Lot 21. PORSCHE 964 CARRERA RS #1992

Starting price: € 160 000
Auction date
12.05.2017   21:00 UTC +01:00
ID 1037
Lot 21 | PORSCHE 964 CARRERA RS #1992

Imperceptibly, without anyone really knows why as it is close to a Carrera 2, "normal", the RS version of the Porsche 964 built a status icon in the history of the brand. Deserved or undeserved?
Objectively, who never drove, there is not, on paper, a real reason to rave. A little less heavy than a Carrera 2, it shows that little bit of extra power (260 hp vs. 250), and differs visually only by details.
Yes, but this is the theory. In practice, it is an auto totally different, thanks to a wealth of items, often little visible.
And the fans, more numerous, who love the discreet nature of this difference, swear very often by it.
That is what really changes? First of all, it is lower than the Carrera 2, with cooling air intakes of the brakes in the front fascia devoid of sprinklers, lights and sits on wheels with Cup 2 17-inch labeled "Magnesium". At the rear, the central part of the shield is also different, while the bezel is devoid of de-icing.
Inside, there are bucket seats Recaro features, door trim "RS" to the pulls in fabric... and no rear seats. Visually, it is almost everything. But many things are also changing under the covers! Gearbox firmer, engine more free thanks to a flywheel lightened chassis more stiff with shock absorbers typed "race" and a host of details (glass fine, lack of insulation, sound...) are used to save weight and performance in track. So in reality, a Porsche 964 Carrera RS is similar to an auto circuit disguised as a road, but not way too much. And this is without doubt one of the reasons of this success that cannot be denied at the discretion of the modes: its discretion, so popular today.
The history of the copy submitted at the sale was brief but hectic! Sold new by the famous Garage Dizier (Paris 17th) in January 1993, he was involved in an accident almost immediately and withdrawn from circulation. Bought by a garage in 1997, it was then sold to Patrick Boidron, driver well-known to the world Porsche, who started the disassembly and repair before they break in 1999. It is then remained in the state for a dozen years, until its current owner began to turn the work necessary for its restoration route. They are completed in 2016. It therefore shows today - you read well! - 3 300 km to its odometer, without a doubt, the mileage is the lowest for a Carrera RS. And its possessor, which led to this work, now wishes to separate himself from, his mission accomplished.

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LECLERE - Maison de ventes
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LECLERE - Maison de ventes
5 rue Vincent Courdouan
13006 Marseille
Preview 10.05.2017 - 12.05.2017
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