If you were racing during the late 70s, and the 80s, then the names Kremer Racing and Porsche would have reeked havoc in the pit garage, to an extent that some would re-considered their chances of competing, farther winning. Such was the might of the duo, a result best seen with the Porsche 935, the Porsche race car that literally obliterated competition for nearly a full decade.
The particular series of Porsche 911 -based race cars that were particularly momentous included the 935 at the absolute top, followed by the Porsche 934. While the RSR based Porsche 935 was prepared for Group 5 class racing that allowed fully modified racing cars, the 934 was issued under the lesser modified Group 4 class. The 935 claimed an incredible 150 victories, which included an outright win at the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans and six wins each at the 12 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. At the same time the Porsche 934, which was developed on the same “silhouette formula” by Porsche was winning at the European GT Championship, as well as the Trans-Am championship in the U.S.
Due to the incredible success of the Porsche 935, there was huge demand in customer racing for the cars. To address the same, Porsche introduced kits that customers could buy to convert their 934s into the full-fat 935. These kits included everything from the bodywork to performance bits. These cars dubbed, Porsche 935/5 were so successful that the very first 934/5 conversion done by Kremer came second at the 6 Hours of Mugello, behind the Martini Racing factory 935 driven by Jacky Ickx.
This particular example of the Porsche 934/5 that was build for competition back in the 80s. Painted in Martini Racing liveries, this particular car is believed to have a history of winning at numerous races back in the day between its time with Kremer and the following ownership with Edgar “Mr. Porsche” Dören”.
The Martini Racing 1976 Porsche 934/5 will be on display at the upcoming Bonhams Spa Classic Sale on May 21, 2017.