If you’re a classic car enthusiast with a penchant for racing vehicles, the guys at RM Sotheby’s have definitely got the lot for you in the shape of this brilliantly retro 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT. This is a thoroughly documented “works special” and the first of just 16 customer examples that were produced by Porsche’s Werk 1 for privateers.
This 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT from RM Sotheby’s was originally delivered new to Switzerland and initially fielded by Ecurie Biennoise and was acquired by the consignor in September 1980. It was documented in Porsche: The Racing 914s by Roy Smith, and marque historian Jürgen Barth and it benefits from a complete and accurate restoration completed in March 2021.
Porsche produced just 3,350 examples of their 914/6 between 1969 and 1972. It was devised as a budget-friendly alternative to the 911, in standard trim the 914/6 turned out to be an inadequate competitor. For dedicated privateers, Porsche introduced the 914/6 GT and GT conversion kit. The GT was upgraded with modified 911 S brakes, extra chassis reinforcement, steel fender flares, an additional front oil cooler, wider wheels, a lightweight interior, plexiglass rear window, padded leather steering wheel, and several body panels rendered in fibreglass.
This incredible lot from RM Sotheby’s is the first of 16 factory-prepared 914/6 GT examples that were made in 1970 for immediate use by privateers. It was completed at Porsche’s Werk 1 facility in Zuffenhausen before it was delivered new to Swiss resident Gustav “Gusti” Schlup, vice president of the vibrant Ecurie Biennoise racing team. Sparingly enjoyed yet impeccably maintained over the past four decades, this elusive and factory-prepared 914/6 GT has just been treated to a complete restoration which was carried out in March 2021.
Exceptionally rare and versatile, this 914/6 GT comes equipped with its integrated roll cage, original lightweight Scheel seats, detachable fibreglass panels, 914/6 GT aluminium brake callipers, and twin-plug ignition 2.0-litre engine. It is also accompanied by an extensive photo album, sales documentation, service invoices, tools, and the aforementioned racing accoutrements from its previous owner. An essential addition to any Porsche collector’s lineup.