1979 Porsche 935Estimate Available Upon RequestChassis: 009 00030
The Porsche 935, a car with a dominating legacy of over 150 worldwide race wins through 1984, is one of the most important models in Porsche history.
The car presented here, chassis 009 0030, offered legendary actor and racer Paul Newman his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut on June 10, 1979, alongside co-drivers Dick Barbour (team owner) and Rolf Stommelen.
The Dick Barbour team did not disappoint with a strong second-place finish overall in front of the largest crowd in Le Mans’ history to date drawn by the 54-year-old Newman.
During the 1980 campaign, the car was sponsored by Apple Computers and remains the only racecar the tech company has ever supported.
The Porsche 935 continued its racing success winning first overall at the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona with drivers Bobby Rahal, Brian Redman and Bob Garretson, as well as first overall at the 1983 12 Hours of Sebring with drivers Wayne Baker, Jim Mullen and Kees Nierop.
This car was restored in 2006 by Porsche specialist Paul Willison to its 1979 Le Mans “Hawaiian Tropic” livery and went on to win Best in Class at the 2007 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Gooding & Company is proud to present this historic car, which is a perfect candidate for the Porsche Rennsport Reunion and other events.
The Pebble Beach AuctionsAugust 20 & 21, 2016Location:
Pebble Beach Equestrian CenterCorner of Stevenson Dr. and Portola Rd.Viewing:
Wednesday, August 1710:00am - 6:00pmThursday, August 188:00am - 6:00pmFriday, August 199:00am - 7:00pmSaturday, August 209:00am - 3:30pmSunday, August 219:00am - 5:30pmAuction:
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