1995 993 Carrera RS
This is one of the best looking and most prized collector cars – the last of the Mohicans as far as air-cooled Porsches go. When they first went into production, they cost around USD 60,000, but now they go for 10 times as much. This model is valued for its small production run and the fact that it is the last air-cooled car in the RS series. It’s considered the forefather of the modern GT3 RS.
The car came out in 1995, right after the recession in Europe. Until then, Porsche produced the not-very-popular 968 model. In 1995, the entire range was presented at the Amsterdam Auto Show: two- and four-wheel drive cars, a coupé and a convertible, and the RS. This is one of the lightest cars in the RS series. In addition, its chassis is 20 per cent stiffer than the previous 964. The RS was the first 993 to come with the 3.8-litre VarioRam engine, which produced 28 more hp than the standard Carrera.
The car in the collection is in perfect condition, with just 14,000 km on the odometer.
3.8-litre six-cylinder, atmospheric
6 gears, mechanical gearbox
300 hp @ 6,500 rpm
1 270 kg
0–100 km/h – 5.0 seconds
355 Nm @ 5,000 rpm
1 104 units
Aurelijus Rusteika: “This is the RS that is the most fun to drive. The steering wheel works precisely, the gears are long, and shifting them doesn’t require much effort. The engine runs smoothly, with a nice hum that isn’t too loud. It’s sporty, but great for longer trips.”