1983 Porsche 911 / 930 Turbo 3.3 Group B - 1983 Le Mans Class Wining- FIA papersSOLD

COYS - Sports Racing and Grand Prix Cars - Brands Hatch - 27th May 2007

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Estimate: ú85,000-95,000

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There can not be many cars that can boast a heritage as pure and illustrious as the Porsche 911. In a production span lasting 40 years, both road and race cars alike have held an iconic place in the history books which is the envy of virtually every other sports car manufacturer. There is in fact no other car as unique as the 911, although an awesome road car, it is on the race and rally circuits of the World that these cars have earned there stripes, particularly in the endurance motor racing events held on the circuits of Le Mans, Monza and the Nurburgring.

The Porsche that we offer here is even more unique in that is one of the small number of 911's developed in period into a world class racing car, with many important finishes and class wins including 1st in class at Le Mans in 1983.

The Group B 911 was fitted with a regulation 100 litre fuel tank in the front luggage compartment. The clutch and gearbox came straight from the 935 to accommodate the maximum 500Nm of torque that the engine produced at 4,500 rpm. Fitted with a 3.3 litre engine it produced 364bhp running on 0.1 bar boost. The engine boasted an aluminium crankcase, cylinder heads and forged aluminium cylinders.

The chassis is a modified 935 style unitary construction steel body shell with integral aluminium roll-cage.

Only six cars were built for the 1983 season with 0030022 being one of them and the only right hand drive Group 'B' car produced.

The car was campaigned by Charles Ivy Racing with John Cooper, Paul Smith and David Ovey at the helm. The first race for 0030022 was on May 8th 1983 at the Silverstone 1000km, a dress rehearsal for Le Mans, finishing second in class. In June that year the car was entered into Le Mans with the same driver line up as Silverstone, finishing 1st in class and an incredible 11th overall considering all 10 cars except one were Porsche 956's. The cars next outing was at Spa in September with a second in class and 13th place overall behind 956s and Lancia LC2s. Two weeks later the car was on the grid at this very circuit for the Brands Hatch 1000km and finished 3rd in class with a further 3rd in class at Mugello in October and a 3rd in class at the season's finale at Kyalami.

For 1984 the car was thoroughly overhauled with a colour change from white to red and up rated to IMSA spec with a Kremer intercooler, less weight and more power in the region of 400bhp. Throughout 1984 the car competed at Monza, Silverstone, Nurburgring and Le Mans.

In 2002 the car was restored by G-Force Motorsport to its 1984 Le Mans IMSA specification to the finest detail including decals. The vendor informs us that the car is in excellent condition. As you would expect the interior is functional and equipped with a full Matter roll-cage with the dash dominated by a central rev-counter.

The car is on the button and ready to race, supplied with FIA papers and eligible for many historic championships this is perhaps one of the most desirable historic race cars on the market.

Reference Number 9515

as of 5/13/2007

Car 1983 Porsche 911 / 930 Turbo 3.3 Group B - 1983 Le Mans Class Wining- FIA papers
VIN 0030022 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD)