Ultra-rare Porsche 911 RST at Silverstone

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Porsche built a handful of RST coupes to homologate the car for racing | Silverstone

Over the years, the Porsche 911 has been produced in many spectacular performance versions, some of them homologation models marketed to the public as barely disguised race cars.

Among the rarest, a 1992 Porsche 964 RS Touring – one of just 11 built and one of six with right-hand drive – will be offered during the Silverstone Auctions Porsche Sale, scheduled October 21 at the famed Silverstone Circuit race track north of London.

Porsche created the 964 911 RS in two showroom versions, the more-common Sport that was considered too stripped-down for many drivers and the rarer Touring that retained the refinement and comfort of the Carrera, though still lighter. The RS civilian models were built to allow Porsche to compete in the Carrera Cup series.

The sports seats have tri-color inserts

The coupe has been performance upgraded with a “de-cat system” and performance chip, according to a Silverstone news release, resulting in dyno testing to 278.9 horsepower at 5,909 rpm from its blueprinted 3.6-liter air-cooled engine.

The RST also is equipped with a lowered and stiffened suspension, Uniball top-strut mounts, strengthened engine and gearbox mounts, and uprated brakes from the 911 Turbo. It sits on unique magnesium 17-inch wheels and low-profile Michelin N3 tires.

Finished in black with a black interior, and Sport leather seats that have tri-color inlays, the RST has an estimated value of £185,000 to £210,000 ($246,000 to $279,000).

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“This is a very special Porsche, the rarest of the rare,” Guy Lees-Milne, general manager of Silverstone Auctions, said in a news release. “These cars are actively sought after by serious Porsche collectors all over the world, and this is a truly superb example.”

For more information about Silverstone’s Porsche Sale, visit the auction website.

 

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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