1966 Porsche 906 #104 bis reconstruction

• FIA HTP valid
• Can participate in all historic races including Le Mans Classic
• Reconstructed by Porsche expert Thierry Reynaud

Lightweight materials
The Porsche 906, also known as the Carrera 6, emerged during a pivotal time for Porsche in the mid-1960s. Introduced in 1966, this car was a direct successor to the 904 Carrera GTS. Designed primarily for endurance racing, the 906 was a significant step forward in Porsche's racing car evolution. It was the first Porsche car to fully utilize lightweight materials, employing a chassis made from tubular steel and a body constructed from Fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP). This innovative use of materials significantly reduced the car's weight, improving its speed, han-dling, and overall performance on the track.

Winner of the 1966 Targa Florio
One of the defining moments in the Porsche 906's history was its stellar performance in the 1966 Targa Florio. Despite facing competitors with larger engines, the 906's exceptional agility, superior handling, and reliability allowed it to outshine its rivals and secure a surprise victory. This triumph was a testament to the car's engineering brilliance and showcased Porsche's commitment to creating racing machines that excelled in endurance competitions. The 906's success in the Targa Florio solidified its reputation as a competitive and versatile racer, earning its place in the annals of motorsport history and cementing its significance in the Porsche rac-ing lineage.

Despite its relatively short production run—only around 50 units were made—the Porsche 906's impact reverberated in the racing world. Its technological advancements and triumphs on the track became pivotal in shaping Porsche's future racing endeavors, setting a standard for light-weight design and showcasing the brand's relentless pursuit of innovation and performance excellence.

This example
This model is a perfect reconstruction based on chassis #104 bis, which was itself a reproduction of chassis #104, which happened to be one the three 906 imported to the USA in 1966 by Otto Zipper, the owner of Precision Motor Cars in Beverly Hills, California.

Crashed at the Tour Auto 2003
In 2003, the owners of chassis #104 bis took part in the 2003 Tour Auto in France, which the pair unfortunately crashed during a circuit race of the Tour, where the car burnt entirely. Luckily its crew escaped unharmed.

Rebuilt by Thierry Reynaud
In 2016-2017, using the chassis number #104 bis, the car was entirely reconstructed from the bottom up (new chassis, engine, bodywork, parts etc.), under the supervision of famous Porsche period mechanic and manufacturer Thierry Reynaud.

The car is equipped with a correct period 2.0L Flat six cylinders engine and comes with a valid FIA HTP, making it eligible for any historic circuit race such as the famous Le Mans Classic. Please note that the car is not currently road registered.

Not finding the time to drive it enough, the current owner has chosen to sell with Boutsen Classic Cars.

Asking Price : P.O.R

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