For show 962 C Manual 962002
- Not specified
- 500 kW
- First registration
- Not specified
- Model year
- Drive layout
- Rear wheel drive
- Left hand drive
- Accident history
- Repaired by Porsche Service
- Technical problem
- Full service history
- Number of owners
- Not known
- Wheel size
- Bucket seats (Cloth fabric)
- Sports exhaust
- Entry & Drive
- Seat memory
- Air suspension
- Leather dashboard
- Front seat heating
- Parking heater
- Rear seat heating
- Trailer hitch
- Heated steering wheel
- Cabriolet hardtop
- Additional information
The second 962 built by Porsche
1985 Porsche Factory Team Car
This factory “Werks” car is one the most historically significant Porsche racing cars of all time. It is the second 962 constructed by the factory, and competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship for the Rothmans Porsche factory “Werks” team.
In the ten race 1985 championship series, chassis 002 which was driven by Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass won three times; Mugello 1000km, Silverstone 1000km, and the Selangor 800km. They finished second at the Brands Hatch 1000km and a fourth at the Monza 1000km. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans they qualified second and led much of the race only to be slowed by minor mechanical problems to finish in tenth place.
In 1986, the car was mainly used for testing at the factory and as a backup car for Rothmans Team Porsche. It only raced twice that season; the 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by Vern Schuppan and Drake Olson, and the 1000Km of Fuji driven by Derek Bell and Hans Stuck.
It is an all-original car, both engine and monocoque, and has been completely restored to period-perfect configuration.
Campaigned in the 1985 FIA World Endurance Championship with the following results:
1000km Mugello (April 14th, 1985) w/ Ickx & Mass 1st Place
1000km Monza (April 28th, 1985) w/ Ickx & Mass 4th Place
1000km Silverstone (May12th, 1985) w/ Ickx & Mass 1st Place
24 Hours LeMans (June 17th-18th, 1985) w/ Ickx & Mass 10th Place
1000km Brands Hatch (Sept 22nd, 1985) w/ Ickx & Mass 2nd Place
800km Shah Alam (December 1st, 1985) w/ Ickx & Mass 1st Place
Porsche 962 HIstory
The Porsche 962 (also known as the 962C in international competition) was built by Porsche as a replacement for the 956 and designed mainly to comply with IMSA's GTP regulations, although it would later compete in the European Group C formula as the 956 had. The 962 was introduced at the end of 1984, from which it quickly became successful through privateer owners while having a remarkably long-lived career, with some examples still proving competitive into the mid-1990s.
956 to 962
When the Porsche 956 was developed in late 1981, the intention of Porsche was to run the car in both the World Sportscar Championship and the North American IMSA GT Championship. However rule changes in IMSA GT saw the water-cooled engine of the 956 forbidden, as well as the chassis itself due to new safety regulations which required the driver’s feet to be behind front axle. The 956's chassis had the driver's feet positioned in front of the front axle, thus making the car ineligible.
To make the 956 eligible under the new IMSA rules, Porsche extended the 956's wheelbase moving the front axle forward of the driver’s feet. A steel roll cage was also integrated into the new aluminum chassis. For an engine, the Porsche 934-derived Type-935 2.8L Flat-6 was used with air cooling and a single turbocharger instead of the twin turbochargers used on the the 956.
The cars run under World Sportscar Championship regulations were designated as 962C to separate them from their IMSA GTP counterparts. However it would not be until 1986 that the 2.6L unit from the old 956 was replaced in the 962C. New engines with displacements of 2.8L, 3.0L, and 3.2L utilizing dual turbochargers were developed.
In total, Porsche would produce 91 962s between 1984 and 1991. 16 were officially used by the factory team, while 75 were sold to customers. Some 956s were rebuilt as 962s, with two being previously written off and four others simply rebuilt. Three 962s that were badly damaged were also rebuilt had been given a new chassis number due to the extensive reconstruction. Due to the high demand for 962 parts, some aluminum chassis were built by Fabcar in the United States before being shipped to Germany for completion.
- Car location
- 4900 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, California, 95066, United States
4900 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, California, 95066, United States