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Lot No. 806 - 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 'Cup'

Sold for: £33,750

One of 150, road-legal, Porsche 944 'Turbo Cup' race cars.
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One of 150 exclusive Porsche produced 944 'Turbo Cup' race cars Sympathetically restored in 2015 to factory specification and refinished in its original 'Press Release' livery First raced in April ’86 at Round One of the 944 Turbo Cup by Annette Meeuvissen at the 'Ring' Imported into the UK with all taxes paid, new MoT and ready to be road registered Substantial history file including period race results, programmes and Certificate of Authenticity   In 1986 Porsche launched its very first one-make series, the Turbo Cup. Privateers could purchase a Porsche 944 Turbo with option codes 220-LSD, 666–without body preservation, and 751–Motorsport preparation. The Cup cars were powered by the same 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine found in the road cars and the power and torque figures were broadly similar. Option code 751 specified the car from the factory with alterations that included a magnesium inlet manifold, magnesium sump, smaller and lighter alternator, modified turbo, and a reinforced gearbox. Track-suited suspension by Bilstein was added as was an 8-point roll cage by Matter and the front chassis rails were strengthened. For weight reduction, the electric windows were replaced by manual and other items such as door pockets, climate controls, sunshine roof, rear-window wiper, and radio were also deleted. A racing seat by Recaro was added along with other necessary safety features to meet current racing legislation. Such was the success of this one-make series that the following year it was adopted by other European countries. The series evolved over time and is now the Porsche Carrera Cup, continuing to provide close exciting racing and has proven to be the breeding ground for new talent on the world racing scene.  We are pleased to offer this exceptional 944 Turbo Cup car, one of just 150 built by Porsche for competition use and delivered new in Germany during March 1986. It was entered into the very first Turbo Cup meeting at the Nurburgring in April of the same year, and documents within the history folder confirm that this car, wearing start number 36, was entered by team VW Schulz (now Porsche Centre Essen) and driven by Annette Meeuvissen who would later go on to compete in the DTM with the factory team BMW Schnitzer. This example presents very well today in its original Press Release livery, having been subject to a thorough mechanical and sympathetic cosmetic restoration in 2015. It performed extremely well on test providing the perfect balance of performance with (a degree of) comfort, and still feels like a Porsche, although, surrounded by the beautifully crafted safety cage, you can’t forget you are buckled into a competition car. It would be well suited to an enthusiast or collector who would enjoy owning a rare and interesting Porsche with a race history. Accompanying the 944 is a substantial owner's folder complete with, mostly Porsche, invoices from the restoration, period programmes and race results, a Porsche COA, spare keys and the original books and manuals. Imported into the UK with all taxes paid and new MoT, it's ready to be road registered in the UK and represents a great opportunity to own a road-legal Porsche racer with a genuinely interesting provenance.  Pre-sale inspections are welcome. For further information please contact us and to see a video clip of the car click on this link; https://youtu.be/wA7ARzmc0x0      

Year of manufacture:
1986
Make:
Porsche
Chassis number:
WP0ZZZ95ZGN101682
# of cylinders:
4
Engine capacity:
2479
Body colour:
Red
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
TBC
Model:
944 Turbo Cup
Engine number:
TBC
Interior colour:
Black
Odometer Reading:
87,589

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