As the first 962 was the IMSA test bed, next to be built were the first three works 962Cs. 

Chassis 004 duly lined up in fifth position as car number three at its debut at the 1985 Le Mans driven by Al Holbert, John Watson and Vern Schuppan. But the race did not go the way of the factory team, despite locking out the front of the grid in qualifying.

Various issues relegated the 002 and 003 cars to tenth and third at the flag. 004 started from fifth place and worked its way up to second after the first six hours or so; the position it held for the following ten hours.

 

A rare engine problem dropped it back to fifth at around 9am the following morning, with final retirement due to engine trouble with just three hours of the race remaining. Happily, thanks to the Porsche customer programme, a Joest New Man 956 was there to pick up the pieces, winning the race and sparing Porsche any corporate blushes, with the Richard Lloyd Canon 956 finishing second and eight Group C Porsches finishing within the top ten.

Porsche 962

SKU: P - 962
£45.00Price
  • Available in 3 sizes. 

    Safe peel on peel off up to 200 times. Won't damage your wall. 

    *Recyclable