The 24 Hours of Le Mans is this Saturday and my favorite event in motorsports has me doing a deep dive into all things related to the iconic endurance race. This week I will inevitably watch Le Mans, starring Steve McQueen, and maybe a Le Mans documentary or two. In all likelihood the viewing will include Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans and the Amazon Prime Series, Le Mans: Racing Is Everything. (Side note; if you have Le Mans-based entertainment recommendations please let me know. I’m always down to watch/read more about the race.)
With Le Mans on the brain many choices in my life reflects this annual obsession. As such, the Pick of the Day is this 1976 Porsche 935 Kremer K3 racecar re-creation listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in St. Louis, Missouri. (Click the link to view the listing)
“This 1976 Porsche 911 has been modified mechanically and aesthetically to pay tribute to the 1979 Kremer-entered Porsche 935 K3 that captured the overall victory in the 1979 Le Mans 24 Hours driven by German Klaus Ludwig and his teammates, the American brothers Bill and Don Whittington.
“This particular 1976 Porsche 935 Kremer K3 Recreation Racecar has been developed over the past 20 years and is set up to be street legal, with lights, turn signals, horn and more, and is offered with a clean title,” the listing states.
It’s powered by a 3.6-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine from a Type 964 911. The engine features headers and a custom exhaust system. The engine is paired with a 914 series five-speed manual transmission.
As a proper racecar re-creation, the exterior is a replica K3 Kremer fiberglass body with steel doors and Lexan windows. It features a similar livery to the Le Mans-winning Porsche 935, a slant nose, low-placed headlights, front fender louvers, and a rear wing.
This Porsche has full roll cage, a pair of Sparco racing seats with competition-style seat belts, and a quick-release steering wheel.
The suspension has various Type 930 911 Turbo suspension components and upgraded four-wheel disc brakes. It rides on racing-style alloy wheels.
“The 1976 Porsche 935 Kremer K3 Recreation Racecar is conveyed as being “amazing to drive” in addition to being well-sorted and reliable,” the listing states. “The car is currently set up for the street with performance DOT-approved street-legal tires and a “road-friendly” suspension geometry. It is also proffered that this Porsche could “easily be set up again for vintage racing with some minor modifications and current safety equipment.”
This Porsche 935 Kremer K3 racecar re-creation is available for $149,900 and to view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.