The already iconic 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 race car (Type 964) is a rare classic to come by. After all, Porsche only built 51 examples of the Turbo-bodied racing version of the Carrera RS. Now, an example of the 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR will be placed under the hammer at an auction by RM Sotheby’s in Villa Erba, Italy. It will be an ultra-rare classic, considering that this 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR is literally new once cleaned up.
While this particular Porsche 911 Carrera RSR was built around 25 years ago, this race car is as good a pristine. Its odometer has logged only 10 kilometers, which is basically the distance covered upon delivery. It has never been driven for nearly two and a half decades and has been in the hands of a private collector who opted to store this classic race car instead of parading it on the streets. In fact, its Polar Silver Metallic exterior finish and factory-applied Cosmoline coating remains untouched. Images show that dust and dirt have already accumulated in many areas of this Porsche 911 Carrera RSR; however a thorough cleanup should reveal a beautiful classic race car with the body of a Turbo.
This Porsche 911 Carrera RSR examples rides on wide Speedline three-piece wheels, which center portion is finished Amethyst Metallic, as contrasted by gold-finished brake calipers.
Since this example of the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR was specially ordered, it has a number of features not found on stripped-down units meant for racing events. It features an interior trimmed with Can Can Red leather. This scheme is apparent on its competition seats, steering column and steering wheel and on the headliner, upper and lower dashboard. This scheme is also apparent on the bolt-in roll cage and door caps. Meanwhile, the door pulls and the silver-faced instruments are bordered by silver-grey leather. The interior also features color-matched carpeting and six-point Schroth racing harnesses. Interestingly, this example is one of the two race-derived 911 Carrera RSR with a fully trimmed interior.
Serving as the heart of the Carrera RSR is a 3.8-liter type M64/04 RSR-specific naturally aspirated engine that could deliver 350 hp (possibly 375 hp in actual setup) of max output and 284 lb.-ft. of peak torque. This level of power -- sent to the wheels via an uprated five-speed manual transmission – allows the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR to sprint from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, according to the Car and Driver magazine.
RM Sotheby’s – in partnership with Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este -- will hold the auction of this Porsche 911 Carrera RSR, among other lots, at the Villa Erba auction on May 27, 2017. Featuring a chassis number of WP0ZZZ96ZPS496107, engine number of 63R80551 and gearbox number of 2000575, this example of the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR is expected to fetch a bid price of between €2 million and €2.2 million.