1996 Porsche 911 / 993 Carrera RS

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1996
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    250
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

French title - Rare RS four-seater version - Outstanding condition - The ideal 993 - One of probably six examples built with four seats This car is exceptional for two reasons: it is a very rare version and it is in immaculate condition. This is, in fact, a 993 RS Touring Komfort, with four seats ! By definition, the RS ("RennSport") versions were lightened and stripped of unnecessary extras, such as soundproofing and...rear seats. However, this car does indeed have them, proof that it is possible to order such a model. It is believed that six such examples were built by Porsche for important clients, and the car would have been sold new to one of the directors of the Porsche Centre in Düsseldorf. The car also benefits from features specific to the 993 RS such as wider front wings, small front flaps and flat rear spoiler. To keep the weight down, the doors and bonnet are in aluminium. Being a " Komfort " version, it is fully equipped with electric windows, air conditioning, and sports seats with tilting back rest. There are other details that characterize it, such as the " Carrera RS " trim on the carpet above the rear seats, that are fitted with inertia-reel safety belts. The two-tone leather upholstery corresponds to a special order. In addition to these rare features, this car is presented in superb condition. It has had anti-corrosion and special " anti-ice " treatment, and the body has been treated with Swissvax. At 55,600 km the engine was opened up and overhauled by Porsche, for a sum of €12,000. The car has been driven very little since : the odometer currently stands at 57,670 km. Moreover, the passenger compartment air filter has been changed and the air conditioning renewed. A file of invoices comes with the car, with its service book detailing every service carried out from new. It is fitted with a Cargraphic exhaust, but the original one will be supplied with the car. The overall presentation of this Porsche 993 reflects the level of attention it has received, with a floorpan that is almost as beautiful as the bodywork and an engine that runs perfectly. This car has featured in RS magazine. This fourth generation Porsche 911 was the last to have an air-cooled engine, with its distinctive sound. The RS, with 300 bhp, is capable of 275 km/h, and this particularly rare example that would have been a special order, has the added advantage of a high standard of finishing.