A street-legal derivative of the 964 Carrera Cup race car and a spiritual successor to the original 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, the 964 Carrera RS was produced in limited quantities for the European market as a lightweight high-performance model. Based on the Carrera 2 Coupe, it features a stiffened chassis with a special seam-welded bodyshell, a basic interior with Recaro bucket seats, shorter gear ratios, unassisted steering, magnesium wheels, and a more powerful 3.6-liter flat-six engine. This 1992 example is finished in Rubystone Red and was purchased by the seller from a large collection in Japan before being imported to the United States in January 2024. Recently serviced and inspected by a Porsche specialist, this Carrera RS is now being offered for auction out of Colorado with approximately 52k kilometers (32k miles) showing on the odometer.
Compared to the standard 964 model, the Carrera RS variant was manufactured using a special seam-welding technique and utilizes an aluminum front bonnet, thinner glass windows, a lightweight rear bumper design, and aero-style mirrors borrowed from the 911 Turbo. This 1992 example is finished in Rubystone Red, a rare and desirable color that debuted on the 964 Carrera RS. It rides on factory 17" Cup Design magnesium alloy wheels dressed in Bridgestone Potenza tires showing date codes from 2018 and 2019. The seller notes the car was refinished in its original color under prior ownership and remains in very good overall condition apart from a few chips and a small crack on the rear spoiler. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The Carrera RS features a basic lightweight interior devoid of sound-deadening material, rear seats, airbags, power accessories, air conditioning, a radio, door pockets, or a sunroof. The interior of this 964 includes a pair of factory Recaro bucket seats in black leather with contrasting tri-tone pink and purple centers. Other accessories include Rubystone Red seatbelts and cloth door pulls, a four-spoke “RS” leather steering wheel, manual window cranks, a quartz clock, heater controls, a rear window defroster, and an added radio. Some signs of wear are present on the seats and the seller reports all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.
The Carrera RS is powered by a special version of the 964’s 3.6-liter M64 engine featuring hand-selected pistons and cylinders, solid rubber mounts, a lightweight singles mass flywheel, and revised ECU programming. Up to 260 HP is sent to the rear wheels through a close-ratio 5-speed G50 manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential. The car features unassisted rack and pinion steering, front brakes borrowed from the 911 Turbo, and a lower and stiffer suspension than the standard Carrera 2. The seller indicates there are no maintenance records available, although the car was thoroughly serviced and inspected by a Porsche specialist upon import.
This sale will include owner’s manuals, a toolkit, a spare tire, an air pump, and a clean title.
The seller would like you to know: “It is a very well-kept example. It presents extremely well, and it runs and drives as it should.”