The most beautiful race car is a dirty race car. A winning car covered in grime will always be prettier than a spotless car in a pristine garage burdened by untapped potential. If this sentiment resonates with you, look for a rally-raced Porsche on the roster for the upcoming Bonham’s Monaco Auction on May 13.

Amy Lerner entered a 1982 Porsche 911 SC in the 2021 and 2022 Dakar Classic. The plucky Porsche has two finishes and a stage win to its credit and will now be searching for a new home. The Porsche will be sold with no reserve, and Bonhams has set a pre-auction estimate of €170,000–€220,000.

1982 Porsche 911SC parked in lot near shipping container

1982 Porsche 911SC parked in lot near shipping container

1982 Porsche 911SC parked in lot near shipping container

1982 Porsche 911SC parked in lot near shipping container
Image Source: Bonhams

In a moment of pandemic-induced lunacy, Lerner and Sara Bossaert tackled a new category at the Dakar designed exclusively for cars that represent Dakar racing from the 1980s and 1990s. The Dakar Classic runs its own time/speed/distance regularity rally in parallel with the main Dakar race. The Classic runners share bivouac space between stages but otherwise run their own course.

1982 Porsche 911 SC

1982 Porsche 911 SC
Image Source: ASO FOTOP

Lerner bought a rally-spec Porsche for the 2021 event, but had no time for pre-race testing. Her first drive rolled around the parking lot used for technical checks days before the race. She may not have had much experience with her Porsche, but the rare sight of a Porsche in blue and white Rothmans livery at the Dakar was a sensation.

Porsche 911 SC next to other cars at Dakar Classic

Porsche 911 SC next to other cars at Dakar Classic
Image Source: A.S.O. C.Lopez

Porsche’s four-wheel drive 953 paved the way at Dakar in 1984 that the mighty 959 followed in subsequent years. The 953 was more 911 than 959.

The Dakar rally racing project was effectively a joint venture between Jacky Ickx and Porsche. Ickx wanted to race in the desert, and Porsche needed a research and development venue to develop all-wheel drive capability.

Porsche 911 SC at Dakar Classic

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By: Kevin Ehrlich
Title: Bonhams to Sell Dakar Classic Stage Winning Porsche in Monaco
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/bonhams-dakar-classic-stage-porsche-for-sale/
Published Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 06:26:26 +0000

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