Original 1986 Porsche 944 Cup! - SOLD
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One of 150 exclusive Porsche produced 944 'Turbo Cup' race cars!
In 1986 Porsche launched its very first one-make series, the Turbo Cup. Privateers could purchase a Porsche 944 Turbo with option codes 220-LSD, 666-without body preservation, and 751-Motorsport preparation. The Cup cars were powered by the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine found in the road cars and the power and torque figures were broadly similar. Option code 751 specified the car from the factory with alterations that included a magnesium inlet manifold, magnesium sump, smaller and lighter alternator, modified turbo, and a reinforced gearbox. Track-suited suspension by Bilstein was added as was an 8-point roll cage by Matter and the front chassis rails were strengthened. For weight reduction, the electric windows were replaced by manual and other items such as door pockets, climate controls, sunshine roof, rear-window wiper, and radio were also deleted. A racing seat by Recaro was added along with other necessary safety features to meet current racing legislation. Such was the success of this one-make series that the following year it was adopted by other European countries. The series evolved over time and is now the Porsche Carrera Cup, continuing to provide close exciting racing and has proven to be the breeding ground for new talent on the world racing scene. We are pleased to offer this exceptional 944 Turbo Cup car, one of just 150 built by Porsche for competition use and delivered new in Germany during March 1986. It was entered into the very first Turbo Cup meeting at the Nurburgring in April of the same year, and documents within the history folder confirm that this car, wearing start number 36, was entered by team VW Schulz (now Porsche Centre Essen) and driven by Annette Meeuvissen who would later go on to compete in the DTM with the factory team BMW Schnitzer. This example presents very well today in its original Press Release livery.
Sympathetically restored factory specification and refinished in its original 'Press Release' livery First raced in April '86 at Round One of the 944 Turbo Cup by Annette Meeuvissen at the ‚Ring‘.
This 944 Turbo Cup is probably one of the most original 944 Cup cars exiting! Raced only in the 1986 Season with Anette Meeuvissen without damaging the car. After the season the car was sold to an Porsche Enthusiast and was road registered since this time. 2015 it was started with a light cosmetic restoration and the car received his original 1986 livery back.
Most of the Ex-Cup cars continued racing after the Porsche Cup in other lower series and where heavy modified an damaged over the years. Not this one. Always in Porsche lovers hands, it’s still original like it was build in 1986 and raced in the Porsche Cup…. With passenger seat, carpet, original suspension parts, no modification at the engine…
After we bought the car first time in 2018 the car got a technical rebuild underneath with all suspension parts, drive shafts and brakes fro 7.181 Euros and sold after that to a collection where it remains until now and was now used since that time. Additional to the money spent before for the cosmetical restoration in 2015 done.
It performes extremely well on test providing the perfect balance of performance with (a degree of) comfort, and still feels like a Porsche, although, surrounded by the beautifully crafted safety cage, you can't forget you are buckled into a competition car. It would be well suited to an enthusiast or collector who would enjoy owning a rare and interesting Porsche with a race history.
Accompanying the 944 is a substantial owner's folder complete with, mostly Porsche, invoices from the restoration, period programes and race results, a Porsche COA, spare keys and the original books and manuals.
Registration Documents with new German TÜV and historic plates expertise.
This example presents very well today in its original Press Release livery, having been subject to a thorough mechanical and sympathetic cosmetic restoration in 2015. It performed extremely well on test providing the perfect balance of performance with (a degree of) comfort, and still feels like a Porsche, although, surrounded by the beautifully crafted safety cage, you can't forget you are buckled into a competition car. It would be well suited to an enthusiast or collector who would enjoy owning a rare and interesting Porsche with a race history.
It represents a great opportunity to own a road-legal Porsche racer with a genuinely interesting provenance.
Perfect chance for every collector or somebody that wish to bring it back on the track for historic racing with an original car!
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