We are pleased to offer this collector-grade 1993 Porsche RS America finished in Guards Red over a black interior. Under the supervision of racing legend Vic Elford, Porsche set out to create a track oriented, lightweight performance car based on the 964 Carrera 2, which would be called “RS America”. Showing just 2,486 miles on the odometer and personally signed by Vic Elford, this highly collectible 1993 example is being offered for auction in exceptional concours-level condition by its seller in New York.
The traditional Guard’s Red paint is said to remain in like new condition (detailed images and paint meter readings have been provided in the photo gallery). A distinctive whale tale rear spoiler comes standard on this 964 as well as “RS” designations on the lower rear quarter panels. Factory features include an optional sunroof and 17” Cup wheels which remain in pristine condition and come dressed in healthy Continental tires.
Inside, this RS America showcases a lightweight black interior. Porsche omitted non-essential luxuries such as power steering, cruise control and rear seats while utilizing flat door panels with pull straps and cloth covered sport seats in an effort to save weight. The result of these strategic weight saving measures resulted in a 77lb lighter car with greatly improved handling capabilities and a more visceral driving experience. The cabin is noted to be in exemplary condition with all gauges and accessories working properly including the factory optioned Porsche Becker CR-1 radio. Autographs from Vic Elford can also be seen on the driver's sun visor mirror and underneath the front hood.
An air cooled 3.6 L flat-six engine sends 247 HP to the rear wheels by way of a G50 5-speed manual transmission with limited slip differential, allowing for a 0-60 time of approximately 4.6 seconds. Basic maintenance is said to have been kept up to date and the seller confirms that a fresh oil service will be carried out prior to delivery to its next owner.
The sale of this sought-after Porsche 964 will include one key, original owner’s books and documentation, a toolkit, an air compressor, a clean Carfax and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. With under 2,500 miles showing on the odometer, this ideal 1993 example is sure to satisfy the most discerning Porsche collector, do not let this special opportunity pass you by.