1986 Porsche 944 Turbo CupSOLD

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction on March 9, 2012. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960. Engine Specifications: 2,479 CC SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine Single KKK Turbocharger 250 BHP at 6,000 RPM 5-Speed Manual Gearbox 4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes Independent Front Suspension with Lower Wishbones and Coil Springs Independent Rear Suspension with Semi-Trailing Arms and Transverse Torsion Bars About this Car: In February 1985, Porsche successfully introduced the 944 Turbo with a powerplant based on the ?924 Prototype? that had run at Le Mans. Despite some early setbacks for the new 944, the development of a four-valve cylinder head on a turbocharged car was continued. The final variant, fitted with a single KKK turbocharger, marked extreme gains in both power and torque with no real adverse effect on emission standards. The next step for a turbocharged 944 was evident. However, the 944 Turbo was not accepted into most standard GT categories, particularly those of the SCCA or IMSA and it was decided that, in order for the 944 Turbo to realize its competition potential, Porsche would have to create the venue. In late 1985, Porsche AG developed the 944 Turbo Cup to provide amateur enthusiasts with a cost effective entry into motor sports. Although initially designed to participate in a single-marque racing series run in conjunction with German ADAC Supercup races, many examples were put to use in other countries including France, Canada and the US. Although the Cup cars were essentially standard-production 944 Turbos that were more lively and well suited for track use, the factory-built competition machines were equipped with a magnesium oil sump, a smaller generator, stiffer suspension, reinforced gearbox, wider tires and modified engine components including a revised turbocharger. In addition, the 944 Turbo Cup cars were fitted with an eight-point roll cage, driver?s Recaro racing seat, manual windows and, for weight-saving measures, were stripped of many interior components. According to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this 944 Turbo was originally finished in Guards Red with black leatherette upholstery and equipped as a Turbo Cup model with US equipment, Pirelli tires and a limited-slip differential. After delivery to race car driver Robert Bogan, the Porsche participated in the IMSA Firehawk Series, as well as in various SCCA events under Robertson Porsche/Audi of New Orleans sponsorship. Eventually, this Turbo Cup was sold to renowned Porsche enthusiast Lloyd Hawkins and completely restored, with the intention of returning the car to its original factory-delivered specifications. This 944 Turbo Cup was acquired by Matthew Drendel in 2008 as an integral part of the four-cylinder turbocharged Porsche progres- sion. The 944 presents beautifully and, following preparation, would be an ideal candidate for spirited track use. Matthew C. Drendel Exposed to the exciting world of motorsports as a young man, Matthew Drendel nurtured his love of automobiles through racing, where he felt the closest connection with the cars. Through direct competition on the race track, Matthew Drendel developed his deep appreciation for Porsche automobiles. While his racing career began behind the wheel of a Ferrari, he soon recognized that he was regularly competing against ? and losing to ? Porsches. It did not take long for him to find his way with the German marque ? in 2001, while driving a 911 GT3-R for G&W Motorsports, Matthew became part of a championship-winning team and, from then on, his focus was directed towards the great competition-oriented Porsches. Although Matthew Drendel?s own racing successes were primarily associated with normally aspirated Porsches, the turbocharged models and their profound influence most interested him as a collector. The Drendel Family Collection began with a single 930 road car and eventually expanded to incorporate almost 25 years of Porsche?s motorsport heritage. Matthew?s boundless enthusiasm for Porsche led him to discover the firm?s golden age of turbocharged race cars and form relationships with some of the foremost experts in the field. A forward-thinking collector, he brought together an extraordinary stable of cars that spoke to Porsche?s innovation in a wide variety of racing series and represented the company?s finest achievements. With a sophisticated eye for the most significant and influential examples, he sought to acquire cars that carried a special pedigree ? factory team cars, prototype and development models, and the most successful customer cars. Having spent many years refining the collection, Matthew recognized rare qualities in these cars, particularly those with great originality both in concept and condition. Consisting of 17 automobiles produced between 1973 and 1997, the Drendel Family Collection is, without question, the finest assembly of turbocharged Porsches ever amassed by a private collector. Well-known for his world-class collection, Matthew Drendel was even more admired for his generosity of spirit and support of the Porsche community. He was always willing to open his collection to other enthusiasts and was a regular participant at Rennsport Reunion, the Amelia Island Concours d?Elegance and Porsche gatherings throughout the country. His commitment and passion for the marque was even recognized by the factory who sought his cars for official displays and promotions including the famed ?Family Tree? commercial ? a celebration Porsche?s illustrious history. Gooding & Company is honored to present the Drendel Family Collection at auction. For collectors who share Matthew Drendel?s vision and appreciation for these historic motorcars, we invite you to experience 25 years of automotive excellence. The Drendel Family Collection 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.14 1976 Porsche 934 1976 Porsche 935/76 1980 Parnelli-Porsche Indy Car 1980 Porsche 924 GTP 1981 Porsche 944 GTP 1984 Porsche 962 1985 Porsche 962 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup 1987 McLaren MP4/3 Formula 1 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S 1991 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet 1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS 1994 Porsche 968 Turbo S Clone 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution

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as of 3/13/2012

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Car 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup
VIN (VIN) WPOZZZ95ZGN154076 
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The Drendel Family Collection

Formerly the Property of Lloyd Hawkins