Porsche 962C Team Trust (1990)



Not Specified interior. Team Trust.

1990 Porsche 962C Team Trust VIN: 962-170 Team Trust One of the Last Porsche Factory 962s Built Prototype High Downforce Bodywork The turbo 3.2 liter motor is of the latest and last Porsche factory 962 specification Ordered by the Japanese racing team, Trust, 962-170 was constructed by Porsche as a complete rolling chassis, built by the factory to FIA World Sportscar Championship configuration. After its completion in December of 1990 it was sent to Japan in early 1991. The motor, 956 358, was sent on separately as it cost considerably less with regards to customs duty for importation. This was and still is a common practice. Motor 956 358 was a new turbo 3.2 liter 962 motor in latest and last Porsche factory specification. 962-170 was used by the Trust team for testing only and has very few hours of track time. Since it was a test car and not subject to the rigors of racing it was not modified or damaged in any way. Because of this 962-170 is the most original, period correct 962 in the world today. This car has undergone a complete restoration and race preparation by Canepa. It is fully sorted, track tested and race ready. It is absolutely stunning, equally at home on the race track or in a museum. Nothing was over looked in the restoration of this car. It is as close as you can get to a brand new 962. This car is eligible for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and other historic events worldwide, and has a current HMSA log book. Canepa Restoration Disassembly Remove bodywork, undertray and side pods Remove suspension, engine, transmission, oil coolers, radiators, hoses, fire system, seat, seat belts, fuel cell, windshield and top of dash. Tub Inspect bare tub No issues tub is in BRAND NEW condition. Clean and detail tub Wiring harness inspected, tested, and cleaned Install radiators and oil coolers on tub New fuel lines installed using original factory fittings New oil lines installed using original factory fittings Body Fit body to tub Make all door gaps and panel seams consistent width Inspect undertray and refinish Refinish inside of body panels Paint body in proper period correct colors Apply all period correct graphics and stripes to body, windshield and wing Apply Clear Guard rock protection Fabricate new headlight covers and install Fabricate new side windows and install Install all lights Install undertray and side pods Install body on car Purchase new seat belts and installed Re-charge fire system Clean all instruments, and switches Clean and install original dash top Suspension, brakes and wheels Crack check all suspension components Install new wheel bearings Inspect all hardware and replace with new where needed Refinish all remaining hardware for correct factory finishes Rebuild front and rear brake calipers Install new brake hoses Rebuild brake and clutch master cylinders Refinish original factory wheels Engine Engine had very few hours of use, totally factory original Engine removed from car Inspect engine and perform leak down test, engine in excellent condition Inspect fuel injection system Clean all injectors and test Rebuilt turbos Rebuilt wastegates Install new plugs and plug wires Service engine management computer and install new internal battery Clean and detail engine Install engine in car Transmission Disassemble transmission and inspect all gears, ring and pinion and bearings Replace bearings where needed Fit proper gears ratios for Laguna Seca Remove spool and install limited slip differential Clean and detail case Assemble transmission with new seals and gaskets Install transmission in car Inspect and service rear half shafts and CV joints Race Preparation and Track Testing Replace all fluids Bleed Brakes Perform full 4-wheel suspension alignment including corner weights Install new springs with rates optimized for American road cources Re-valve shocks for new spring rates Front suspension period correct update for caster (reduces understeer) Final Nut and Bolt check of entire car Track test at Laguna Seca Spare Parts 1 set of new BBS wheels and racing tires 1 set spare wheel nuts 1 set tie down wheel nuts About the 962 The Porsche 962 (also known as the 962C in international competition) was a sports-prototype racing car built by Porsche as a replacement for the 956 and designed to mainly to comply with IMSA's GTP regulations, although it would later compete in the European Group C formula as the 956 had. The 962 was introduced at the end of 1984, from which it quickly became successful through privateer owners while having a remarkably long-lived career, with some examples still proving competitive into the mid-1990s.To make the 956 eligible under the new rules, Porsche redesigned the chassis to move the drivers feet behind the centerline of the front wheels. A steel roll cage was also integrated into the aluminum monocoque chassis. The newer Andial built 3.2L fuel injected Flat-6 would be placed in the 962 by the middle of 1985 for IMSA competition, which made the car more competitive against Jaguar. However it would not be until 1986 that the 2.6L unit from the 956 was replaced in the World Sportscar Championship, using 2.8L, 3.0L, and 3.2L variants with dual turbochargers. The cars run under World Sportscar Championship regulations were designated as 962C to separate them from their IMSA GTP counterparts. The 3.2L unit, which had been eligible under IMSA's Group 3 engine rules was banned in IMSA by 1987. In 1988, to counteract against the factory Nissans and the threat of withdrawal from Porsche teams, watercooled twin turbo Porsche engines would be allowed back but with 36mm restrictors. -


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  • Year: 1990
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • First registered: 1990

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