Behold: the 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS – the company’s last true dual purpose road’race car, introduced the same year as the also legendary 911.

Combining a lightweight fibreglass shell with the ultimate iteration of the 180bhp four-cam, four-cylinder Type 587/3 engine, the 904 was quite the track monster in its day (and for several more days after that).

This car, originally silver when it was sold to Italian industrialist and driver Ernesto Prinoth, made its way to the US where it received a ‘California restoration’ (ie. a slightly more comfortable interior and a red paint job).

Currently accepting bids. NB: Robert Redford’s green 904 GTS was on the market for over €1.2 million in 2018.


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12 thoughts on “Hot Wheels

    1. Chompsky

      True Paulus, they’re alike but the Dino is more curvy and refined. And the 904 is the earlier design, preceding the Dino by three years.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        “more curvy and refined” (yes, that’s right)

        also what differentiates bodger and chompsky (they’re two entirely different people)

        am I right? (about what, Brother?)

        1. Brother Barnabas

          you’ve misunderstood me, chompsky

          I was asking if it’s true that chompsky is more curvy and refined than bodger

          apologies if that’s a sore point

          1. Chompsky

            Ah yes, Brother, I see.

            Well, in answer to your query, Bodger is willowy and elegant while I am conical and constantly phasing in and out of solidity.

  1. Danny

    Love that Porsche, lovely car and a great little racer. There is a very nice ‘kit car’ version of it based on the modern Porsche boxer, very convincing lookalike!

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