Porsche 964 Carrera RS America

Porsche 964 Carrera RS America

Coupé, 1993


  • Finished in Guards Red over sporting black cloth upholstery
  • Electric sliding sunroof, limited slip differential, CR-1 cassette radio
  • The epitome of “less is more”

1993 Porsche 911 RS America

Offered with owner’s manuals including service booklet and tool kit, air pump, and trunk-mounted spare
Built for demanding North American customers devoid of weight-adding luxury features
Powered by a 247-horsepower 3.6-liter air-cooled flat-six mated to a five-speed G50 transmission

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Engine No. 62N07079

It may seem an odd thought today, but prior to the late-2000s there were very few RS cars of any type delivered to US shores. Sure, a few 1973 Carrera RS examples may have sneaked through, and a few astute US-based collectors purchased an SCRS, but for most of Porsche’s illustrious American history, the United States did not receive RennSport cars from Stuttgart. However, there are times where demand from the American market is so overwhelming and vociferous that Porsche is forced to listen.

Such was the case in 1954 with Max Hoffman’s request for a light, simple sports car — specifically decontented and built to a price for the US west coast market. This car, the 356 Speedster, became an instant cultural icon and one that is among the most desirable 356s.

The same can be said about the 1993 964-generation, 911 RS America. Born from a lack of special models sent to the United States, the RS America featured many of the same attributes that made the Speedster special. Like the Speedster, the RS America was born without many luxury amenities that not only add weight but cost as well. Heavy power steering, much of its sound deadening, and interior elements like rear seats and door pockets were removed, reducing weight by approximately 77 lb. Its seats utilized special seat fabric, instead of heavy leather. What Porsche added back to the mix was even more special. The RS America featured 17-inch ‘Cup’ wheels, sportier suspension (M030), and a fixed rear wing. This combination of lighter weight and special sporting features was just what American customers were looking to take to driver’s schools and track days.

Sold via Tischer Autopark (now Porsche Silver Spring) in Silver Spring, Maryland to Jon Kaufmann on 18 July 1992 with 29 delivery miles, this car was likely one of the first RS Americas sold in the country. Ordered in classic Guards Red and optioned with limited slip differential, CR-1 cassette radio, and an electric sliding sunroof, it remained with Kaufmann for just over 30 years, a remarkable length of time. Kaufmann’s RS America was a clearly cherished member of the family. Lightly driven, it has averaged just 235 miles per year, and retains its manual set, keys, window sticker, and original bill of sale. In the trunk one will find the original tool kit, air pump, spare tire, and jack; a display of completeness one would expect to see in an original, low-mileage Porsche.

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Year of construction: 1993
Model: 964 Carrera RS America
VIN: WP0AB2960PS418140
Body: Coupé
Series: 964
Mileage: 7290 mi
Power: 247 HP
Cylinder capacity: 3,6 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Configuration: Sun roof ABS Airbag Servo steering Air conditioning
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Red
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes

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