Porsche Never Driven in 25 Years Set for $2 million Sale
RM Sotheby's is set to offer a true holy grail for Porsche fans in Italy this month: a completely original, untouched and un-driven Porsche 911 Carrera.
The car will be amongst the star lots of the company's Villa Erba sale, held in partnership with the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
Launched in 1993, the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 was the Turbo-bodied racing version of the Carrera RS.
Just 51 examples were ever built, many of which were made available to privateer racers and driven to class wins at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring, along with a victory in the Spa 24 Hours.
But the car offered at RM Sotheby's was never destined for the racetrack.
It was custom-ordered in Polar Silver Metallic paint, and trimmed from head to toe in Guards Red leather, giving s striking and completely unique appearance.
The carpeting and racing harnesses were colour-matched, the silver-faced instruments were surrounded with silver-grey leather to match the door pulls, and even the callipers for the disc brakes were specifically painted gold.
The car was powered by a 3.8-litre type M64/04 RSR-specific engine, capable of delivering 350 horsepower and a 0–60 mph speed of 3.7 seconds, making it faster than a Ferrari F40.
Given the nature of the car, it's incredible to think that its owner resisted the temptation to test it out properly on the road. But that's exactly what happened.
Having been delivered, and with less than six miles on the clock, the Porsche was immediately stashed away in a garage, where it remained untouched for almost a quarter of a century.
The car is so untouched, in fact, that it still retains the original coat of Cosmoline rust inhibitor that was applied before leaving the factory.
Described as "exceptional and ultra-exclusive", this incredible "as new" Porsche is now expected to fetch $2.18 - $2.4 million.
It seems collectors are willing to pay a premium for such a pristine Porsche - but whether the new owner will dare to add any further miles to the clock remains to be seen
The RM Sotheby's Villa Erba sale takes place on May 27 by the shores of Lake Como in Italy.
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