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Rare “Clubsport” Porsche 993 Carrera RS 3.8

Homologation special is only 1 of 227 built with Clubsport option

Photo © Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Co

Gooding & Company to auction a 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS 3.8 Clubsport

Introduced in 1995, the 993 Carrera RS was conceived as a homologation special to qualify the 993 RSR 3.8 for competition use, and Porsche applied similar tuning and weight-saving measures to render a more track-focused model. Shedding nearly 220 lbs. in weight over the standard 993 Carrera, the RS’ seam-welded body shell lacked luxury amenities such as power seats, air-conditioning, electric windows, rear defroster, rear seats, air bags, and speakers, although some features could be added back on request. The front trunk and doors were replaced with lighter aluminum items, along with thinner glass. The chassis was upgraded with ball-joint front-damper mounts, adjustable anti-roll bars, front strut brace, and enlarged four-piston brakes.

Photo © Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Co

Car Highlights

  • The Final Air-Cooled Competition-Derived Carrera RS Model
  • One of 1,104 Examples Built; Only 227 with M003 Clubsport Package
  • Exceptionally Original and Showing Just 18,193 Km (11,305 Miles) when Catalogued
  • Recent Mechanical Attention and Detailing from Noted Porsche Specialists
  • Offered from a Distinguished American Porsche Collection
Photo © Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Co

Technical Specs

  • 3,746 CC Type M64/20 SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
  • Bosch Electronic Fuel Injection
  • 300 BHP at 6,500 RPM
  • 6-Speed Manual Transaxle with Limited-Slip Differential
  • 4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
  • Front and Rear Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
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Engine & Performance

The RS’ 3.8-liter M64/20 air-cooled flat-six engine featured forged pistons, relocated wrist pins, lightened rocker arms, and Porsche’s Varioram variable-length intake system. Developing 300 hp at 6,500 rpm and 262 lbs./ft. of torque at 5,400 rpm, thrust was delivered to the rear wheels through a G50/31 six-speed manual transaxle. Porsche stated a 0–60 mph time of 4.7 seconds, 0–100 mph in 11.2 seconds, and 172 mph top speed.

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History of Chassis WP0ZZZ99ZSS390127

This 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS is one of 1,104 examples and was completed on March 28, 1995. According to a copy of its build sheet on file, this RS was finished in Speed Yellow and was originally specified with a driver’s air bag, stronger battery, while air-conditioning restored a modicum of passenger comfort. Significantly, this RS is one of only 227 examples built with the M003 Clubsport package that specified an even lighter specification and an RSR aero kit consisting of a chin spoiler and adjustable dual-plane rear wing. Paring an additional 110 lbs. over the standard RS, the cabin was further stripped of extraneous trim including carpets. Other changes consisted of a welded-in roll cage, Nomex bucket seats with six-point harnesses, battery cut-off switch, fire extinguisher, single-mass flywheel, and a G50/32 gearbox with revised ratios. Delivered new to Germany, this RS was later exported to Japan. In April 2019, this RS was purchased into current ownership via renowned air-cooled Porsche specialist Prescott Kelly of Weston, Connecticut.

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After the RS was imported into the US, it was treated to recommissioning work by highly regarded marque specialists during fall 2020. Jeff Gamroth of Rothsport Racing in Sherwood, Oregon, completed an engine-out service and performed an alignment. Fellow Oregonian Jeff Smith of Smith Motorcars was enlisted to prepare the RS to show standards. Additional work included underside detailing, replacing the front struts, installing a new windshield, and procuring a set of correct Speedline wheels and new tires. Indicating just 18,193 km – 11,305 miles – at the time of cataloguing, this RS presents in exceptional original condition throughout. Not offered for sale on these shores when new, this sale represents an opportunity for collectors to acquire a competition-derived 993 RS in a rare and highly sought-after specification.

Original Listing

All photos © Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Co

Photo © Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Co