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From The Jan Koum CollectionRoberto Zorzi, Padova, Italy (acquired new in 1992)Private Collection, Hamburg, Germany (acquired from the above)Jan Koum (acquired from the above)
With the introduction of the 964 model – a thoroughly updated version of the classic air-cooled 911 – Porsche decided to revive its famous Rennsport nameplate and produce an elemental, thoroughbred sports car in the spirit of the original 2.7-liter Carrera RS from 1973. Like its predecessor, the 964 Carrera RS was engineered for maximum performance. It was devoid of unnecessary amenities and benefited from a more-powerful engine, larger brakes, revised suspension, seam-welded chassis, lightweight Cup wheels, and bucket seats. In total, just 2,405 were built.
According to factory records, this Carrera RS was completed on May 15, 1992, specified for Italian delivery and prepared in lightweight trim – without optional air-conditioning or power windows. Most notably, this RS was finished in Blossom Yellow (Bluetengelb), a sensational paint-to-sample color shared with the famous RUF CTR2 Yellowbird.
Once completed, the Carrera RS was delivered to its first owner, Roberto Zorzi of Padova, Italy. An unusually meticulous owner, Mr. Zorzi drove the Porsche on rare occasions, maintained it in superb condition, and always stored the car in a special way – under a car cover with foam placed between the body and opening panels to facilitate air circulation. Similarly, the doors were not completely closed (so as not to compress the rubber gaskets) and paper tissues were placed in the intake and exhaust pipe to protect the engine from humidity. He even had two stickers made for the car, to remind passengers to close the doors carefully and avoid contact with the doorsills.
The RS remained in Mr. Zorzi’s fanatical care for over two decades, during which time various parties approached him with offers to purchase the car. Among the car’s many suitors was a German Porsche specialist. After making approaches over a three-year period, he was finally able to reach a deal for the RS on behalf of a client.
When Jan Koum was looking for an exceptional 964 RS in a special color, he learned of this unique Blossom Yellow example and purchased it from the second owner. The Porsche has been a fixture in Mr. Koum’s collection since and remains in outstanding condition throughout, showing less than 25,000 km (15,530 miles) at the time of cataloguing.
Consistent with its well-preserved condition, the car is offered with its tool roll, roadside accessories, and leather folio containing the Italian-language owner’s manual, warranty book, rare RS supplement, and service directory. Also included is a history file containing Italian registration records, a copy of the factory build sheet, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and other relevant documentation. A pristine, low-mileage specimen with a documented three-owner provenance, this magnificent Blossom Yellow RS is an exceptionally rare and desirable Porsche.