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1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

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Chassis No. WP0ZZZ96ZNS491807
For the first 35 years of its history, Porsche's marketing department was impressively conservative with the word Carrera, that special name derived from the Carrera Panamericana race, applied to their high-end sporting vehicles. That all changed in 1984 when that historic name was applied to the entire 911 range. Yet, RS, the well-known acronym for “RennSport,” has remained sacred for over 65 years, after first being applied to a special racing version of the 550 Spyder. In fact, following the introduction of the 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7, it was used only twice more across the 911 range in the 1970s and 80s – the 911 Carrera RS 3.0 and the 911 SCRS. Quite the exclusive club. So, when Porsche released the 964-generation Carrera RS in 1992, Porsche enthusiasts were naturally concerned.
The anxiety faded with the first tests and drives in 1992 and those who put their name down for an RS, such as this like this German-specification example, were rewarded with a future legend in their possession. What made this RS an RS? Well, for starters the unibody was completely seam-welded, a time-consuming process. Undercoating, power steering, airbags, interior insulation, and the rear seats were omitted. Lightness was added in the form of fixed Recaro Pole Position seats, thinner glass, an aluminum hood, lightweight door panels, manual mirrors, and lighter carpeting. The “M64/03” 3.6-liter flat-six was tuned to 260 horsepower pushed through a short-geared five-speed Getrag transmission with limited-slip and a single-mass clutch. It had Magnesium wheels that were wider than the Carrera 2's. It rode 40 mm lower with a stiffer suspension setup featuring larger sway bars, adjustable shock absorbers, and a trunk-mounted shock tower brace. No one is better than Porsche at these types of modifications and as proof, the new 911 Carrera RS could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds on the way to an impressive 162 miles per hour top speed.
Research indicates that this particular matching numbers 1992 Carrera RS was delivered to Schondorf, Germany and later relocated to France in 1999 with approximately 80,000 kilometers on its VDO odometer. In 2017 it changed hands once again, this time in Monaco, with 157,000 kilometers. At the time it was described as a well running example benefiting from regular maintenance history. By late 2022, the car was offered for sale in Belgium with few additional miles added, again with regular servicing and the replacement of its clutch and fresh tires along with the requisite oil change and filters noted under that ownership with a repaint in its original non-metallic Black. In early 2023, this RS made its way to the United States. It should go without saying that the 964-generation RS is a rare bird in America. Even after 30 years, this matching numbers RS shows a high degree of originality and it is offered with just under 164,000 kilometers or approximately 102,000 miles, at the time of cataloging, complete with its owner's manual, service book, and Porsche Touring Pass booklet in addition to its all-important service documentation from its time in Europe and the United States and it's recently issued Porsche Classic Technical Certificate confirming numbers matching status.

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Chassis No. WP0ZZZ96ZNS491807
For the first 35 years of its history, Porsche's marketing department was impressively conservative with the word Carrera, that special name derived from the Carrera Panamericana race, applied to their high-end sporting vehicles. That all changed in 1984 when that historic name was applied to the entire 911 range. Yet, RS, the well-known acronym for “RennSport,” has remained sacred for over 65 years, after first being applied to a special racing version of the 550 Spyder. In fact, following the introduction of the 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7, it was used only twice more across the 911 range in the 1970s and 80s – the 911 Carrera RS 3.0 and the 911 SCRS. Quite the exclusive club. So, when Porsche released the 964-generation Carrera RS in 1992, Porsche enthusiasts were naturally concerned.
The anxiety faded with the first tests and drives in 1992 and those who put their name down for an RS, such as this like this German-specification example, were rewarded with a future legend in their possession. What made this RS an RS? Well, for starters the unibody was completely seam-welded, a time-consuming process. Undercoating, power steering, airbags, interior insulation, and the rear seats were omitted. Lightness was added in the form of fixed Recaro Pole Position seats, thinner glass, an aluminum hood, lightweight door panels, manual mirrors, and lighter carpeting. The “M64/03” 3.6-liter flat-six was tuned to 260 horsepower pushed through a short-geared five-speed Getrag transmission with limited-slip and a single-mass clutch. It had Magnesium wheels that were wider than the Carrera 2's. It rode 40 mm lower with a stiffer suspension setup featuring larger sway bars, adjustable shock absorbers, and a trunk-mounted shock tower brace. No one is better than Porsche at these types of modifications and as proof, the new 911 Carrera RS could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds on the way to an impressive 162 miles per hour top speed.
Research indicates that this particular matching numbers 1992 Carrera RS was delivered to Schondorf, Germany and later relocated to France in 1999 with approximately 80,000 kilometers on its VDO odometer. In 2017 it changed hands once again, this time in Monaco, with 157,000 kilometers. At the time it was described as a well running example benefiting from regular maintenance history. By late 2022, the car was offered for sale in Belgium with few additional miles added, again with regular servicing and the replacement of its clutch and fresh tires along with the requisite oil change and filters noted under that ownership with a repaint in its original non-metallic Black. In early 2023, this RS made its way to the United States. It should go without saying that the 964-generation RS is a rare bird in America. Even after 30 years, this matching numbers RS shows a high degree of originality and it is offered with just under 164,000 kilometers or approximately 102,000 miles, at the time of cataloging, complete with its owner's manual, service book, and Porsche Touring Pass booklet in addition to its all-important service documentation from its time in Europe and the United States and it's recently issued Porsche Classic Technical Certificate confirming numbers matching status.

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