1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS America
2 owner, low mileage RS America
Original paint, original interior
Limited edition Carrera RS made for the U.S.
Maintenance records since new
Options include air conditioning and a limited slip differential
Has original window sticker and original books
247 horsepower 3.6-liter twin-plug flat six engine
Close-ratio 5-speed manual transmission
Sometimes the stars align and let something extraordinary happen, and the Porsche 911 Carrera RS America is just that. When Porsche announced that the new lightweight 964 Carrera RS would not made for the U.S., there was a huge pushback from U.S. Porsche enthusiasts who were ready to purchase a lightweight and focused Carrera. Undeterred, these enthusiasts constantly hounded Porsche to release a new model, and in 1993 Porsche relented with the 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS America. This 2-owner, all original paint and interior RS America is a shining example of the breed. Optioned with air conditioning and a limited slip differential, the car is a perfect companion for any road.
This 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS America was first registered in June of 1993 in Connecticut. Painted in Guards Red and interior trimmed in black cloth, this car was optioned with air conditioning with full climate control and a limited slip differential. Purchased by an enthusiast and collector, it was his first Porsche and he kept fastidious care of the car. Always ensuring the best for the RS America, he would drive the car regularly early during his ownership and kept it garaged to preserve the paint finish and interior. He moved from Connecticut to Tennessee and finally settled in New Hampshire around 2000, keeping the Porsche with him. In 2003 the Porsche would make its first visit of Porsche of Nashua where it would start more than a decade of visits for its state inspections and maintenance during his ownership. When he decided that he was going to sell his car, this RS America was the car out of all of his cars that he had kept for the longest time of 22 years. In 2015 the car was sold to its most recent owner in Texas where Park Place Porsche took over maintenance duties. A collector of RS America’s and other Porsches, he drove this car less than 100 miles during his ownership and kept it stored it in his garage.
When the RS America arrived at Canepa, there were no questions about the car’s undying care given by its two previous owners. The all-original guards red paint is in immaculate condition, the black cloth interior is devoid of any noticeable wear or fading, and the car starts with a quick turn of the key. With 30,937 miles on the odometer since new, you would be hard pressed to be convinced of that due to the excellent condition of the entire car, presenting like a car with a quarter of the miles. Canepa entered the car into the “Canepa Difference” process, giving the car a complete and meticulous mechanical inspection confirming that every system was working as intended. It then received Canepa’s industry-leading detail from front to back, ensuring that nothing was left uncleaned. Washing underneath revealed all of the factory finishes in pristine condition and was picture perfect. The car was then given an extremely light foam pad-only polishing to make the original Guards red paint that much better. After the process was completed, it looks like a RS America that was just picked up from a showroom floor.
This RS America offers the rare opportunity to own a car that Porsche said that they wouldn’t build. A car that Porsche eventually relented to its customers in the U.S., convinced that there was a market for a factory lightweight 964. With its all original paint and interior in concours condition, recent service history and only two owners, this 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS America is a collector and driver’s dream.