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 by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production 12
price $ $7 425 USD
engine Air Cooled, Type 587/3, All Aluminum, Flat 4 w/Dry Sump
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Twin Dual Throat Downdraft Webber 46 IDM2 Carburettors
displacement 1966 cc / 120.0 in³
bore 92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke 74 mm / 2.91 in
compression 9.8:1
power 134.2 kw / 180 bhp @ 7200 rpm
specific output 91.56 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 281.25 bhp per tonne
torque 195.92 nm / 144.5 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
body / frame Fibreglass over Box Section Steel Frame
driven wheels RWD w/LSD
front tires 550-15
rear tires 600-15
front brakes Discs
rear brakes Discs
front wheels F 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15 x 6 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15 x 6 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Wishbones w/Coil-over Telescopic Dampers
r suspension Twin Diagonal Arms w/Longitudinal Struts, Coil-over Telescopic Dampers
curb weight 640 kg / 1410 lbs
wheelbase 2300 mm / 90.6 in
front track 1314 mm / 51.73 in
rear track 1312 mm / 51.65 in
length 4090 mm / 161.02 in
width 1540 mm / 60.62 in
height 1065 mm / 41.93 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.643:1, 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