For Sale: Ex-Brun Motorsport 1990 Porsche 962C
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This 1990 Porsche 962C may only have two period races under its belt, but as a timewarp back to ’90s sportscar racing, what it lacks in history it makes up for in originality. A beautiful example for a collector, it’s up for sale at Maxted-Page.
The car, chassis 962-163, was built by the factory and supplied mid-way through 1990 to Brun Motorsrport. Brun had secured Repcol sponsorship for the car and planned to race it and two other cars in the 1990 World Sportscar Championship. It’s one of the last 962s built by the Porsche factory with a fully water-cooled three-litre turbo motor.
Now, on to those two races. Completed fairly late in the season, the car debuted in the 1990 480 km of Montreal with Walter Brun and Jesús Pareja at the wheel. 163 would retire, with Pareja hopping into a second car alongside Bernard Santal. Pareja would go on to collect a manhole cover that had been pulled free by the car ahead of him, resulting in a massive shunt that would lead to the race being stopped a few laps later.
163’s second outing would be similarly short, a broken driveshaft removing it from the 480 km of Mexico City.
Following the 480km of Mexico City the car was sold into a Spanish collection. In 1999 UK collector Tony O’Neil purchased the car, selling it to the Historic Porsche Collection of Henry Pearman in 2002. Its current owner purchased it in 2012, storing it with Maxted-Page.
Thanks to its short racing career and gentle retirement the car is still exceptionally original, showing very little wear. Its steering wheel, dash and instruments all still present as new, and the car features original chassis, bodywork and painted livery in great condition.
In its current condition it could be preserved as an original collector’s piece or prepared for racing once again, in which it would be most certainly be welcome at the world’s great historic events. Head to Maxted-Page’s official website for the full details.
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