Get some rest tonight because you may get a little abuse this weekend from me and the wife @blueplehd - @oldnew_jp @rotiform @air_lift_performance @toyotires @sadisticironwerks @strassesport #porsche#996#slantnose#driversupply
Put in some after hours wrench time on my own 911 today. I’ll be making some updates to the cooling setup soon. Nice to retorque the heads and swap out the valve covers from red to black. #porsche#porsche911#slantnose#flat6r#aircooled
At first glance you might think “What is this obviously fiberglassed wonder?” There were many flared, slant-nosed Porsche 911s around in the 1980s but few would have had the pedigree of this #Kremer tuned 1976 #Porsche930 , an essentially custom built road-going replica of the Porsche 935K1/K2. The 935s dominated Group 5 competition in 1976, but didn’t gain it’s distinctive “slant nose” until Norbert Singer discovered a loophole in FIA regs that allowed for considerable modification to a car’s fenders - creating the famous #SlantNose for far superior aerodynamics.
Group 5 cars still resembled road cars in some sense, but were essentially the definition of silhouette racers - they were pure racing machines underneath. #KremerRacing , already tuning 911s, 914/6s, and 934s, was an early privateer with the 935 K1 that same year. Kremers’ association with the 935 would be long and successful, with the zenith of their success being an overall win at the 1979 24 Hours of LeMans.
In the meantime, Kremer would still build you a custom tuned road #Porsche - just like today’s tuners - any way you wanted. This particular car was special-ordered from Porsche by, reportedly, a Heidelberg hairdresser. It sported Ice Green metallic paint and a green leather interior; but the owner took it directly to Kremer fro the 935 treatment. Kremer made it look as much like a 935 as it could, according to a 2015 video by then-owner Kie R. It came to the U.S. in the mid-80s.
The car came with a high-end Blaupunkt stereo - perfect for enjoying the latest from Giorgio Moroder in 1976 - which Kremer improved, along modifying the interior with powered Zender seats and green cloth inserts. It was also performance tuned, as you’d expect, though it retains the original 930 4-speed - this is an early 930 underneath with no intercooler and the shorter wheelbase - a demanding drive.
This weekend, this very unusual 911 will be up for auction from @rmsothebys at their event at the @petersenmuseum. I myself saw it in 2016 at @group2motorsports, who are hosting an event for British cars tomorrow - which you should totally check out if you’re in Seattle.