For Sale: 1985 March 85G Porsche
Designed by a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Adrian Newey, powered by Porsche and nicknamed the “Lobster Claw”, the March 85G was the car to have if you wanted to go IMSA GTP prototype racing in the early ’80s.
83 and 84Gs won IMSA GTP titles in 1983 and ’84, driven by Al Holbert and Randy Lanier respectively, and an 83G won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1984. This particular car, one of the rarer Porsche-powered variants, was raced in the IMSA GTP series in ’85, where it was a constant top-contender. It went to Europe in ’86 where its racing success culminated in a class win and 14th overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
It received a complete professional tub-up rebuild, including its mighty Porsche motor, in 2008 to prepare it for its modern life. It has since raced once in the 2009 Monterey Historics, but has otherwise lead a quiet life – meaning it’s in great condition and rearing and ready to go for a spot of historic motorsport!
Head to Grand Prix Classics to check it out.
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