1967 Porsche 906 E
For the 1967 season, Porsche revised the the 906 with Bosch fuel injection and named the model 906 E for Einspritzrung. These were some of the last 906s produced and the factory raced 906-159 and 906-160.
In addition to the mechanical injection, Porsche also revised the bodywork of the 906 to include a more protruding long-nose configuration and a shorter rear overhang.
For the 1967 season, the 906Es were made to support the new 910s. This was true at the Sebring season opener where the Porsche Auto 906-159 of Joe Buzzetta and Peter Gregg placed a respectable 7th overall. It was joined by the sister 906-160 which retired due to accident damage.
After Sebring both the factory 906Es were sold and retained in America for the United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC). These often won the the S2.0 class. Chassis 906-159 was sold to Otto Zipper and he made an S2.0 champion out of Scooter Patrick. Joe Buzzetta frequently raced the other car.
Our feature car is chassis 906, the 1967 Under Two Liter Championship-winning example. It was used up until the 1970s by Gustav Mason O’Keiff. After 15 years of storage, the car was comprehensively restored to it’s championship-winning livery. During the process a new body was made by Autocraft.
After the restoration the car appeared at the 1992 Monterey Historic Races not to be seen much until the August 2006 Quail Event. Afterward it was purchased for inclusion into the Jerry Seinfeld collection.
|released at||1966 24 Hours of Daytona|
|block material||Magnesium Alloy|
|valvetrain||SOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||Bosch Fuel Injection|
|displacement||1991 cc / 121.50 in³|
|bore||80 mm / 3.1 in|
|stroke||66 mm / 2.6 in|
|power||164.1 kw / 220 bhp @ 8100 rpm|
|specific output||110.5 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||356.56 bhp per tonne|
|torque||196 nm / 144.6 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm|
|body / frame||Fiberglass Bodyt over Steel Spaceframe|
|steering||ZF Rack & Pinion|
|f suspension||Wishbones w/Coil Springs|
|r suspension||Wishbones w/Coil Springs|
|curb weight||617 kg / 1360 lbs|
|wheelbase||2300 mm / 90.6 in|
|front track||1338 mm / 52.7 in|
|rear track||1402 mm / 55.2 in|
|length||4113 mm / 161.9 in|
|width||1680 mm / 66.1 in|
|height||980 mm / 38.6 in|
|top speed||~273.53 kph / 170 mph|
Auction Sales History
1967 Porsche 906E 906-159 – sold for $1,650,000 The Ultimate Development of the Works 906. Factory Equipped with Fuel Injection and Long-Nose, Short-Tail Bodywork. Raced in Period by Joe Buzzetta, Peter Gregg, and Scooter Patrick. Successful USRRC and SCCA Racing Record with Otto Zipper. Beautifully Restored and Presented in 1967 Sebring Livery. Auction Source: The Pebble Beach Auctions 2015 by Gooding and Company
1967 Porsche 906E 906-159 – sold for $1,001,000 1967 Porsche Works 12 Hours of Sebring Entry. The 1967 USRRC Under Two Liter Championship Winner. Five Overall Victories and Six Class Wins in USRRC, SCCA and Other Competitions. One of Four Long-Nose Short-Tail Variants. A Refined Late-Production 906E. Beautifully Executed Restoration to Otto Zipper Specifications. An Ideal International Concours and Driving Event Entry. Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction 2012 by Gooding & Company