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Car Gallery

Thank you very much for visiting our gallery, feel free to wander around and admire some of the iconic legends that have circulated through our shop.

1997 Porsche 911
GT1 Evolution

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A restructuring of the rules as handed down by the FIA was largely responsible for the classes known as GT1 and GT2. While GT2 cars were based on production platforms, to call a GT1 anything other than a prototype would be to misconstrue the logic of effort. While a few road going versions of the Mercedes CLK-GTR and the Toyota GT-One were constructed, it was all done at face value. Only Porsche made a complete effort to adhere to the rules by making an actual run of GT1 road going production models. As Weissach was to learn for the 1997 and 1998 FIA GT seasons, no good deed goes unpunished, as their GT1 was a victim of questionable limitations on performance compared to the competition. Only at Le Mans, under the rules of the ACO, was the true potential of the GT1 clearly in evidence.

 

1995 911 GT2 Evolution

All the way from Pompano Beach, Florida, this 911 GT2 Evolution cut its teeth racing for Champion Racing in the ‘Sunshine State’, where it earned everything from a GT1 class win at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1996 to a second in class finish in 1997 at the grueling, 24 Hours of Daytona.  Taking several other podium finishes throughout its racing career, this chassis, #393062, is one of the most successful 993 GT2s to ever compete thanks to an impressive list of endurance racing legends that piloted it during its career, including Hans Stuck, Thierry Boutsen and Bill Adam.  This iteration of the (993) 911 GT2 is proof that evolution is very effective within the Porsche Motorsport department, as this GT2 Evolution produced 600hp, growing 150hp from the original “GT2” to make it competitive within the GT1 racing class.

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1973 Porsche 917/30

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The Porsche 917/30 is the most powerful road racing car ever built.  At normal boost pressure, from it’s 5.4L twin turbo 12 cylinder engine, it produces over 1,500hp.  It dominated the 1973 Can-Am season, winning six out of eight races, and capturing the 1973 Drivers championship for Mark Donohue and the Manufacturers championship for Porsche.  The 917/30 was so successful that the SCCA was forced to change the rules at an attempt to allow more competition in the series.  The rule changes in 1973 forced Porsche and Penske Racing to withdraw from the series for the 1974 season.  This 917/30, chassis 004, was Mark Donohue’s brand new car for the 1974 season.  After initially being sold by Porsche in late 1974, it was later repurchased by Porsche, painted in Sunoco colors and Porsche raced in it several vintage races, and displayed it at the Porsche factory museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup

Underneath this 944’s relatively unassuming exterior lurks a beast. The 944 Turbo Cup, or “944 Weissach Turbo” as the factory would call them, were gifted with all the best secrets from Porsche Motorsport. Featuring everything from lightweight body panels to significant suspension and chassis modifications, the 944 Turbo Cup is already off to a good start before you even mention the significant power increase over the standard model. Shedding over 400lbs from a showroom 944 Turbo, the Turbo Cup could now accelerate to 60mph in under 5 seconds! A frequenter of victory lane, this chassis would go onto be highly successful during its racing career even at one point earning six consecutive wins while competing in the Firehawk endurance showroom stock series.  Since its retirement from racing, it was given a FULL ground up restoration by the experts at Rennsport Porsche in Louisiana, and now enjoys its life as a true race car for the street!

 

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