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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Once forgotten, now the Schuppan price skyrocketed

In the midst of the vibrant world of the automotive world today, certainly can not be separated from the story of the past. As is the case with the success story of the Porsche 962 racing car that managed to make itself as the most successful of the Group C racing prototype ever built.
The Porsche Schuppan 962CR was the brainchild of Vern Schuppan, was one of the drivers behind the 24 Hours of LeMans-winning Rothmans Porsche 956 in 1983. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2tJuNdr)
Departing from the success story on the racing circuit, it is not surprising that some automotive companies have an idea to realize this car as a vehicle that is suitable for use on the highway. As quoted from Yahoo News, shortly afterwards some road-legal supercars were born inspired by this car, including the Switec-Porsche 962C in 1986, and the most famous of all was the Dauer 962 LM.

But it would be rude to forget about the existence of six road-legal 962 supercars built by Vern Schuppan, an Australian racer. Due to the car that's later known as the Porsche Schuppan 962CR was also inspired by the big name of the original legend of Group C.
Dashboard, instrument panel and steering wheel view of the Porsche Schuppan 962CR(Picture from: http://bit.ly/2SaGNhk)
Vern Schuppan created this car to celebrate his victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1983 by driving a Porsche 956. While still enjoying Porsche's support a few years later, he started a business converting 962Rs for road use.

With the backing of some Japanese investors, the project soon entered its next phase, with Schuppan developing a road-going 962 from the ground up.  This car was designed by fellow Australian named Michael Simcoe, with initial plans to make the car in limited number, ie only 50 units.
Rearview of the Porsche Schuppan 962CR(Picture from: http://bit.ly/2tJuNdr)
But unfortunately in 1992 the Japanese economy collapsed, making Schuppan have no money to maintain its production further, and forcing the company into bankruptcy after just 6 units of cars had been built.

Initially this car was less in demand in the market, but now it has even become the attention of the world's classic racing car enthusiasts. Yes, now the Schuppan 962CR is a rare item that is highly sought after by many world's supercar collectors.
And reportedly in 2018, the yellow-colored Schuppan 962CR supercar known as one of the three models at the time in Japan was offered at an auction at the Bingo Sport site with the prices starting at US $ 1.9 million or around Rp.26 billion. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | YAHOO NEWS | THE DRIVE] 
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