Porsche 962 (1987 IMSA GT Del Mar Winner) - 1:43 Scale Model Car
- 1:43 Scale (approximately four inches in length)
- Resin body, features no opening parts
- Fixed-position steering
- Comes with acrylic dust cover and display base
- Limited edition of 500 pieces worldwide
The bonkers nature of IMSA GTP racing in the 1980s can perhaps best be summarized as the most technologically advanced race cars and the best drivers competing on a bizarre variety of permanent and temporary circuits for teams fielded by a colorful cast of team owners. No season captured that spirit better than 1987, when waste management magnate Bruce Leven fielded a team of Porsche 962s under his Bayside Disposal livery, winning six races out of seventeen on the GTP calendar with drivers Bobby Rahal, Klaus Ludwig and Jochen Mass. Mass would take the season's final victory in the #85 962 at the temporary Del Mar Fairgrounds circuit in California, a win commemorated by Spark's new 1:43-scale resin replica. Beautiful (if unsubtle) in its purple-and-gold "Waste Management" livery, Spark's Bayside 962 features accurate mismatched wheels, finely printed livery decals, and intricate exterior bits that add up to a compelling model that pays tribute to American sports car racing's most exciting era.