1985 Porsche 962C
One of the favorite attractions at the Canepa Motorsports Museum is this amazing 1985 Porsche 962C Chassis #962 002
This factory “Werks” car is one the most historically significant Porsche racing cars of all time. It is the second 962 constructed by the factory and competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship for the Rothmans Porsche factory “Werks” team.
In the ten race 1985 championship series, chassis 002 driven by Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass won three times; Mugello 1000km, Silverstone 1000km, and the Selangor 800km. They finished second at the Brands Hatch 1000km and a fourth at the Monza 1000km. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans they qualified second and led much of the race only to be slowed by minor mechanical problems to finish in tenth place.
In 1986, the car was mainly used for testing at the factory and as a backup car for Rothmans Team Porsche. It only raced twice that season; the 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by Vern Schuppan and Drake Olson, and the 1000Km of Fuji driven by Derek Bell and Hans Stuck. It is an all-original car, both engine and monocoque, and has been completely restored to period-perfect configuration.
Campaigned in the 1985 FIA World Endurance Championship with the following results: 1000km Mugello (April 14th, 1985) w/ Ickx & Mass 1st Place 1000km Monza (April 28th, 1985) w/ Ickx & Mass 4th Place 1000km Silverstone (May12th, 1985) w/ Ickx & Mass 1st Place 24 Hours LeMans (June 17th-18th, 1985) w/ Ickx & Mass 10th Place 1000km Brands Hatch (Sept 22nd, 1985) w/ Ickx & Mass 2nd Place 800km Shah Alam (December 1st, 1985) w/ Ickx & Mass 1st Place
Photos by Canepa Staff Photographer, Zach Todd