JAGERMEISTER 'TRIBUTE' UP FOR SALE
1980 934 entered in late September Brooklands auction
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