1966 Porsche 906

Carrera Competition Coupé

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This very well-documented example of the Porsche 906 – more familiarly known in period as the 'Carrera 6' was supplied by Porsche Kundensport to the marque's contemporary Australian importer, Alan Hamilton. In essence two cars emerged both using the chassis identity '906-007'. One is the entirely distinctive lightweight Spyder-bodied car nicknamed 'Känguruh' which ran so strongly with flat-8 cylinder engine installed in the 1967 Targa Florio. The other is this now standard Carrera 6 Coupe-bodied machine offered here. Porsche's former competition department director and Le Mans-winning racing driver Jürgen Barth has confirmed the derivation of this duality in his definitive book Porsche 906.

In its early service 'down under, the tall Alan Hamilton had the roof removed to enable him to fit comfortably into this 2-liter flat-6 cylinder road racing car. He promptly won a 1967 Australian Championship with this car, before selling it – still in Spyder form – at the end of that y