1964 Porsche 904 GTS Racer is Up For Sale
For the enthusiast who has everything, there is the elusive Porsche 904 GTS.
Paying your dues
The 904 is a benchmark in the history of Porsche and really set the stage for a whole generation of racing vehicles. Under the rear hatch is a Carrera four-cam unit that produced a reliable 180 horsepower. The car was raced back in its day, including an appearance at the 1964 Spa 500 KM, finishing 4th in class.
Built to win
The car was overweight but benefitted from a mid-engine placement to keep things nimble on the track. The 904 had a fiberglass body bonded to a sheet steel double box chassis. According to the car's designer "Butzi," the 904 had a lot of untapped potential. However, the 911 launched in 1964 with a new six-cylinder engine and a modified MacPherson Strut front suspension made the 904 outmoded.
The history of it all
This car was one of the few that was raced by Hermann Mueller among others at Spa in 1964. It is only one of just 109 examples produced. The new owner of this car will receive thorough documentation of restoration records, extensive history files, invoices, and letters of previous owners.
I doubt this will ever be on the street
The car comes with its original mid-mounted twin-cam flat-four and five-speed manual transmission. The engine has been recently rebuilt by a certified Porsche mechanic and runs perfectly. “This 904 GTS has extremely well-known ownership and race history,” the dealer states in the advertisement. “Original delivered by Brumos of Jacksonville, Florida, and last restored by a world-renown Porsche 904 expert, Kevin Ginette, in West Palm Beach, Florida. An extensive, multi-year restoration was undertaken… This 904 is in beautiful condition and has been detailed and ready to race or drive on the street.”
Something around 1.5 to 2 million
This car will sell for a boatload of money with no price listed on the page being a surefire sign of beaucoup bucks being requested. However, if you'd like to add the pictures to your vision board or actually have the funds to buy it, just click here.
For anyone curious of all the stats on these awesome cars just click here. They really were an engineering marvel for their times.
P.S. If anyone of you actually does buy this car, please post pictures in the forum because that would be awesome!
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