- In 1977 this 935 was a very competitive factory team car.
- It was purchased and raced by Randolph Townsend (Nevada Senator 1982-2010) as the “Spirit of Nevada.”
- It was driven by Bruce Jenner, gold medal winner in the Decathlon at the 1976 summer Olympics.
- Cooling fins (which are visible) are cast into the wheels to help cool the brakes.
Manfred Schurti of Liechtenstein won the manufacturers Group 5 championship in 1977 with this race car. In 1978, Dr. GianPiero Moretti of Milan, Italy, acquired the car and campaigned it in the I.M.S.A. Winston GT Series, finishing third overall.
Randolph Townsend, Nevada Senator 1982-2010, purchased the car in 1979. Andial Racing of Los Angeles, California, totally updated the Porsche by adding twin turbos, chassis refinements and a fiberglass body. Townsend drove the car at several race tracks, including Le Mans, Watkins Glen, Laguna Seca, Daytona, Sebring and Sears Point. Bruce Jenner, gold medal winner in the Decathlon at the 1976 summer Olympics, also drove this car.