Merit Partners are pleased to present this modern icon that is the 964 RS. Produced in limited numbers for the lucky 911 enthusiasts of mainly Europe and Japan, as only 1,992 were produced in total for the 1992MY. This is one of them.
When Porsche AG decides cars are worthy of the “RennSport” moniker, they are usually special… And the 964RS is no exception. In fact, rally legend and Porsche factory test driver Walter Rohrl reckoned that if he were allowed to keep only one car from his impressive collection, it would be his 964RS, not unlike the Maritimblau example we have here. While the RS’ had only 10-12 more horsepower than a stock C2 of the era, they weighed over 300 pounds less(!) We can tell you from our perspective of driving the car that we agree with Walter Rohrl; there is no better air-cooled car in the world to drive.
This particular car was commissioned as a Japan market car with a build date of June 30, 1992. It remained in Japan until 2014 when it was returned home to Deutschland by its 3rd owner. The car is in exceptional condition overall with the exterior paint showing almost no noticeable blemishes and the interior of the car being pristine.
The car was re-sprayed its original Maritime Blue in the past few years and shows extremely well with no evidence of any accident damage. The car was just serviced at Hennessy Porsche as they are a formal Porsche classic service center. Hennessy performed a Certified Technical inspection and the car showed no issues or leaks. A Certified Technical Certificate (CTC) will be provided with the car which shows the complete report from the inspection. Details on the car are below. It is largely all stock with the exception of the seats and steering wheel.
- 1 of 1,992 “Basic” 964RS’ Produced In 1992
- Original Selling Dealer: Mitsuwa, Tokyo Japan
- Curb Weight: 2,680 Pounds
- Rare “Maritimblau” (code: 38) Exterior
- Custom Color-Matched Glass Fiber Recaro Profi ($2,600) Bucket Seats
- VIN #: WP0ZZZ96ZNS491874
- 38,750 Miles (62,315 km’s)
- 3.6L (type: M64/03) H6 Engine Producing 260hp
- Engine #: 62N82735
- 5-speed (type: G50-10) Transmission
- Transmission #: 2004102
- ZF Limited Slip Differential (option code: 220)
- 17″ Magnesium “Cup” Wheels (option code: 404)
If you are an enthusiast and looking for the ultimate in an air-cooled driving experience, the 964 RS is the best we have found. Combine the driving experience with the ability of the car to maintain and even increase in value and you have an overall package that is tough to beat in the market today.