JLP Racer? Kremer-Bodied 1975 Porsche 911

The story of the Porsche race cars associated with John Paul Senior and Junior, otherwise known as JLP Racing, holds about as many twists and turns as the road courses the younger member of the drug dealing duo racked up major wins on throughout his career. John Paul the father has been in hiding for years, following numerous stints in jail for drug dealing and attempted murder, among other crimes, and his race cars that began life as 911s and were converted to the Kremer 935-spec bodies were all eventually seized by federal authorities. Today, they still pop up for sale on occasion, and the seller of this 1975 911 has documentation proving this example belong to JLP Racing. Find it here on eBay where bidding is at $30,500 with the reserve unmet.

The Kremer 935s were famous for their massive proportions, all done in the name of outstanding aerodynamic and additional downforce for staying glued to whatever track they were on. Given the success that John Paul Sr. had in his stock market days, he had the scratch to not only fund a racing team, but also convert his cars to the Kremer specifications. What was truly impressive (and perhaps the saddest part of the whole, sordid tale) is that John Paul Jr. was an immensely talented driver, eventually being crowned IMSA champion in 1982, the youngest driver ever to record such a feat. His old man was no slouch either, winning the 1978 FIA World Challenge and pairing with Brian Redman and Dick Barbour at Le Mans.

The pair was eventually arrested for smuggling marijuana, and moved on from those charges to continue their racing career. Paul Sr. would eventually flee to Switzerland while his son continued his racing career, which had to make for some odd watercooler conversation in the paddock. What’s incredible about the whole thing is that the dad seemed addicted to trouble, with speculation running rampant that he had a role in his second wife’s mysterious disappearance after she boarded a flight and was never seen again. History would repeat itself with a third wife also disappearing on a round-the-world sailing trip. See a pattern? Speaking of patterns, if this was an original track car, the seats were clearly replaced.

Over the years, different JLP cars have turned up for sale, from genuine track cars still wearing their period livery to examples like these, looking like track cars converted to road use. The seller reports the 911 was purchased by a physician in Georgia from the government seizures auction, and then it went to a second Georgia resident before being purchased by the current seller. The description reports that the 911 is in good order and runs well, with no catalytic convertors present. The seller cannot document whether it was used on the track by JLP, but does have documents proving ownership by the nefarious racing team. Did any of you see JLP race back in the day?

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Comments

  1. Ralph

    It may be an honest JLP car, certainly seems that way. And a well done write up as well.
    But is not a race car, except in appearance only. No required safety equipment shown, even for the mid 1970s.
    The interior is very nice and presents well, and overall the car looks very nice.
    But I still feel this was built as a street terror, with no intentions of ever seeing track duty.
    JLP was well know for running stuff like this on the streets back in those days. Wonder what the reserve is here?

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  2. Chas H

    I was quite involved in racing back then, and actually met with John Paul sr at his place for a friendly chat over drinks. His cars were fast, financed by some outrageous drug dealings; and his employees lived in fear of a drug fueled tirade when things went bad. John jr had his promising driving career interrupted then ended by his involvement in the family business.
    I doubt this car was ever on the track-probably belonged to a hapless customer of the JLP conversion offer.

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  3. John

    I can hear that Eagles song Life In The Fast Lane still resonating off this car.

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  4. t-bone BOB

    Item location:
    Hollywood, Florida

  5. bog

    A benefit of being old-er, and a race fan, was being able to see both of the Paul’s race. I live in Chicagoland, and Road America was a regular place for me in my younger days. Probably have photos of them, along with the various Brumos Porsche 935’s. Truth be told, I liked the front end treatment on these cars more than the enormous rear wings. Heck, I may still have the cut-away art from either Road&Track or Car and Driver…..

  6. t-bone BOB

    Ended: Jun 25, 2021 , 11:48AM
    Current bid:US $50,050.00
    [ 21 bids ]
    Reserve not met

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