A beautiful 1976 Porsche 934 IMSA El Salvador racing car converted into a 935 racer, is set to go under the hammer at the impending Mecum Auctions in Monterey in mid-August.
This particular car is chassis #9306700171 or simply 0171 for short. It was the 27th of just 31 Porsche 993 Turbo RSRs homologated for racing use in 1976. It is believed to have been initially delivered to the Georg Loos GELO team who entered it at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nurburgring 1000 and the six-hour race at Mugello where it is believed to have finished strongly in all three.
In 1971, it was raced with Claude Haldi where it again competed at Le Mans and took the GT class win at the Nurburgring 1000 that same year. The car was then sold to El Salvador’s Minister of Sports, Enrique Molins.
It was then raced under the Scorpio Racing banner in Central and North America competing in races like the 24 Hours of Daytona, Sebring, Riverside and Mospot. At the end of 1978, it was converted completely to twin-turbo 935 specifications and finished with the K3/M13 body in 1980.
Following a restoration in 2005, the car delivers an impressive 760 hp and should fetch a pretty penny when the hammer goes down in Monterey!