Gaswerks Garage is pleased to present our Polar Silver 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 993 Coupe. Our car was imported by Jeff Smith, the “993 expert” on The West Coast. It has had no paintwork done to it, and with the low 29,867 kilometers (18,558 miles), although yes it has been driven, it is in pristine and original condition. Unlike recent auction examples from Pebble Beach and Scottsdale which had been dubiously reassembled, this is a truly original example with nothing to hide, no touch up and no stories. It does have the patina of a driven car, but that is part of the experience of owning a fantastic 1990’s collector Porsche. This RS is the rarest iteration- with over 1500 73 RS models, and 2000+ 964’s…the ~1000 993 RS’s represent a unique slot with the precursor to the GT3RS’s formula: huge wing, big chin spoiler, and no apologies for a loud exhaust.
Type 993. 300 bhp, 3,746 cc air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder with Varioram and Motronic engine management, six-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with McPherson struts, Bilstein coil-over dampers, and an adjustable anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with semi-trailing arms, Bilstein coil-over dampers, and an adjustable anti-roll bar, and four-wheel servo-assisted disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.4 in.
For over 50 years, the Porsche 911 has enjoyed an enviable record as one of the finest sports cars on the planet. It is the benchmark to which all other sports cars compare themselves and are compared to. It remains, to this day, the most revered model in Porsche’s vaunted history.
While all 911s are truly brilliant cars, the best of them are born and bred in the crucible of motor-sport. And the Type 993 Carrera RS is one of those very best. As it was based on the Carrera Cup competition car, it was specifically conceived as a homologation special to qualify the RSR 3.8 for BPR GT3 and GT4 racing. As such, the Carrera RS was only offered to the European market, and it never made its way stateside when new.
At its heart is the 3.8-liter flat-six engine, which boasted numerous improvements over the earlier 3.6-liter engine, allowing the 3.8 (Type M64/20) to produce 300 brake horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 262 foot-pounds of torque at 5,400 rpm. It was fitted with Porsche’s innovated Variocam variable-length intake system and also featured newly designed forged pistons of a reduced height and a relocated wrist-pin, helping to keep piston weight below the standard 3.8-liter engine. The new engine also sported dual oil coolers and lightened rocker arms, amongst a host of additional upgrades that heightened the car’s performance.
Furthermore, the engineers at Stuttgart went to fanatical lengths to make the Carrera RS as light as possible. Its weight was brought down to a svelte 1,280 kilograms, as Porsche deleted virtually everything that was unnecessary, including central locking, radio speakers, power-adjustable seats, electric windows and mirrors, sound insulation, air bags, the rear defroster, and even the headliner! And Porsche didn’t stop there. The Carrera RS features thinner window glass, an aluminum front boot lid and doors, Recaro seats, and lightweight interior door panels with traditional fabric pulls.
Mechanically, the suspension was upgraded with a front strut brace, ball-joint front damper mounts, and adjustable anti-roll bars, with five positions for the 24-millimeter front bar and three positions for the 21-millimeter rear piece. The Carrera RS also received a limited-slip differential, the same anti-lock braking system as the 993 Turbo, and ABS traction control.
The Carrera RS is not only the most exciting to drive but also perhaps the most collectible, as it is the rarest and most focused iteration of the platform, with just over 1,000 examples built, of which none were originally imported to the U.S. Today, very few 993 Carrera RS have made their way to the United States and most of those are kept out of sight in private collections. As such, the opportunity to purchase a formally imported and fully road-registered Carrera RS in the United States is very rare indeed, and it warrants serious consideration from any Porsche enthusiast.
As prime examples become increasingly difficult to source, this Carrera RS would be an astute acquisition for any Porschephile, and it is perhaps the purest way to sample the marque’s last air-cooled 911. With a definitive link to the iconic Carrera RS 2.7 of 1973, the 993 Carrera RS is indeed the final air-cooled RS model and the final link in a series of brilliant 911s. Its heritage is instantly discernible the moment one steps behind the wheel, and much like the Carrera RS 2.7, it will not disappoint on either road or track.
Simply put, the Carrera RS has everything you want and nothing you don’t.
Our car is Equipped with:
- C00 Germany
- X09 Leather covered special centre console “C”
- X89 Wheel caps painted in car color (with XD9)
- 197 STRONGER BATTERY
- 336 Cassette-radio Blaupunkt Düsseldorf RCR 84
- 371 Carrera RS/GT2 sports seat, left, manually adjustable
- 372 Carrera RS/GT2 sports seat, right, manually adjustable
- 451 Without preparation for radio
- 459 Strut bar
- 471 Carrera RS Club Sport rear spoiler
- 582 Storage pocket (engine cover)
- 567 Top-tinted windscreen
- 573 Air conditioner
- 851 Parking heater with remote control
- 718 Equipped with the next model year VIN (the car is older than the VIN shows)
- 09991 Hergestellt für das Exclusivprogramm or Manufactured Exclusively for the program
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