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Lot 36

2019   |   Pebble Beach 2019

1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS

SOLD $400,000

Estimate

$500,000 - $600,000

Chassis

WP0ZZZ96ZNS491857

Engine

62N82700

Car Highlights

Arguably the Finest, Most Unique Example of the Iconic 964 Carrera RS
True Paint-to-Sample Example Custom-Ordered in Brilliant Saturn Yellow
Meticulously Maintained by Its Original German Owner for Nearly Two Decades
Less than 6,000 Km; Exceptionally Original, Time Capsule Condition
Accompanied by Manuals, Warranty Book, Tool Kit, and Extensive Documentation

Technical Specs

3,605 CC SOHC Air-Cooled Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Electronic Fuel Injection
271 BHP at 6,100 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that this vehicle will not be sold for use or resale in California or to a non-dealer California resident.

Register to Bid

Dr. Heinrich Theodor Klein, Saarbrücken, Germany (acquired new in 1992)Dagobert Kampa, Spicheren, France (acquired from the above in 2011)Maximilian May, Hohenlockstedt, Germany (acquired in 2014)Current Owner (acquired from the above)

With the introduction of the 964, Porsche revived its famous Rennsport nameplate for an elemental, thoroughbred sports car built in the spirit of the original Carrera RS 2.7. Like its forebear, the 964 RS was engineered for maximum performance. It was stripped of luxuries and its strengthened, seam-welded chassis was equipped with a more powerful engine, larger brakes, revised suspension, lightweight Cup wheels, and Recaro bucket seats. In all, just 2,405 were built. The Carrera RS presented here is among the finest examples of this rare breed, possessing exceptional originality, low mileage, and a visually arresting livery.

Completed on June 1, 1992, this car was equipped for German delivery and specified in lightweight trim – without air-conditioning, power windows, or a model designation. Its first owner, Dr. Heinrich Klein of Saarbrücken, had a unique vision for his RS. He custom-ordered it in Saturn Yellow (Saturngelb, code 123), a true paint-to-sample finish that is a fantastic, modern interpretation of the color offered in the 1973 Porsche 914 catalogue. The intensity of the color is nearly impossible to capture; its vibrant, luminescent appearance must be seen in person to be fully appreciated.

Dr. Klein drove the RS sparingly throughout his 19-year ownership and always entrusted it to Porsche Zentrum Saarland for service. When he sold the car in July 2011 to Dagobert Kampa, it had covered just 5,500 km (about 3,420 miles). In the eight years since, knowledgeable collectors have continued to maintain and preserve it. At the time of cataloguing, the odometer showed less than 6,000 km (about 3,730 miles).

The consignor, who has owned several outstanding RS models, reports: “This is the most original example I have ever seen, excepting one with delivery mileage. The paint code is stenciled in various locations, and factory inspection stickers are present throughout. It still even wears the Yokohama tires it was supplied with in 1992.” In keeping with its impeccable presentation, the RS is accompanied by a copy of the Porsche Motorsport service information binder, spare set of keys, tool roll, emergency road equipment, and leather folio containing the original owner’s manual, service directory, touring pass, and stamped warranty book. It is also offered with a Porsche Production Specifications sheet, service records, and correspondence, as well as original German registration and TÜV papers.

An incredible few of these special cars were ordered in paint-to-sample colors; this is the only one – and perhaps the only Porsche since 1973 – finished in Saturn Yellow. Beyond its splendid livery, this car’s outstanding documentation, remarkably low mileage, and pristine original condition set it apart from its brethren. For the collector looking to acquire a one-of-a-kind 964 RS of extraordinary quality and distinction, the search ends here.