This Porsche 964 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 is no joke. It’s an ultra rare Porsche Carrera, and many car lovers were fighting to buy it. The lucky buyer had to pay for it $2,25 million, well when you have those money who can say you’re not lucky?!
This Porsche 964 911 has only covered six miles from new. The Can-Can Red red leather, which covers everything from the seats to the dashboard and door trims, has barely ever been touched, rubbed or even sat on. The RM Auctions sale at Villa Erba on Saturday saw the 1993 car sell for the equivalent of just over £1.75m. Not a bad return for a car that was bought specifically as an investment piece, as much as it pains us to see it going unused.
The 3.8-litre motorsport-derived engine pushed out around 345bhp, which made it good for a 0-62mph sprint of just 3.7 seconds. That made it faster than the Ferrari F40, at the time. The odd mucky coating you can see on the RSR in the pictures isn’t the grime of decades, accumulated as if the car had been left out under some trees for all this time. It’s actually Cosmoline, a special rust-inhibitor that was applied at the factory as per the buyer’s request.
We’re gutted that this glorious old machine has never turned a wheel in anger, as it and its 50 brothers were designed to do. But there’s not a lot we can do about it, short of crowdfunding enough cash to convince the new owner to part with it again…