Porsche is widely praised for their roadgoing sports cars, and rightly so, but the German marque is just as accomplished on the race track. The legendary Le Mans-winning 917 is probably the first Porsche race car that comes to mind, but there have been plenty of other outstanding examples. One of the best was the 962, the ‘80s Group C racer that continued to race successfully into the 1990s. In 1991, Porsche tuner Koenig-Specials became the first outside brand to convert the 962 into a street-legal road car. Known as the C62, just three examples of this Porsche supercar were ever built — and one of them just went up for sale.
The Koenig-Specials C62 may look just like a rebranded Porsche 962, but there was actually a ton of work involved to convert the car to meet German roadgoing regulations. The entire body was reengineered in composite kevlar, with no shared body panels between the two cars. The headlights and fenders were raised, a plexiglass engine hood was added, the suspension was updated, and tweaks were made to the aerodynamics. The 962’s 3.0L twin-turbo flat-six engine was even swapped out for a bigger powerplant, with the C62 housing a 3.4L twin-turbo intercooled flat-six from a Porsche 911. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission and is still putting out plenty of power in the car being sold, with a dyno test measuring 550 horsepower at the wheels in 2019. Speaking of the example that’s for sale, it’s in excellent unrestored condition and has been driven less than 5,000 km from new.
This Porsche Koenig-Specials C62 is an exceedingly rare example of a thrilling Porsche supercar, and one lucky buyer has the chance to pick it up for $995,000. If that buyer is you, then head over to Issimi before someone else claims your prize.