The Porsche Carrera 10, or 910 as it is known today, was a purpose built racing car designed specifically for international endurance racing. They started life as the Porsche 906-10; the 910 is both lighter and shorter than the 906, making it very competitive against the more powerful GT40 and Ferrari Prototypes, especially on the shorter and tighter circuits. It was the first Porsche to use 13-inch wheels and tires as were used in Formula One. These wheels use one large center nut, instead of five lugs like the 904's and 906's had.
The first dozen 910's were built in 1966. This particular chassis 006, for vehicle number 39, was originally used by Porsche to test brakes and suspension for the factory.
Chassis 006 competed in the 1967 Targa Florio Race, driven by Magliari and Schutz. It was sold to Christian Poirot in late 1968, who piloted the car in the 24 Hours of LeMans, several times and in 1969, won the 2.0 Liter Prototype Class while finishing ninth overall. The car was later sold and converted to a Spyder for use in German hill climb competition. The car was also seen several times in Steve McQueen's legendary movie, 'LeMans.'
Purchased by Rick Grant and Howard Cherry, from a Connecticut physician collector, the car underwent a 10-month restoration that included a new body in the original coupe configuration. Crashed in its maiden vintage outing, while leading in the pouring rain at Watkins Glen, the car has been totally restored for vintage endurance competition.
In total, the factory built 34 910's, the last five being eight cylinder cars.