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1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS500,000-600,000 USD - Estimate

1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS

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PROVENANCE Dr. Heinrich Theodor Klein, Saarbrucken, Germany (acquired new in 1992) Dagobert Kampa, Spicheren, France (acquired from the above in 2011) Maximilian May, Hohenlockstedt, Germany (acquired in 2014) Current Owner (acquired from the above) THIS CAR With the introduction of the 964, Porsche revived its famous Rennsport nameplate for an elemental, thoroughbred sports car built in the spirit of the original Carrera RS 2.7. Like its forebear, the 964 RS was engineered for maximum performance. It was stripped of luxuries and its strengthened, seam-welded chassis was equipped with a more powerful engine, larger brakes, revised suspension, lightweight Cup wheels, and Recaro bucket seats. In all, just 2,405 were built. The Carrera RS presented here is among the finest examples of this rare breed, possessing exceptional originality, low mileage, and a visually arresting livery. Completed on June 1, 1992, this car was equipped for German delivery and specified in lightweight trim – without air-conditioning, power windows, or a model designation. Its first owner, Dr. Heinrich Klein of Saarbrucken, had a unique vision for his RS. He custom-ordered it in Saturn Yellow (Saturngelb, code 123), a true paint-to-sample finish that is a fantastic, modern interpretation of the color offered in the 1973 Porsche 914 catalogue. The intensity of the color is nearly impossible to capture; its vibrant, luminescent appearance must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Dr. Klein drove the RS sparingly throughout his 19-year ownership and always entrusted it to Porsche Zentrum Saarland for service. When he sold the car in July 2011 to Dagobert Kampa, it had covered just 5,500 km (about 3,420 miles). In the eight years since, knowledgeable collectors have continued to maintain and preserve it. At the time of cataloguing, the odometer showed less than 6,000 km (about 3,730 miles). The consignor, who has owned several outstanding RS models, reports: “This is the most original example I have ever seen, excepting one with delivery mileage. The paint code is stenciled in various locations, and factory inspection stickers are present throughout. It still even wears the Yokohama tires it was supplied with in 1992.” In keeping with its impeccable presentation, the RS is accompanied by a copy of the Porsche Motorsport service information binder, spare set of keys, tool roll, emergency road equipment, and leather folio containing the original owner’s manual, service directory, touring pass, and stamped warranty book. It is also offered with a Porsche Production Specifications sheet, service records, and correspondence, as well as original German registration and TÜV papers. An incredible few of these special cars were ordered in paint-to-sample colors; this is the only one – and perhaps the only Porsche since 1973 – finished in Saturn Yellow. Beyond its splendid livery, this car’s outstanding documentation, remarkably low mileage, and pristine original condition set it apart from its brethren. For the collector looking to acquire a one-of-a-kind 964 RS of extraordinary quality and distinction, the search ends here.

Reference Number 583367

as of 7/17/2019

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Lot 036

Gooding & Company - Pebble Beach  Contact  Location
Pebble Beach Equestrian Center Portola Road & Stevenson Drive  Phone  310-899-1960  City  Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach, CA 93953  Fax  310-526-6594  State  California
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Car 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS