Tuesday, May 25, 2010

1977 Porsche 911 934 1/2 | Concours Condition

For Sale 1977 Porsche 911 934 1/2 | Concours Condition-Had an interesting early race history

Ted Field’s Interscope Racing Team had ordered two new 934-1/2s for the coming season but they were not going to be ready until later in the year. Under pressure from Field to get the car as soon as possible, the factory took this car, the last unsold 1976 934, and converted it to full 934 1/2 specification. They missed the Daytona 24 Hours and only made the second race at Sebring by shipping the car over by air. At Sebring, right out of the box and still painted factory white, Danny Ongais qualified the new car second to Peter Gregg with virtually no practice. It was driven by Ongais, Field, and Hurley Haywood to 5th place overall. After Sebring it was painted the signature colors of Interscope, black with red and orange trim and used race number 00 for the remainder of the year winning once at Brainerd.

1977 IMSA Team Interscope
Sebring 12 Hours — Ongais, Field, Haywood, 5th Overall
Road Atlanta — Field, 9th
Laguna Seca — Field, 10th Overall
Brainerd — Ongais, 1st
Pocono — Field, 22nd
Mid Ohio 3 hour — Ongais, 5th
Road Atlanta — Ongais, 4th
Daytona Final — Ongais, 47th, Fastest Qualifier

Interscope ordered two brand new 935s for the 1978 season and sold this car to Hal Shaw. Jim Busby and Glen Blakely converted it to full 935 specifications. They changed the intake system, fuel injection pump, installed a steel roll cage and all the 935 fiberglass body panels. The team would compete with the car for the next two years as no. 13 in selected IMSA and Trans Am races.

1978 IMSA
Daytona 24 Hours, Busby, Shaw, Meister, 10th
Sebring 12 Hours, Shaw, Spalding, 3rd
Talladega 6 hours, Shaw, Spalding, 23rd
1978 Trans Am
Westwood, Shaw, 2nd
Watkins Glenn 6 Hours, Shaw, Shelton, 13th
Mosport, Shaw, 7th
Road America, Shaw, 4th
Laguna Seca, Shaw 32nd
Mexico, Shaw, 21st

1979 IMSA
Daytona 24 Hours, Shaw, Spalding, Ridgely, 40th
Sebring 12 Hours, Shaw, Ridgely, Kroll, 7th
Riverside 6 Hours, Shaw, DNF
1979 Trans Am
Watkins Glenn 6 Hours, Shaw, Belcher, 23rd
After the 1979 Trans Am at Watkins Glenn it was retired from active competition and returned to California. It remained in Shaw’s shop for several years.