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“End of the road” Fabcar Porsche 935/84

Highlight from WOB CARS' Porsche 75th Anniversary Race Car Collection

On the list of most intoxicating objects in the history of collecting, Porsche racing cars are certainly near the top. As proof is this unique Fabcar 935 from the Porsche 75th Anniversary Race Car Collection from WOB CARS.

Chassis Details

  • Twin-Turbocharged 3.3-Liter Flat-Six
  • Bosch Fuel Injection
  • Five-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Campaigned by Bob Akin, 1983-1984
  • Red Fiberglass Bodywork
  • Period Coca-Cola/Domino’s Pizza Livery
  • Single Racing Seat
  • Tubular Steel Chassis
  • Porsche 935 Front Suspension
  • Kremer K3 Rear Suspension
  • 16″ BBS Multi-Piece Wheels
  • Roll Cage
  • Cool Box Driver Cooling System
  • MOMO Prototipo Steering Wheel
  • Build Photos
  • HMSA & HSR Logbooks
  • FIA Historic Technical Passport

Bob Akin Motor Racing

The Porsche 935/84 was initially built as an L-1 variant by Chuck Gaa of GAACO for IMSA competition with Bob Akin Motor Racing. Derek Bell drove the car, and after a crash at the end of the 1982 season, was rebuilt by Fabcar as 935/84, eventually achieving a second-place finish in its debut at the Daytona Three-Hour Finale in 1983. It was refurbished in 2007 and has since participated in vintage racing events as well as the 2015 Rennsport Reunion V, where it was piloted by Pat Long.

IMSA competition

This example entered IMSA competition after the GTX class was phased out in 1981, forcing the remaining 935 “silhouette” examples to compete with GTP cars. It features a Kremer K4-style nose and bodywork that was reportedly designed by Herbert Schaupp and constructed from fiberglass by Fabcar in 1983. The body is finished in red with a replica Coca-Cola and Domino’s Pizza livery and features a front oil cooler, plexiglass windows, rear NACA ducts, a rear wing, and taillights. A collection of signatures on the roof can be seen in the gallery below.

Chassis

Gold 16″ multi-piece BBS center-lock wheels feature polished lips and are mounted with Avon slicks. The tubular steel chassis features a Kremer K3 rear suspension and a Porsche 935 “Moby Dick”-style front setup. A replacement left-rear axle shaft was installed in August 2022. Stopping power is provided by black-finned calipers over slotted rotors at all four corners.

Interior

The cockpit features a padded roll cage and a fixed racing seat with a Schroth Racing harness. A CoolBoxx driver cooling system has been installed, and the exposed shift linkage is topped with a wooden shift knob and an engraved 935/84 cap. The MOMO Prototipo steering wheel is mounted on a quick-release hub ahead of a dash panel housing a VDO 10k-rpm tachometer, fuel and oil pressure gauges, and readouts for boost pressure, oil temperature, and transmission temperature. The car is not equipped with an odometer, and total mileage is unknown.

3.3 liter flat-6

The Type 930 flat-six was reportedly removed from the wrecked 935 L-1 and enlarged to 3.3 liters. It has twin turbochargers, Bosch fuel injection, and a flat composite cooling fan setup. A replacement battery was installed in 2023. Engine stamping *690025* can be seen in the gallery.

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