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In 1992, Porsche introduced the Carrera RS, an uncompromising, lightweight model for the European market. Customer demand was sufficient for Stuttgart to offer a limited-production 964 variant for the US called the RS America, which shed weight from the Carrera 2 by eliminating standard features such as power steering, cruise control, power mirrors, air-conditioning, and the radio. Even the interior door handles were discarded in favor of red pull-strap releases, which in combination with the standard black cloth interior and fixed rear spoiler evoked memories of the original Carrera RS of 1973.
Completed in May 1992, this early RS America is one of only 701 examples built, and it was optioned with air-conditioning and an electric sunroof, and finished in Guards Red paint over a black cloth interior. As noted on the original window sticker, the rare Porsche was retailed through a dealership in Provo, Utah, and a CARFAX Vehicle History Report suggests that it remained in the care of one Nevada-based owner for 22 years.
Currently equipped with a Blaupunkt radio, and displaying 21,643 miles when catalogued, this minimally driven RS America is resplendent in its Guards Red livery and is offered with its tool kit and owner’s manuals. It is a well-maintained example of the limited-production, US-specification 964 that commemorated the celebrated Carrera RS, and is sure to become one of the most collectible Porsches of the era.