• Year of manufacture 
    1992
  • Chassis number 
    WPOZZZ96ZNS491848
  • Lot number 
    225
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1992 Porsche 911 Type 964 Carrera RS Coupé
Registration no. J99 RSL
Chassis no. WPOZZZ96ZNS491848

Representing a major step forward in the development of Porsche's 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 162mph with 60mph attainable in 5.4 seconds (5.6 seconds Tiptronic).

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. Towards the end of production Porsche came up with one of the rarest of Type 964 variants, the Carrera RS with 3.8-litre engine, which was produced in limited numbers, an estimated 55 being made.

Built as a standard 3.6-litre Carrera 2 RS, this left-hand drive example has been uprated to look like a 3.8-litre by world class Porsche specialists Ninemeister of Warrington, Cheshire. Carried out towards the end of 2011 for the previous registered keeper, who had acquired the car in October 2004, the work cost over £32,000 (bills and photographs on file). Other noteworthy features include a body kit (using metal panels), '3.8' boot spoiler and original Speedline alloy wheels. An accompanying dynamometer printout shows that the 3.6 litre engine produces 325bhp.

Finished in Amethyst, 'J99 RSL' has covered only 93,761 kilometres (approximately 58,200 miles) from new and is described as in generally excellent condition. The car comes complete with owner's handbooks, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, German registration papers, UK type approval certificate, sundry bills, a quantity of expired MoT certificates and old tax discs, and V5C document listing only one previous keeper since the vehicle was first registered in the UK in 2001.

Truly awesome, this beautiful Carrera RS represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a most desirable Type 964 variant, upgraded to the ultimate and exclusive 3.8-litre specification.


Bonhams 1793
101 New Bond Street
London
W1S 1SR
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
First name 
Bonhams Collectors’ Car department

Phone 
+44-2074685801
Fax 
+44-2074477401