This is just one reason this 911 is especially unique.by Josh Conturo, on LISTEN 03:05
Classic Porsches have always been a hot commodity among car enthusiasts, rarer and high-performance models have seen their prices nearly double, if not more, in recent years. This is partly thanks to Magnus Walker, the Porsche tycoon, and social media extraordinaire with a collection including literalyl dozens of Porsches.
Even without any direct connection to Walker, old Porsches fetch wild sums at auction, and another extremely unique 911 has just popped up for sale on Bring a Trailer, with plenty of money being thrown at it.
Why this particular Porsche 911 is so unique
This particular model is a Porsche 911 RS America, specifically the 90th one built out of a production run of just 701. It is rare and undoubtedly special right out of the gate, but the story behind this one is part of what makes it even more special. See, it was originally sold in America and has lived in several states, including California, Washington State, Nevada, Michigan, and New Jersey.
After that stint of traveling, it was exported to Germany and then imported back to the United States where it ended up in Pennsylvania, where it resides now under the seller. Amazingly, despite all the traveling, there are less than 30,000 miles on the odometer.
The fact that this car has done more traveling than most people is no doubt contributing to the current bid of $50,911, and that is with five days left on the list.
What is so great about this particular 911?
The RS America was designed as a lightweight version of the standard Carerra 2. It differentiated itself visually by sporting a fixed rear spoiler and RS stickers on the rear decklid and quarter panels. This specific RS America has undergone some work via an engine-out service. The parts replaced in the process include the clutch assembly, spark plugs, ignition wires, distributor cap, and rotor, as well as the air guide, heater pipe, air ducts, crossover pipe, heater control valve, blower motor and fan, hood and decklid struts, and the decklid insulation pad.
It should be a rather lively drive as it was originally rated at 247 horsepower and 227 pound-feet of torque, all of which came from an air-cooled 3.6-liter flat-six with a five-speed manual transaxle gearbox and a limited-slip differential.
RS Americas were also subject to throwing out the rear seats and replacing them with a shelf and compartments, both meant to carry and contain luggage. This specific model is also finished in Grand Prix White with spaced 17-inch cup wheels, a Blaupunkt cassette stereo, black cloth seats, power windows, red seatbelts, and an RS-style shifter. Only time will tell just how much this goes for, more than likley it’ll cross into the six-figure range.