One of only 106 examples ever produced, this completely original 1964 Porsche 904 GTS is heading to auction.
In the world of classic Porsches, few are as rare or as pretty as the legendary 904 GTS. Produced in limited numbers between 1964 and 1965, the 904’s true calling came on the track. This example, having seen its fair share of the circuit, is now heading to auction as part of the Bonhams Scottsdale Car Week event where it’s expected to fetch big money.
Everything about this car is original — from the body, to the engine, to the interior. And though this particular example claimed no notable victories in its short track tenure, it shares its ladder chassis, fiberglass body, and 2.0-liter 177-horsepower (131-kilowatt) flat-four with some legends.
Some of the most significant races in the history of the 904 include a first place finish at the Targa Floria event, a first at Reims, and five of the top ten GT placements at Le Mans, just to name a few. Unfortunately, this particular 904 hung up its racing helmet early in place of a more laid back lifestyle.
Number 98 of just 106 produced, it was delivered new to Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville, Florida and was destined mostly for road use. It was purchased by a prominent Porsche collector in Europe a few years later, where it remained for nearly 30 years. Of course, one can only assume that most of that time was spent in a climate-controlled garage (not that I blame him).
Having come out of hiding, this handsome 904 is ready for its time in the limelight once again. Slated to cross the auction block on January 19th, 2017, the rare Porsche will share the stage with some of the most legendary race and road cars known to man. No estimates on price have been given, but don't expect something this rare to go for cheap.