Porsche 964 Collection: Breaking The Million Dollar Mark

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Photography Credit: Patrick Ernzen, Courtesy RM Sotheby’s

For years the Porsche 964 has been mostly ignored. It was too new to be a classic, collectors reasoned, and it lacked the status of the 993, the last of the air-cooled 911s. One enthusiast, however, saw the appeal and started amassing a fleet of these 1989-’94 Porsche 911s-specifically the limited-production, special-edition models. Experts now consider this collection to be the most complete and prestigious of its kind ever assembled. Many of these were paint-to-sample cars, often in yellow, with low mileage across the board. Some had barely been driven over the decades. All looked to be stunning-perfect specimens, in fact.

RM Sotheby’s sent the collection across the block during its recent Amelia Island sale. Hammer prices for each of these cars reached at least the six-figure mark, with a few topping a million dollars.

1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS


This Carrera RS followed a familiar formula: less weight, more power. Of course it wasn’t offered in the States. This one was a Basic (lightweight) version, of which Porsche built only 1910 examples.

1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S X85 “Flachbau”


One of only 39 Turbo S cars built with the flat-nose front end.

1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8


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Porsche built only 55 copies of this FIA-certified, lightweight track star, and none were ever officially imported to North America.

1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6


Just 1427 Turbos were built for the 1993-’94 model years. Selling price for this one was close to No. 1 money.

1994 Porsche 911 Speedster


This was one of 439 U.S-spec Speedsters-complete with the cut-down windscreen and seating for just two. Didn’t quite reach No. 2 pricing.

1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS America


This de-contented, American-spec 911 was aimed at hardcore consumers, and only 701 examples were built. A few years ago, this was a $70,000 car.

1991 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3


When new, it was one of the fastest cars sold in the U.S. This example, one of 674 U.S.-market cars, sold for somewhere between No. 3 and No. 2 money.

1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8


Another factory-built, race-ready 911 variant. This one dominated the day’s IMSA GTU ranks, and only 55 were built. This one was just 475 miles from new.

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Flyman615 New Reader
7/20/18 8:53 p.m.

These cars look great in yellow!

Scott Zieske


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