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1993 Porsche RS America Serial Number 18151


Lead photograph of 1993 Porsche RS America Serial Number 18151

We are pleased to offer 1993 Porsche RS America s/n 18151, Porsche’s answer to a road-registered race car, often described as “the car that the Porsche Club of America built”. Like its famed predecessor, the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7, the Euro spec 964 Carrera RS and its derivatives were not in compliance with American EPA and DOT regulation when introduced. Thanks to lobbying by the Porsche Club of America, Porsche Cars of North America created a higher-performance version that met American EPA and DOT requirements. Indeed, the designator “RS” - which stands for “Rennsport”, losely translates from German as “Sport racing,” and is traditionally reserved for the highest performance Porsches. Based on the Type 964 Carrera 2, the RS America was created as a limited-production, lightweight, performance version of the 964 Carrera 2 for the US market.

Essentially a “non-optioned” Carrera 2, the RS America did away with non-essential items like sound insulation, power steering, electric seats, the usual door trim, and air conditioning, although A/C, a limited-slip differential, a sunroof, and a stereo player were the only four options that could be ordered if a buyer so chose. The RS America was available in rear-wheel drive form only, and electric windows were standard for compliance reasons. Internally designated as the Type 964-320, the RS America would be initially offered in only four colors: red, black, silver, and dark metallic blue, with white added later. As a user-friendly yet visceral “driver’s car,” the RS America used non-assisted rack-and-pinion steering and the lower and stiffer M030 Sport suspension package from the C2 Turbo. Progressively wound coil springs, a larger 22 millimeter front anti-roll bar (20 millimeters in back), uprated shock absorbers, and 17 x 7 front and 17 x 8 rear Mille Miglia Cup 1 alloy wheels put the rubber to the ground. Stopping was through four-piston fixed-caliper discs with ABS. A fixed (and therefore lighter and less complicated) rear wing improved high-speed handling.

1993 RS America s/n 18151 is finished in very attractive Guards Red with black Sport seats, rear seat delete and black-anodized window trim, showing just 27,187 well-documented miles. As car number 150 of only 701 RS Americas built, s/n 18151 came from the factory with sunroof-delete, A/C-delete, and rear seat delete. It also came with the Limited Slip Differential and AM/FM stereo options, and rides on the OEM Cup wheels in un-scuffed condition. The only (invisible) mods are a Euro RS lightweight clutch, Weltmeister engine software and a drilled OEM air box. Comes with the full set of books and manuals, two keys, a complete and perfect tool kit, the correct RS America jack, the spare tire air compressor, the option sticker and the original RS America sales brochure plus the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (COA). RS America s/n 18151 is current on all services, has no leaks, no issues and has the full detailed service history, all organized chronologically in a three-ring binder. The Factory maintenance book has been stamped from day one to current.

The Guards Red paint is unusually nice and the front bumper has been covered in Xpel film (with no seams) to avoid the usual road rash and chips. The body panels have perfect fit and are dent free. The interior door panels, sports seats, rear shelf, carpets, console, headliner and dashboard are all in excellent condition. The black-anodized window trim and all glass and lenses are blemish and disappointment free. The transmission, clutch and brakes perform flawlessly. The wheels are perfect and the tires are near new. The engine has had all scheduled services. Unlike many RS Americas, this car has not been molested with track upgrades or holes drilled for roll bars and seat belt harnesses. Today, the RS America is a much sought-after model, relatively few in number and offering a user-friendly yet visceral driving experience to the true enthusiast. “The RS America,” wrote David Coleman in Excellence Magazine, “captures the look, feel, and spartan quality of the Carrera Cup car in a 911 you can drive with impunity every day.” Comes with a clean Carfax, all sales and service invoices from 4,721 miles are available by PDF. Priced right at $119,500 or best offer, seriously for sale.

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