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6 September 2017

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Lot 128

1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

  • Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZNS491152
  • Engine no. 62N81809

£220,000 - £250,000

Documents: UK V5


Titled as 1994 - Date of first registration

  • 25,345 km from new
  • Highly original throughout
  • Includes original manuals


Following in the tyre tracks of the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, the 964 RS was designed from the outset to offer the same pure driving experience as its legendary forbear.

Finished in iconic Guards Red and trimmed in grey leather, this particular Carrera RS was first registered in Switzerland. It remained in the ownership of the same German family before being acquired by marque expert Thomas Schmitz in late 2014. The current owner purchased the car in March 2015 and has used the car predominantly for continental trips, during which it has always behaved flawlessly. It was last serviced in March 2017 at leading UK-based specialists JZM Porsche at 24,784 km, and since then has been driven under 1,000 km.

Being a standard ‘lightweight’-specification car, it features the full suite of weight saving and performance enhancements that combine to make it such a supreme all-rounder. This includes a stripped out, track-orientated interior; a revised 260-bhp version of the air-cooled M64 3.6-litre engine; lightweight flywheel; a limited-slip differential; a track-optimised suspension with a 40-mm drop in ride height and a non-power-assisted steering set-up. That being said, the current owner is quick to stress that this example has spent its life solely on the road and has never been raced or used on the track. This statement is evidenced by its immaculate condition, both from a mechanical and aesthetic point of view. The car remains highly original throughout, still sporting the proper factory markings on screw heads and bolts. It still retains its original manuals and even the seldom-seen tyre pressure gauge.

The rare and highly desirable 964 RS is considered by some to be the ultimate incarnation of one of the world’s greatest sports cars and was lauded by Evo magazine as having the ‘perfect blend of poise, poke and long-lap pace’. Fully original and low mileage examples in immaculate condition are becoming increasingly hard to come by, and this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

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California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

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California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more