Porsche Type 962C Endurance Racing Competition Coupe

The Porsche Type 962C was introduced at the end of 1984, and was built primarily to compete in endurance racing series around the world. In which it dominated, winning the Le Mans 24-Hour no fewer than three times. The FIA World Sports Car Championship twice, the North American IMSA GTP Championship every single year between 1985 and 1988, the Europan InterSerie Championship from 1987 to 1992 inclusive and the All-Japan Sports Car Championship repeatedly, between 1985 and 1989.

The Porsche 962C was a development of the preceding Type 956 and like its predecessor was intended for both IMSA GTP racing in the USA and Group C competition in Europe.  An aluminium monocoque chassis was used, the engine was an air-cooled flat six. Always turbo-charged, the latter varied in capacity according to the prevailing regulations and would later be redesigned to incorporate water-cooling. One of the reasons that the Porsche 962 remained competitive for so long was the fact that it underwent extensive development by private teams.

Chassis number 962-155 features the 3.0L works engine and was sold by Porsche in 1990. Adding to the unique nature of the 962C, this is a one owner example.

The engine currently fitted is an original 3.2L engine supplied by the Porsche factory. It received a full factory rebuild and has only travelled 11-12 hours. With an estimate engine life of 60 hours, this is an engine with plenty of racing left in it before it needs any attention. It has also received a factory fitted carbon fiber brakes upgrade along with a completely revised suspension.

Sold for AUD 2,095,989 including Buyer’s Premium

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