Outstanding Porsche 935 K3 on offer at Gooding's Pebble Beach Auction

Outstanding Porsche 935 K3 on offer at Gooding's Pebble Beach Auction

Estimate: $2,500,000 - $3,000,000

Chassis 000 00027
An Outstanding K3 
The Most Successful 935 Developed by Kremer Racing
Raced by Ted Field's Legendary Interscope Racing Team During 1981-82
Chassis 000 00027

Introduced in 1976 as the Group 5 racing version of the turbocharged 930, the Porsche 935 went on to become one of the most successful models in the history of sports car racing. Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, the 935 utterly dominated endurance racing, winning the FIA World Championship for Makes each year from 1976 to 1979 and capturing outright wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 12 Hours of Sebring. While Porsche campaigned their own special works team cars, private customers could purchase production 935s from the factory, or turn to other teams like Kremer Racing from Germany, who developed their very own exotic variants of 935.

The car presented here is a 1980 935 K3, the most successful of the Kremer-developed 935 models, which features technically advanced air-to-air intercoolers and dramatic bodywork designed to mimic Porsche’s own 935/78 team car. This particular 935 K3, chassis 000 00027, was purchased new by the legendary Interscope Racing team and finished in their iconic black livery with tri-color stripes. Campaigned in the IMSA GTX class during the 1981 and 1982 seasons, and campaigned by Danny Ongais, Bill Whittington, and team owner Ted Field, this K3 achieved outstanding results including a 2nd place finish at the 1982 Road Atlanta IMSA Spring Sprints. In addition to its successful IMSA career, this 935 K3 also competed in the 1982 Sebring 12 Hours, the 1982 Riverside 6 Hours, and the 1981 Suzuka 1000 Kilometers.

In its current ownership, this 935 K3 has been carefully prepared for an active career in vintage racing, with mechanical preparation overseen by the finest Porsche specialists in the US. Not only has this Interscope 935 been raced with success at Rennsport Reunion, the Monterey Motorsports Reunion, and Le Mans Classic, it recently received Best in Class at the 2021 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, where Porsche 935s were honored with a featured display

Gooding & Company - Pebble Beach Auction

Friday, August 13 at 5pm PDT - Saturday, August 14 at 11am PDT
Pebble Beach Parc du Concours
Corner of Stevenson Drive and Portola Road
Pebble Beach CA US

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