1980 Porsche 935 

Porsche 935 L1 "Baby"

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We are very pleased to offer this unique 1980 Porsche 935 L1 "Baby" for sale.Already in 1977 the Porsche Works team developed a 935 for the smaller, 2-liter class dubbed Baby - which featured a 1.4 liter turbo 935/02 type engine and after having run only twice ending with a class victory at Hockenheim - disappeared into the Works museum.Following the example set by Porsche, German-based Swedish privateer Jan Lundgardh wanted a 935 that could run in the competitive 2-litre class of the German DRM Championship. As Porsche was not responding favorably to his request to sell him the Baby 935, Lundgardh - a long-time Porsche customer and racer - decided to build one with the help from Porsche engineer Eberhard Braun while he managed to get his hands on the spare engine from the original Baby 935 project. Whereas the factory Baby 935 had a production monocoque centre section with front and rear tubular frames, Lundgardh went one step further and had a complete spaceframe chassis constructed, just as Porsche had done for the mighty 935/78 Moby Dick. This provided both a lighter and more rigid platform for the car. The suspension layout was carried over from existing 935 designs and consisted of McPherson struts at the front and semi-trailing arms at the back with the engine, gearbox, suspension, brakes, wheels etc. all being genuine Porsche parts. In order to comply to the 935 homologation requirements, Lundgardh's 935 which received the chassis number 935 L1 - featured a 911 Turbo windshield and roof thereby giving the car the same profile as the factory production cars. For its debut at the 1980 Brands Hatch 6 Hours, 935 L1 was clothed in a body similar to the production 935s but by the end of the season, the car was fitted with the more aerodynamically efficient K3 body developed by the Kremer Brothers. What really set 935 L1 apart from all other privateer 935s was the diminutive 1.4-litre Turbo engine which effectively put the car in the under two-litre category which let 935 L1 run with a lower weight limit than its big 3 liter brothers. The result of all this clever engineering coupled with extensive use of lightweight materials, the car tipped the scales at just 817kg during scrutineering for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1981!Sharing with compatriot Kurt Simonsen and Danish racer Preben Kristoffersen and with sponsorship of rustproofing company Tuff Kote Dinol, Lundgardh debuted his 935 L1 at the 1980 World Championship round at ... For more information please visit www.rmd.be.

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as of 9/16/2021

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