It may look like a lump of potential rust, but this Porsche is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Even though it was made in 1993, it was placed in a barn to never see the light of day until recently. It has only driven 10km. How can you buy this 964 RSR and not drive it? Well, apparently it went straight to a private collection. A waste of a perfect car, I say.
Only 51 examples of this rare Porsche were built, and it’s thought of as being one of the most hardcore models ever to leave the limits of Zuffenhausen. There is still hope for it too, as this perfect example was still coated in its anti-rust Cosmoline, keeping the German metal free from hellish oxidation.
So, more about the car: It houses a 3.8-liter, classically air cooled engine with a dry sump, and it’s obviously rear-mounted. It produces 350hp and 284ft lb of torque. This power’s fed through a five-speed transaxle manual ‘box, and pushes the car to 60 in a tested 3.7 seconds. that’s as quick as a Ferrari F50. Well, it was 25 years ago, anyway.
This particular car has rather eye-catching innards, being one of only two RSRs that were sold with a fully trimmed interior. The backs of the competition seats were painted body color, everything else was covered in a red that doesn’t quite fit my personal tastes, but it certainly makes it special. Even the roll bars and harnesses were made to match the striking color.
The Speedline three-piece wheels are a bespoke option, having being finished in Amethyst Metallic. And as if the car needed more to make it stand out, the calipers were painted gold too.
It’s probably going to be sold for a bob or two, maybe even three, as air cooled Porsches are going for more than most houses these days. So if you’re lucky enough to own one, or buy this one. Please… buy a washmit and some bubbles too.♦ Follow Grand Tour Nation on Google News