If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to collect more classic cars, this auto auction is for you.
On February 1st, RM Sotheby’s will sell nearly 100 incredible cars at its 10th annual Paris auction. And one of his standouts is this bare metal 1964 Porsche 904 GTS, as highlighted in HiConsumption. After the German brand withdrew from his F1 at the end of the 1962 season, he set his sights on sports cars and his GT competition. Enter the 904, the successor to the Porsche 718 and which won several events during its rookie season.
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The model that will be offered next year is one of only 108 ever produced (aside from a few prototype specimens), making it a rare and desirable product. Featuring original factory bodywork, the car also features a mid-mounted quad-cam air-cooled opposed-four engine with about 260 horses. Adding to that power is a 5-speed transmission, a set of Weber Brevettato EW carburettors and a centrally exiting exhaust.
The interior also shows the 904’s pedigree. His race bucket seats are fitted with Schroth Racing and Willans multi-point his harnesses, his shift knob is chrome and his steering wheels are wrapped in Alcantara and sport a Porsche badging. A fire extinguisher is mounted in the cabin, but we hope you don’t need that side of the vehicle. , there are some addons that are true to the era of the model.
This particular iteration (chassis number 904-036) doesn’t have the celebrity pedigree of another model that went up for auction earlier this year, but it’s still expected to fetch a similar price.RM Sotheby’s has yet to disclose estimates, but models in similar condition have fetched prices down from $700,000 to $2 million. HiConsumption predicts that this 904 is likely in that range as well.
Thankfully, Porsche enthusiasts have the next month to prepare to bid. If this particular car isn’t right for you, you can always try the 2022 Bugatti Chiron Profile on offer by RM Sotheby’s, or any other unusual car on the block.
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