Porsche 964 Collection to Feature at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Sale

By Paul Joseph

Car auction giants RM Sotheby’s will present the world’s most extensive and exclusive collection of limited-production Porsche 911 Type 964 variants at this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March.

Aptly named “Exclusively Porsche – The 964 Collection”, the group of eleven Type 964s (and one 930) was assembled by a single collector over a decade and comprises the last of the truly hand-built Porsches.

The outstanding group of cars is led by a virtually brand-new, never raced 1993 Carrera RSR 3.8, finished in very rare paint-to-sample Ferrari Yellow. One of just 45 built, it has recorded a mere 765 km and is estimated to fetch between $1.2 and $1.4 million when it goes under the hammer at the prestigious event.

Also on offer is a 1993 Carrera RS 3.8, presented in mint condition (Est. $1.25m- $1.5m), a 1993 Turbo S ‘Leichtbau’ ($1m- $1.2m) and a pair of very rare ‘flat nose’ variants, including the Turbo S X83 ‘Flachbau’, one of the rarest production Porsches ever built ($500,000-$650,000), and the U.S.-production Turbo S X85 ‘Flachbau’ ($600,000-$800,000).

“The 964 Collection is without a doubt the most complete and best collection of limited-production Porsche 964s to ever come to public auction,” says Alexander Weaver from RM Sotheby’s.

“The owner was well ahead of his time in assembling this group, which represents some of the rarest models in the entire Porsche lineage. We’ve had the privilege of bringing several exceptional collections of Porsche 911s to market over the last two years, and look forward to securing more strong results in Amelia Island, a proven venue for fresh-to-market rarities.”

The 20th anniversary Amelia Island sale will present approximately 100 of the most sought-after blue-chip automobiles at the Ritz-Carlton on 10 March, ranging from coachbuilt classics to sports and racing rarities, and late model collectibles.

RM Sotheby’s is the world's largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles.

By Paul Joseph