The Porsche works rally team’s appearances were successful if sporadic beginning with the 356 then the 911. Their most successful period occurred in the late 1960s when they enjoyed three consecutive wins on the Monte Carlo Rally beginning in 1968 with Vic Elford and Pauli Toivonen, and in 1969 and 1970 with Björn Waldegård and Gérard Larrousse. A further win on the Monte Carlo Rally was achieved by Jean-Pierre Nicolas in 1978, with Jean-Luc Thérier claiming first place on the Tour de Corse in 1980.

Porsche’s real rally successes came on national series, with a string of rally wins and championship titles being won in France, Spain, Belgium, Germany and Austria.

With the arrival of the Group B era, Porsche knew that the chance of success with the 911 was limited so they set about creating the 959 a four-wheel drive twin turbo supercar, which was introduced to the world’s press in 1983.

It was anticipated that the 959 would be homologated in early 1985, although homologation for the World Rally Championship was never achieved as the first road cars were not available until 1987, a year after Group B was cancelled.

In the interim period Porsche homologated a high performance version of the 911 SC called the SC RS. The basic 911 SC was homologated into Group B in early 1983, with the SC RS following in time for the 1984 season. Under the management of Prodrive, Henri Toivonen achieved 2nd place in the European Rally Championship, whilst Saeed al Hajri went one better finishing 1st in the Middle Eastern Championship.

This Car

Is an exact replica of the works Porsche built from a road car by its owner, who regularly uses the car in events around the UK and Ireland.

Technical :-

Engine : Flat 6 cylinder, twin single overhead camshafts, two valves per cylinder, 300 bhp

Induction : Naturally Aspirated, with fuel injection

Transmission : Rear Wheel Drive, five speed gearbox