curb weight – even sports cars – it’s nice to look back in the not too distant past and gaze upon what once was. While the original Porsche Carrera RS of the 1970s was never officially sold in the US, motorists stateside were given a treat in 1993 by way of the RS America. Fred Schwab, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America put it rather succincntly:
“If you like to autocross, this is your car. If you are a time-trialer, you need this car. If driving is for fun, this is your car – the car that the Porsche Club of America built.”
When the RS America went on sale, it was the cheapest 911 available and sold for $10,000 less than a fully equipped C2. Due to their limited numbers, it’s not surprising that these lightweight specials are valued higher than the cooking variety 911s from the same period. This RS America for sale in New York has slightly less than 25,000 miles on the clock and is a nice piece for someone seeking the pure 911 experience. Nothing more, nothing less.
Model: 911 RS America
Engine: 3.6 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: $69,900 Buy It Now
1993 Porsche 911 RS America on eBay
This is a 1993 Porsche Carrera RS America in Black with Black Interior. Only 602 of these units were produced (Worldwide). This car represents the 20th anniversary of the 911 going back to 1973. It has every option available at the time and Porsche of Roslyn just performed a full service on the car.
The high end of the range for RS Americas is around $50,000 to $70,000, so we’re right at the top when it comes to values, which isn’t surprising given this is a dealer offering. As usual, I would prefer a car that was a bit more used and not a garage queen, but it’s nice to know there’s a few of these rare 964s lurking about out there, waiting for a new generation of motorists to experience the original, air-cooled formula at its peak.
Keep your Turbo, this is my favorite 964.
I can’t see justifying the additional $30-40k over a similar condition/mileage C2.
But, man these are awesome.
Sold mine that I had for 14yr ….Great fun but would not drive in city or over 3hrs …one of those cars that demanded your full attention! ….sold for only 7k less then bought..what a value..in good hands now…think theres only three in Bayarea now..
A great car and one of the rare porsches I would own (as long as it is a pre ’98). Have had mine for 8 years, drive it a couple 100 miles a year, and enjoy every single mile. But, I can’t seem to get away from the 20,000 mile 500E…
With prices going up on these RSA’s, I constantly get offers to sell mine. High demand for completely stock examples.
I just purchased a car that looks identical to this one shown. A black 1993 (very stock) RSAmerica from a dealer in NY. Black on black with red door pulls. Less than 8,000 miles. Paid $95,000. As it came off the truck for delivery here in Chicago, the first person walking buy commented it was amazing… Anyway, just took delivery so cannot comment much further but I’m thrilled to have this car and will use it as my everyday and only car. Agree with other comments and from poorhouse, it’s hard to justify the higher price over standard C2 but I had the cash so I went for it. It’s cool to have something a bit unusual and rare and in close to original condition. They don’t make them like they used too…
Ah you bought it from Exotic Classics? How’s it so far? I bought a 93 RSA with 9k on it from California. Great car. People stop me when I drive it. Have put about 200 miles on it since I got it in August. Paid 100k. The car is PERFECT. I will never part with it.
It will be interesting to see at what price this one sells for. I bought mine 9 years ago with the same miles (25k miles) from Willhoit for $42k. Still have it.
Samuel, Hi yes that is right I got my RSA from Exotic Classics in NY. I’ve just taken delivery and seems a few minor issues to resolve. My anti lock break light was on so I took it to my local performance specialist shop for a complete go-over. The shop said the rotors needed to be replaced and the radio and heater was not working right. I should have done a better inspection myself or had someone do it before buying it. I was in a rush and frankly I’m not sure even finding these things wrong I would have done anything different. You got to expect some upkeep on a 20 year old car like this and man what a car it is! I bought it on the wow factor… all the guys at my local shop are drooling over this car! And the good news is my local mechanic said there seems nothing serious, the engine is not leaking oil or anything like that. Just needed some normal services.
I would like to add, Exotic Classics seems to deal in really nice cars. They also put new tires on the car after I closed the deal with them, so I think they tried to be fair. Again maybe these issues I described above they were also not aware of. The car from what I know had been sitting in a collection and not really driven which i am told can lead to these kinds of things.
I read recently Singer Automotive is going to use the 964 chassis for their custom builds going forward. So the 964 I think is going to continue to gain attention. Was your the white one in Beverly Hills? Congrats on the car.
The car is sold.
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