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Porsche DP 935 Turbo: Previously Owned by Mario Andretti and Pete Rose

I’m a product of the 80’s, so sue me if the styling doesn’t fit everyone’s palette. I think this thing is rad! Check out this 1982 Porsche modified by DP Motorsports with 935 slant nose, aero package, and turbo modifications, listed for sale on Pelican Parts For Sale Forum:

quote from seller’s post on Pelican Parts:


It is based on a 1982, ROW 911 Turbo (930) (Belgium), was originally built for Mario Andretti, and was owned by (baseball/gambling legend) Pete Rose when he and Mario were co-owners in a race team. (Have the original loan papers, etc).

I bought it about 4 years ago in San Diego, where it was sitting for most of the previous 20 years. I’ve put nearly 40 thousand miles on it in 4 years, and done a few track days with it as well.

I ended up replacing all the brakes, bearings, hoses, etc., etc over the last few years. I’ve also put in a light-weight clutch and fly wheel, RUF-vavled Biltein shocks, and stiffer torsion bars.

It’s got just under 80,000 miles on it, but had a COMPLETE, $25,000 engine rebuild at Weissach about 500 miles ago (last month) due to an overboost problem that caused some minor detonation in 3 of the 6 cylinders. it’s still in the break-in period.


The car is now putting out just under 500 HP at .8 bar.

The list goes on and on… and all work was performed by Weissach Performance here in Vancouver. The car has been meticulously maintained over the past 4 years that I’ve owned it, with no expense spared.

It has 2 Sparco Milano seats in it, but the original Sport Seats (non-powered) and rails come with it.

The original wheel fans come with it. 2 years ago I had the BBS wheels refinished and the wheel fan attachment points properly helicoiled. It also comes with 17×7.5 and 17×9 Cup 1 wheels.

The rear tires are special order (345/35/r15’s), and take about 3 months to be delivered, but I have 2 brand new ones that will come with it.


In the post the seller has lots more photos including historical photo’s with all kinds of different wheels to suggest whatever look you might want – two sets are included in fact! Check out that shot with the fan style wheels and the size of those rear tires!

This car has a hefty premium over garden variety Porsche 930 turbo’s, but I suspect DP modified cars would typically trade hands in this neighborhood with those in the know. At $55k, what do you think? Leave a comment!


btw – Count me amongst the countless Phillies fans that believe Pete should be in the hall of fame. One thing has nothing to do with the other, Bud!



  1. Mike Smith
    Mike Smith October 16, 2008

    I owned this car from 1995-1997…(YES.this exact car).In-fact,Pete Rose and I discussed a few things about the car and other related topics when I saw him last year in a Las-Vegas signing session.
    Email your Tele # and we’ll have a great conversation about this significant car!
    Best regards,Mike Smith

  2. admin
    admin October 24, 2008


    Thanks so much for the call! It was really interesting hearing the back story on the car and about how unique this car is as a DP model and having passed through your ownership. I’ll be making a new post soon and look forward to hearing more about your new project!


  3. […] in there. And I’ll be doing a writeup of a recent interview with the previous owner of this 82 Porsche 911 Turbo modified by DP Motorsports, which has was owned earlier by Mario Andretti and Pete Rose. Some good reading in the works, stay […]

  4. Edward Wagner
    Edward Wagner November 27, 2008

    What clutch kit did you install in car? Is drivability good with the new clutch? Thanks, Ed

  5. Bob
    Bob February 3, 2011

    Most of DP’s 930’s were acually 935’s we converted them for DP as they were brought into the US. They were equipped with twin-turbo’s (illegal then)we made them single turbo. It would be nice to convert it back to it’s original splendor with twins 700 plus HP. Enough boost for adequate face pull. Check your numbers.

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