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Appreciated by enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. Factually supported by unparalleled detailed factory documentation. And frequently cited by historians, owners and collectibles dealers alike. The Rare Porsches collective of historical archives and registries developed by Mark Smith represent two decades of building repositories of history on rare, low production and unique Porsche models … and discovering the stories behind their successes and failures

993 / 996 GT1

Porsche’s Race Bred SuperCar


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993 RSR

Last Normal Air Cooled Porsche GT


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993 GT2 / EVO

Final Air Cooled Power Exercise


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993 Turbo Cabriolet

Ultimate Custom Engineering Exercise


At the Salon international de l ‘automobile Geneva Motor Show in 1994 Porsche presented the 993 Cabriolet. At the show, Fritz Haberl was so impressed with the car that he immediately began discussions with Porsche about building a limited edition 993 Turbo Cabriolet. With the 964 Turbo out of production and no 993 turbo engine on the horizon the only possibility for this was to build the cars with 1994 911 Turbo 3.6 Turbo engines fitted into the 993 Cabriolet chassis. A challenge for sure, but given Porsche’s financial difficulties at the time, something that Porsche would do for a price.

964 Turbo S flachbau

Porsche Marketers Create the Final ‘Slantnose’


In August 1993, prior to the introduction of the 993 platform, the Exclusive department decided to build a limited special series of Turbo 3.6 cars featuring a slanted front end labeled ‘Flachbau’. Officially released as the ‘1994 Turbo 3.6 S Flatnose’ it featured a special high output engine and it was to be the very last of the truly hand built Porsche 911 production cars. However, even though it was one of the most expensive road going production Porsche’s ever built, it flashed on the scene only to be quickly overlooked in the face of the new model 993’s marketing push.

964 3.8 RSR

Porsche’s First Race Ready GT Car


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964 3.8 RS

Porsche’s First True GT Road Car


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964 Turbo S leichtbau

Pinnacle Lightweight Supercar at the End of an Era


On the heels of two IMSA Supercar Championships in the United States the global market demanded a street version of the now acclaimed 964 3.3 liter Turbo racer. The vehicle would be a truly remarkable lightweight street legal Turbo that would be different than standard Turbo units in regards to torque, horsepower, handling and their visual aesthetics. The resulting limited edition 1992 911 Turbo S Leichtbau was ironically produced in 1993 after Porsche had already switched to the 3.6 liter Turbo for IMSA racing and it was a car that could never be sold in the market where its racing pedigree was established.

964 Turbo S2

Porsche’s Last Dominance of a U.S. Race Series


Hans-Joachim Stuck and Alwin Springer felt that the top line model 964 3.3 liter Turbo gave Porsche the best possibility to win the IMSA Supercar Championship. Porsche generally pre-qualified to compete with the 911 Turbo, as IMSA regulations required a manufacturer to have delivered a minimum of 200 road cars to the U.S. market which it had, but it also required twenty road models containing the critical components found in the ‘production’ race version. And thus the road going S2 was born.

964 C4 Leichtbau

Porsche Engineering Without Limits


A car created for a race series that did not exist and in the end that had no real purpose – other than to establish the engineering department’s independence from the Exclusive ‘marketing’ department. The result was a highly technical no-frills race car that would have done better in a marriage with Exclusive but instead was sold as a collector race car for road use with the caveat … ‘racing vehicle not registered for public road traffic’.

959 Sport

Porsche’s First SuperCar in Leichtbau


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Porsche’s Aviation Engine in Search of a Plane


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