Villa Erba

27 May 2017

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Lot 133

1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8

  • Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS496107
  • Engine no. 63R80551
  • Gearbox no. 2000575

€2.000.000 - €2.200.000

To be auctioned on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Documents: Bill of Sale


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  • Only 10 kilometres; completely original and as-delivered
  • Still covered with the factory-applied Cosmoline
  • Special-order Polar Silver over Guards Red leather
  • One of only 51 Carrera RSRs produced
  • One of two with a fully trimmed interior


Imagine that as a die-hard Porsche fanatic, you wish to have the fastest and wildest 911 that the factory has to offer—a car that can handily compete on the track right out of the box. The choice is obvious: a new Carrera RS, or better yet—and faster still—the fully race-prepared Carrera RSR. You contact Porsche, and with considerable means, special order such a 911 to your own unique specifications. However, once delivered and with only 10 kilometres recorded, this limited-production 911 vanishes into a private collection, where it remains untouched and never driven for almost 25 years, still covered with its factory-applied Cosmoline coating.

The exclusive Type 964 Carrera RSR, of which only 51 examples were built, was the Turbo-bodied racing version of the Carrera RS. It was fitted with a 3.8-litre type M64/04 RSR-specific engine. This dry-sumped, single-ignition powerplant developed an impressive 350 horsepower and 284 foot-pounds of torque, all fed through an uprated five-speed manual transaxle. Unbiased reviewers viewed those official numbers as very conservative. A more realistic figure, they declared, was at least 375 horsepower. Car and Driver magazine produced a 0–60 mph result of 3.7 seconds, quicker than a Ferrari F40.

Ever dominant, the RSR racked up stunning race results from the outset, winning overall at the Spa 24 Hours, Suzuka 1000 KM, and 24 Hours of Interlagos. There was also a class victory at Le Mans, a 1-4 class sweep at the Daytona 24 Hours, and another class victory at Sebring.

Interestingly, this all-original example was special-ordered and delivered with numerous creature comforts (compared to the stripped down race cars). The RSR was specified with Polar Silver Metallic paint and trimmed in Guards Red leather, including the competition seats (whose rear panels were painted body colour), headliner, upper and lower dashboard, steering column and steering wheel, door caps, and even the roll cage. The Can Can Red carpeting and six-point Schroth racing harnesses were colour-matched, while the silver-faced instruments were surrounded with silver-grey leather, as were the door pulls. The battery master switch mounted in the front trunk compartment can be operated from the driver’s seat. The centres of the wide Speedline three-piece wheels were ordered in Amethyst Metallic, while the callipers for the huge disc brakes are painted a contrasting gold.

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to offer this magnificent 964 Carrera RSR 3.8 in unused condition, just the way it was completed by the factory. With only 10 kilometres, this exceptional and ultra-exclusive Porsche is thoroughly and absolutely original.





• Soli 10 chilometri percorsi; completamente originale e come nuova
• Ancora ricoperta con la Cosmoline applicata in fabbrica
• Ordine speciale con vernice Argento Polare su pelle Rosso Guards
• Uno dei soli 51 esemplari di Carrera RSR prodotti
• Derivato dalla versione competizione RSR, con l’interno completamente rivestito

Immaginate che, come fanatico duro e puro di Porsche, desideriate avere la 911 più veloce e selvaggia che la casa possa offrire, una macchina che può comodamente gareggiare sulla pista, così come viene consegnata dal concessionario. La scelta è ovvia: una nuova RS Carrera, o meglio ancora, l’ancora più veloce Carrera RSR nella sua configurazione pronto-corsa. Basta contattare Porsche, e supportati da notevoli mezzi finanziari, emettere un ordine speciale per una 911 con le proprie, uniche, specifiche. Tuttavia, una volta consegnata e con soli 10 chilometri all’attivo, questa 911 in tiratura limitata, svanisce in una collezione privata, dove rimane conservata e mai guidata per quasi 25 anni, ancora coperta con il suo rivestimento di Cosmoline applicato in fabbrica.

L'esclusiva Carrera RSR Tipo 964, di cui sono stati costruiti solo 51 esemplari, era la versione da corsa con carrozzeria della Turbo della Carrera RS. È stata equipaggiata con un motore, specifico per la RSR, da 3,8 litri, tipo M64/04. Questo motore, con carter secco ed accensione singola, sviluppa un impressionante 350 cavalli e 386 Nm di coppia, tutti scaricati attraverso un cambio manuale rinforzato a cinque rapporti. Prove imparziali hanno sempre rimarcato come i numeri ufficiali fossero estremamente conservativi, con una cifra più realistica, stimata in almeno 375 cavalli. La rivista Car and Driver ha ottenuto uno 0-100 km/h di 3,7 secondi, più veloce di una Ferrari F40.

Sempre competitiva, la RSR ha collezionato splendidi risultati fin dall'inizio, vincendo l’assoluto alla 24 Ore di Spa, alla Suzuka 1000 km, ed alla 24 Ore di Interlagos. A questo si deve aggiungere una vittoria di classe a Le Mans, un monopolio nei primi 4 posti di classe alle 24 Ore di Daytona, e un'altra vittoria di classe a Sebring.

È interessante notare che questo esemplare, rimasto tutto originale, sia il frutto di un ordine speciale e, a differenza delle auto da corsa solitamente totalmente spoglie, consegnato con numerose dotazioni legate al comfort,. Questa RSR è stata richiesta con la verniciatura in Polar Silver Metallic e con gli interni rivestiti in pelle Guards Rosso, inclusi i sedili competizione (i cui i pannelli posteriori sono stati invece verniciati con il colore della carrozzeria), l’imperiale, la parte superiore ed inferiore del cruscotto, il piantone dello sterzo ed il volante, i pannelli copri porta fino ai bulloni del roll bar. La moquette e le cinture di sicurezza da corsa Schroth a sei punti sono in tinta, mentre gli strumenti, con fondo argento, sono circondati in pelle grigio-argento, così come la maniglia tira-porta. L'interruttore generale della batteria, montato nel vano bagagliaio anteriore, può essere azionato dal sedile del conducente. I tappini coprimozzo delle ampie ruote Speedline composite a tre pezzi, sono stati ordinati in Ametista metallizzato, mentre le pinze per gli enormi freni a disco sono dipinti a contrasto, in color oro.

RM-Sotheby’s è entusiasta di poter offrire questa magnifica 964 Carrera RSR 3.8 in condizioni pari al nuovo, esattamente come quando ha finito l’assemblaggio in fabbrica. Con soli 10 chilometri percorsi da nuova, questa Porsche, eccezionale e ultra-esclusiva è completamente e assolutamente originale.

Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

Cameron Smyth

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Ontario, Canada

Cameron Smyth joined RM Sotheby’s as a Car Specialist in 2015, working out of our corporate office and providing assistance on c... read more

David Swig

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California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Ian Kelleher

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New York, United States

Ian Kelleher began his automotive career immediately following his graduation from Oberlin College with a Bachelor of Arts in Politica... read more

Jake Auerbach

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California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

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California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more