1964 Porsche 904/6 Carrera GTS


1964 Porsche 904/6 Carrera GTS

For the factory works effort Porsche began fitting their 6-cylinder engine into the 904 chassis. 12 of these cars were so equipped and used a chassis number of 906-0xx.

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production12
price $$7 425 USD
engineAir Cooled, Type 587/3, All Aluminum, Flat 4 w/Dry Sump
positionMid Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainDOHC 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedTwin Dual Throat Downdraft Webber 46 IDM2 Carburettors
displacement1966 cc / 120.0 in³
bore92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke74 mm / 2.91 in
compression9.8:1
power134.2 kw / 180 bhp @ 7200 rpm
specific output91.56 bhp per litre
bhp/weight281.25 bhp per tonne
torque195.92 nm / 144.5 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
body / frameFibreglass over Box Section Steel Frame
driven wheelsRWD w/LSD
front tires550-15
rear tires600-15
front brakesDiscs
rear brakesDiscs
front wheelsF 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15 x 6 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15 x 6 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionWishbones w/Coil-over Telescopic Dampers
r suspensionTwin Diagonal Arms w/Longitudinal Struts, Coil-over Telescopic Dampers
curb weight640 kg / 1410 lbs
wheelbase2300 mm / 90.6 in
front track1314 mm / 51.73 in
rear track1312 mm / 51.65 in
length4090 mm / 161.02 in
width1540 mm / 60.62 in
height1065 mm / 41.93 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.643:1, 1.550:1, 1.217:1, 1.040:1, 0.889:1
top speed~262.3 kph / 163.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~6.4 seconds
0 – 100 mph~14.0 seconds

Auction Sales History

1964 Porsche 904/6 Carrera GTS

1963 Porsche 904/6 Carrera GTS Factory Works Prototype 906-002 – did not sell for $1,575,000. One of five surviving six-cylinder Works Team 904s. One of few 904/6 that still retains the 906 six-cylinder engine with which it was sold to its first owner. Early factory testing and development work followed by successful privateer racing history. Completely restored and meticulously maintained. Fully documented from new. Numerous spare parts and extensive records, including period correspondence. Auction Source: Monterey 2012 by RM Auctions