6/19/2015 4:30 AM
Porsche 911 GT2 / 935 race car, air cooled, turbo For Sale (1997)
This is a truly incredible car, air cooled 911 Turbo's are rocketing in value and this is a very special race version.
HISTORY - Originally built for the prestigious U.S.A. IMSA series, when the car ran a full 750hp 935 spec. engine. The car came to Europe and was totally re-built for the 1997/98 season of the British GT series, (The car was painted silver at that time and used in Avon tyres promotional advertising, I have an original framed poster to go with the car). The car kept a steel roof to comply with the rules, but features a full tube frame chassis throughout, with lightweight composite roock type GT2 panels. After several engine failures the budget ran out and the project was shelved after showing superb potential with several highly respected drivers racing it, including British F1 star tony trimmer.
Club Autosport purchased the car in 2003 and rebuilt it with a more reliable spec. engine. They competed on and off with the car in a Gold colour scheme, driven by Mark Chilton, due to having two cars in the Porsche Open series between 2005 and 2009. In the last year of Porsche Open they did the full season with this car taking most outright wins and winning Class One overall, with two wins at Anglesey, another two at Anglesey in the Irish Porsche Open. 1st place at the annual Ferrari v Porsche race at Castle Combe. 1st at Croft then 2nd at the Silverstone GP round.
The car then moved into the Eurosaloons series for 2010 with wins at Brands Hatch and Snetterton, finishing 2nd in the top class in the points after only competing in limited rounds.
The car was then not raced again until the 2013 Britcar 1000km Porsche Club support races, with a 2nd and a 1st in the final race.
Large history file with invoices and set-up sheets etc. Lead for Motec included. Lots of pictures of the car racing can be found on-line.
Body- roock type GT2 bodywork, light weight one-piece K3 935 front clam, Evo rear wing. Weight 1093kg without driver
Brand new body preparation (Photos available) finished to a high standard in Porsche Grand prix white at a cost of £12,000
Suspension- JRZ 2-way coilovers tuned by Pro Trak Suspension, monoball throughout inc rear trailing arms
Chassis- full tube frame with steel porsche roof, all lightweight panels, 100 litre alloy fuel tank, BBS split-rims
Engine- 3.6 litre 965 fitted with 6 individual TWM throttle bodies, carbon fibre plenum chambers (rare & expensive!), Bosch 1000cc injectors, 934 style exhaust manifold, rebuilt k27/29 turbocharger, twin turbosmart wastegates, Motec engine management system. 935 size front mount oil cooler, Radtec GT2 Evo size intercooler. 20 litre front mounted dry sump tank, two new Bosch 044 motorsport fuel pumps
Performance - Adjustable boost, mapped by chip wizards to [email protected] bar/400lb/ft torque, 415hp@1bar, 385@.8bar, 365@.7 bar which it ran at Silverstone last time out to make the most of the 1 set of new tyres they had for the test day, qual and races. Chip Wizards noted their tests were carried out with high charge and ambient temp. Therefore they believed it should make 550-560hp in optimum conditions.
Transmission- 996 turbo gearbox with limited slip diff, heavy duty driveshafts, new thru-shafts, Porsche Motorsport GT2 quick shift kit. New clutch, new flywheel, new clutch master and slave cylinders
Brakes- AP 6 pot front calipers with new 355mm discs and new pagid pads. 993 turbo front brakes fitted on the rear
Safety - Integrated tube cage with substantial driver side protection, Brand new Schroth 6 point harnesses, FIA approved, in date until 2020, brand new OMP FIA fire system, brand new OMP steering wheel with quick release, Brand new Gold series battery with 5 year warranty, Stack tacho with shift light, Racetech gauges, transponder
Spares - Pair of BBS split rims with spacers & studs for narrow track, set of bodywork consisting of rear arches, rear bumper, front bonnet, front arches/bumper (modified wide 993 style, in poor condition), coil pack, small fittings etc.
A video of the car winning its last race (with minimum boost to conserve tyres!) can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP5sYXsYrKA
A truly awesome car with a wide variety of applications to race or enjoy with impressive power to weight. Should be eligible to take part in the prestigious GT Legends at the Silverstone Classic. Would also make a perfect basis to convert to 935 replica (IMSA tube framed 935,s are currently $500-700,000, DP 935 type replicas are around the £225,000 mark) or would make the ultimate track day car.
There's certainly nothing comparable for sale close to this price! Further photographs available on request to serious buyers with the funds to buy, please no browsers/ time wasters.
Land: United Kingdom
Contact phone:07043 243018