1983 March Single Seater

PORSCHE / MARCH 83G-4 IMSA RACECAR

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1983
  • Automobiltyp 
    Coupé
  • Chassisnummer 
    4377
  • Losnummer 
    122
  • Rennwagen 
    Ja
  • FIA-Papiere 
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Innenfarbe 
    Schwarz
  • Anzahl der Türen 
    2
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    1
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

KREEPY KRAULY SWEEPS 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA

-Won The 1984 24 Hours Of Daytona

-First Race Car By legendary designer Adrian Newey

-Bodied By Porsche Aerodynamicist Max Sardou

-Assorted Spares, Including Light Buckets

-Spare Rims And Rain Tires

-Well-Documented Ownership History

-Internationally-recognized Kreepy Krauly Livery

-Books, Period Photos And Memorabilia

-Original IMSA GT Press Kit Included

In the modern era, perhaps no designer’s name is more revered in motorsport than that of Adrian Newey. The list of his accomplishments in the arena of competition machines is astonishing; Ten Formula 1 Constructor’s Titles and two Formula 1 Driver’s Titles. The 1985 CART Championship and the Indianapolis 500 of the same year were captured in cars of his design. To this day, Adrian Newey remains one of the most celebrated and sought-after race car designers on the planet. This car, 83G-04, will always be directly tied to this modern-day master, as the most-decorated example of the very first race car he designed, the 82-85 March G GTP/ Group C Prototype. This automobile’s competition accomplishments include: The 1983 Camel GTP Driver’s Championship for Al Holbert, the 1983 Camel GTP Manufacturer’s Championship for March, all of this before it captured its greatest single victory… First Overall at the 1984 24 Hours of Daytona.

HIGHLIGHTS

Bodied by Porsche aerodynamicist Max Sardou, famous for the “Pink Pig” design.
Carried Al Holbert to 1983 Camel GTP Driver’s Champion Title
Captured the 1983 Camel GTP Manufacturer’s Championship for March
Purchased by Current Owner with Car in CRC/ Red Roof Inn Livery
Restored to Kreepy Krauly Livery for the 50th Ann. of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, January 28–29, 2012
Engine Rebuilt by Andial, Santa Ana, CA (Now Carson, CA after purchase by Porsche AG)
Circa Early 2000s - Ground Up Restoration by Noted Porsche Specialist
Six Top-Ten Finishes in 1984 IMSA Camel GT Season
Original Kreepy Krauly Livery Stencils Included
Upgraded to March 84G Specifications, During 1984 IMSA Camel GT Season
Andial Porsche 935 Engine Porsche 956 5-Speed Transaxle

EXCEPTIONAL RACING HISTORY

This ‘Hat-Trick of Firsts’, for a man many consider the pre-eminent race car designer of the modern era, shines on 83G-04, a brilliant light that is growing brighter. It seems clear that as the market self-educates, collectors of fine automobiles will increasingly seek out Adrian Newey-designed examples. As with every other great designer, they will ask, “Which was the first? Which delivered the first Driver’s Title? Which brought the first Manufacturer’s Title”? The answer to all of the above, is the March/ Porsche 83G-04 on offer by Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions.

One of five land-bound rockets produced in 1983, 83G-04 is unique as the only one built with Porsche power. Along with two of its sister cars, 83G-04 was originally purchased by the legendary Al Holbert, of Holbert Racing. The other two examples had Chevrolet power, but ’04’ ran, and still does run, a Porsche 935-derived, single turbo, 3.1 liter, flat-6 that develops 600HP at the lowest boost setting, and a staggering 800HP at the highest setting. As a result, 83G-04 is welcome at all Porsche Racing and Reunion Events.

“Although it is not widely known, one of the most successful Porsche powered racecars ever was not a Porsche. It was a March GTP car, an 83G that, in the hands of Al Holbert, not only won the 1983 IMSA Camel GT Championship, it then went on to win the 1984 Daytona 24-Hour race outright, in the hands of its new owners, the South African-based “Kreepy Krauly” cars.”
- John Starkey noted of 83G-04 on his website www.johnstarkeycars.com

CHRONOLOGY

1983 Charlotte 500 Km: Holbert/Trueman; 1st
Brainerd: Holbert/Trueman; 1st
Minnesota: Holbert/Trueman; 1st
Portland 3 Hours: Holbert/Trueman 1st
Sears Point 3 Hours: Holbert/Trueman 1st
Daytona finale: Holbert/Trueman 1st
1st Overall for season, and Series Champion for both car and constructor
1984 Rebuilt to 84G Series specifications
Daytona 24 Hours: Van der Merwe/Martin/Duxbury; 1st Overall
Miami G/P: Van der Merwe/Martin/Duxbury; 8th OA
Sebring 12 Hours: Van der Merwe/Martin/Duxbury; DNF
LA Times GP/Riverside: Van der Merwe/Martin/Duxbury; 6th
Laguna Seca: Van der Merwe; 3rd
Charlotte: Van der Merwe; DNF
Lime Rock: Van der Merwe; 1st
Mid-Ohio: Van der Merwe/Martin 5th
1985 Sold to John Hotchkiss
Riverside 500 Km: Hotchkiss/Adams; 5th
1986 Sold to Monte Shelton
1987 Sold to Rasim Tugbert
2005 Sold to Len Rusiewicz

RESTORATION

After its retirement from competitive racing in 1986, the car was sold to collector Rasim Tugerk, and received a complete overhaul of all mechanicals, including a complete rebuild of the engine and a repainting in its original Red Roof Inns livery. It is believed that, in the approximately 18 years with Mr. Tugerk, the car made only one on-track appearance, during the parade laps at the Rennsport Reunion at Daytona, in 2004.
The car has been with its current owner since 2005, with whom it has made several track appearances, including the 50th-anniversary celebration of the 24 Hours of Daytona, in 2012. It was for this event that the car was repainted in its Kreepy Krauly livery, to honor its most significant accomplishment.