Apple-Sponsored 1979 Porsche 935 Le Mans Race Car Replica Selling for $499,000
The Atlantis Motor Group has just put up a replica of an Apple-sponsored 1979 Porsche 935 Le Mans race car for sale priced at US $499,000 (via Apple Insider). The extremely rare piece of Apple’s history can also be snagged for US $4,415 per month from the DuPont Registry.
The Apple-sponsored 1979 Porsche 935 was originally operated by Dick Barbour Racing, a team that had Apple as its main sponsor for its 1980 season.
According to The Drive, the car had a short track career, finishing second at Riverside and Sears point amid lower-placed finishes and failures to cross the finish line. The car also competed at Le Mans but retired 13 hours into the 24-hour race.
The car in the DuPont Registry is not the original vehicle, however. The original is part of celebrity Adam Carolla’s car collection, bought several years ago for $4.84 million, and is currently estimated to be valued at between $8 million and $10 million.
According to the product listing for the replica, the Porsche 935 K3 being sold actually contains a number of GT2 components, including a 3.8 TT build by Bob Holcomb, a GT2 6-speed transmission, and a double wish-bone 993 rear suspension module.
You can get more information about the replica at this page.