This Martini soaked Volkswagen and Porsche duo is up for auction
One of the few things that could make a vintage racecar even better would be a matching transporter to go along with it. This weekend at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium, Bonhams will be auctioning off just such a pair, a 1976 Porsche 934/5 Kremer Group 4 Competition Coupe and a 1977 Volkswagen T2 Transporter. Though the couple are obviously soulmates, Bonhams is auctioning them off separately. Bonhams expects the pair to fetch about $500,000 all together.
The duo are dressed in Martini’s wonderful red, white, and two-tone blue livery. Although the 911 isn’t an original Martini-liveried car, it’s not some 930 hack job. This Porsche is a real 934/5 is a FIA-spec car that was a entered into three races in 1977. The car was then parked for nearly three decades before being pulled from storage for use in vintage racing.
Like the 911, the Volkswagen T2 Transporter wasn’t originally painted with Martini colors. If the new owner wanted, they could removed the graphics on the windows and bring the car back to a stock appearance, but why would you? The car has been fitted with a tow bar, a sunroof, and most importantly a 2.1-liter flat-four from a Porsche 914.
The two make a perfect couple, and it would be shameful to split them. The cars go up for auction this weekend at the 2017 Spa Classic Sale.