The fabulous Porsche 934/5 requires little introduction. For many years Porsche 911-derived designs have provided the backbone of national and international Grand Touring car racing, not only in Europe, but also in the United States, Australia and wherever motor racing has taken place. This particular car, Production No: '1 06. 3958, is understood to have been the 27th of 31 Porsche 934s built for the 1976 racing season. Read More...
Twin Turbo 3.2L
Manual 5 Speed
lt was originally finished in Indian Red, and was supplied to its first owner, German driver, Georg Loos for his prominent Gelo Racing Team. Porsche factory authority Jurgen Barth, confirmed that the car had then finished second in class at the Le Mans 24-Hours race of 1976, after which it was sold to the well-respected Swiss privateer, Claude Haldi. We understand that as a Gelo Racing Team entry '0171' now offered here, is possibly the car which contested the 1976 Mugello 6-Hours, being co-driven by former Ferrari and Brabham Formula 1 works driver, Tim Schenken and works Porsche star, Rolf Stommelen, finishing 6th overall and 2nd in the GT class. lt is also believed to be the car that was prepared for the Nurburgring 1000Kms in which Tim Schenken shared it
with the Dutch, Alfa Romeo works driver, Toine Hezemans, finishing second overall. The same Australian/ Dutch driver pairing then shared the car in that year's Le Mans 24-Hours Grand Prix d'Endurance, finishing 16th overall, and a fine second in the GT category. Georg Loos then sold the car to Swiss owner/driver, Claude Haldi who subsequently raced'0171’ in the World Championship and European Championship road racing events, as well as European hill climbs, through the latter part of 1976 into 1977. He maintained the car in 'standard' 934 configuration to compete consistently within the normal GT category, rather than in the uprated Group 5 prototype class. In the 1977 Le Mans 24-Hours race, '0171 ' contested its second Grand Prix d'Endurance, co-driven by Francois
Servanin/Franz Hummel/Laurent Ferrier, but was forced out by gearbox failure. The lengthy 1977 competition record of '0171’ is highlighted by two GT category wins at the Nurburgring 1000Kms as well as the Brands Hatch 6 Hours. In 1978, we understand that Claude Haldi (who had bought himself a replacement Porsche 935), sold this car to a South American owner/driver under the pseudonym 'Jamsal'. This gentleman, who’s real name is Enrique Molins, was a resident of San Salvador, and he immediately had the car converted to 935 twin-turbocharged form and raced it in North American IMSA events in addition to assorted South American fixtures until 1981. In 1978, it won the 6 Hours of El Salvador, which gave Don Whittington a World Champion title.
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