1994 Porsche 911 RS America

After what seemed like a run of RS Americas back in the Fall, it has now been a while since we have featured one so why not check back in on what was a rapidly accelerating market for these special 964s. The RS America, of course, was Porsche’s answer to US demand for something akin to the 964 Carrera RS. Based on the Carrera 2, the RS America shared the same powerplant and gearbox with other 964 models, but was lightened through a basic stripping of the interior, including the removal of the rear seats, and then fitted with sport suspension and whale tail. They were never really intended as a full replication of the European Carrera RS, but still provided buyers a Carrera 2 with far fewer luxuries and thus lighter overall weight. Available in only a small range of colors, with the majority produced in Black, White, or Red, here we have one of the optional colors: a Midnight Blue Metallic 1994 Porsche RS America, located in California, with 52,987 miles on it that appears to have been fitted with three of the four available options: A/C, sunroof, and radio.

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Year: 1994
Model: 911 RS America
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 52,987 mi
Price: Reserve auction ($129,500 Buy It Now)

Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1994 911 RS Coupe in Midnight Blue with Black cloth interior. 52,987 miles with clean CARFAX of course. Perfect rust and accident free body with very good original paint (buyer to verify). Lovely interior, not smoked in. Uncracked dash, great roof liner, door panels and carpets. Seats are all great with the exception of one of the rear jump seat backs which has a small hole (shown) – I’m trying to source the fabric and replace that panel if and when. Just serviced and checked. New clutch assembly just fitted. Mechanically absolutely superb and a delight to drive. A/C is cold, sunroof and windows function well. Factoid – around 700 RS America’s produced in 93 & 94 of which only 67 or so were 94’s. I believe a total of seven were built in Midnight Blue. Comes with all its books including it’s maintenance book stamped to 22k in 2000 and with it’s option code sticker. Plus comprehensive records dating back to new. Plus: two keys, toolkit, jack, air pump, etc. Inspections encouraged, all sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California.

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While the BIN price is on the high end, I’m still quite surprised this auction sits with zero bids. There may be some detail that is escaping me, but this looks to be a fairly well-documented RS America in original condition that comes with all of its books and appears in pretty good shape inside and out. Perhaps demand for these has begun to wane, but given that most any rare variant of the 964 has continued to do very well on the market, I would be surprised by that. For anyone interested in one of these this may be one to pay attention to because if interest remains low then there could be some value found here.

-Rob

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5 Comments

  1. Price is very close to what the insurance company appraised my 49,xxx mile ’93 RSA, three months ago.

  2. It already has a bid at $95,000…..

  3. This car has a bid at $95,000.

  4. I just laugh when I see these prices. In 2001 I sold my 93 RSA with something like 42k on it for $36 grand. I paid $36k for it with 36k on in about 6 months earlier and I never even registered the car. Until 18 months ago you could have bought these cars all day long in the $40’s.

  5. This is getting insane. I love 964s (have owned 3) and mean no disrespect to the RSA or its owners, but the RSA is basically just a sport package for a 964 C2. I had a 964 with locking diff, sport seats, 17″ cup wheels and M030 sport suspension. The only difference between it and an RSA was the rear seat delete , rear spoiler, cloth on the seats and a badge. The advantage of the RSA over the C2 (when they were selling them new) was price and the ability to order one without sunroof and a/c. The real 964RS was/is a completely different animal and I understand why their prices are in the stratosphere. Same for a ’73 Carrera RS or a 993RS. An RSA (particularly those with no sunroof or a/c) should be worth a decent premium over a nice C2 due to its rarity, but 300-400%?

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