Porsche 906 history:
The Porsche 906, or Carrera 6, introduced in 1966, marked a crucial period for Porsche’s racing evolution. Designed for endurance racing, it succeeded the 904 Carrera GTS and notably became the first Porsche to fully utilize lightweight materials, featuring a tubular steel chassis and a Fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) body. This innovative use of materials significantly reduced the car’s weight, enhancing its speed and handling. A standout moment in its history was the 906’s victory in the 1966 Targa Florio, where its agility and reliability triumphed over rivals with larger engines. Despite a short production run of about 50 units, the 906 left a lasting impact on the racing world, influencing Porsche’s future endeavors and setting a standard for lightweight design and performance excellence.
This example – Chassis 104:
This particular model is one of the three 906 which was imported to the USA in 1966 by Otto Zipper, the owner of Precision Motor Cars in Beverly Hills, California.
The car was repainted in silver shortly after arriving in the land of Uncle Sam, where it was raced by legendary driver Ken Miles (celebrated in the recent Ford Vs. Ferrari blockbuster). It was then sold to Jack Hinkle in Kansas, where the car was actively raced.
In 1968, the car made its way back to California under the ownership of Vasek Polak, another US Porsche dealer. The car was then resold several times in the USA before being acquired by Dennis Aase who owned it for fifteen years before reselling it to Tom Kobayashi, a collector located in California, who restored it completely.
In 2003, Jean Claude Pichon and André Cuzeron took part in the 2003 Tour Auto in France. The pair unfortunately crashed during a circuit race of the Tour, where the car burnt entirely, but luckily its crew escaped unharmed.
The car was completely reconstructed under the supervision of famous Porsche Mechanic and manufacturer Thierry Reynaud. It now uses the chassis number 104 (bis) as a reconstruction of Chassis 104.
It was then sold to its current owner who has held the car until today, not finding the time to drive it enough, he has chosen to sell with Boutsen Classic Cars.
The car is equipped with a correct period Porsche 2.0L Flat six cylinders engine and comes with a valid FIA HTP, making it eligible for any historic race such as the famous Le Mans Classic.
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