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1976 Porsche 934 Turbo RSR to 935 K3 M16

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William I'Anson Ltd are excited to offer for sale the 2x Le Mans 24 Hours, 3x Daytona 24 Hours, 3x Sebring 12 Hours, Driven by Don Whittington to clinch the 1979 Drivers’ World Endurance Championship Title, 1976 Porsche 934 Turbo RSR to 935 M16 K3.

One of just 31 Porsche 934s built in 1976, and ordered new in red by George Loos of the GELO Racing Team. Loos cancelled the order, and 0171’s first owner was instead Swiss racer Claude Haldi. Haldi campaigned 0171 over three seasons in the World Manufacturer’s Championship, the European Hillclimb Championship and Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft, sharing with drivers including Herbert Mueller and Reinhold Joest.

A triple veteran of the Le Mans 24 Hours weekend, racing twice and not qualifying on the third occasion. Haldi took Group 4 class victories at the Zeltweg 6 Hours, Nurburgring 1000km and Brands Hatch 6 Hours World Championship races.

Bought by El Salvadorian Minister for Sport, Enrique Molins, known as ‘Jamsal’, in mid 1978, and upgraded to 935/77 body specification. ‘Jamsal’ and 0171 took four victories in ’78, racing in Central America.

‘Jamsal’ was joined in 0171 by Bill and Don Whittington for the El Salvador 6 Hours finale of the World Endurance Championship of 1979. Fresh from winning the Le Mans 24 Hours outright in a 935 that June, the Whittingtons won with ‘Jamsal’, clinching the drivers’ World Endurance Championship for Don.

0171 was upgraded to full 935 specification in 1981 by Chuck Gaa of GAACO in Georgia. Fitted with an Andial built 3.2 litre, flat fan, twin ignition, twin turbo engine and factory 935 upside down gearbox, 0171 was finished with AIR’s M16 bodywork, derived from the Kremer K3.

‘Jamsal’ went on to take 0171 to three Daytona 24 Hours and Sebring 12 Hours races, along with varying IMSA GTX and GTO outings, with the bodywork specification varying accordingly. He also had a close rivalry with friend Kikos Fonseca and his similarly upgraded 934 in Central America, with 0171 wearing a Coca Cola and then Shell/Dunlop livery.

Having been retired from competition by ‘Jamsal’, 0171 was sold in 1989 to the USA, and was subsequently part of a number of distinguished Porsche collections. Restored from 2000 by Jerry Woods and Brumos engineers, 0171 and its 735bhp at 1 bar boost engine have seen limited running on track, with only around 5 hours use.

With 2015 ACCUS FIA HTPs valid until 2025, 0171 combines an incredible race record with the out and out performance of a 935, destined to compete again on the tracks of Europe. Perhaps even a return to La Sarthe for the Le Mans Classic?

For further information on the 1976 Porsche 934 Turbo RSR to 935 M16 for sale at William I'Anson Ltd, please enquire or visit our website here: https://williamianson.com/car/lemans-daytona-sebring-1976-porsche-934-turbo-rsr-to-935-for-sale/




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Seller: WilliamIanson
  William I'Anson Ltd
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Country: United Kingdom
City: Gloucester
Phone: + 44 (0) 1285 831 488
Currency: GBP
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Added: 17/12/2020
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