A Racing History
This majestic looking Porsche comes with a Type 906 Carrera 6 engine which delivers an exceptional performance and comes equipped with a unique dashboard and seats. As you can see, it is in remarkably good condition and this is because it has been painstakingly restored by a marquee specialist who is well versed in what it takes in breathing new life into vintage cars.
Around 1969 the car was acquired by noted French driver Raymond Touroul and he raced it at a handful of events in period the 60s, including with co-driver Pierre Pagani at the 1969 Tour de France, where the car retired. Touroul appeared at the Coupes de Vitesse at Montlhéry in May of 1971, finishing 4th overall. By the late 1990s, the car had been purchased by enthusiast and collector Alain Salat and in 2000 it was entrusted to a marque specialist, who repainted the car Silver Metallic and installed a new black interior that gives it a whole new lease of life.
First Class Restoration
This spectacular lot from RM Sotheby’s comes with a FIA Historic Technical Passport which was issued in 2008. This is a significant history file, and a second set of wheels. Currently showing just 24,000 km, believed to be original, and benefitting from a clear ownership history, this 904 is one of the most breathtaking examples RM Sotheby’s has had the pleasure of offering. It is ready for vintage touring and rallying, with its amazing Type 906 six-cylinder engine, or, should its fortunate next owner desire, it could be restored to factory original specification with its original four-cylinder engine, offering truly the best of both worlds.