RM Auctions – Paris 2014 Preview Series, Part2 – 1982 Porsche 956-004 Group C

What would happen if the long-body racers from the late 1960s could be made stronger, lighter and 3X as quick around corners?

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Turbocharging and advanced aerodynamics in this 956 Group C racer were paramount to winning championships – as were high-speed pace and near-unbreakable reliability.

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It added up to a world-beating racing program for much of the 1980s for Porsche.

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The dream is very much alive today – with 620-horsepower and fantasy track thrills – and will be auctioned on February 5, 2014 in Paris by RM Auctions.RM Auctions Paris Feb 2014 - 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype 3 RM Auctions Paris Feb 2014 - 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype 4 RM Auctions Paris Feb 2014 - 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype 6 RM Auctions Paris Feb 2014 - 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype 7 RM Auctions Paris Feb 2014 - 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype 8 RM Auctions Paris Feb 2014 - 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype 9 RM Auctions Paris Feb 2014 - 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype 10 RM Auctions Paris Feb 2014 - 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype 11 RM Auctions Paris Feb 2014 - 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype 12 RM Auctions Paris Feb 2014 - 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype 17 RM Auctions Paris Feb 2014 - 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype 18 RM Auctions Paris Feb 2014 - 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype 19 RM Auctions Paris Feb 2014 - 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype 20 RM Auctions Paris Feb 2014 - 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype 21

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1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype – To be auctioned on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

€2.100.000 – €2.900.000

  • Chassis no. 956-004

  • Engine no. 956-131


620 bhp, 2,650 cc DOHC air-cooled flat six-cylinder engine with Motronic electronic fuel management and two KKK turbochargers, five-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs and Bilstein dampers, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,650 mm

  • Placed 3rd overall in the iconic Porsche 1-2-3 finish at the 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans

  • One of 10 factory-team examples from 1982

  • Raced by numerous important Porsche drivers, including Derek Bell and Jürgen Barth

  • Foundation of the 956 saga; a well-documented Porsche legend

RM Auctions Paris – Event Details
Sale dates: February 5; auction commences at 7:00 p.m. CET

Preview dates: February 4–5; see website for time details

Location: Place Vauban, Paris, 75007 France

Admission: The purchase of an official auction catalogue for €100 admits two to the previews, reception, and auction. Bidder registration is €120 and includes an auction catalogue and admission for two to the previews, reception, and auction.

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For those unable to attend the event in person, Internet, absentee, and phone bidding options are available, and the auction will stream live at rmauctions.com to provide real-time coverage of the sale.

For further sale information, or to view the catalogue, please visit www.rmauctions.com or call RM’s London office.

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