An incredible opportunity to acquire a Porsche 962C originally campaigned by Joest Racing in the FIA World Sports-Prototype series.
This late production 962 was built for Joest Racing to campaign in a joint Interserie and FIA World Sports Prototype Challenge series for the 1990 and 1991 seasons. The rear bodywork is much different from what you normally expect to see on a 962, and instead of the integrated rear wing, this car features a much larger separate rear wing, which creates a lot more downforce than the earlier cars, which were optimized for streamlined top speeds. Other changes for 1990 included higher output engines, and improved radiator flow guides. Joest was the de facto factory-supported team after the factory 'officially' withdrew from competition following the 1988 season, making this one of the best prepared 962Cs in the world at the time.
This car was sponsored by Blaupunkt and campaigned as Joest Racing’s primary car for the 1990 season, with former Porsche works team member Bob Wollek and German F3 champion Frank Jelinski as its drivers. According to Joest Racing’s records, 962-012 raced in all nine rounds of the 1990 World Sports-Prototype Championship season; its best result was a 4th Place finish at Silverstone. At the end of the season, Joest Racing placed 5th in the team championship standings, with 8.5 points, while 962-012’s drivers, Wollek and Jelinski, tied for 13th in the drivers’ championship.
In 1991, 962-012 participated in the European Interserie Cup with Sachs sponsorship. In three of these four Interserie outings, the 962C was driven by “John Winter” – the pseudonym often used by German businessman and racer Louis Krages, who had been part of the Joest Racing Team during its victories at Le Mans in 1985 and Daytona in 1991.
In 2001, while part of Joest Racing’s private collection, 962-012 was restored to as-new condition and fitted with the famous Singer-developed Doppelflügel and revised bodywork. Five years later, Jerry Seinfeld acquired 962-012 directly from Joest Racing. Over the past decade, the 962C has been carefully maintained by Joe Cavaglieri and has seen only occasional track use during private outings at Willow Springs Raceway. 962-012 was then sold at Gooding's 2016 Amelia Island Auction into private hands. This is a chance to own what is likely one of the fastest and most developed 962s in private hands!
- Works 962C Run by Joest Racing with Porsche Factory Support
- Campaigned in 1990 FIA World Sports-Prototype and 1991 Interserie Championships
- Driven by Bob Wollek, Frank Jelinski, “John Winter,” and Bernd Schneider
- Restored in 2001 to Ultimate Singer Double-Wing Specification
- Just Three Owners from new
2,999 CC Type 935/85 Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
Twin KKK Turbochargers
Estimated 750 BHP at 8,100 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
Fully Independent Suspension with Shock Absorbers