1990 March-Porsche 90P
Offered by Gooding & Company | Pebble Beach, California | August 13-14, 2021
Porsche North America contested three Indy Car seasons: 1988, 1989, and 1990. The company used specially built March chassis and then stuck their own powerplant behind the driver. For 1990, they had a brand new chassis designed, dubbed the 90P.
Power is provided by a turbocharged 2.6-liter Porsche V8 capable of 725 horsepower. Porsche’s two drivers in 1990 were Teo Fabi and John Andretti, the latter of which piloted this chassis, #5. The competition history for this car includes:
- 1990 Indianapolis 500 – 21st, DNF (with Andretti)
- 1990 Budweiser Grand Prix of Cleveland – 5th (with Andretti)
- 1990 Molson Indy Vancouver – 5th (with Andretti)
- 1990 Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Denver – 6th (with Andretti)
Actually, John Andretti drove this car in all but two of the 1990 points races. He finished 10th in the championship. The car was sold by Porsche to a collector in 2017, and then this car passed to the current owner the following year. It’s a ready-to-go historic open-wheel car with a pre-sale estimate of $350,000-$500,000. Click here for more info and here for more from this sale.
Update: Sold $346,000.