Porsche 914 Racing
Waiting in the wings
Just how is-it that a Porsche-built racing vehicle never ever took to your track? The intriguing reputation for this canary-yellow automobile, framework, started with regards to was bought by Portuguese Porsche importer and provider Messrs AS Motors Sociedade. Yet after the car’s completion in April 1970, and for explanations that aren’t totally understood, it was never ever delivered. alternatively, it absolutely was retained by the Porsche factory and changed into complete FIA Group 4 (914/6 GT) requirements – with all the competition model’s characteristic bulging wheelarches and effective, extremely developed 2.0-litre motor.
This is the year, most likely, if the lone 914/6 GT entered at Le Mans – supposedly an unhealthy cousin for the 917s by which all Porsche’s interest ended up being focused – blew every 911 into the weeds and finished an astonishing sixth total (and, unsurprisingly, first in class).
Finally because of the possibility
Without doubt the model’s stunning Le Mans result was at the very least partially responsible for your choice by group supervisors Richie Ginther and Alan Johnson (of Bozzani Porsche-Audi Inc. of Ca) to buy the unraced example however possessed by Porsche, in June 1971.
yet still the Canary Yellow car didn’t get to race, while the next 12 months it vanished into a static collection. We have to move ahead significantly more than 30 years, to an era when creativity is among the most holy grail associated with the obtaining automobile world, through to the as-new, mid-engined Porsche eventually receives the chance to run-on track. With what must certainly function as car’s many interesting year currently, 2004 saw it joined in both the journey car as well as the Le Mans Vintage – thankfully, at any given time once the team behind it aren’t planning to casually swop machines and the body panels.
Every component original
These days, it retains every original component from its 901/26 racing engine (quantity 6400636) and competitors gearbox, towards suspension, inside – plus the paintwork. If any person doubts its authenticity, the current owner features a duplicate associated with the factory costs of sale to its first owner, detailing the car’s from-new rushing specs. And there’s every reason to believe that its recorded 11, 395km is accurate, too.