Year after year, there’s one car in particular that brings me back to the Rolex Historics at Laguna Seca. Don’t tell my peers… but, truth be told, it’s a Porsche, and a 911, at that. Sort of. The Porsche 935 has been, for as long as I can recall, one of my favorite automobiles on earth, trailing behind only the M1 Procar and the Zakspeed Capri.
As we wind down from the frantic, Porsche-filled weekend of Luftgekuhlt, it seemed timely to present a Porsche 935 desktop wallpaper to get your week started off right.
In 1979, a Kremer Porsche 935 K3 sat atop the podium at LeMans, and its success led to a growing interest in 1980. Kremer sold a number of cars to customers and packaged up kits to update old cars with an updated prowess. Of those new cars, Dick Barbour took delivery of a brand new 1980 Porsche 935 K3, chassis number 00023, just before the 1980 LeMans was scheduled to begin.
While it’s not a brand that dominated the racing world, Coca-Cola is arguably one of the most world renowned brands in our history. It seems fitting that such a brand would grace the body panels of one of the last Porsche 935s built for competition. Fabcar, in Tucker, Georgia, assembled the car from the most successful parts in its predecessors.