1995 Porsche Carrera RS
1995 Porsche Carrera RS 3.8L "Lightweight"
1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS 3.8 “Lightweight"
Type RS 3.8 (Typ. 993.370)
Engine Number 63S85797
Gearbox Number G50/31 2002146
Production Sequence No 0205
Engine Type M64/20
Gearbox Type G50/31
Tire Type Bridgestone / Pirelli High Speed
Invoice Date June 23rd, 1995
Assembly Market and Code German Domestic Market, Code “COO”
Ordering Dealer 1120010
Commission Number 487S
Exterior Paint Polar Silver, Code “A8”
Interior Color Grey & Black Seats in Leather, Code “AK”
Carpets and Trim Black, Code “5FV”
Mileage 28,922 Kilometers / 17,971 Miles
Porsche Factory Warranty Records:
New Car In Warranty Date July 11th, 1995
New Car out of Warranty Date July 11th, 1997
Long-Term In Warranty Date July 11th, 1995
Long-Term out of Warranty Date July 11th, 2005
Paint Warranty Start Date July 11th, 1997
Paint Warranty End Date July 11th, 1998
Options at Time of Order:
-197 High Output Cold-Cranking Amp Battery
-371 Left Sport Seat with Manual Control Only
-372 Right Sport Seat with Manual Control Only
-451 Radio Delete
-562 Airbags on Driver and Passenger Sides
-567 Graduated Green-Tinted Front Windscreen
-573 Climate Control / Air Conditioning System
-651 Power Windows
Options at Time of Assembly:
-002 Homologated “Street-Legal” Road Version
-211 Type III License Plate Holders
-220 Limited Slip Differential
-224 ABS Braking System
-235 Optional “Z” Rated Pirelli or Bridgestone Tires
-338 993 Rear Drive System
-405 18-inch Type “RS” Modular, Light-Alloy Rims
-455 Anti Theft System Including Rims
-480 Manual, 6-Speed Transmission
-488 Gages and Information Notes in German
-499 German Domestic Market Destination and Vehicle Configuration
-530 Remote Control Door Control System
-545 High Capacity, 92-Liter, Endurance Fuel Tank
-657 Power Steering System
Porsche 993 Background:
Porsche's “nearly” all-new 993 replaced the pervious, 964 model in January of 1994 before itself was phased-out at the end of 1998. It is most famous as being the final 911 derivative to retain an all, air-cooled, rear-drive engine layout.
Porsche's new 993 was much improved over, and quite different from the previous 964 model. According to Porsche, every part of the car was designed from the ground up, including the engine and only 20% of its components were carried over from the previous generation 964. Porsche stated that the 993 is "a significant advance, not just from a technical, but also a visual perspective.”
For the 993, Porsche's engineers devised a new light-alloy subframe with coil and wishbone suspension, and an all new multi-link suspension system that completely eliminated the previous lift-off oversteer that had been part of the 911 since its original debut in 1964. There were also significant improvements with the engine and overall handling, creating a more civilized car for easier, regular “daily use.” The 993 was also the first Porsche to be offered with a six-speed, manual transmission, often described then and even now as the finest manual gearbox ever fitted to an automobile.
Porsche's 993 is often referred to as the best and most desirable of the 911 series, not only because of its beauty, but also because of its great performance, even by modern standards. The 993 is quoted as "the last complete "modern classic” and the 993 was and forever will be that last fresh breath of air that Porsche gave the world; elegance and muscle all in one package.” The book "Porsche 993 - Essential Companion" refers to the 993 as the "King of Porsche," and it is generally acknowledged as "The Porsche-Purists' Holy Grail.”
Carrera RS 3.8 “Lightweight:
The Carrera RS is a lightweight variant of the base Carrera model, that featured a modified, naturally aspirated 3.8-liter engine generating 300bhp. This was achieved by the use of lightweight forged pistons, dual oil coolers, big intake valves, “Varioram" variable-length intake manifold, a modified Bosch Motronic engine management system and lightened rocker arms. The 6-speed "G50/31" manual gearbox was fitted with a "short-shifter” and on the Carrera RS it had modified gear ratios for the first three gears. The larger 322mm, cross-drilled and ventilated discs brakes front and rear, with four piston calipers were shared with the 911 Turbo and a limited slip differential was included as standard equipment.
The exterior is easily distinguishable from a normal Carrera by a large fixed rear wing, small front flaps and 3-piece 18-inch, modular, light-ally rim. The headlight washers were deleted for weight saving reasons. A seam welded body shell with an aluminum bonnet supported with a single strut was used along with thinner glass.
On the interior, the rear seats were removed, and special racing seats along with spartan door cards were installed. Sound proofing was also reduced to a minimum. The suspension system used Bilstein dampers and the ride height was lowered for improved handling. Adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars and an under-bonnet strut-brace further increased handling. The final weight of the Carrera RS 3.8 was reduced to just 1,280kg / 2,822lbs. Porsche completed extensive testing both in-house and independently and stated that the car's official top speed was 287kph / 179mph, however several independent testers recored even higher top speeds including, one, two-way timed run that achieved an aggravate of 296kph / 184mph.
This particular 993 Carrera RS 3.8 was the 205th of 1,014 examples completed in a 24 month production run for model years, 1995 and 1996. This was is a rare-original “German” or “Domestic” market version built on production code “COO.” It was originally ordered by the Frankfurt Porsche distributor in the popular, standard color “Polar Silver” with the equally attractive two-tone, black and grey interior. A long-list of standard options were specified at the time of order in June of 1995. Eight options were included on the original order with an additional, fourteen being incorporated at the time of assembly per the request of the ordering dealer. All of these were standard and common options as outlined above and shown on the original Porsche internal assembly records attached to this document. The only stand-out special option requested and fitted was a high-capacity, 92-liter, endurance fuel tank.
This Porsche was ordered by the Frankfurt, Germany distributor not on behalf of a client, but on resale speculation which they achieved on July 11th, 1995, just two weeks after completion. The car was purchased by a Japanese high-end car dealers, Hero International and first road-registered by them on September of 1995. At the time of their purchase, the car was given an extended, long-term, ten-year warranty that did not expire until July 11th, 2005. It remained in dealer inventory, with Hero International for two years before being sold in January of 1997 to a private museum collection. Over the next several years, the car passed through several additional private collections and the hands of several other high-end dealers in Japan until being sold to its last private owner in October of 2006. It would remain there for the next 14 years until our company purchased it, late in September of 2020.
This is an incredible, rust and accident free, all matching number, Porsche was treasured by each of its owners and extremely well cared for with extensive service records. Total original mileage is just 28,922 Kilometers / 17,971 Miles from new!