Barn-find Porsche sells for Big Bucks

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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Barn-find Porsche sells for Big Bucks Barn-find Porsche sells for Big Bucks
Barn-find Porsche sells for Big Bucks Barn-find Porsche sells for Big Bucks
Barn-find Porsche sells for Big Bucks Barn-find Porsche sells for Big Bucks
Barn-find Porsche sells for Big Bucks Barn-find Porsche sells for Big Bucks

Uber rare 911 breaks auction record

Remember that dust-covered, super rare 911 964 RSR that was found in a barn? Well that sold at RM Sothebys’ Villa Erba auction over last weekend, and the winning bid was a sizeable chunk of euro cheese, the equivalent of 3.06 million in fact.

Now, while that isn’t a record for the most expensive Porsche sold at auction, it is a record for the most expensive Porsche 911 964 series.

It was a rather special 964 though. One of just 51 examples ever produced, the RSR was the pinnacle of road going 911s in the early ‘90s, and when we say ‘road going’, we’re being pretty charitable.

Fact of the matter is, RSRs were essentially race cars with number plates. The engine, for example, was straight out of a race car.

And what an engine! A 3.8lt, dry-sumped, single ignition flat six that churned out at least 261kW and would smash naught to 100km/h in a mere 3.7 seconds, which incidentally, is quicker than a Ferrari F40.

The rest of the RSR was just as bonkers as the engine: full roll-cage, race suspension, zero sound deadening… you get the picture.

However, this particular RSR is even more special because, as mentioned above, it was found in a barn… with the original factory-applied Cosmoline coating still covering it… because it has never been driven, ever.

Seriously, the car has 10 kilometres on the odometer total, it’s a brand new car. And, what’s more, the client who specced this RSR knew what he was doing, because it is just one of two with a full interior, and the interior is outrageous.

We could go on but, needless to say, you probably now understand why, in the world of outrageously inflated 911 prices, this one reigns supreme. 

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