It is our pleasure to present this 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS finished in Grand Prix White. Widely regarded as one of the greatest air-cooled cars of all time, the 964 Carrera RS stays true to its roots with a lightweight design, minimalist creature comforts, and a fine-tuned chassis. One of just over 2k examples built in total, this RS was originally delivered through Mizwa Motor Sales Corp., the sole Porsche distributor in Japan. Having eventually made its way to the United States, this Carrera RS is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Georgia with approximately 47k kilometers (29k miles) showing on the odometer.
This RS is finished in Grand Prix White and features European-spec side marker lights and bumpers. The RS shares the bodyshell of the standard Carrera 2 with revisions including a sunroof delete, fog light delete, an aluminum front bonnet, thinner glass windows, and special seam-welded panels. The seller notes that the car has been previously refinished in its original color, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery. The factory lightweight magnesium Cup Design wheels come dressed in a set of Continental Extreme Contact tires dated from 2019 with approximately 90% tread remaining.
The purist design of the RS is carried throughout the cabin with special lightweight carpeting, basic door panels with pull straps, and Recaro sport bucket seats with centers upholstered in deviated grey and white leather. The air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, central locking system, rear seats, and sound system are also omitted from the cabin for the purpose of weight savings. Aftermarket pedal covers have been installed along with Guards Red seatbelts. The condition of the interior is described to reflect the car’s mileage with only minor wear present on the seats, and the seller reports all instrumentation, lights, and electrical features to be working properly.
The 964 Carrera RS derives 260 HP from a type M64/03 3.6L engine. A specially tuned version of the standard flat-six found in the Carrera 2, the M64/03 engine also features a lightweight flywheel, solid rubber mounts, a low-rating 36-amp/hour alternator, and a single cooling fan drive. Power is fed to the rear wheels through a special 5-speed G50/10 manual transmission which offers closer gear ratios, steel synchros, and a limited-slip differential. Compared with the standard model, the Carrera RS sits 40mm lower and utilizes stiffer springs and shock absorbers as well as a thicker front anti-roll bar, a thinner adjustable rear anti-roll bar, and a front strut cross-brace. The front brakes were derived from the Turbo model while the rears came from the Carrera Cup racer. The power steering system was removed and the two-stage ABS system was readjusted to provide better recovery during hard use. Weighing in at just over 2,700 lbs., the RS can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in approximately 5 seconds. This example is accompanied by an extensive collection of Japanese service records and a recent pre-purchase inspection was carried out by Porsche Pittsburgh. The seller notes that a full annual service will also be carried out prior to sale for the next owner.
This sale will include a set of two keys, the original owner's manuals and leather booklet, a collection of service records, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean title. A coveted sports car with a long and illustrious heritage, the 964 Carrera RS is one of the purest expressions of Porsche’s air-cooled 911.