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10 December 2018

1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6

1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6

Chassis #906 118

The new design of the Typ 906 instigated Porsche’s path to overall dominance in world sportscar racing. At the age of 28, Ferdinand Piech took charge of the Porsche racing department and began to instil a triple doctrine of low weight, low drag and more power. The 906, or Carrera 6, came out of the 904 project, however the body was no longer a structural member attached to a box chassis. The two-seater fibreglass 906 bodies now covered a tubular steel space-frame coupe and was refined in the wind tunnel in an effort to reduce drag, the first ever use of this technique by Porsche. The car had a very low and long protruding nose, spherical windscreen with gullwing doors and a large sloping, louvered Plexiglas engine cover forming part of the Kamm tail rear bodywork, which was which hinged at the rear end and could be lifted easily to uncover the complete engine and transmission units. The cockpit was very Spartan to reduce weight further and once the bodywork was mounted onto the chassis the Carrera 6 weighed just 620 Kgs.

Powered by a 911-based 6-cylinder 2 litre engine, equipped with twin triple-choke Weber carburettors and twin-plug ignition; output was 210 bhp. This was mated to a fully synchronized Type 906-5 speed magnesium-alloy gearbox with ZF limited-slip differential, available with six different sets of easily interchangeable gears which were all homologated along with three different final drive ratios.

Fifty-two Carrera 6’s were constructed, plus nine prototypes with six-cylinder injection and four with 2.0 litre eight-cylinder engines. Private owners could collect their new Carrera 6 race-car from the factory after paying DM 45,000.

Chassis 906 118
Chassis 906 118 was manufactured by Porsche in 1966 and sold to Sonauto in Paris on 21st March - the vehicle was finished in White. According to Porsche records, a total of six Porsche 906 were supplied to Sonauto; Chassis No’s. 107, 114, 118, 122, 123 and 139.

The first known private owner of this chassis is Franco Pilone, who competed with the car in Italy through 1968.

According to research published in the 2008 book - Porsche 906 by Jürgen Barth and Ulrich Trispel, the history for 118 is as listed below.

Competition history 906 118
EventDateDriverResult
GP della Republica, Vallelunga (I)02.06.1968Franco Pilone2nd in 2000 class
Bergrennen Rieti Terminello (I)09.06.1968Franco Pilone1st
Bergrennen Cesana Sestriere (I)21.07.1968Franco Pilone5th (2nd in class)
Bergrennen Ceyreste (F)23.03.1969Freddy CaninDNF (accident)
Ronde Cévenole (F)26-26.06 1970Jean-Marie Alméras / Jacques AlmérasDNF (Spyder)
Bergrennen Chamrousse (F)26.07.1970Jean-Marie Alméras / Jacques Alméras3rd
Bergrennen Col du Minier (F)--.--.1970Jean-Marie Alméras / Jacques Alméras4th (1st in class)
Bergrennen Dobratsch (A)30.04.1972Jean-Marie Alméras / Jacques AlmérasDNF
Bergrennen Arboras30.04.1972Jean-Marie Alméras / Jacques AlmérasNot known
Bergrennen Mazamet (F)01.04.1972Jean-Marie Alméras / Jacques Alméras2nd
Bergrennen Col Bayard (F)14.05.1972Jean-Marie Alméras / Jacques Alméras1st
Bergrennen Lodève (F)14.05.1972Jean-Marie Alméras / Jacques Alméras1st
Bergrennen Mont Ventoux (F)18.06.1972Jean-Marie Alméras / Jacques Alméras9th (1st in class)
Bergrennen Haut Cantal (F)06.08.1972Jean-Marie Alméras / Jacques Alméras4th
Tour Auto (F)1997Warwick Miller / Martin Eyears
Tour Auto (F)1999Warwick Miller / Crichton
Tour Auto (F)2002Warwick Miller /
S. Miller
Philip Island Historic (AUS)2004Ian Henderson
Philip Island Historic (AUS)2005Ian Henderson
Philip Island Historic (AUS)2006Ian Henderson
Australian G.P. (Demo)2007Ian Henderson
Australian G.P. (Demo)2010Ian Henderson
Australian G.P. (Demo)2012Ian Henderson
Australian G.P. (Demo)2014Ian Henderson


Ownership history 906 118
1.Franco Pilone (I) / Freddy Canin (F)13.08.1969
2.Jean-Marie Alméras13.08.1969
3.Alméras Frères, Montpellier (F)1970-1972 Converted to Bergspyder
4.Pierre Berenger (F)197?-1980
5.Michael Laver (GB)1980
6.Dieter Holgerbusch (USA)1981-1996 Converted back to Coupe
7.Martin Eyears (USA)1997
8.Warwick Miller (USA / AUS)1997-2004
9.Ian Henderson (AUS)2004-2018


Complete with documented history file, including associated F.I.A. and CAMS historic identity forms, we are delighted to be able to offer for sale this historic racing Porsche for sale exclusively on behalf if its owners. The car has recently been imported to the UK from Australia and is available with all import duties paid.

Price £POA

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