One owner from new
1994 Porsche 911 Type 964 Carrera RS 3.8-Litre Coupé
Chassis no. WPOZZZ967PS497129
Engine no. 62P85642
The exciting car offered here is an example of one of the rarest of Porsche 911 Type 964 variants, the Carrera RS with 3.8-litre engine, which was produced in limited numbers towards the end of the production run, only 55 being made.
Representing a major step forward in the development of Porsches perennial 911, the Carrera 4 and Carrera 2 (Type 964 in factory parlance) had been launched in 1989, the former marking the first time that four-wheel drive had been seen on a series-production model. Porsche had experimented with four-wheel drive on the 959 supercar, and many of the lessons learned from the latter influenced the design of the new Carreras chassis and suspension. Face-lifted but retaining that familiar shape, the newcomers had been given a more extensive work-over mechanically, 87% of parts being claimed as entirely new. The pair shared the same 3.6-litre, flat-six engine, while power-assisted steering (another 911 first), anti-lock brakes and a five-speed manual transmission were standard on both, with the Tiptronic auto box a Carrera 2-only option. Its new engine enabled the 964 to out-perform the old 3.2 yet still met the latest emissions regulations, top speed increasing to 267km/h with 100km/h attainable in 5.4 seconds.
Evoking memories of the legendary 2.7 and 3.0-litre RS and RSR homologation specials of the 1970s, in 1992 Porsche introduced a Type 964 Carrera RS, which was a lightweight variant like its illustrious forebears. It was based on the Carrera Cup competition car and sold in the European market only. The Carrera RS retained the 3.6-litre engine, albeit boosted in maximum output to 260bhp, but for the following Carrera RS 3.8, the bore size was increased by 2mm for a capacity of 3,746cc. Maximum power went up to 300bhp and this M64/04 engine was installed in a wider, Turbo-style body, also used for the RSR competition version.
Delivered new in Germany, this Carrera RS 3.8 has covered 139,500 kilometres from new in the hands of its original owner. We are advised that the engine was overhauled by Porsche Stuttgart in 1996 at 57,500 kilometres (bill on file) and that the car also benefits from a new battery, wheel bearing and front/rear brakes. The most recent service was carried out in December 2012. Still resident in Germany and retaining its original colour scheme of Polar Silver metallic, this exciting Carrera RS 3.8 represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a late, air-cooled, 2nd generation Type 964 limited edition model, only 55 of which were made. The car comes complete with owners wallet, handbook and tool kit, and is offered with German registration papers. A spare trunk hood and a second set of Speedline wheels complete with tyres is included in the sale.