1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS
This particular 964 Carrera RS was special ordered new in January of 1992 by the exclusive Porsche Distributor of Japan, MIZWA in Tokyo. The order requested a standard German domestic market model in left-hand drive configuration with the exterior color in Polar Silver Metallic, and a standard interior in grey/black with black carpeting. No other options or requests were made and this Porsche was completed and invoiced new on May 7th, 1992. It would be delivered by ocean-freight shortly there after to the Port of Yokohama, Japan.
The RS cleared Japanese customs in an exempt status as a production left-hand drive vehicle and shortly after delivery to MIZWA was invoiced, sold new and registered for the road by the one and only private owner in September of 1992. Over the next 25 years, this Carrera RS covered just 14,735 kilometers / 9,155 miles.
During the RS's ownership and time with its original owner in Japan, the vehicle was meticulously cared for and serviced. As an aircraft mechanic the owner maintained the car in a manner more accustomed to a corporate aircraft rather than an automobile, and as such this rare Porsche remains completely as delivered new in true, showroom condition.
In January of 2017 the car was brought to North America and is now offered for sale.
About the 964 Carrera RS
In 1992, Porsche produced a super-lightweight, rear-wheel-drive only version of the 964 dubbed Carrera RS for the European market. It was based on Porsche's 911 Carrera Cup race car and harked back to the 2.7 and 3.0 RS and RSR models. It featured a revised version of the standard engine, titled M64/03 internally, with an increased power output of 260 bhp (194 kW; 264 PS) and lightweight flywheel coupled to the G50/10 transmission with closer ratios, asymmetrical Limited Slip Differential and steel syncromesh. It had a track-oriented suspension system with a 40 mm (1.6 in) lower ride height, stiffer springs, shocks and adjustable stabilizer bars without power steering.
A stripped-out interior was devoid of power windows or seats, rear seats, air conditioning, cruise control, sound deadening or a stereo system (optionally fitted) and new racing-bucket front seats were part of the package. The trunk hood was made of aluminum, the chassis was seam welded and sound deadening was deleted. Wheels were made of magnesium and the glass was thinner in the doors and rear window. The Carrera RS is approximately 345 pounds (155 kg) lighter than the US version Carrera 2 model.
The Carrera RS was not sold in the United States because Porsche Cars North America felt the car's aggressive tuning was not suited to the American market. Little did they know, and in the following year they were forced by American buyers to create the slower RS America, which was still 268 pound heavier than the European RS.
14,969 kilometers = 9,301 miles.