DT: 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera Cup Edition

Now available for auction is this rare 1992 Porsche 964 U.S. Carrera Cup finished in one-off Guard’s Red.  In anticipation of launching an American Carrera Cup racing series, Porsche built a limited production of 45 964 Carrera Cup cars destined for the United States.  All of these cars had been fitted with road mandated safety equipment as to avoid importation issues, and 25 were promptly delivered to Andial to undergo a full race conversion.  Reported to be the only example finished in Guard’s Red, this 1992 Carrera Cup had never been converted by Andial and was instead purchased by an individual who carried out the race conversion independently.  Having changed hands several times over the years all while seeing minimal track use, this street-legal Carrera Cup has been kept in excellent driving order with approximately 14k miles now showing on the odometer. 

Of the 45 Carrera Cup cars delivered to the United States, all are said to have been painted in white except for this one.  The Guard’s Red finish is said to be beautifully presented with all original vin tags and stickers remaining in place.  The seller noted the rocker panels have been refinished as well as a minor cosmetic repair on the passenger side of the car.  The paint is also said to have been professionally refurbished in order to correct some road-going wear, a collection of detailed images is provided in the photo gallery.  Exterior features include a factory aluminum hood and front brake ducts as well as added hood retaining pins.  This 964 rides on its original 8” and 9.5” Cup wheels which come dressed in Hoosier R7 slick tires.  The seller notes that an additional RSR rear wing will be included in sale.

This Carrera Cup features a simplistic lightweight black interior.  Factory weight savings measures include a rear seat and sunroof delete as well as the removal of the radio, air conditioning and sound insulation.  Power assisted steering has also been omitted along with power operated windows and mirrors.  Noteworthy details include a full roll cage, an alcantara MOMO steering wheel, a trunk mounted electrical cutoff switch and Recaro racing seats.  The cabin is stated to be in very nice shape with all gauges and accessories remaining fully functional.

This Carrera Cup is powered by an air-cooled 3.6 L M64 flat-six engine which sends approximately 256 HP to the rear wheels by way of a G50 5-speed manual transmission with steel synchronizer rings.  While earlier Cup models had been based on the standard Carrera 2, the 1992-93 Cup uses a platform derived from the 964 RS.  Factory performance enhancements include race-type engine mounts, a sport flywheel, a racing electrical charging system, a revised braking system and lowered suspension.  The following items are said to have been carried out during the initial race conversion: 

  • Rear trailing arms and spring plates swapped from left to right sides
  • Installation of full roll cage
  • Carrera Cup spec struts and springs
  • Front strut brace was added between-shock towers
  • ABS on/off switch added
  • Rear brake pressure regulator valve removed
  • Front bumper shocks removed
  • Driver's window net installed
  • Heater blower motor removed
  • Racing clutch disc installed
  • Front oil cooler fan removed, and baffle installed
  • Horns relocated
  • Longer studs and spacers added to rear axle

Additional performance modifications have been installed including a mass flow system, a special $3k rear sway bar and an upgraded fuel cell.  The DME computer is tuned for 93 octane and the main and final mufflers have also been replaced by a new $5k factory Cup exhaust system.  This Carrera is said to have mostly been used for street driving with a few reported outings on the track.  The following service items have been performed at the corresponding intervals:

  • Valve adjustment 2/16/2004
  • Full standard service 11/08/2004 7,040 Miles
  • New half shafts 6/12/2008 10,458 Miles
  • Full engine rebuild 11/2009 11,607 Miles
  • Refresh transmission and rear transaxle 1/20/2010 

Having been driven less than 3k miles since the engine was fully rebuilt, this 964 is said to be in excellent street-legal driving condition.

The sale of this Carrera Cup will include a set of two keys, the original books and window sticker, spare parts, a dash plaque, service records, an RSR rear wing and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.  Do not miss out on this extremely elusive opportunity to add a 964 Carrera Cup to your collection.  

Add to Calendar

viewed 2,572 times saved 10 times

Comments (16)

  • Alease (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @bigboy I am currently traveling. What specifically are you looking for?

  • bigboy 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Alease can you post paint meter readings for the car? thanks!

  • Alease (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    @bigboy The original owner did some damage to the passenger door. All panels are original. After I took the car off of the track, I had a very good body shop in Florida do paint correction to the entire car. All of the plastic side pieces were removed and painted off of the car. I also replaced all of the black plastic fender liners. All of the decals were removed along with the clear bra. There was some minor road rash on the left rear quarter from a tire issue. The entire car was buffed out and some minor paint repairs were done/blended as required.
    The car looks perfect now. The entire car shows one color perfectly. Every panel is perfectly colored match, It was driven on track but looks like new. I welcome a personal inspection of the vehicle. I have been buying/Leasing and selling Porsche's for 30 years. This was my personal vehicle and I can assure you that the vehicle is being accurately described. I am even willing to provide financing of the vehicle for a qualified party.

  • bigboy 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Nice in red! Can you elaborate in more detail on "minor cosmetic repair on the passenger side of the car. The paint is also said to have been professionally refurbished in order to correct some road-going wear".....what exactly was damaged and what has been repainted? Thanks cool car !

  • Alease (seller) 3 weeksago

    @pu911rsr It's a custom exhaust which to the best of my knowledge was done by Jerry Woods Enterprises for the second owner.

  • pu911rsr 3 weeksago

    @Alease what exhaust is currently on car

  • Alease (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    This is the rarest of all of the 1992 US Cup Cars.
    I even have a brand new T-shirt that Champion Motors gave to the original purchaser.

  • Pagsf 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $204,000

  • rghtedge 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $183,500

  • Pagsf 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $179,000

  • Pollracer5 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $150,000

  • Alease (seller) 4 weeksago

    @pu911rsr The original owner did the conversion himself with a parts package he purchased from Andial.
    The cage was done at Bob Hinson Racing by Steve Cousins. Fortunately I was contacted by the original owner who provided me with information and I purchased it from the second owner.
    I have a tremendous amount of paperwork on the car from new between them.

  • pu911rsr 4 weeksago

    Incredible cars and a amazing story to behind these. Porsche history available for sale, good luck with auction. I've owned #6 for 15 years. Do you know who did conversion back to race spec.

  • Pagsf 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $100,000

  • Alease (seller) 1 monthago

    It's the viscous circle that all track people end up in. Started with a broken valve spring. You never just change one so you move forward and do the entire head. Then its the old story, as long as the engine is out and the head is off the motor it would be much cheaper to do everything now rather than have to pull it out again later. I have always over maintained my vehicles but this car never left me leaving the track before the weekend ended because of a mechanical issue.

  • burnrubr 1 monthago

    Rebuilt engine @ 14k miles? Unique car though

Leave a comment

DT: 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera Cup Edition
Current offer: $204,000