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  Porsche 935/78 'Moby Dick'
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1978
Numbers built:2 (One never raced)
Internal name:930
Predecessor:Porsche 935/77 'Works'
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 19, 2017
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Chassis: 935-007
Chassis 935-007 was the eighth and final works 935 chassis constructed but due to Porsche's conclusion of the 935 program at the end of the 1978 season it was never fully assembled. The tub complete with front and rear subframes remained in storage until American Porsche collector and restorer Kerry Morse convinced the German manufacturer to sell it to him a decade later. Adamant to build up the car to original specifications, he spent the next two decades collecting the various parts needed. The biggest problem turned out the four-valve 935/71 engine, which for obvious reasons was not readily available.

After nearly twenty years, he passed the project on to German experts Freisinger. They managed to acquire the long elusive 935/71 engine that had been one of Porsche's spare engines during the 1978 season. Interestingly the cam covers were marked 'Moby Dick' in red. The front and rear body panels were new old stock from Joest's 'Moby Dick' program. The extensive reconstruction was finally completed early in May of 2011. Later that month it was entered in the Classic Endurance Racing event of the Spa Classic for Stephane Ortelli. This was the first outing for the car and the first time a 935/78 'Moby Dick' was driven in anger for over three decades. As a result the team spent much time looking for a base setup and gradually Ortelli got up to pace. Unfortunately the race was cut short because of a blown turbo after just a few laps. It has since also been raced at the Le Mans Classic.


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