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Holy cow......you sat in one of the grails!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I know the 904, but what was the 906? Any experts out there?
From Wiki:

"A successor to the Porsche 904, and designed under Ferdinand Piëch's new regime at Porsche R&D, the 906 replaced the boxed steel structure of the 904 which used the fiberglass body for extra structural strength with a tubular space frame and unstressed fiberglass body. The fiberglass itself was laid up by hand, producing consistent results, instead of the uneven spraying technique used on the 904.

The result was a car that weighed 580 kg (1,300 lb), approximately 250 lb (113 kg) lighter than the 904/6 (the 6-cylinder 904). The engine regularly fitted was the 901/20 6-cylinder lightweight racing engine with 220 hp and carburetors, although some examples that were raced by the factory team received fuel-injected or 8-cylinder engines, especially in hillclimbing events where Porsche competed with Ferrari Dinos for the European championship.
Racing history

In its debut in the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona, the Carrera 6 finished 6th overall, and won its class against Ferrari Dino 206 Ps. At the 12 Hours of Sebring, Hans Herrmann/Gerhard Mitter finished fourth overall and won the class, as at the 1000 km of Monza.
The 1000 km at Spa were disappointing, as were the 1000 km Nürburgring where the Dinos were only beaten by the Chevrolet-V8-powered Chaparral. A privately entered 906 secured an overall victory at the 1966 Targa Florio when the factory cars failed.
At the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 906 placed 4-5-6-7 behind three Ford GT40 Mk IIs, outlasting all of the previously dominant V12-engined Ferrari Ps.


Construction

Unlike previous racing Porsches, the 906's body was tested in a wind tunnel, resulting in a top speed of 280 km/h (170 mph) at Le Mans, quite fast for a 2-liter engine car. It shows already a close resemblance to future Porsche racing cars. As in the Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Gull-wing doors were fitted, and the mid-ship mounted engine was covered with a large plexiglas cover.
In order to save money, spare suspensions produced in advance for a possible new series of Porsche 904 had to be used for the 906, along with big 15-inch wheels. Yet, Formula One used lighter 13-inch wheels, and Porsche had already used Team Lotus suspension parts in earlier years. The wheels were bolted on with 5 nuts as in a road car, which cost time in pitstops compared to a single central nut."
 

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That's fantastic! Thank you for the link and the work putting it together.



The Caymans are a direct descendent of the fabulous 904s. I love the 50 year history associated with my old 911SC, and feel my 987 has equal pedigree when one recognizes the great mid engine Porsche history associated with it.
 

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Great bit of history. Thanks for putting it together, and sharing it with us. I had one back in the '60's, but it was a slot car!
 

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What's even more amazing about this particular 904 is that it's fitted with a 6 cylinder motor, but the original 4 cam, 4 cylinder motor is present! This is a million dollar car, even in the current condition. Nearly every member of PCA in our region has seen it, and drooled. But it doesn't run...8-(
 

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I wish the 914 had looked a lot more like the 904!


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I know the 904, but what was the 906? Any experts out there?
Inside the back cover of the Nov. Panorama, Jeff Zwart has a cool picture of his 906's reflection on a chrome tanker truck...... I think the 906 ranks right up there with the 917s as far as how it looks. Yes, street legal.
 
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