1966 Porsche 906 Coupe / 906-134 Vehicle Information

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Chassis #: 906-134
Sold for $1,980,000 at 2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona.
Following an act like the Porsche 904 would not be easy by any stretch of the imagination. Street legal, and yet, potent on the track, the 904 not only had the performance but the looks to go with it. It seemed impossible to best the design. Porsche, however, would promptly do just that with the 906.

Designed under Ferdinand Piech, the 906 would be an impressive departure from its predecessor. A fiberglass body reduced weight while a tubular space frame chassis maintained strength and rigidity. The result was the 906 would not only be 250 pounds lighter than the 904, it would also have the curves to go with it.

In its debut, which would come at the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona, the 906 Carrera 6, with its 2.0-liter flat-six engine promptly finished 6th overall and won its class against the strength of Ferrari's Dino 206s. Later that year, Porsche would demonstrate its strength finishing 4th through 7th in the 24 Hours of Le Mans behind the trio of Ford GT40s. This would not seem like much on the surface but when it is considered they beat the dominant V12 Ferraris, then the achievement takes on a whole new meaning.

Chassis 906-134 would be acquired by Ben Pon for Racing Team Holland in 1966. After finishing 2nd overall at Zandvoort on its debut while driven by Gijs van Lennep, the 906 would embark upon a racing career that would last until 1971.

The latest and greatest from Porsche, it wouldn't take Racing Team Holland to enjoy the spoils delivered by the Dutch Orange machine. At the Grand Prix de Paris in May of 1966 van Lennep would power his way to an overall victory. This would be followed by a 2nd place in the Spa 1000 Kilometers and then a 1st in class at the Nurburgring in June of that year. Over the course of the season van Lennep would perform well at the wheel of the car and this would help to propel him to even greater success with Porsche over the course of the next few years.

Following an accident at Spa in 1967, 906-134 would be repaired but would then be sold to Dr. Jean-Paul Ostiguy who lived in Montreal, Canada. Ostiguy would enter the Carrera 6 in a number of club races all throughout Canada. The car would continue to do quite well.

The gentleman racer would campaign the car right up through 1970 and would often pull out some surprises along the way. These would include a 3rd in class result at Daytona and then a class victory at Watkins Glen. The most dominant performance, by far, would come right toward the end of its racing career when, at the Sundown Grand Prix, a six hour race held at Mosport, the car not only started on the pole, but when on to lead every lap and finished some 13 laps ahead of its nearest challenger!

Following its final event in Ecuador in 1971, the 906 would remain in South America. Nearly twenty years later the Porsche would finally make its way back to the United States where it would become the property of Marty Yacoobian, a Los Angeles classic car dealer.

Porsche aficionado Bruce Canepa would purchase the car and would begin a restoration effort that would be captured in Excellence magazine. The greatest detail and care would be taken. Factory blueprints and other Carrera 6s would be on hand to advise and give direction. The restoration would conclude in 1992 and would be celebrated in very suitable fashion—a trip to the race track.

Since coming to its current owner, 906-134 has since been returned to its original livery, the Racing Team Holland colors. Bearing the bright Orange color it had sported on its debut, the '66 Porsche 906 is not easily missed, nor should it be.

Taking part in Gooding & Company's 2015 Arizona auction, the 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6, chassis 906-134, would be another of the event's highlights drawing $2,000,000 estimates before the auction. When the bidding had finally concluded, the Porsche had earned a sale price of $1,980,000; a very handsome price one of Porsche's successful 906s.

By Jeremy McMullen
Coupe
Chassis #: 906-134
Sold for $1,980,000 at 2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona.
This is a 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera with serial number 906134. It is considered, by many of the world's highest placed racing drivers, to be one of the finest racing cars ever developed. Blessed with excellent performance, lightweight, docile handling and exceptional reliability, the 906 immediately became a dominate competitor and carried on winning for many years.

906 #134 began its World Championship racing career with Team Holland. Driven by Dutchmen Ben Pon and Gijis van Lennep, a Le Mans winner, the car finished 7th overall in the ADAC 1000 Kilometer Race at Nurburgring.

For the 1976 Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance, Ben Pon and Vick Elford finished 7th overall. The car was then sold to a succession of amateur teams in whose hands the car continued racing for many years. Subsequently, the car came to the United States for a complete restoration under the direction of Bruce Canepa. Since completion, the car remains an active competitor in many vintage racing events.

This car is powered by a six-cylinder engine capable of producing 235 horsepower and 200 foot-pounds of torque. It has a Porsche five-speed manual gearbox and an independent suspension in both the front and rear. It gets about six-miles to the gallon and rides on Dunlop wheels.


2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $2,000,000-USD $2,400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,980,000

1966 Porsche 906 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1966 sales)
1966 Porsche 906
Chassis#: 906-115
Sold for USD$1,894,904
  2020 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
Chassis#: 906-134
Sold for USD$1,980,000
  2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
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1966 Porsche 904-6 Carrera GTS Recreation Lot
Chassis#: 351694
Sold for USD$229,145
  2014 Silverstone Auction - NEC Classic Motor Show 2014
 
1966 Porsche Type 906 Carrera Competition Coupé
Chassis#: 906-007
Sold for USD$836,000
  2013 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Auction
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1966 Porsche Type 906 Carrera Coupé sport compétition
Chassis#: 906 – 126
Sold for USD$723,241
  2013 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1966 Porsche Typ 906 Carrera Competition Coupé
Chassis#: 906-007
Sold for USD$898,000
  2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
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1966 Porsche 906 Two seat Endurance Racing Coupé
Chassis#: 906 101
Sold for USD$782,267
  2009 Bonham - Les Grandes Marques à Monaco
 
1966 Porsche 906/Carrera 6
Chassis#: 906-111
Sold for USD$807,622
  2007 Coys Auction - The Excellence of Porsche
 
1966 Porsche 906
Sold for USD$557,000
  2006 Bonhams & Butterfields at The Quail Lodge, Resort & Golf Club
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1966 Porsche 906 'Carrera' 6 Endurance Racing Coupe
Chassis#: 906.016
Sold for USD$177,253
  2003 Bonhams - An auction of Collectors Motor Cars and Automobili
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1966 Porsche 906's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6906-1162014 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$1,180,000  
1966 Porsche TYPE 906 CARRERA Coupé compétition906-0072011 Bonhams Automobilia, Motos de collection et Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais $600,000$700,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Porsche 9061966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 906-007
Engine Num: 906-153
Chassis information for the Porsche 9061966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 906-109
Chassis information for the Porsche 9061966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 906-110
Chassis information for the Porsche 9061966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 906-113
Chassis information for the Porsche 9061966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 906-116
Engine Num: 906-120
Chassis information for the Porsche 9061966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 906-125
Chassis information for the Porsche 9061966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 906-127
Chassis information for the Porsche 9061966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 906-134
Chassis information for the Porsche 9061966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 906-136
Chassis information for the Porsche 9061966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 906-147
Chassis information for the Porsche 9061966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 906-150
Chassis information for the Porsche 9061966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 906-155
Engine Num: 906-022


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