Porsche Carrera I.M.S.A. GT 'O' RSR/935 


Porsche could not have wished for a more sensational start to the racing success of its 911 RSR. Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood won the Daytona 24-Hours, the first race of the 1973 season, outright. Their Carrara RSR running as a prototype since homologation had not yet been secured. The car would become a perfect choice for customers who could rely on upwards of 300 bhp from its 2.8 litre capacity and near bullet-proof reliability. Gregg and Haywood followed up their Daytona win with victory in the Sebring 12-hours and the Porsche RSR’s legend had begun would remain competitive over many seasons.

Originally a S.C.C.A race car in the late 60’s, it was re-built to full RSR specifications in the mid 1970’s by Bob Gregg, a legend in United States motor sport history, who not only had a great reputation as a driver but also as a team owner, entrant and engineer, this car has a truly amazing and well documented history.

Known as “Bullet Bob the Barefoot Boy” because he didn’t like racing with shoes on, Bob Gregg’s career spanned six decades, winning over 1000 main events and forty-eight championships racing all over the US and Canada, Gregg was as versatile as he was successful.

His exacting standards are obvious in the build quality of this highly modified Porsche, built to the best RSR specification of the day and continually upgraded during its long competition career more latterly with 935 parts, including suspension with desirable centrelock uprights, the gearbox installed “upside down” (to lower the C of G) and continual development of the 3.3-litre 12 plug injected engine - the final evolution prior to its retirement from international competition in the mid-eighties.

The car has an extensive well documented race history in IMSA Camel GT ‘O’ class from 1981 until 1985, including several appearances in world class events such as the Daytona 24-Hours and the Sebring 12-Hours and somewhat surprisingly for a car with such a race history, no major accidents.

Recently discovered still in the ownership of Ron Coupland, where it has remained untouched but carefully stored for more than thirty years, along with the original support equipment including refuelling rig, complete spare gearbox, ratios and bodywork all in the exact condition as the car last appeared in Daytona 1985 - A unique, completely original and undisturbed time capsule of early 80’s IMSA GT competition.

Never before offered on the open market, this ‘time warp’ package of car and all the supporting equipment with a huge amount of original documentation including historical photo’s, race entries, race results, passes, etc., is a rare opportunity for the new owner to restore this historically significant racing Porsche and be eligible for and highly competitive in all major historic events Worldwide.







THE RACE RESULTS 1981-1985


1981

Daytona 24 Hours. 1/2/1981.

Porsche 911 Carrera. 911/75 F6 N/A.

Entrant: Bob Gregg Racing.

Drivers: Bob Young (USA), Len Jones (USA), Bob Gregg (USA).

27th overall. 8th in GTO class.

 

Sebring 12 Hours. 21/3/1981.

Porsche 911 Carrera. 911/75 F6 N/A.

Entrant: Bob Gregg Racing.

Drivers: Bob Gregg (USA), Bob Young (USA), Joe Varde (USA).

34th overall. 14th in GTO class.

 

Riverside 6 Hours. 26/4/1981.

Porsche 911 Carrera. 911/75 F6 3000cc N/A.

Entrant: Bob Gregg Racing.

Drivers: Bob Gregg (USA), Len Jones (USA), Bob Young (USA).

20th overall. 7th in GTO class.

 

Laguna Seca 100 Miles. 3/5/1981.

Porsche Carrera. 911/75 F6 N/A.

Entrant: Bob Gregg Racing.

Drivers: Bob Gregg.

31st overall. 15th in GTO class. 

1982

Daytona 24 Hours. 31/1/1982.

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR. Porsche F6 N/A.

Entrant: Bob Gregg Racing.

Drivers: Bob Young (USA), Bob Gregg (USA), Ray McIntyre (USA).

50th overall. 22nd in GTO class.

 

Riverside 6 Hours. 25/4/1982.

Porsche 911 Carrera. Porsche 911/75 F6 N/A.

Entrant: Bob Gregg Racing.

Drivers: Bob Young (USA), Bob Gregg (USA).

50th overall. 18th in GTO class.

 

500 Mile Pocono. 26/9/1982.

Porsche 911 Carrera.

Entrant: N/A.

Drivers: Ron Coupland (USA).

34th overall. 14th in GTO class.

 

3 Hour Daytona Finale. 28/11/1982.

Porsche 911 Carrera.

Entrant: N/A.

Drivers: John Hulen (USA), Ron Coupland (USA).

39th overall. 20th in GTO class.

 

1983

Daytona 24 Hours. 6/2/1983.

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.

Entrant: John Hulen.

Drivers: John Hulen (USA), Ron Coupland (USA0, Speakman (USA).

58th overall. 28th in GTO class.

 

500KM Road Atlanta. 10/4/1983.

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.

Entrant John Hulen.

Drivers: Ron Coupland (USA).

51st overall. 19th in GTO class.

 

500KM Charlotte. 15/5/1983.

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.

Entrant: John Hulen.

Drivers: Ron Coupland.

40th overall. 13th in GTO class.

 

Mid-Ohio 6 Hours. 19/6/1983.

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.

Entrant: John Hulen.

Drivers: John Hulen (USA), Ron Coupland (USA).

36th overall. 9th in GTO class.

 

500 Mile Road America. 21/8/1983.

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.

Entrant: John Hulen.

Drivers: John Hulen (USA), Ron Coupland (USA).

26th overall. 8th in GTO class.

 

500 Mile Pocono. 11/9/1983.

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.

Entrant: John Hulen.

Drivers: John Hulen (USA), Ron Coupland (USA).

12th overall. 6th in GTO class.

 


1984

Sebring 12 Hours. 24/3/1984.

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.

Entrant: John Hulen.

Drivers: John Hulen (USA), Ron Coupland (USA).

69th overall. 23rd in GTO class.

 

500KM Mid-Ohio. 10/6/1984.

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.

Entrant: John Hulen.

Drivers: John Hulen (USA), Ron Coupland (USA).

20th overall. 5th in GTO class.

 

500 Mile Road America. 26/8/1984.

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.

Entrant: John Hulen.

Drivers: John Hulen (USA), Ron Coupland (USA).

37th overall. 8th in GTO class.

 

1985

500 Mile Road America. 25/8/1985.

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.

Entrant: Coupland-Hulen Racing.

Drivers: John Hulen (USA), Ron Coupland (USA).

30th overall. 7th in GTO class.

 

Columbus (GT). 5/10/1985.

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.

Entrant: John Hulen.

Drivers: John Hulen

43rd overall. 21st in GTO class.

 

3 Hour Daytona Finale. 1/12/1985.

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.

Entrant: John Hulen.

Drivers: John Hulen (USA), Ron Coupland (USA).

43rd overall. 12th in GTO class.

 



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