• FIA HTP valid
• Can participate in all historic races including Le Mans Classic
The Porsche 906, also known as the Carrera 6, emerged during a pivotal time for Porsche in the mid-1960s. Introduced in 1966, this car was a direct successor to the 904 Carrera GTS. Designed primarily for endurance racing, the 906 was a significant step forward in Porsche's racing car evolution. It was the first Porsche car to fully utilize lightweight materials, employing a chassis made from tubular steel and a body constructed from Fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP). This innovative use of materials significantly reduced the car's weight, improving its speed, han-dling, and overall performance on the track.
Winner of the 1966 Targa Florio
One of the defining moments in the Porsche 906's history was its stellar performance in the 1966 Targa Florio. Despite facing competitors with larger engines, the 906's exceptional agility, superior handling, and reliability allowed it to outshine its rivals and secure a surprise victory. This triumph was a testament to the car's engineering brilliance and showcased Porsche's commitment to creating racing machines that excelled in endurance competitions. The 906's success in the Targa Florio solidified its reputation as a competitive and versatile racer, earning its place in the annals of motorsport history and cementing its significance in the Porsche rac-ing lineage.
Despite its relatively short production run—only around 50 units were made—the Porsche 906's impact reverberated in the racing world. Its technological advancements and triumphs on the track became pivotal in shaping Porsche's future racing endeavors, setting a standard for light-weight design and showcasing the brand's relentless pursuit of innovation and performance excellence.
This model was one of the three 906 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.
Raced by Ken Miles
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 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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