1997 Porsche 993 Cup 3.8 RSR
Ended
Final bid:$861,500
Categories: Air-Cooled
Auction type: ReserveEnded
36 bids, 14 comments

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1997
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911 Cup 3.8 RSR
  • VIN: WP0ZZZ99ZVS398070
  • Mileage: 6,276km
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Bill of Sale
  • Color: Snow White
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Oyster Bay, NY 11771
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0033211

The final evolution in an esteemed lineage of racing cars dating back to 1973, the Porsche 911 Cup 3.8 RSR (Type 993) was the last air-cooled, naturally aspirated 911 race car produced by Porsche’s Weissach motorsports department. It was based on the 993 Carrera Cup chassis and equipped with a specialized 3.8-liter racing engine to compete in 24-hour endurance events like Spa, Daytona, and Le Mans. According to the Porsche Historical Archives, this particular car, chassis no. 398070, is one of just 45 examples produced in total and was completed at the factory in February 1997 finished in Firnweiss (Snow White) and equipped with the European-spec M64/75 engine, an M50/34 close-ratio 6-speed manual gearbox, Recaro racing bucket seats, a Matter roll cage, an integrated fire suppression system, and air jacks. It was delivered new to the Mizwa Porsche distributor in Tokyo and remained in Japan before it was acquired by Jerry Seinfeld who subsequently imported to the car to the U.S. under the EPA’s racing exclusion in 2015. The car was purchased out of the Seinfeld Collection by its current owner in 2016 and has remained part of a world-class Porsche collection and private museum ever since. Remarkably, this 911 Cup 3.8 RSR was never entered into competition and remains highly original with all its factory-specified equipment included. A true time capsule and the last of its breed, this museum-quality 911 race car is now being offered for auction by its seller out of New York.

The factory-built 911 Cup 3.8 RSR race car draws influence from the contemporary 993 GT2 model with its riveted GRP fender flares, as well as the 993 Carrera Cup with its Turnwald “Clubsport” front and rear spoilers. Tow hooks are incorporated at the front and rear, lightweight Lexan is used for the rear and side windows, an emergency cutoff switch is located on the windshield cowl, and the bonnet features a central cutout to access the fuel filler. This example came factory-finished in Snow White and equipped with lightweight magnesium center-lock BBS wheels. The car is currently riding on a set of identical standard alloy BBS wheels while the factory lightweight magnesium wheels have been preserved separately. The seller adds that the car has been professionally maintained in a private climate-controlled environment throughout their ownership.

The lightweight race-ready cockpit was factory specified with a Matter roll cage, Recaro racing bucket seats, Sabelt safety harnesses, a MOMO steering wheel, a fire suppression system, and air jacks. A string of shift indicator lights is mounted on the steering column. The odometer currently reads just under 6,300 kilometers, of which approximately 400 were added by the current owner for on-road mechanical exercise.

This European-spec model was factory-specified with the 3.8-liter M64/75 engine which was optimized for endurance racing. Producing up to 340 HP, this engine features a revised camshaft profile as well as a resonance intake system with six intake plenums and individual throttle valves. The rear wheels are driven through an M50/34 close-ratio 6-speed manual transaxle. The seller indicates a pair of standard rubber engine mounts have been installed for driving comfort, although the original solid engine mounts will also be included in the sale. Maintained by an in-house technician while under the current owner’s tenure, the car’s fluids have been replaced and its 75-liter fuel cell has been kept filled with premium 100-octane non-ethanol fuel to preserve its integrity.

This RSR is accompanied by its original magnesium BBS wheels, solid engine mounts, and a binder of provenance including import documentation, service records, and a letter of authenticity from the Porsche Historical Archives.

 

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $861,500
  • Auction End: Aug 22, 2023 08:06:28PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 36
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  • burnrubr (registered bidder) 9 months, 1 weekago

    @ralt12 of course! i am only referring to two similarities they were only 45 ever produced and have the same floor board, that's all and oh the same GP White, lol

  • ralt12 (registered bidder) 9 months, 1 weekago

    @burnrubr if you’re referring to one of the 92 Carrera Cup cars that Porsche sold that were streetable, this 3.8 RSR isn’t close, they’re the real deal, pure race car and a true joy to drive.

  • Kopia5 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $861,500

  • slloffcorp 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $861,000

  • Ascari57- 9 months, 1 weekago

    This car deserves a few laps around the Nurburgring.

  • slloffcorp 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $860,000

  • Kopia5 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $859,000

  • slloffcorp 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $857,000

  • Kopia5 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $855,000

  • CybroRec (registered bidder) 9 months, 1 weekago

    Seinfeld etc
    The best of the best of the best. What could this be worth in the future? 2 , 3M

  • slloffcorp 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $852,000

  • Kopia5 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $850,000

  • Hags888 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $837,000

  • slloffcorp 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $835,000

  • Kopia5 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $830,000

  • slloffcorp 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $825,000

  • bcurtis32 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $821,000

  • slloffcorp 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $820,000

  • EUROsellinc (seller) 9 months, 1 weekago

    @bcurtis32 it is as delivered from the manufacturer. A photo was added to the gallery.

  • Kopia5 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $815,000

  • slloffcorp 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $810,000

  • Kopia5 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $805,000

  • slloffcorp 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $799,000

  • Kopia5 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $790,000

  • slloffcorp 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $780,000

  • Kopia5 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $770,000

  • Hags888 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $750,000

  • slloffcorp 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $730,000

  • Kopia5 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $725,000

  • slloffcorp 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $700,000

  • Kopia5 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $675,000

  • bcurtis32 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $625,000

  • slloffcorp 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $600,000

  • bcurtis32 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $575,000

  • Hags888 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $550,000

  • PCARMARKET 9 months, 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • bcurtis32 (registered bidder) 9 months, 1 weekago

    Do you know what year the fuel cell is, when does it's cert expire?

  • bcurtis32 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $500,000

  • EUROsellinc (seller) 9 months, 1 weekago

    @Cupcar I had them added for you, if you hit refresh you will see them in the gallery. Thanks for the interest.

  • PCARMARKET 9 months, 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • Cupcar 9 months, 1 weekago

    Any pictures of suspension and brakes with wheels off?

  • EUROsellinc (seller) 9 months, 1 weekago

    Good morning everyone
    We are here to answer any final questions or comments as well as any closing day inspections at our premises. This is a rare and special piece of Porsche history and is not to be missed out on. Good luck!

  • Kopia5 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $475,000

  • burnrubr (registered bidder) 9 months, 1 weekago

    Same as my 92 Carrera Cup USA one of 45 ever made and the wooden floor board, lol i am surprised Jerry is not bidding

  • Chalaw 9 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $449,993

  • audios22 (registered bidder) 9 months, 2 weeksago

    OMG. I'm downloading this video to export the audio. Then make a CD of the engine winning and play it in my 986 S. :-O

  • Sharkoos 9 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $400,000

  • burnrubr (registered bidder) 9 months, 2 weeksago

    this is "The One"!

  • RickDeMan 9 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $200,000

  • Giorgio1967 9 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

1997 Porsche 993 Cup 3.8 RSR
Final bid: $861,500 Ended
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