SOLD- Avid collectors will remember that Porsche commemorated the 20th anniversary of the 1973 911 RS by introducing a limited edition, lightweight performance version of the 911, dubbed the RS America. With very few luxury features and highly-modified performance options, this car was very successful.
Road Scholars is pleased to offer this pristine, Guards Red 911 RS America. With only 4,700 miles, original black cloth interior, completely serviced, this is a high-performance car that is still as striking as the day it was first sold.
From the Porsche fact book in 1993: “The RS America is a new derivative of the Carrerra 2 for drivers who demand an even higher level of feedback – so detailed, so precise that it usually is found only in racing cars.” Indeed, the designation of RS, German for “Renn Sport” or “Race Sport” is traditionally reserved for high-performance Porsches. With a “less is more” concept, Porsche catered to the driver with a no-frills approach to options, which included Limited Slip differential, Radio, Air conditioning and Sunroof. The addition of the MO30 suspension package, as well as 17 inch wheels, larger diameter front stabilizer bar, and modified shock absorbers contributed to the high performance of this car. With refinements to the steering, suspension, tires and wheels, the RS America is still considered a high performance racing car today.
The RS America is easily identified with its large rear spoiler, commonly referred to as a “whale tail.”
“If you like to autocross, this is your car. If you are a time-trialer, you need this car. If driving is for fun, this is your car – the car the Porsche Club of America Built.” –Fred Schwab, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, 1992.
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