Bring A Trailer frequently attracts a number of rare and expensive automobiles and this Porsche 962, currently up for sale on the online auction site, is one of the finest we’ve come across.
This 1987 Porsche 962 was originally delivered to Bob Akin and was campaigned in the 1987 IMSA GTP series with the Coca-Cola/Yokohama/Paradyne-sponsored team. The car only competed in three races during the season and was driven by Hurley Haywood, James Weaver, and Vern Schuppan.
According to the listing, the car is constructed around a monocoque tub made of bonded and riveted aluminum sheet metal. The racer also includes an updated chassis designed by former Lola engineer Jim Chapman, which incorporates honeycomb aluminum panels and billet-aluminum bulkheads. While the 962 had a short racing life, it has competed in a number of events since the late 1980s, including the 2014 Classic 24 Hour at Daytona.
Sitting directly behind the passenger cell is an air-cooled 3.2-liter flat-six engine featuring two valves per cylinder, a single Kuhnle, Kopp & Kausch AG K36 turbocharger, and a five-speed manual transaxle gearbox. The engine was overhauled in March 2015 and fitted with parts including new pistons, cylinders, Ni-Resist rings, Carillo connecting rods, main and rod bearings, valves, valve springs, timing chains, and more. It was dyno’d at 589 rear-wheel horsepower. The engine rebuild alone cost more than $67,000 and included the fitment of a new fuel cell.
The car was previously sold at a Mecum auction in Monterey for $825,000 back in 2012. At the time of writing, the highest bid was sitting at $700,000 with four days left in the auction.