1981 Porsche 924

GTR

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1981
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    04
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Löwenbräu sponsorship livery of white, blue and teal
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    1
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Make: Porsche
Model: 924 GTR
Type: IMSA GTU
Year: 1981
Color: Löwenbräu sponsorship livery of white, blue and teal
Chassis #: 04

History
Porsche Motorsports built 17 examples of the 924 GTR. Al Holbert followed, building six 924 GTRs having been supplied bodies and racing components from Porsche Motorsports Factory. Holbert’s GTRs were serious racing machines, participating in the IMSA and Trans Am series.

Doc Bundy, Hurley Haywood, Elliott Forbes-Robinson and Holbert himself piloted chassis 924-004 throughout its racing tenure. Bayside Racing took ownership of 004 from Holbert in 1982 and set it up to compete in IMSA Camel GT, GTO and GTU series.

This is among the most successful Porsche 924 GTRs in American history, racing in 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring as well as finishing second in 1984 GTU Championship points. Chassis 004 retired in 1986.

It participated in Rennsport V (2016) and most recently competed in Rennsport VI (2018) at Raceway Laguna Seca.

Condition
Restored by Speed Sports (Milwaukie, Oregon) in 2014 to its Löwenbräu livery of 1984 to 1985, 004 has been meticulously and professionally maintained by Competition Touring Cars (Sonoma, California). Recent engine,cylinder head and turbo rebuild by Vintage Racing Motors (Redmond, Washington).

Of Note
Holbert 924-004 is eligible for events such as Le Mans Classic, HSR Classic 24 Hour Daytona and Classic Sebring 12 Hour. It took part in the 2019 Monterey Motorsports Reunion, which celebrated 50 years of IMSA racing.

Spares
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