The 964’s chapter in Porsche’s racing history isn’t one full of headlines. But it was a short and successful stint, nonetheless: a class winner at Le Mans, Sebring and Daytona thanks to Labre Competition and Alex Job Racing among others.
This example, going under the hammer at Pebble Beach in August, is no stranger to success itself. Chassis #81 in a run of just 51 competition vehicles out of the factory, it claimed class wins at Sebring and Watkins Glen in 1994 on the way to the IMSA GT2 Championship title. DTM racer turned Formula 1 safety car driver Bernd Mäylander helped the car to fourth overall and second in class at the season curtain-raiser at Daytona that same year. The 3.8-litre RSR was thought good for 325bhp straight out of the factory.
Since then, it has been racing in the SCCA and later owned by Travis drummer Neil Primrose.