1980 934 en­tered in late September Brook­lands auc­tion

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With the clas­sic Porsche mar­ket cur­rently dom­i­nated by mega-money cars that play slav­ish heed to orig­i­nal fac­tory spec­i­fi­ca­tion, this ’80s trib­ute cre­ation is a re­fresh­ing al­ter­na­tive. Granted, with an es­ti­mated sale price of £70,000 to £90,000 at the up­com­ing auc­tion at His­torics of Brook­lands on 23rd September it's not ex­actly shed money. But nei­ther is it multi-mil­lion-pound un­ob­ta­nium.

The core car is a 1980 911SC that was im­ported new into New Zealand as a righthooker. In 1990 it was en­tered in the Nis­san Mo­bil Street Race in Welling­ton in the hands of a lo­cal Porsche club mem­ber. It was then snagged by the well-known Gil­mour fam­ily in Dunedin and de­vel­oped into a wide-body rally car with a 3.6 litre en­gine, G50 gear­box, ad­justable sus­pen­sion and a Quaife lim­ited slip dif­fer­en­tial. In this trim, it won its class in Targa NZ for six years run­ning.

Cur­rent owner Andy Tyler pur­chased the car in 2003 and fur­ther de­vel­oped it as a track car with a 3.8-litre en­gine, close ra­tio gear­box, 54mm (high but­ter­fly) in­let man­i­folds, JAE pis­tons and a MOTEC sys­tem for a to­tal of 400bhp and weigh­ing a lit­tle over 900kg. In that trim it ran in both the New Zealand Porsche series and sub­se­quently in the New Zealand Su­per GT series, se­cur­ing out­right vic­to­ries in the lat­ter in both 2004 and 2006. In the process, he twice won the pres­ti­gious Bruce Mclaren tro­phy for GT Rac­ing.

After 10 years in stor­age, Tyler de­cided to re­boot the car as a clas­sic road ma­chine and a replica of the 1970s Group 4 ‘Jager­meis­ter’ 934 Porsche. The cams were changed and power re­duced for more tractable road driv­ing. Both the orig­i­nal paint colour and the orig­i­nal 1970s ‘Jager­meis­ter’ lo­gos were re­searched and ap­plied. Cur­rently the car still de­vel­ops close to twice the power of a stan­dard SC and is said to have no rust as a con­se­quence of never hav­ing been ex­posed to salted winter roads. It's also claimed the car has never been dam­aged in com­pe­ti­tion.

A full pho­to­graphic his­tory of both the body restora­tion and its most re­cent en­gine re­build is avail­able. It has trav­elled less than 100 miles since its restora­tion for the 2016 Porsche Fes­ti­val in New Zealand. Head for his­torics.co.uk to find out more about the sale and other Porsche lots up on the block.

With clas­sic Porsche prices as they are the £70,000–£90,000 es­ti­mate for this 934 replica in the clas­sic Jager­meis­ter liv­ery seems pretty good value

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