DP 935 Supercar: 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo

Few tuners are more entrenched in a specific period of automotive style and design than DP Motorsport. If Tubbs and Crockett were Porsche guys and needed some upgrades, I’m fairly confident there’d have been an episode documenting their field trip to DP Motorsports headquarters. This example is both a styling and performance powerhouse, featuring seemingly the entire catalog of DP-branded upgrades that an owner could throw at a Porsche in 1979. Find this turbocharged 935 here on eBay with a Buy-It-Now of $290,000 and a fascinating history file.

Like many other limited production sports cars built by an aftermarket company, this 935 was a custom order. What started out as an already brutish 930 was handily upgraded at the behest of Le Mans race car driver Ernst Kraus, who wanted to create a Porsche that could live on the street but deliver the type of performance he had grown to characterize as normal based on his day job. DP Motorsports received the 930 as a new car, and perhaps the most drastic change is the adaption of the 935 bodywork used by Porsche and Kremer in their FIA and IMSA campaigns.

The interior was also upgraded with the sort of period-correct parts that many German car enthusiasts salivate over today. The deeply bolstered Recaro (or possibly Scheel) seats feature a custom tartan cloth insert, and still appear to be in mint condition today. A three-spoke steering wheel and fire extinguisher have also been added, and the transmission was upgraded to a dogleg 5-speed and limited slip differential. The interior is extremely clean, and with only 33,000 original miles, it’s clear that this 935 was preserved for special drives and fair-weather-only conditions – as it should be.

The seller notes that the 930 was upgraded with a RUF-tuned “Powerpack,” which was effectively a basket of snakes throw into the engine compartment and told to run wild. More seriously, RUF is the predominant Porsche tuner and the brand most closely aligned with the factory, so you can bet the upgrades were executed to a high level. Other enhancements include a RUF intercooler and airbox. There’s not a single part of this DP build that a Porsche enthusiast wouldn’t want to see on their own car, but it’s safe to say this 935 is unrepeatable – and the installed parts all but impossible to find.

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Comments

  1. Derek

    That’s quite a thing. I’m disappointed that there’s only a rear hoop and not a full cage, though…

  2. Billy1

    Super bad in plaid!!

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  3. Fahrvergnugen Fahrvergnugen Member

    Where’s the 20 years of barn crust on this thing?

    Or is this a new subcategory: Auto-Bahn Find??

    Like 6
  4. Phipps Hadaway

    Man… That thing is incredible. I grew up loving these things and still do. Never going to be able to afford though!

    Like 4
  5. A.J.

    Nice to see an old 911 that is actually worth the money they’re asking. Wish I could find one of these in an old barn around here.

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  6. Karl

    Aahh the 911! I hang with a crowd that is all things Porsche and that was my car of choice for a long time also but then I went rogue and went Corvette. Now when we go on our “runs” I have my lightly modified 16 Z06 and they would never admit it but I am faster than all the Porsches there but one and the only reason for that is we haven’t run them yet. He runs a type S and I think he would be ahead of me up to about 160 MPH and I think I would catch and pass him and stay ahead to over 200 MPH. He is maxed out at 191 MPH!
    This 911 looks really well put together you don’t get any better than RUF components, I would guess the owner has a fair bit more into the car than what it’s going to sell for!

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