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1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS Coupe / 904-107 Vehicle Information

1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS photograph

1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS photograph

1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS photograph

1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS photograph

1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS photograph

1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS photograph

1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
Sold for $1,650,000 at 2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona.
Argued by many to be the most beautiful car ever built by Porsche, the 904 Carrera GTS was something of a reminder for the company. Leaving Formula One and focusing on sportscars once again, the 904 would be something of the ultimate track day car. Able to be driven to the track, compete, win and drive home, the car would help Porsche quickly return to its roots.

Intended for the FIA Group 3GT category, the new car would be beautifully designed, and yet, would be advanced in many respects. Plastic composites and fiberglass on a steel frame gave the car a semi-monocoque chassis. The mid-engine arrangement would be well balanced within the low center of gravity design giving the car great stability and superior handling. This superior handling would enable a smaller 2.0-liter flat-six engine to be used and the effects would be devastating to the competition.

Over the competitive lifetime of the 904 it would be better served, and easier, to list what races it had not achieved victory. Sebring, the Nurburgring, Targa Florio, Spa, Reims, Paris and many others would be sites where the 904 reigned supreme. However, Porsche would realize they were ready to make their push toward that elusive overall victory at Le Mans when the 904 earned a first through fourth sweep in class. Over the course of two years just a little more than 100 examples of the 904 would be built. It would be remarkable to consider the achievements those few numbers reached.

The 904 couldn't last forever, despite its huge success. Still, how could such a successful car be brought to an end when it is still widely competitive? This was the dilemma Porsche faced in 1965. They had the new 906 and it was proving just as capable. Nevertheless, production would begin on the second series of the 904 Carrera GTS.

At the last moment, those within the company would make the difficult decision to cease production of the 904. All in all, just four of the 'Series 2' specification 904 GTSes would ever be built. 904-107 would be one of them.

Completed in 1965, 904-107 would be the penultimate example of the four-cylinder models. It would be shipped to Iceland with its special upgrades, which included a center-filling gas tank, reinforced chassis, newer brakes, plastic pull-up side windows, short doors and that lovely 'Kamm-like' backend.

Following its trip to the north Atlantic, the 904 would return to Europe and end up in West Germany until it made its way to the United States and an amateur racing driver Dr. Carl Armstrong who was from Toledo, Ohio. He would travel to New York City where he would pick up the car and promptly drive it all the way back home.

Throughout 1968, Armstrong would compete very successful with the car. He would earn a couple of victories at Waterford Hills in Michigan and would also come away with a number of podium finishes at races all throughout the region.

Racing is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for those that shy away from some tough struggles. This particular car would suffer some damage and would need its transaxle fixed. There would also be instances of trouble with the flywheel and the rather troublesome head gasket failure on the four-cam engine. Nonetheless, the car would continue to fight and perform well. Then, in 1969, Armstrong would purchase a 906 and would no longer have any use for his 904. At this time he would sell the car to Robert Fergus, the owner of Midwest Volkswagen located in Dublin, Ohio.

Though refinished in a white with yellow trim, the 904 would not stay with Fergus long. Instead, the car would venture south to Alabama where it would become the property of George Reilly. Reilly would install a correct 904 transmission. He would then replace the engine using a 911S engine as a substitute.

The Porsche would remain with Reilly for some three decades. Then, in 2001, Reilly would reinstall the original engine in the car and would offer it for sale where Cal Turner would become the car's proud new owner. Sadly, the original engine would seize on Turner during an event at Summit Point. The engine would be replaced with a 911 engine and the original would be sold separately to Lothar Hoess. The car would end up passing on to another owner before it made its way to DK Engineering in 2005. At that time, the car would undergo restoration whereby as much as possible of the car's original equipment would be spared.

Though the engine would be gone, most of the rest of the car would remain highly original. From its shafts to its wheels and gas tank, 904-107 would be nearly as original within as without. It remains as such to this very day.

Offered as part of RM Auction's 2015 Scottsdale event, the 1965 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS, chassis 904-107, wouldn't just be a shell of its former self. Inside and out, 904-107 is a trip back in time. What's more, it would come with a 1964 Type 587/3 904 engine. Listed as a spare, the engine helps, and is ready to complete a package that was the very epitome of success and rarity.

Pre-auction estimates for the Porsche 904 would range from $1,500,000 to $2,000,000.

By Jeremy McMullen



2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,500,000-USD $2,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,650,000

1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1964 sales)
1964 Porsche 904 GTS
Chassis#: 904-062
Sold for USD$788,345
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1964 Porsche 904 GTS
Chassis#: 904-061
Sold for USD$2,104,809
  2020 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1964 Porsche 904 GTS
Chassis#: 904-104
Sold for USD$2,295,160
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
Chassis#: 904-042
Sold for USD$1,540,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1964 PORSCHE 904 GTS
Chassis#: 904-098
Sold for USD$2,310,000
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
Chassis#: 904-026
Sold for USD$1,635,060
  2015 RM Auctions - Paris
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1965 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
Chassis#: 904-107
Sold for USD$1,650,000
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
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1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
Chassis#: 904-045
Sold for USD$1,741,117
  2014 RM Auctions - Paris
 
1964 PORSCHE 904 GTS ENDURANCE RACING COUPE
Chassis#: 904 079
Sold for USD$1,913,531
  2013 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1965 Porsche 904/6 Carrera GTS
Chassis#: 906-012
Sold for USD$1,936,693
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
Chassis#: 904-057
Sold for USD$1,595,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
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1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
Chassis#: 904-026
Sold for USD$1,210,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
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1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
Chassis#: 904-017
Sold for USD$1,045,000
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
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1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
Sold for USD$253,000
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1964 Porsche 904 GTS904 0122019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona $1,400,000$1,600,000
1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS904-0062015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $2,250,000$2,750,000
1963 Porsche 904/6 Carrera GTS Factory Works Protoype906-0022012 RM Auctions Monterey$1,575,000$1,800,000$2,200,000
1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS 2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$360,000  

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Porsche 904 Carrera GTS Vehicle Profiles
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Porsche 904 Carrera GTS Coupe

Model Year: 1964
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Porsche 904 Carrera GTS Coupe

Model Year: 1964
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Model Year: 1964
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Porsche 904 Carrera GTS Coupe

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