1995 Porsche 911 / 993 Carrera RS

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1995
  • Mileage 
    48 970 mi / 78 810 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WP0222992SS390155
  • Engine number 
    63S86220
  • Lot number 
    432
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

A genuine 'Clubsport' (Oneof only 100) delivered new to its German owner in April 1995Subsequently, owner and car moved to Australia in 1997. Shipped to the UK in 2013 by our vendorWhilst in Australia, the car was used for Motorsport events only and never registered for the roadNew factory engine no. 63S86220. The original has been rebuilt by a Porsche specialist and exists todayLots of attention on its arrival in the UK. Details in the history fileNow UK-registered (M100 RSR) and will be freshly MOT'd prior to the salePerhaps the wildest normally aspirated Porsche 911 produced by the factory is the Carrera RS 3.8, and it is indeed a venerable wolf in wolfs clothing. There is no hiding the cars intent, which is to cover ground . . . very quickly.It was based on the Carrera Cup competition car and specifically conceived as a homologation special built in a great enough quantity (at least 50 units) to qualify it for the BPR GT3 and GT4 categories as the RSR 3.8. It was offered only to the European market and appeared after the original 3.6-litre engine RS of 1992 had gone out of production. The standard 3.6-litre engine of the Carrera RS was bumped up to 3,746 cubic centimetres by an increase in its bore to 102 millimetres, but it still retained the RSs standard 76.4-millimetre stroke.This engine, the Type M64/20, was fitted with Porsches innovative Varioram variable-length intake system and produced a very healthy 300 brake horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 262 foot-pounds of torque at 5,400 rpm. The latest version (2.10) of the Bosch Motronic engine-management system kept tight control over both the twin-plug ignition and the fuel delivery through individual port throttle bodies. A new hot-film sensor replaced the previous flapper-valve arrangement, and at the exhaust end of the equation, waste gasses were fed through a pair of catalytic converters and out the twin tailpipes.Along with the engine updates, an important component of this competition-oriented machine was to make it as light as possible. The RS was brought down to a svelte 1,280 kilograms by deleting such amenities as the headliner, electric windows, electric mirrors, central locking, intermittent windscreen wipers, radio speakers, power-adjustable seats, a rear defroster, airbags, and sound insulation. Removal of all these comforts resulted in an effective weight loss of 100 kilograms. The RS package added a number of performance features to the car, which included thinner window glass , simplified interior lighting, an alloy front boot lid and doors, lightweight interior door cards, Recaro sports seats, a front strut-brace, ball-joint front damper mounts, and adjustable anti-roll bars with five positions for the 24-millimetre front bar and three positions for the 21-millimetre rear piece.The gearbox is a Type G50/31 six-speed manual transmission, with its gearing optimised for acceleration rather than top speed. Immense 265/35ZR-18R tyres in the rear and 225/40ZR-18 tyres in the front are mounted on specially made 18-inch Speedline for Porsche three-piece, light-alloy wheels with magnesium centres, which are 9-inches wide on the front and 11-inches wide at the back.Offered here is a great example of the 993 RS delivered new to its German owner in April 1995 and ordered in the rare 'Clubsport' specification. Aimed directly at endurance racing events, such as the Nrburgring, the Clubsport was further stripped of carpeting and fitted with a welded-in roll cage, strut tower brace, bucket seats with six-point Schroth harnesses, as well as a battery kill switch and fire extinguisher. Compared to the standard RS, only 100 such examples were built for GT2 homologation. When he subsequently moved to Australia in 1997 he took the car with him.As per the design remit, it was used for some club motorsport events only and never registered for the road which explains its low mileage of only 48,970 miles ( 78,353 km). Whilst being driven by Cameron McConville, latter-day V8 Australian Supercar driver, the engine developed a fault and was replaced by a new factory unit (Engine no. 63S86220). This original engine (63S85579) was purchased by John Good and rebuilt by a Porsche specialist in Melbourne and exists today should a new owner wish to complete the marriage of the car and original engine. The Porsche Letter of Authenticity confirms the original details and a photo record of the old engine is present in the history file. The Australian Motorsport Logbook lists the car's competition history from 1997 2012 and there is extensive evidence of expenditure in the Porsche's history file to suggest that the RS has been maintained to a very high standard. Australia's favourable climate is obviously a factor in the corrosion-free state of this well-preserved car. The engine was last fettled by Melbourne specialists Fitzgerald Racing Services before being purchased by our vendor and being shipped to the UK in 2013.A sensitive program of work took place when it arrived here to maintain its fine condition and it has been enjoyed by our vendor ever since with various trips in Europe. To comply with all UK MOT requirements, the speedometer has an MPH faceplate and the car will come with a fresh MOT. The Clubsport was virtually an RSR, in all but name, and pleasingly this CS carries the very appropriate UK reg number M100 RSR.The 993 RS provides some of the most visceral thrills available in a road car and, we imagine, will always be a Porsche 911 benchmark investment.