Update: This car is still available after not meeting its reserve. A few new photos of the machine from Amelia. It passed the two million mark but not close enough to three, apparently. The car seems to be in a ‘between’ period between campy and classic.
1979 Porsche 935 – Gooding Amelia 2019
Check out this beauty! The wild paintwork and the massive racing aero dwarf the tiny 911 basis for this racecar. The result is a machine nearly as wide as it is long, and as fire-spitting as any on the world’s racetracks. Power is estimated at 650HP, which is more than sufficient to scare the bejesus out of any driver!
Favorite details include the oversized rear wheels with the magnesium heat shields in a deep dome shape. And of course the whale tail and slant-nose front aero. The silhouette is a thing of a million study-hall daydreams — but brought to glorious life.
1979 Porsche 935 – Gooding Amelia 2019 Preview
The Ultimate Development of the Customer 935; One of Seven Examples Built for 1979
Originally Delivered to and Raced by Famed Collector Otis Chandler
Well-Documented Provenance with Just Four Owners from New
An Unusually Correct Example Presented in Original Vintage Racing Blue Livery
A Ticket to Historic Events, from the Le Mans Classic to Rennsport Reunion
2,994 CC SOHC Twin-Plug Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
Single KKK Turbocharger
Estimated 650 HP at 7,800 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Drilled and Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Adjustable Coil-Spring Suspension
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