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1991 Porsche 962 962CVAT included
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We are now pleased to offer one of the last Porsche 962C to come out of Porsche's well known racing and Development Center in Weissach.

A genuine late production 962C with all the later upgrades, the best Weissach had to offer. With the best of their factory technology from eight years of highly successful racing with the 962 and its variants.

One of the last 962C built entirely by Porsche. Including the higher output 3.2 liter motor and the most successful Motronic engine management system.

Likely the most original of all the Porsche 962C with an unblemished history, no off-road excursions, and highly original.

Ready for Le Mans Classics...

Reference Number 564521

as of 4/17/2019

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Car 1991 Porsche 962 962C
VIN 166 
Small Series  1 of 41 
Exterior / Interior Color      White /      Black 
Condition Exceptional 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Competition: Racing Seats
Interior: Carbon trim 
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1991 Porsche 962C

 

We are offering a unique opportunity to acquire one of the latest Porsche 962C to come out of Weissach, a genuine late production 962C with all the later upgrades and factory technology, a culmination of eight highly successful years of racing the 962 and its variations.

 

One of the last 962C built entirely by Porsche, at Weissach.

• Chassis Number: 962-166

• Engine Number: 962-245

• Engine capacity: 3.2 liter

• Water cooled cylinders

• Latest Motronic engine management

 

Enough cannot be said or written about likely the most legendary and most winning car ever, the Porsche 962 and its variations. At the pinnacle of the 962 and at the end of its eight-year run, it had achieved something no car has ever done, before or since, with a long list of wins at the most prestigious and grueling events worldwide far beyond the 24 hours of Le Mans.

 

Seen by some in the racing world as the most winning car ever built, the Porsche 962 and its variations, including the 16 works cars, approximately 20 IMSA versions, and ultimately the most sought after 962C of which 41 versions which came out of Weissach to contest Group C racing. The 962 as a group has the longest list of race achievements of any car ever built, and this 962C 166 has the latest factory upgrades from their many years of race wins.

 

For those aspiring to race in the various historics such as Le Mans Classics, an obvious choice would be one of the later cars with the higher output 3.2 liter motor and the latest Motronic engine management, as the car we are offering, to be the most competitive.

 

From an investment perspective, originality, purity, and having a car without crash history or other incidents which might reflect poorly on its valuation, are all important considerations.

 

The Porsche 962C on offer is at the top of each segment as to its impeccably high level of originality, being one of the last cars to leave Weissach. It had the benefit of Porsche’s latest aero & engine modifications.

This chassis 166 has never been crashed and is 100% original in its entirety, including the engine, engine management system, gearbox, and body. Not many of the 962C’s can attest to such a high degree of originality and condition as this 962C-166.

 

As to values, a Group C Weissach built 962C will always be more desirable and valued than the non Weissach built or IMSA cars, which have a completely different engine (single turbo vs. twin turbo, among other differences).

 

As this 962C was one of the last cars to come out of Weissach, it has the lasted performance specifications, a high consideration for those desiring the participate in the Le Mans Classics or other historic races contesting the Group C category. Being one of the later cars also meant its early race history wasn’t given the chance to line up multiple wins as perhaps some of the earlier 962C. But has the benefit of being much more highly original in its entirety, its motor, mechanicals, body, complete.

 

After its active racing career this 962C was overhauled in Weissach and bought by an American collector. It was then maintained by the well-respected Porsche enthusiast and racer Bruce Canepa, maintained at the highest level, and participated in various events including the Monterey Historics (stickers still on the window).

 

The current owner acquired this car in 2014 and as he wanted to participate in Group C racing. He promptly commissioned a complete overhaul, including new fuel cells, seat belts, a custom-made seat (original seat comes with the car) and crack test (mandatory for Group C racing, most recently completed in June 2018).

This 962C has participated in numerous Group C events, participating in the Spa Classics 15, 16 and 17 (three podium finishes), Zandvoort, Monza and the Le Mans Classic 2016.

 

As a result, Group C Weissach built 962C’s are valued higher than the non Weissach built cars and IMSA cars (which have a completely different engine, single turbo vs. twin turbo, among other differences).

 

In total Porsche produced 91 Porsche 962 in the eight-year run between 1984 and 1991. There were an official 16 used by the factory works team, while 75 were sold to customers. Some 956s were rebuilt as 962s, with two being previously written off and four others simply rebuilt. Three 962s that were badly damaged were also rebuilt and had been given a new chassis number due to the extensive reconstruction.

 

Of the 91 cars built, minus the 16 factory works cars, minus the IMSA editions, there were less than 53 Porsche 962C. Of those 41 “C” cars, many were parted out to contractors to rebuild after race incidents, crashes, for upgrades, and for private entrants. Thus, the level of originality or purity of any of the 962C’s to be precisely as they left the Weissach factory, can only be known upon examination by a top expert.

 

What this 962C chassis 166 has, it benefits as a late production car from the latest upgrades, the higher 3.2 liter motor, Motronic injection, and all the later upgrades which place this 962C heads & shoulders above the starting grid at the next Le Mans Classics.

 

Included with the purchase of this Porsche 962C 166 are an extensive set of spares composed of the following:

 

• Two sets of new BBS wheels

• Custom made wheel spindle tie-downs

• A set of new replacement lenses

• Air pressure gun (for the built in jacks)

• Car cover

• And of course, a 100% original chassis, engine including engine management system, gearbox, body

 

 

Specialized tooling was provided by Mec-Auto (www.mec-auro.com), one of the most respected racing and Porsche 962 support specialists which exist.

 

In addition, over 100,000 Euro was invested in the past four years on this 962C for service, maintenance, and other race related preparedness. All these documents along with race reports and invoices will go with the car to the next fortunate owner. And of course, the current owner will be glad to have the entire car carefully prepared and detailed prior to delivery or shipment, whether you are in Europe or on the other side of the globe.

 

Its early race history includes the following:

 

1991 Race History by Trust Racing Team:

• 5th Overall at Suzuka, Japan April 14th Drivers Steven Andskär & George Fouché

• 8th Overall at Autopolis, Japan October 27th Drivers Steven Andskär & George Fouché

 

Historic Racing includes the following venues:

• 2010, August 12 – 15, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

• 2011, October 14 – 16, Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV

• 2012, August 16 – 19, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

• 2015, Historic GP Zandvoort

• 2015, Coppa Intereuropa Storica Monza

• 2016, 2017, 2018, Spa Classics

• 2016, 2018, Le Mans Classics

 

This Porsche 962C built by Porsche was always serviced and prepared by Porsche factory (Weissach) for the 1991 season.

 

It has likely the least race miles of any 962C, having raced only twice back in its prime, before the end of Group C racing. Both races were in Japan during the 1991 Japan Sports prototype Championship (JSPC), whereupon it was then returned to Weissach for service. The only modifications since 1991 were being fitted later front uprights and a differential for shorter circuits.