If a car is over 20 years old but only has a handful of miles on the odometer, is it still considered new? That’s the question potential owners will have to wrestle with when a 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 with just six miles on the clock rolls across the auction block later next month.
This example was special-ordered and then tucked away in a private collection for close to 25 years, which should be a crime. The exterior, which still wears its factory-applied Cosmoline coating, is wrapped in polar silver metallic paint, while there is a can-can-red leather-trimmed interior. And, oh boy, is it red! There’s just about as much red here as there was in that elevator scene from Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.”
Red on red on red on red.
While this Carrera does wear a Turbo body, a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter engine actually powers the RSR. Horsepower was underrated at the time at 350, with 375 hp being the more likely output, according to auction company RM Sotheby’s. Torque measured 284 lb-ft. A sprint to 60 mph took just 3.8 seconds — faster than a Ferrari F40.
RM isn’t giving estimates for how much they expect this 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 to sell for. Low miles likely means a high price. You’ll want to check out all the photos at RM Sotheby’s. The car is gorgeous.