This car is one of approximately 120 Porsche 904s produced. Because of time constrains and weight considerations, the Porsche factory decided to use fiberglass for the bodies. The bodies were then glued to the chassis, which later proved to improve the overall rigidity of the car. The original owner, Gunther Selbach, raced the car modestly at such venues as the Nurburgring and DMV Avus-Rennen, and in the early 1970s the second owner imported the car to the US. It was wrecked shortly thereafter, with extensive damage to the frame and suspension. With the help of Porsche AG and Porsche Cars of North America, the current owner was able to obtain the frame blueprints, and a complete restoration was started in the spring of 2000. The restoration was finally completed in 2007.
The 904 was Porsche's first fiberglass bodied race car. The bodies were outsourced and manufactured by Heinkel (the same company that produced the first jet Fighter for Germany during World War II). The lightweight bodies were bonded/glued to the frames. The engine is an air-cooled 2-liter 4-cam flat four-cylinder that produces 180 horsepower. Production was approximately 116 units.
This car was raced by its original owner Gunther Selbach and placed competitively at races such as Nurburgring and DMV Avus-Rennen.Also photographed at :