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Sotheby’s offers rare 1980 Porsche for sale

Sotheby’s Paris is selling a 1980 Porsche 935 JLP-2 for $US2.1 million

The incredible car is the second of the celebrated JLP Racing Porsche 935s.

The car was 9th in the 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans race and is presented in its racing configuration with a striking light blue and yellow JLP Racing colour scheme.

The Porsche was restored in 1995 by ANDIAL and again in 2015 by Crubile Sport of France for classic endurance racing.

“At that time, the engine and gearbox were rebuilt, and the fuel injection system, brakes, and chassis were restored,” Sotheby’s said.

“The engine was rebuilt again in 2019 by Crubilé Sport, who also restored the bodywork back its 1980 Le Mans specification.”

It is still eligible for historic races worldwide.

The incredible Porsche for sale at Sothebys Paris.
The incredible Porsche for sale at Sothebys Paris.

A noteworthy car

“Built for and raced by an unforgettable father-son duo, JLP-2 is a noteworthy part of motorsports history with a record of success on some of endurance racing’s greatest circuits,” Sotheby’s said.

“Moreover, the legendary performance characteristics of the 935, along with the enhancements incorporated into this chassis for John Paul Sr. and Jr., make JLP-2 a particularly appealing prospect for top-level vintage racing events worldwide.”

1980 Porsche 935 JLP-2

The 1980 Porsche 935 JLP-2 lot is in Gazeran, France and it will be sold on a bill of sale.

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