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From The Jan Koum CollectionPrivate Collection, Germany (acquired new via Porsche Zentrum Nürnberg in 1995)Jan Koum (acquired in 2017)
Between 1994 and 1995, Porsche reworked the Carrera’s 3.6-liter type M64 engine, increasing displacement to 3.8 liters while reducing the weight of internal components. The result was the type M64/20, Porsche’s latest high-performance engine. The new 3.8-liter flat-six developed 296 bhp and was the engine selected for the Cup and RSR models that would be campaigned in international GT racing series. To homologate these models, Porsche built the road-going Carrera RS, the most powerful normally aspirated 993 and the last air-cooled 911 to carry the famous Rennsport (RS) moniker.
As the foundation for Porsche’s GT racing program, the Carrera RS trimmed nearly 200 pounds from the curb weight of a production 993. It featured a strengthened body shell and benefited from carefully tuned, adjustable suspension. The RS also received large-capacity oil coolers, a limited-slip differential, Turbo brakes, and a revised traction control system.
Completed on May 22, 1995, this Speed Yellow Carrera RS was specified for German delivery and ideally equipped for road use with power windows, sport seats, air-conditioning, Blaupunkt Düsseldorf radio, and the standard front and rear spoiler package. The original owner, who purchased the car through Porsche Zentrum Nürnberg, custom-ordered his RS with several rare Exclusive Department features. Included among the option list were stainless steel oval tailpipes, RS-logo door-entry guards, aluminum-look shift knob, and instrument dials with chromed bezels. Just three examples of the 993 RS were so equipped, and this car carried an original purchase price of DM 161,400.
The Carrera RS remained in the care of German owners until 2017, when Jan Koum acquired it for his growing Porsche collection and imported it into the US under the NHTSA’s Show or Display exemption. Today, the car remains in excellent original and unmodified condition with the odometer displaying just 54,550 km (33,895 miles) at the time of cataloguing.
In keeping with its impressive overall presentation, this 993 RS is offered with its handbook folio, original tool roll, roadside accessories, German ownership/registration documents, paperwork related to the car’s importation under the Show or Display exemption, service records, a copy of the factory build records, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
As the last air-cooled Rennsport model, the 993 Carrera RS will maintain an important place in Porsche history and is increasingly appreciated by forward-thinking collectors. High-quality specimens are in scarce supply, making this attractive, highly optioned, and well-preserved example all the more appealing. For the Porsche enthusiast looking to experience the ultimate evolution of the old-school, dual-purpose 911, we encourage a closer look at this brilliant Speed Yellow RS.