No, that’s not rust, this impeccable car is still covered in the original Cosmoline that was applied at the factory to protect its paint from rust. It’s still covered in the stuff because it was driven a total of 10 kilometers after purchase and then placed in a private garage for 24 years. The incredibly low mileage isn’t the only things that is special about this car though.
This is a very exclusive Type 964 Carrera RSR, of which only 51 examples were built and this example is one of only two with a fully trimmed interior. The RSR is a Turbo-bodied racing version of the Carrera RS with a 3.8-litre type M64/04 RSR-specific engine. The dry-sumped powerplant develops an impressive 350 horsepower and 284 foot-pounds of torque. When Car and Driver magazine put the RSR through its paces they produced a 0–60 mph result of 3.7 seconds, quicker than a Ferrari F40.
Sotheby’s adds that this car in particular was a little extra flash when compared to its other RSR siblings. This RSR was specified with Polar Silver Metallic paint and trimmed in Guards Red leather, including the competition seats, headliner, upper and lower dashboard, steering column and steering wheel, door caps, and even the roll cage. The Can Can Red carpeting and six-point Schroth racing harnesses were colour-matched, while the silver-faced instruments were surrounded with silver-grey leather, as were the door pulls. The battery master switch mounted in the front trunk compartment can be operated from the driver’s seat. And the centres of the wide Speedline three-piece wheels were ordered in Amethyst Metallic, while the callipers for the huge disc brakes are painted a contrasting gold. Some deliciously ’90s details on this car.
If you’ve got $2 million burning a hole in your pocket and want an incredible 1990s race car for your garage, it’s hard to beat this RSR’s cool factor.