1979 PORSCHE 935 RACE CAR
After dominating prototype sportscar racing with the 917 in the early 70s, Porsche embarked on a new racing program based on the 911. Called the 935, the program would culminate in victories at the 1979 Le Mans, Sebring, and Daytona, giving Porsche an incredible clean sweep at the most grueling endurance races in the world. This 1979 935 was sold to Otis Chandler, publisher of the Los Angeles Times. One of seven cars built for US race teams, the car ran once in the 6 Hours of Riverside before being maintained in Chandler's collection. The 935 received a new 3-liter, twin-turbo flat-six after the race, and was sold in 1993. The current owner bought the 935 in 1996 and has had it ever since. The car has been immaculately maintained and currently has a single turbocharger as per its manufacturer specs. With its combination of rarity and documentation, this is one of the most important Porsche race cars on the market today.
Photos: Josh Hway and Gooding & Company
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