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Lot 50

2018   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2018

1977 Porsche 930

SOLD $104,500

Estimate

$160,000 - $200,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

9307800567

Engine

6870574

Car Highlights

Gifted to Hurley Haywood by Porsche
Specially Equipped with Manual Boost Controller and Battery Cutoff
Offered from Second Owner, Noted Collector Chapman J. Root II, Who Has Owned the Car for 40 Years
Recent Engine Rebuild by Ex-Porsche Motorsport North America and Ruf Technician David Glenn
A Truly Unique 3-Liter Porsche Turbo for the Astute Enthusiast

Technical Specs

2,994 CC Air-Cooled SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection
Single KKK K27 Turbocharger
245 BHP at 5,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
Front MacPherson Strut Suspension with Torsion Bars
Rear Semi-Trailing Arm Suspension with Torsion Bars
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This enticing 1977 Porsche 930 was given by Porsche to Hurley Haywood as a thank-you gift for his victory in the 1977 24 Hours of Le Mans, in which he drove a Porsche 936 to victory with Jürgen Barth and Jacky Ickx. Haywood is largely regarded as the finest American-born endurance racer, and took five victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona, as well as three at Le Mans, and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring. The 930, which was equipped from the factory with an adjustable boost knob and an electrical cutoff switch like those in Porsche factory racing cars, was further treated to two distinctive stripes on the corner of the front hood, in burgundy and gold, applied by Haywood when new.

In 1978, Haywood sold the 930 to the current owner, his good friend Chapman J. Root II. Mr. Root, who added the Porsche to his notable collection of sports cars, has cherished the 930 for the last 40 years, and it has covered a mere 57,100 miles from new.

This Porsche is stunningly presented in its original colors of Black over a Cork Leather sports-seat-equipped interior. The 930 was recently treated to an engine rebuild by noted Porsche technician David Glenn, who previously worked at both Ruf and Porsche Motorsport North America.

Documented with a letter and e-mails from Hurley Haywood, this exciting and collectible Porsche 930 is deserving of your attention and should not be missed.