Known as the Porsche 962 Derek Bell Signature Edition, this one-of-one car bares the name of legendary racer and five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell. It is believed to have started life at Porsche racing partner Fabcar Engineering as a specially-built monocoque chassis meant for New York’s Dyson Racing team, however at some point the plan was scrapped.
Instead, according to its original listing at the UK’s Specialist Cars (pictures from listing below), this carbon-fiber bodied Porsche 962 was intended to be one of many special edition 962 replicas to receive Bell’s blessing, namesake and signature (inside the door jam), but only one was ever built. This would appear to be it.
Despite this car’s road-worthiness, it features race-ready bucket seats, harnesses, massive Brembo brakes, a Koni adjustable suspension, fire extinguisher system, and even pit stop air-jacks.
However the originally intended Porsche 2.8-liter racing engine has been exchanged for a 3.6-liter twin-turbo unit from a 993 GT2, delivering a claimed 580 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque.
A final sale price was never given, but the UK firm alleges the build took a reported $2 million to complete.