Practically new 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 fetches $2.25 million at Sotheby's Auction

Article by Christian A., on May 30, 2017

Just when we concluded that all the best in line Porsche vehicles have been hauled up by the savvy collectors and aesthetically doubtful resto-mod outfits, an uber rare 1993 Porsche Carrera RSR 3.8 with only six miles, let me repeat, only six miles (10 km) on its odometer was up for auction in RM Sotheby's Villa Erba. But if you’re only hearing about this now, your chance is now gone as this air-cooled 911s was sold for an awesome $2.25 million at the said auction. What a lucky, lucky collector!

Last week, the dapper 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo hauled an impressive $1.45 million at an auction, and only recently another Porsche 911 commanded a remarkable 6 figure price following a fierce bidding war. The vehicle we are talking about is the one-of-a-kind 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 '93 that was just used for a mere 6 miles (10 km). In the early 90s, an interested customer cannot just go to a local Porsche dealer and purchase an RSR right then and there. You have to be a serious purchaser that is backed up with serious cash in your bank account.

The German automaker only produced 51 units of this model and each one was factory ordered. Furthermore, what sets it apart from its fellow units is that it's the only one of 2 that flaunts a fully trimmed interior. Best thing is that the exclusive automobile was finished inside with an eye catching red leather upholstery. The lucky to-be owner specifically requested from the German automaker to paint the car in Polar Silver Metallic, and color the wheel's spokes in Amethyst Metallic with its brake callipers adorned in gold to showcase an incredible contrast. The unique RSR boasts of a 3.8 L engine that is able to create 350 hP and 284 lb-ft (385 Newton-meters) of torque through its enhanced 5 speed manual gearbox.

In its original state, the engine is able to produce around 375hp or perhaps more. This 964-gen RSR had a naturally aspirated engine even though its body was based on the Turbo model. When the car was in its prime years, it has been recorded to reach up to 0-60 mph (0-96) in only 3.7 seconds, making it more of a speed beast compared to the legendary Ferrari F40.

Needless to say, the previous owner never enjoyed the car's capability when it was in its prime. In fact, the automobile is still wearing its factory-applied Cosmoline rust protection that is still perfectly maintained. Moreover, we are only hopeful that the new owner will take it for a ride, but only after refurbishing the old bits since vehicles cannot function the same if they’re locked up in a garage for such a long time without taking them for a spin. An intense body wash is also needed by the 911. After all these, the exquisite beauty should be back to its former glory.

Source: RM Sotheby’s

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