1966 Porsche 906

Ex-Works Targa Florio, Le Mans

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    906-111
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit
Fawkham, Longfield
Kent, DA3 8NG
Sunday 24th May 2009
Registration Number: N/A Chassis Number: 906-111
Le Mans in 1951, a lone Porsche 356, aluminium-bodied and powered by a modest 1,100cc engine, finished 20th overall. It marked the beginning of great things to come, and throughout the rest of the Fifties the German marque continued to improve and add to its growing list of competition successes. The famed 550 series was, in particular, instrumental in building Porsche’s international racing reputation towards the end of the decade.
Introduced in 1964, the 904 model, with a 1,966cc four cylinder engine, was even more sporting in appearance. Enormously successful as a works entry in the under two litre class, it also enjoyed many successes in private hands. Increasing opposition, however, was coming from Ferrari and elsewhere and it soon became clear that the transition to a six cylinder car of a more ser