Gooding: a Porsche 935 Gen.2 at the Pebble Beach auction

A copy of the Porsche 935 (Gen.2) imagined by the Stuttgart manufacturer as a modern reinterpretation of the famous Porsche 935, will be auctioned by Gooding & Company as part of its Pebble Beach sale organized from August 18 to 20 next in California.

In September 2018, Porsche presented during the Rennsport Reunion VI in Laguna Seca (California), the Porsche 935 Type 991 of the second generation (Gen.2) designed to celebrate the 70 years of presence of the brand in the United States . This chassis, developed around its 911 GT2 RS model and offered in a limited edition (77 units), was intended for exclusive use on the circuit.

A terrain on which the Porsche 935 (Gen.2) has since demonstrated that it works wonders, thanks to substantial preparation starting with specific aerodynamic work. The body of this modern 935 is equipped with multiple aerodynamic appendages and presents itself with curves reminiscent of those of the original model (and of the Porsche 935/78 « Moby Dick ») which was introduced in the FIA ​​Group 5 category in 1976. Porsche 935 itself developed around the Porsche 930, immediately imposed itself on the track and triumphed in particular at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona as well as the 12 Hours of Sebring.

A livery paying tribute to Team Interscope Racing

Under its body, the Porsche 935 Type 991 features a 3.8-litre biturbo 6-cylinder block developing 700 hp, which is associated with a 7-speed PDK gearbox. The assembly propels it from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and to 340 km/h at top speed. Top-notch performance enjoyed by its driver from a cockpit that meets FIA safety standards, including in particular bucket seats with harnesses, a multifunction steering wheel and instrumentation shared with the Porsche 911 GT3 R.

The Porsche 935 Gen.2 chassis offered for sale by Gooding & Company (n°49/77) sports the famous colors (black, orange, red and pink) of Team Interscope Racing founded by Ted Field. A structure well known to fans of motor sports and Endurance in particular, which notably won the 1979 24 Hours of Daytona with the original Porsche 935 thanks to the crew of Ted Field, Danny Ongais and Hurley Haywood.

The Porsche 935 Gen. 2 was offered at a price of €701,948 per unit ($825,000) by the Stuttgart manufacturer when it was marketed. This 2020 copy, which has never experienced the joys of the track before, should see its sale price be between $1,000,000 and $1,400,000.

Photo credit: Gooding & Company

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