this 1976 porsche 935 turbo is different to most. originally a special order 911, tailor made with a bespoke ice green metallic paint scheme with a ‘leather-to-sample’ green interior, the car was optioned with rear fog lamps, pirelli tyres, a black roof liner, air conditioning and a state-of-the-art blaupunkt radio ‘bamberg’ with cassette player, and two loudspeakers.

this very green 1976 porsche 935 group 5 turbo is an extremely rare find

images courtesy of RM sotheby’s

 

 

according to the consignment information the car was ordered by a well-known hairstylist in germany who shipped the car off to kremer racing, which installed a 935 racing package. the car was equipped with custom fiberglass bodywork to better mimic the 935 race cars, dual quad-tipped exhaust, and power-adjustable bucket seats. kremer also outfitted the interior with unique green door panels, carpeting, and a matching green dashboard. a period high-end sound system with integrated equalizer and a CB radio connected to a corded phone was also added.

this very green 1976 porsche 935 group 5 turbo is an extremely rare find

 

 

upon completion, the 935 Gr. 5 turbo was displayed at the munich auto show. in the 1980s, leo clignett, a buyer and seller of exotic german grey market cars, purchased this 935 gr. 5 turbo by kremer. he had the engine and drivetrain checked by porsche specialist peter drux in frankfurt who confirmed the engine was in excellent condition. the kremer porsche was shipped to new york where it was displayed at an exotic car salon, with clignett already having a potential buyer from boston lined up. however, upon experiencing the raw power of the 935 Gr. 5 turbo, the prospective buyer backed out of the deal.

this very green 1976 porsche 935 group 5 turbo is an extremely rare find

 

 

clignett then shipped the car to LA, and then new mexico, where he later sold the car as part of a real estate deal. the car had several owners since clignett and has been under current ownership for the past seven years. today, it retains its period kremer modifications with less than 41,000 miles on the odometer. it boasts a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat six-cylinder engine, paired to a four-speed manual transaxle. its most recent revival involved a new lick of ice green metallic paint and new exterior graphics. the car rides on color-matched fuchs alloy wheels which have recently been fitted with a new set of michelin TB tires.

this very green 1976 porsche 935 group 5 turbo is an extremely rare find

 

 

the car, which will cross the auction block via RM sotheby‘s, is accompanied by its respective factory certificate of authenticity, service records from 2014 to 2018, as well as correspondence, including old scanned photos from the car’s importer. look for it on december 8, where it’s expected to fetch up to $200,000 at RM sotheby’s petersen automotive museum auction.

 

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manufacturer: porsche

auctioneer: RM sotheby‘s

this very green 1976 porsche 935 group 5 turbo is an extremely rare find

this very green 1976 porsche 935 group 5 turbo is an extremely rare find

this very green 1976 porsche 935 group 5 turbo is an extremely rare find

this very green 1976 porsche 935 group 5 turbo is an extremely rare find

this very green 1976 porsche 935 group 5 turbo is an extremely rare find

 

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