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1992 Porsche 962C VIN: RLR 202 Engine No. 965301 Ran the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1992 and 1994. Driven by Derek Bell, Justin Bell, and Tiff Needell Completely restored by Canepa to 1992 Le Mans specs in 2009 Race ready The Porsche 956 - 962 is, to this day, the most successful endurance racer ever built. This example is one of the last to be constructed, being built specifically for the 1992 24 Hours of Le Mans by ADA Engineering of London. This chassis is the last of Richard Lloyd Racings specialist batch of six, and was purchased by ADA in February 1992. These rare cars were engineering marvels, far exceeding the built quality of cars coming directly from Porsche, and featured enhanced suspensions, aero, and cooling. Richard Lloyd Racing made some of the first uses of exotic materials and innovative design elements that would later be adopted by Porsche and other manufacturers. RLR 202 competed in the 1992 24 Hours of Le Mans with an all British line-up that included Derek Bell, Justin Bell, and Tiff Needell. At the time, the 50 year old Derek Bell had won Le Mans five times, his son Justin at 24 years old was about to compete in his first Le Mans, and Tiff Needell at 40 years old was making his third return to Sarthe. After initial brake problems, the car ran flawlessly, completing 284 laps at an average speed of 160.7 km-h, which was good for 12th place overall. In 1994 the Porsche returned to Le Mans under the banner of HRC and sponsored by Cibie with and an all-Japanese driver line up of Jun Harada, Tomiko Yoshikawa, and Masahiko Kondo. The car ran well in qualifying, and for the first half of the race was placed solidly in the top ten overall. The car finished the race, and took the checkered flag 13th in class. After its retirement from racing, in an unusual move, the 962C was converted to a street legal car by a German firm. An excellent candidate since the car had never been damaged, the modifications costs came to over 100,000 Euros. They included making the car German emissions legal, and the installation of a passenger seat, street tires, and turn signals. What a sight (and sound) that must have been on the streets of Germany. In 2007 the car was purchased from a collector by Canepa and imported into the US from Germany. Once here the car was slated for a complete restoration back to its original 1992 Le Mans specification. The job was to take two years, and cost almost $300,000. All of the street modifications were removed, and thankfully not one mod interfered with the originality of the 962C. Every single modification unbolted from the car, leaving not an additional hole or bracket. The car was stripped down to its tub, and every system from the drivetrain down to the smallest nut and bolt was removed and rebuilt. No detail was left unchecked, and the result was a stunning 962C exactly as it sat on the grid at Le Mans 17 years earlier. The car was 100% both mechanically and cosmetically, and ready to race. Fortunately the car found a new owner who intended on doing just that. The bright orange Le Mans car couldnt be missed hustling down the corkscrew at last years Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. RLR 202 comes with complete paperwork, including: all the ADA racing records from 1992 and 1994, the German Fahrzeubrief (title) and US import paperwork, Canepa restoration documentation over 5

Year:  1992
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