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1997 Porsche 911 (993) 3.8 RSR Carrera Cup

Lot Number: 429

1997 Porsche 911 (993) 3.8 RSR Carrera Cup

One of only 45 and privately owned from new, this 3.8 RSR is clearly of investment grade quality and will, undoubtedly, appeal to discriminating collectors or historic racing aficionados.

  • Sold for: £652,500

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 31st July, 2021 at 2.00pm BST at The Wing, Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN

  • Body Colour

    Glacier White

  • Drive


  • Registration Number

    P781 DUD


One of only 45 and privately owned from new, this 3.8 RSR is clearly of investment grade quality and will, undoubtedly, appeal to discriminating collectors or historic racing aficionados.


  • One of 45 race cars produced for Endurance Racing
  • Chassis No.#9802 was built in left-hand drive and completed on 27/02/1997
  • Delivered new to Japan later that year
  • 3.8-litre, six-cylinder 350PS/258Kw/346bhp
  • Superbly presented in Glacier White with a black interior, black headlining and sitting on BBS wheels with centre locking
  • Privately owned since new with less than 14,000km and never been tracked or raced

From 1995, the RSR denomination once again disappeared from the tracks as Porsche focussed its efforts on the GTI and GT2 versions of its recently released 993 platform but, in '96, they developed a race car to take part in national championship series in Europe, Japan and the United States. The stripped-down race car was officially named the '911 Cup 3.8 RSR'. Customers and private teams could choose between three distinct factory-built 3.8 litre engines, each one tuned to a different specification and designed for the appropriate class of competition. A true factory-build, the 993 Cup 3.8 RSR with 350 PS at 6,900 rpm was at 1,200 kg, a super-lightweight track weapon and the last truly hand-made 911.

A total of 45 Carrera Cup cars were produced between 1996 and 1998 and Chassis number #9802 dates from 1997. It was fitted with the M64/75 motor which, with its bespoke pistons and high lift cams, was specifically tuned for endurance competition and generates 350 PS at 6,900 rpm An endurance race competitor, the RSR was equipped with a Premier Aluminium Fuel Cell (FIA and SCCA specifications) which was installed at the Porsche factory with all the required plumbing and quick-filler neck. Most are fitted with an optional 75-litre fuel tank. With limited creature comforts, it was assembled by the factory with a fully-welded Matter roll-cage and all the required safety systems such as the twin Sabelt six-point harnesses, Recaro racing seat, Werner Clubsport fire extinguisher and engine kill-switches. The Porsche branded 350mm high grip Momo steering wheel with a 70 mm dish allows the wheel to be moved closer to the driver and also provides for greater leverage and quicker steering corrections. A SPA 3-stage shift light module is on the dash.

This fabulous 3.8RSR Carrera Cup car was supplied by Mizwa Motors Corporation, 2-7-1 Meguro-Honcho, MeguroKu, Tokyo 152, Japan to a private owner who bought, owned and retained the car for his personal use. It was finished in Glacier White with a black interior and black headlining and spec'd with BBS wheels with centre locking. It has never been tracked and therefore never raced. Purchased directly from the private owner the vehicle was shipped to the UK by James Kaye of JKR Performance Engineering, Southampton and was duly registered with the DVLA at Swansea on 1st May 2015.

Upon its arrival in the UK, having covered 13,128km from new, the car was transported to Clark & Carter, the renowned Porsche specialist located in Cressing in Essex. Once its provenance had been confirmed by Steve and Jamie Clark, they were instructed to re-commission and detail the car. Remarkably, the bodywork was exactly as it had been delivered new. It was totally unblemished and the original paintwork required nothing more than a buff and polish. The wheels were professionally refurbished before being fitted with a set of new Pirelli tyres. To provide the opportunity for instruction, an OEM passenger seat was fitted, as were a new set of harnesses. The original harnesses remain with the vehicle. Upon completion of the works, the car was never driven indeed, it remained with Clark & Carter until July 2020 when it was taken by transporter to the Official Porsche Centre in Tonbridge.

From our vendor.

"This car comes with its original engine and close-ratio 6-speed synchronized gear box. The gearbox is precise and functions impeccably throughout the entire power band from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds to a top speed of over 175 mph. The independent front suspension coil-overs and multi-link fully adjustable rears and the camber are set in a neutral position for optimized open road use. Air Jacks, that have never been used, remain fitted for race pit stops. The BBS modular, 18-inch centre-lock wheels with magnesium centres are fitted with new high-speed tyres (235 front and 295 rear) The bodywork is almost indistinguishable from new. The Glacier White paintwork is free of imperfections as is the condition of the composite flairs. Paint metre readings are 4-6 ml on the four wings, both doors, the bonnet and the roof attesting to the unquestionable provenance of the car. Although built as a solo racer and configured as such, a matching Recaro bucket seat has now been added for company". 

One of only 45 and privately owned from new, this 3.8 RSR is clearly of investment grade quality and will, undoubtedly, appeal to discriminating collectors or historic racing aficionados.



Lot Number
Registration Number
P781 DUD
Chassis Number
Engine Number
Body Colour
Glacier White



For further information regarding this lot please contact Lionel.





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