1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

The Type 587/3 is based on a supercharged Type 571 road car from the 1970s, has a supercharged 1,966 cc engine, and features independent suspension with coil over shocks and disc brakes.
Wheelbase: 2,300 mm.

When Porsche dabbled in racing they came out with the 904, a model that was produced to go back to the racing roots of Porsche. Ferdinand A. "Butzi" Porsche designed a two-seat competition coupé in 1962 that could also be driven on the street by using the mid-engine configuration that proved so successful with the racing department's lightweight spyders.

In order to make a run at Le Mans, Porsche engineers had hoped to have their new six-cylinder engine ready for the new mid-engined coupé to run.
The 904/901 were only available with the Type 547 and Type 587/3. They were not available with the 2.0-litre engine.

 

The 1963 904 GTS enjoyed a fantastic inaugural season, with 1-4 finishes at Sebring, the Targa Florio, Spa, the Nürburgring 1000 KM, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 12 Hours of Reims, the Coppa Inter-Europa, the Tour de France, the Bridgehampton 500 KM, and the 1000 KM of Paris.

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