Would You Buy This One-And-Only Street Legal Porsche 935?
Porsche oldies have for long been in the radar of restorers who passionately resurrect several monikers that have left numerous hearts of its purists throbbing. However, this is no oldie, at least not something that would freely run the streets.
Porsche’s 935 was crowned back in the day for terrorizing race-tracks with insane mechanics and an achingly beautiful body. As much as purists ached for a street legal iteration of the same model. Porsche turned deaf towards these cries.
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We can only imagine how hard F1 team owner Walter Wolf fell for the car that led him to order a street legal version to be made. With Porsche having its hands tied up, the project was then undertaken by Germany-based Kremer racing.
While one might expect a replica or a lookalike of the original car, Kremer instead birthed a street-legal iteration that was up to 98 per cent similar to the original ‘Moby Dick’, cosmetically as well as mechanically. This was closely inspired from the Porsche 935 was won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979, making it a modified version of the Porsche 935 Kremer K3.
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Powering the car is a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine with 740bhp on tap, which is a bit detuned from the original car. The engine is mated with a 4-speed manual transmission using Le Mans racers’ gear ratios. As for the cosmetic part, one might not be able to spot the difference from the original car unless placed in close proximity. The car sports Kevlar panels that only differ where Kremer installed blinkers and side markers to make it…well practical.
Inside the car, Kremer gave the car a special speedometer specially made for Wolf. The car has leather interiors with a handful of other parts that are borrowed from a 230-generation 911 Turbo. The leather is dark blue with contrasting red piping.
In 1980 when Wolf bought the car, he was given it for a price of $800,000 which roughly translates to $2.4 million in today’s rate. While the price for the car has not been unveiled yet, we do not expect anything less than the above price tag. Additionally, the car is road legal in Germany which might not be applicable to countries with different standards and norms.