1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

RS. While the GT3 took the reigns as the hot naturally aspirated 911 with the introduction of the 996 generation, before that those two magical letters ruled the roost. And while for some it was hard to surpass the original, for me the absolute best one made was the last; the 993-generation Carrera RS. It continued the recipe of less is more, with lightweight construction, few options, stiffened-up suspension, and big wheels and tires. At its heart was a 3.8-liter M64/20 flat-6 rated at 300 horsepower, and it was connected only to a six-speed manual. If that wasn’t enough for you, there was an even more hardcore Clubsport model. Porsche made a total of just over 1,100 of these cars, so they’re far more rare than the later models – but they’re also twice as rare as the prior 964-generation RS, and even more dear than the original RS. They were of course never imported to the US, but one’s up for sale here – if you’re feeling quite spendy:

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Year: 1995
Model: Carrera RS
VIN: WP0ZZZ99ZTS390167
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 40,000 mi
Location: New York, New York
Price: $350,000 Buy It Now

1995 Porsche 911 993 Carrera RS
-1 of 1104 Carrera RS’s built in 95/95.
-40,000 Original Miles, All Service Records from Day 1
-No Usage Restrictions, 6/95 Production date. No Mileage limit.
-Recently received a full service from Porsche Center, including a full engine reseal with 2 year warranty (both case halves were separated and resealed).
-RoW Euro Spec Car delivered to Netherlands, One Japanese Owner
-Fully Matching Numbers with Porsche Build Sheet
-Mint original condition, Indistinguishable from New
-Price on request
Cooper Classics is elated to present this incredible rare Euro-Spec (RoW) 993 Carrera RS. This car is not a show and display import, which means that it has unlimited mileage. With a 6/95 build date, this car is legal for import under the 25-year exemption. We believe this to be the first unmodified/unfederalized Carrera RS to reach the United States, with no yearly mileage limit. This is significant because the federalization process caused all currently imported Carrera RS’s to stray from their original goal, with additional federalization equipment adding weight, complexity, and overall garishness to what is supposed to be the lightest, rawest 993 ever released. We believe our car to be the finest unmodified RS on the market. This is a fully matching numbers car, with a Porsche build sheet, with all engine and transmission numbers confirmed by us. This car comes with every service record from new, meticulously tracking every one of the 40,000 original miles. The car recently received a full service at a Porsche Dealership, which included (but was not limited to) an engine case reseal, which when technically speaking, would be comparable to the same time and effort taken to rebuild this engine, however, this engine was in such great condition when disassembled and examined, that this was deemed not necessary by Porsche. This work comes with a Porsche mechanical warranty at any Porsche dealership for the next two years. Presented in a striking Silver over black, this is a completely unmodified, well serviced Carrera RS ready for it’s next caretaker on our shores.

Polar Silver Metallic is probably the least exotic color on an RS, but when you look at this car – well, even I am gobsmacked by how fantastic it looks. It is just so clean, so unfussy in its execution. The recent GT3 Touring was a return towards this type of car, but even it looks almost garish in comparison. Those wheels alone are enough to make me sharply inhale. And while 300 horsepower doesn’t sound like a lot in today’s world, I’d wager that this car doesn’t feel particularly slow. Options? Not many. Manually adjustable front sport seats, airbags, air conditioning, and power windows. No launch control, no lap timer, no front axle lift system, no Porsche Active Suspension Mananagement. Rear wheel steering? Sure – floor it. This is a simple sledgehammer from a more simple time. And for that, it’s great. Is it $350,000 great? In today’s market, with 964s eclipsing $200k without breaking a sweat and ‘regular’ 993s well over $100k, it’s hard not to see how. Personally I’d rather have this than a 993 Turbo S, which will cost you more anyway.

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2 Comments

  1. Simply awesome. While certainly a high price for those miles, there is more upside to this than something like a 991.2 GT2 RS, or one of those silly $200k 964 safari builds. Anything under $300k is fair IMO.

  2. A car that will only go up in value for those that likely have only that kind in their collection. I wish…

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