The first owner kept the car for 22 years and completed 49,712 kilometres in it. After purchasing the car in 2015, the second owner chose to have it repainted by Carrozzeria Zanasi at the Ferrari factory in Maranello. Zanasi have been responsible for painting some of the most valuable modern and classic Ferraris in the world. He drove the car very little and it was sold in 2017 to the current owner, a well-known retired racing driver. The car has been used sparingly and has now covered 51,639 kilometers (32,086 miles). It has been regularly serviced by the Porsche main dealer network and was recently checked over by Prill Porsche Classics.
Having sold several 964 RS in the last year, our enthusiasm for the model is well-known. While benefitting from modern electronics and safety features such as ABS, they still embody the purity and spirit of the early Sports Purpose cars. Criticised when new for their uncompromising set up, these cars now feel vibrant and alive, giving the driver a level of feedback and direct involvement that is perhaps missing from more recent iterations of the RS catalogue.
This particular car is a stunning example which has been kept in its original factory specification from new. The repaint is undoubtedly better than factory and was completed (almost certainly uniquely) by the “Auld Enemy” in Maranello. This combined with the car’s interesting ownership history should be a fun talking point for years to come.