1991 Porsche 911 C2 965 Wide Body Track Car on 2040-cars
Union, Missouri, United States
Engine:4.0 big bore
For Sale By:Private Seller
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: White
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: Carrera 2 Coupe 2-Door
Drive Type: 5 speed
Disability Equipped: No
Sub Model: 965
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"This car is listed as used but so much of this setup has never been used! There are so many things to list about this car but here are some of the big ones.FULL GT RACING WIDE BODY KITFULL NASA APPROVED CUSTOM ROLLCAGELEXAN WINDSHIELD AND BACKGLASSSPARCO PRO CIRCUIT SEAT, SPARCO PRO ADV SEATG FORCE 5 POINT HARNESSES, ONE PAIR REDRARE PORSCHE MANUAL STEERING RACKFULL WIDE BODY FACTORY SUSPENSIONMONO BALL BUSHINGS THROUGHOUTRACEPACK GTX DATA LOGGER SYSTEMCOMPLETE ESS 5.0L AQUEOUS FILM FORMING FOAM FIRE SUPRESSION SYSTEM COMPLETE GAUGES AND SWITCHESFUEL SAFE ALUMINUM 911 FITTED FUEL CELL, ALL LINES AND HOSES G50 5 SPEED GEARBOXFRESH STOCK CLUTCHFRESH, NEVER STARTED 4.0L BIG BORE ENGINEPAWTER RODS, JE PISTONS WITH ARP HARDWARE THROUGHOUTPMO INDIVIDUAL THROTTLEBODY KITSOLID RACE MOUNTS NO ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMPORSCHE BIG BRAKES WITH SPARESSTOCK PEDAL SET AND RACE PEDAL SETUP FOR DUAL MASTER CYLINDERSRACING MUFFLER SYSTEM, NO HEADERS4.0L BIG BORE ENGINE"
Porsche 911 for Sale
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Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:32:00 EST
Racecars blow engines all the time, but a Porsche 917 isn't just a run-of-the-mill racecar. British automotive writer Mark Hales reportedly borrowed a 917 from 82-year-old former Formula One racer David Piper for a magazine article, and mechanical tragedy ensued. Nobody is arguing that the engine failed after being spun to 8,200 rpm. However, Hales was warned not to exceed 7,000 rpm, says owner Piper, and the affair landed in English courts with Piper seeking £50,000 - over $79,000 US - in reimbursement funds for an engine rebuild and loss of use of the car while it was being repaired. Judge Simon Brown ruled in favor of car owner Piper, putting Hales on the hook for £110,000 ($174,000) including legal fees - a whole lot of money in any language.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:00:00 EST
Hales says the Porsche suffered a mechanical fault while lapping that allowed it to slip out of gear and over-rev. Piper wasn't convinced, and sought to have the repair paid for by the guy who broke the racer, saying "If you bend it, you mend it." It's not like Hales is a novice driver, having seat time in both professional and amateur races over 30 years, notching about 150 wins, but even the best drivers sometimes miss a shift, and that's what Piper contended happened to his car.
According to reports, Hales has had to sell most of his valuables to pay his lawyers and is now facing bankruptcy with the ruling against him. Members of the Pistonheads website are trying to coordinate a collection to help him out, as well.
In August, 2009, as the scuttled merger of Porsche and Volkswagen had gone bad and Porsche was backed up against the ropes, Porsche Automobil Holding SE (PAHSE) relinquished a ten-percent stake in itself to Qatar Holdings as well as options it held on 17 percent of VW shares. The sale meant that, for the first time since the founding of the company 61 years before, an entity outside the Porsche and Piech families had a say in the running of PAHSE.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:30:00 EST
Buying that ten-percent stake back returns full ownership to the two families, the holding company's sole possession being ownership of 50.7 percent of VW's common shares. The price paid wasn't disclosed, but at market rates the purchase would be worth close to $1.25 billion. Qatar intends to hold onto the 17-percent stake it has in Volkswagen.
Porsche is expecting big things from its little Macan, with CEO Matthias Mueller announcing that not only is a sportier GTS model being considered, but that the CUV will almost certainly help push Porsche beyond its 200,000-unit-per-year sales goal three years earlier than expected.
"We're transferring the genes of the Porsche brand into a new market segment," Mueller said during a speech to kick off Macan production, according to Automotive News Europe. Macan demand should push the brand past 200,000 sales, Mueller said, confirming what we reported back in August. And if Porsche really has a hit on its hands, it is able to boost production of the sporty crossover beyond its initial capacity of 50,000 units, according to the brand's CEO.
Provided that the Macan is the success Porsche hopes it will be, Mueller hinted that the range could expand beyond the initial Macan S and Macan Turbo. "GTS versions have a tradition at Porsche," Mueller said. "We haven't made a final decision yet regarding the Macan, but I'm sure it makes a lot of sense."