1990 Porsche 962C
1990 Porsche 962C Team
Trust Chassis: 962-170
One of the Last Porsche Factory 962s Built Fully restored
Ordered by the Japanese racing team, Trust, 962-170 was constructed by Porsche as a complete rolling chassis, built by the factory to FIA World Sportscar Championship configuration. After its completion it was sent to Japan in 1991. The motor, 956-358, was sent on separately as it cost considerably less with regards to customs duty for importation. This was and still is a common practice. Motor 956-358 was a new turbo 3.2 liter 962 motor in latest and last Porsche factory specification.
962-170 was used by the Trust team for testing only, and had only a few hours of track time. Since it was a test car and not subject to the rigors of racing it was not modified or damaged in any way.
962-170 is the most original, period correct 962 in the world today.
This 962 underwent a complete restoration and race preparation by Canepa. Starting from the bare tub, the entire car was gone through both cosmetically and mechanically. It is now fully sorted, track tested, and race ready. The condition is as close as you can get to a brand new Porsche 962.
To show 962-170’s immense capability and competitiveness it was driven by Bruce Canepa in the 2015 Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion, and the 2015 Porsche Rennsport Reunion V.
At the Rolex, 962-170 was entered in Class 7A (FIA/IMSA, GTP, GTO) running against cars like the Mazda 767-B, Acura Spice, and other 962s. It would dominate the field with a 1st place finish and fastest lap.
At Rennsport a few weeks later 962-170 would be met with significantly different competition running in Group 6 – the Stuttgart Cup. Surrounded by a host of much newer Porsche RS Spyders, and period 962s, 962-170 would qualify 2nd fastest in the field. In the main event the 962 would leap out to the front and hold off the championship DHL RS Spyder driven by Jeroen Bleekemolen for three laps. The two cars would be leading the rest of the field by over half a lap at mid-race. Behind 962-170 would be the RS Spyder of Cooper MacNeil, the 962 of Patrick Long, and the RS Spyder of David Donahue.