Bob Akin’s Coca-Cola sponsored team had already been winding down when he took delivery of this air-cooled IMSA 962 in late 1987; it was the last car campaigned by Akin, who for the first time in his IMSA career did not drive his team car in a race. Once the 1987 season was finished this 962 would be retired unscathed from IMSA competition after only three races, and Bob Akin would retire from professional racing. Read More...
Black and Red
Manual 5 Speed
Until then, this Chapman chassis C04 carried on with authority, wearing the beautiful Black and Red color scheme with sponsors Yokohama, Paradyne and Akin’s own Hudson Wire Company, finishing 5th in its maiden outing at the Road America 500 in the hands of legendary drivers James Weaver and Vern Schuppan. This was followed up with an effort in the hands of the man who has won every major road
racing endurance race, Hurley Haywood, teaming up with Weaver at Columbus for an 8th place finish. The third and last race for C04 was the Del Mar 2-hour with James Weaver the sole driver. Campaigned in the Historic Sportscar Racing series with great success, this 962 is in excellent condition and is race ready in its stunning Yokohama/Paradyne Black and Red livery.
- Chassis No. 962-C04
- Bob Akin Racing Coca-Cola/Yokohama sponsored 962
- 3.2L Air-Air motor
- Porsche trans-axle
- Low hours
- Late production car
- Bob Akin Racing’s last 962
- Engine built by Klaus Fischer in 2015
- Bosch Motronic
- New fuel cell
- 8:37 ring and pinion
- Transmission gearing for Daytona, Sebring, Laguna Seca
- 3 Sets of BBS in 18 inch
- 1 set of original wheels in 17 inch
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