1994 Porsche 968 Turbo S CloneSOLD

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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: 2,990 CC SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine Single KKK Turbocharger 305 BHP at 5,800 RPM 6-Speed Getrag Gearbox 4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes with ABS Independent Front Suspension with Lower Wishbones and Coil Springs Independent Rear Suspension with Semi-Trailing Arms and Transverse Torsion Bars About this Car: The Porsche 968 was the final evolution of the four-cylinder, front-engine cars that began with the 924. Introduced in 1992, the new Porsche was powered by a three-liter version of the 944 engine further refined through the use of VarioCam variable valve timing, a dual-mass flywheel and upgraded engine management. The new model benefitted from a highly desired performance boost. In keeping with the new model designation, the styling was updated to maintain a stronger resemblance with the Porsche line. For the first time, 928 components and styling themes were put to use. The pop-up headlamps of the preceding models were changed to the more typical ovoid form seen on the 911. Like the 944 that it replaced, the 968 was available in coupe and cabriolet forms. As was the case with the earlier front-engine, four-cylinder cars, the 968 inspired a host of high-performance variants, including the Clubsport, Turbo S, Turbo RS and Turbo RS Le Mans. This particular Porsche began life as a standard 968 coupe and was later modified in the style of the Turbo S, a limited-production model, which was never officially imported to the US. Based on the lightweight 968 CS, the Turbo S featured a 305 bhp turbocharged engine, stiffer suspension, upgraded clutch, cup wheels and four-piston disc brakes sourced from the 911 Turbo S. In all, just 16 Turbo S 968s were built of which two examples were retained by Porsche for factory use. Strikingly finished in its original white paint, this 968 has the very businesslike appearance intended of a Turbo S, and this car has been meticulously prepared as a Turbo S clone utilizing factory-correct parts. Lloyd Hawkins, a well-known driver and Porsche enthusiast, was responsible for the build that was executed by Rennsport Porsche in Louisiana. At present, the car displays 11,313 miles, a figure that is believed to be original. As a remarkably well-kept example of a Porsche 968, this particular car offers the added cachet and appearance of the limited-production Turbo S. Given the necessary preparation, this Porsche could be an enjoyable club sport entrant and with enhanced performance on multiple fronts, it offers the Turbo S driving experience in an enjoyable, well-rounded package. 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 1994 Porsche 968 Turbo S Clone
VIN (VIN) WPOAA2961RS820772 
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The Drendel Family Collection