If you have a crush on motorsport and seriously consider acquiring a piece of its history you might fancy this Porsche 962 that will be up for grabs at a coming auction.
The 1989 Porsche 962 IMSA race car is an ultra rare motorsport pillar and the model will be soon up for grabs at the Mecum Kissimmee auction taking place between January 15 and 25 – the same one that has the rare McLaren MP4-12c High Sport we told you earlier about. But that one was only celebrating motorsport history – after it was commissioned by none other than Ron Dennis – meanwhile the Porsche 962 we’re talking about actually wrote motorsport history. It’s the car that took home the Daytona 24-Hour race in 1989, working for Jim Busby Racing. This marked the model’s 50th win in international competitions and it was driven by a legendary trio – the iconic Derek Bell and co-drivers Bob Wollek and John Andretti. While it was the car that took Bell to his last 24-Hour victory, it’s also the five-time Le Mans 24-hour winner’s favourite Group C Porsche prototype ever. And he knows the Porsches by hard – four of the five Le Mans victories, all three Daytona prizes and two World Sports Car Championship were achieved driving Porsches.
This particular Porsche 962 with chassis number 962-108 also won the Daytona and Palm Beach Grand Prix – and while its purchase purse its probably worth millions, we’re looking more at a priceless motorsport car, being one of the most successful of its time. Just as a reminder, its predecessor – the 956 – still has under its belt the fastest time around the Nurburgring, set all the way back in 1983!