Classics – 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 snatches $2.25 million image

Going under the hammer might not be such a bad idea – sometimes – especially if we’re dealing with an auctioneer’s hammer, and that was exactly the case with this flawless and unused Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8.

We told you our passion for classic or classic in the making, as is the case on this occasion, Porsches has blinded us time and time again – the only bad call we made was not having one in mint condition kept on salt for an auction like this. Anyways, this is what happened to this 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 from 1993 – it’s completely original and in its lifetime it has only been driven for 6 miles (10 kilometers). It’s a true investment – mostly in terms of patience – and also a good call since Porsche only manufactured 51 units of this particular series, and this is one of just two examples getting a complete trim for the cockpit.

The original owner ordered the body hue in Polar Silver Metallic, with Amethyst Metallic on the wheels, as well as gold brake calipers – but the real head grabber is the striking red leather upholstery. The RSR-specific 3.8-liter engine packed back in the day 350 horsepower and 284 pound-feet (385 Newton-meters) of torque, used an updated five-speed manual gearbox and a body adapted from the Turbo variant, albeit with the car still having a naturally aspirated engine.