Dutch-born John Lee Paul and his American son John Paul Jr are legendry figures in the world of sports car racing, for the right and the wrong reasons! Anyone unfamiliar with their exploits off the track can check them out elsewhere on the internet, but it is one of their series of four modified 935’s that concerns us here. Their JLP2 is seen above at the 1980 Silverstone Six Hours, where in the hands of John Paul Sr/Redman it finished in a class-winning 3rd overall from a grid 7th, although this period was not the finest hour for the Makes and Drivers Championships.
After their first effort at modifying a 935 (the JLP1) they created the JLP2 shown in these pictures, based on a factory 935 (#009 00043) and incorporating various Kremer components and a very powerful 3.2L engine. Although not as radical as the subsequent JLP3 and JLP4 it scored some good places, often against stiff opposition and after being sold to Pegasus racing in 1983 it competed until the end of 1985. It is seen above, again in 1980, at the Nurburgring 1000Km where only Redman/Henn got a drive, JP Sr being denied one due to the retirement of the car well before three-quarters of the race had been completed.