The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery

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  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    The restored race car, Chassis #09 was reunited with its driver, Hans-Joachim Stuck had to wait nearly 35 years to see the 962 C once again
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    Stuck won the famed ADAC Würth Supercup with the Porsche 962 C back in 1987
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    Porsche buff or not, this race car has a rich racing legacy and was responsible for the development of the PDK, which is Porsche's Dual Clutch transmission
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    The PDK has to be one of Porsche's most significant contributions, not just to racing technology, but also to road cars. The 962 was also used as a test vehicle to fine tune aerodynamics
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    Stuck's race engineer at the time, Norbert Singer along with Armin Burger and Traugott Brecht from Historic Motorsport division were in charge of the restoration of the 962 C
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    While the team did have a base car at their disposal to begin work
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    Several parts including the cylinder heads, had to be manufactured from scratch
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    Pretty much everything had to be rebuilt from the ground up. The underbody, the radiator layout, and numerous other body parts were modified along the way
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    Once the bodywork was ready, the car's original livery designer Rob Powell was brought in to replicate the iconic look from 1987
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    He had to do it the old school way, with stencils and layers of tape, referring to old sketches from back in the day
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    Following the masking, the car was painted and with that, the 962 C's original Shell livery began to take shape
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    With that, the Porsche race car was now in its final stage of restoration, with just some final finishing touches left
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    With No.17 back on its side, the 962 C was revived. The end results are truly magnificent. Norbert Singer recalls the glory days of the 962 C
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    For Hans-Joachim Stuck, this reunion was a homecoming of sorts. The 70 year old driver said that he had goose bumps when the car was revealed to him, nearly three decades on
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    Stuck then hits the test track. For him, the 962 was incredibly special because Stuck says that he did not have to share it with teammates
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
    He also adds that driving the 962 C was both mentally and physically challenging, however it was very rewarding nonetheless
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
  • The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition - gallery
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