Nearly 20 years after building the last of the legendary 1973 2.7 Carrera RS models, Porsche launched the first successor, the 964 Carrera RS. As with the original RS, this was no marketing gimmick but rather a true homologation special built to strike a balance between usability on road and track.
Porsche engineers achieved this feat with extensive weight savings across the car using aluminum door panels, trunk lid, thinner glass all around, magnesium wheels and removal of the power steering. This effort resulted in 155kg of weight saving from the standard Carrera 2.
Coupled with a modified engine now producing 260bhp and revised suspension set-up, the car was appreciated immediately by ethusiasts for its direct and sporty driving characteristics and its position in the 911 legend is secure.
This car is a Japanese market left-hand drive car, first delivered on 7 September 1992. It was originally imported by Mitsuwa Motor Company, the only recognised importer of Porsche in Japan until 1997 when Porsche AG set up its own dealer network. The car remained in Tokyo until 2016 when the car’s then owner brought it to the UK via Germany.
The car maintains its original numbers matching engine and transmission and is presented in completely standard form having been used sparingly, now covering 37,280 miles. The car is completely orginal and in immaculate condition retaining its factory paint, as evidenced by paint depth reports. Perhaps most importantly, this RS drives as tightly as you would expect given the low mileage and careful ownership.
Most unusually for a Japanese car, this 964 has an extensive history file documenting its life in Tokyo, including its original service manual and maintenance notebook and two full Japanese maintenance booklets detailing its thorough service history. We have translated these documents and they completely support the car’s authenticity.
chassis number: WP0ZZZ936ZNS491867
engine number: 62N82728
original colour: Guards Red with black / grey leather interior
delivery date: 07/09/1992
- an excellent left-hand drive 964 RS in unmodified form
- immaculate original paint and panels
- just 60,000 kilometres from new (37,280 miles)
- comprehensive service history