As kids we dreamt up all sorts of wild and impractical car designs. Porsche did the same thing. Then they built them. Take, for example, this 1966 Porsche 906 / Carrera 6. Built in response to the Ferrari Dino’s growing dominance of 2-liter sports car racing, the Porsche 906 stands just 38.6 inches tall, is comprised of fiberglass, magnesium, and titanium, and puts out around 220hp from a 2 liter flat six cylinder engine. It’s also street legal. But Porsche never intended the Carrera 6 to be driven on the street. The appearance of headlights, brakelights, turn signals and the like was merely a nod to the FIA who required cars competing in the Group 4 GT class to be street legal and to be part of a production run of at least 50 cars. The Carrera Six turned out to be so successful however, Porsche sold 66 of the expensive and incredibly potent racers. This particular car, s/n 906-007, enjoyed an interesting history at the hands of Australian Porsche importer Alan Hamilton, who turned the car into a spyder before competing in races across the country. Then, after a time in Malaysia the Porsche found itself in Germany and was the subject of a comprehensive, six-year restoration that returned the car to its original, Porsche-supplied spec. The result is the striking and highly accurate racer seen here. All surfaces appear to be clean to the point of perfection. This is true of the fiberglass bodywork, white paint, glossy black tubular chassis and red leather interior, and even easily dirtied components like the unpainted fiberglass throughout the engine bay. Detail photos of the dashboard, wiring and pedal assemblies, too, show museum quality cleanliness and accuracy. As an added bonus, the Carrera comes with a large supply of rare and expensive spares including twin-plug cylinder heads, suspension parts, an engine block, transmission case, and the unrestored spyder bodywork. What else but a Porsche allows us entry to the best vintage races, the best concours, and the best of our childhood daydreams? Find the 906 for sale here on Fantasy Junction’s website in Emeryville, California for $965,000.
2-Liter Terror – 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
June 26, 2012 by 6 Comments