We are proud to offer this exceptional 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS chassis #035 for sale.
The Porsche 904 introduced in 1964 followed on from the type 718, which had been Porsche’s first mid-engined sports car. The first 904s were introduced in late ’63 for the following model year and were produced over a two year period with more than 100 examples being built and homologated to race in the FIA Group 3 GT category.
Officially, the 904 was marketed and sold as the “Carrera GTS” due to a naming rights issue with Peugeot who had copyrighted the use of three digit type numbers around a central zero, (hence the need for Porsche to later re-name the 901 as the 911). In rallying, which Peugeot were very active in, 904’s competed as the Carrera GTS, but in circuit racing,where they had no presence, Peugeot had no objections hence Porsche’s use of type numbers 904 through to 909.
The 904 was built on a simple ladder-frame platform lightweight chassis made of steel. The glass-fibre body, a material which was being used by Porsche for the first time on a production car, was glued and bonded to the chassis for extra rigidity. This was the first time this lightweight method of construction was used by Porsche and the 904 started a line of “plastic” Porsche racing cars which culminated with the fearsome 917 in 1969.
Power for the little coupe came from a new and sophisticated 4-cam flat-4 type 587/3 engine of 1966cc which produced 198 bhp driven through a 5-speed gearbox. This was enough to propel the little car from 0-60 mph in under 6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 160 mph.
Painted in Rubin Red with a blue interior, 904 chassis 035 was completed on 25th February 1964 and delivered to Swiss racing driver Hans Ulrich Eugster. First time out in the car, Hans won the Group 3 GT class in the Swiss Championship race held at Monza at the end of May. Hans raced 904-035 throughout the year with his final event being the Angola GP, a three hour race held on the streets of Luanda. For ease of passage to the Portuguese colony, 035 was road registered with the Portuguese plate “ZH-35-63”. Hans remembers, what was for him, a dramatic race recalling; "Yes, my last race with the 904 was Luanda in Angola. Due to tropical rain there was lots of water on the circuit and I had an accident. At a speed of 180 km/h I touched the Ferrari 250GT of Mairesse and went sideways on the track. With the brakes full on the 904 came to a stop against a 15cm thick tree. The tree was gone and my Porsche was damaged at the oil tank. This happened at a slow speed of around 60 km/h and this is why I was not hurt at all."
After its accident in Angola, Hans repaired the damaged oil tank and kept the car in dry storage and only occasionally used the car on the road. In 1967 he sold the 904 to fellow Swiss championship competitor, the amateur Swiss-Italian racing driver, Gildo de Guidi. Gildo raced the car throughout 1967 and won the Group 4 class at the ’67 Hockenheim 3 Hours, the last time he raced the car before selling it in 1968 to long-time owner Felix Laubscher of Duebendorf,Switzerland who held on to the car until selling it to Ulrich Senn in 1993. He owned the car for around two years then sold t to collector and historic race Peter Glaesel. He never used the car in competition preferring to keep and maintain the car in the pristine condition it had been accustomed to. In 2000 the car passed into the hands of German Historic racer Friedrich “Fritz” Kozka who repainted the car silver painted car and took part in the 2000 Tour Auto. 904-035 was then sold to Dr Stein of Germany who displayed the car at the 2004 Essen Techno Classica where it was shown re-painted red. In 2005, 904-035 passed into the hands Peter Wirichs, who added a silver center stipe and raced the car until selling it in 2007 to the current owner who has continued to race the car in historic race and rally events such as Le Mans Classic, Spa 6hrs, Tour Auto, etc..
904.035 has continuous ownership (see ownership list below) and good racing history from new. #035 was never badly damaged and remains very original throughout. A 6 cylinder, double ignition engine is currently fitted in the car but the correct type 587/3 4 cylinder engine “P99003” comes with the car. Both engines are in excellent condition and ready to go. 904.035 is road registered and comes with current FIA HTP papers, 4 spare wheels with AVON tyres fitted and other miscellaneous items.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an excellent, no-stories and very original Porsche 904 with undisputed provenance which is ready for enjoyment in today’s historic race, road or rally scene throughout the world.More...
This pristine 1964 Lotus Elan was fully rebuild and prepared for the 2012 race season when the current owner (who has the car since 2001) got ill and could not race his beloved Elan as planned. As such, the car is completely fresh and absolutely ready-to-go!
It is in correct FIA App. K period F specification and carries a Lotus cars certificate together with FIA HTP. The engine (1st block bore) only has two testing hours. TTR ultra-light bodyshell with TTR 26R chassis re-inforcements, all new hubs, suspension, etc..
This car, which is also street registered, has many victories in the Italian championship and comes with an extensive spares package including several extra sets of wheels, spare differential and various suspension and transmission parts.
This is an extremely well prepared Lotus Elan 26R spec which can be enjoyed immediately in most if not all historic race and rally events such as Masters, Tour Auto, Cento ore Modena, ADAC, etc..It resides in Bologna, Italy where it eagerly awaits an inspection by the prospective buyer (inspection subject to appointment).More...
This Lola T70 Mk3 was born as a Mk3 spyder and has excellent US race history (see History below) and continuous ownership. Restored with interchangeable spyder and coupe body (change takes 1 day). Being able to race the car as both a spyder or a coupe provides quite different racing experiences ! The car has a state-of-the-art Marcowici-Wenz built Chevy 5.7 liter dry-sump engine mated to a freshly rebuilt Hewland LG-600 gearbox. KONI adjustable shocks, dual fuel tanks, etc.. SL73/114 is totally race-ready and well proven as it raced successfully in 2011 and 2012. Its last outing was in the 2012 CER round at Imola and the 2012 LeMans Classic where it did not miss a beat ! In addition to being race-ready, this mighty and gorgeous T70 comes with its spyder body with mounting frame and instructions, a very extensive spares package, history paperwork, lots of in-period pictures and its current FIA HTP.More...
We are pleased to offer a genuine 1970 Works Autodelta Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 with chassis number #AR75080.019.
The early 1970’s remains, to many, the greatest period in the history of sports car racing. The legendary teams of Ferrari, Mirage, Porsche, Alfa Romeo and Matra battled it out in the most evocative sports and prototype cars ever built. Their speed, sound and aggressive design created the most exciting racing the world has ever seen.
Our featured T33/3 #019 was built by Autodelta in the summer of 1970. It has continuous ownership and comes with an extensive history file. Driven by well known works drivers such as Andrea De Adamich, Henri Pescarolo and Gijs Van Lennep, #019 finished 2nd overall in the 1970 Österreichring and also achieved a 2nd overall podium finish at the 1971 Targa Florio. More recently it won the inaugural LeMans Classic in 2002.
The car has been meticulously prepared with the suspension crack tested an new fuel cells installed. #019 carries a freshly rebuild engine and gearbox and has been used sparingly since its last race appearance being at the 2010 Philip Island Classic in Australia. The current owner, who bought the car in 2010, has since instructed a full mechanical refresh such that #019 is once again in race-ready condition.
This gorgeous Tipo 33/3 comes with FIA HTP papers and with a spare set of wheels and a spare body (the original body is on the car).
Eligible for all historic events on the planet including CER, Masters and LeMans Classic, this is an extremely rare opportunity to buy a blue chip investment grade sports car that can also provide the thrill of top level competition from an heroic era.More...
HU-104 is one of the last built examples of the very successful Lola T298 series. This ex-LeMans 24hr T298 is now back in its Primagaz livery as raced at LeMans in 1981 and looks magnificent. In 2010, the car was completely restored by French specialist Y. Mahé for the current owner who participated in CER during 2011. The BMW M12/7 engine is freshly rebuild (by Cerent Gmbh) producing an astonishing 352 bhp and has 0 km since. With an equally fresh gearbox and current FIA HTP papers, this Lola T298 is absolutely ready to race. and comes with various wheel sets, spare bodywork and miscellaneous spare parts.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the few Lola T298 with period LeMans history and in perfect condition which makes it a highly sought after and front running entry in today’s 2 litre prototype historic races such as CER, Masters, HSCC, etc..
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One of only fifteen 1977-1978 factory twin-turbo 935's with only 4 owners from new.
Born as an Interscope 935, this "Swap Shop" 935 received its K3 body in 1980 which is still on the car today! It has excellent US race history with multiple Daytona 24hrs and Sebring 12 hrs participations. "0021" was driven by Danny Ongais, Preston Henn, Al Holbert, The Whittington brothers, John Paul Sr and John Paul Jr.with multiple top 5 finishes among which a 2nd OA in the 1980 Daytona 24 hrs. This stunning 935 has no stories, is well documented and as described in Jurgen Barth's Porsche 934/935 book.
During 2013, the car has undergone a complete cosmetic and mechanical overhaul at marque specialist Roitmayer which has recently been finished. Everything has been done (paint, livery, rebuild air-cooled engine, rebuild upside down gearbox, new turbo's, rebuild suspension, new oil and fuel lines, electricity, etc.). A full restoration file is available.
As such, this latest spec 935 will be sold as it ran in its 1980 K3 Swap Shop livery and in total race-ready condition with nothing further to spend. It has current FIA HTP papers and comes with various spare wheels sets.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a factory build 935 with outstanding provenance, very few owners from new and in fresh condition ready to be enjoyed by its new owner at any historic event around the world.More...