Porsche haven’t really had a bad decade when it comes to the design of their vehicles but, truth be told, the 1970s is a difficult one for them to beat because they were creating stunning steeds like this 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT at the time and, better still, this one can be yours courtesy of luxury car showroom, Auxietre & Schmidt. If you’re after a classic car that harks back to the golden age of motor racing, look no further.
This 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT from Auxietre & Schmidt is an aesthetic treat for the eyes and delivers a thoroughly impressive performance on the road to boot. This glorious looking machine has the chassis number 9140432505 and was built to GT specifications in period by Max Moritz so you know that the quality is second to none. For race aficionados, you’ll be pleased to hear that this Porsche has an outstanding rally history in Germany until 1975 and was the winner of the GT Class in the 1972 Stuttgart-Strasbourg-Stuttgart Rally.
Given that this Porsche is half a century old, you won’t be surprised to hear it’s had some restorative work carried out. It has had a ground-up restoration by marque expert Mittelmotor, which was completed in 2017 and, as you can see, they’ve done an exemplary job of restoring this machine to its former glory. The eye-catching nature of this Porsche coupled with the amazing work that has been done on it makes it a phenomenal addition to any classic car fan’s line up of vehicles and it will be a cornerstone piece of the collection.
The GT project for the Porsche 914/6 was originally launched in 1970 and the GT’s engine was tuned for around 220bhp, while glass fibre panels and Plexiglas windows helped get the weight down, and dramatically flared arches accommodated wider wheels. The factory also offered a GT kit that could be ordered with a regular 914/6 to be installed by designated Porsche dealers. In 1970 Porsche put their 914/6GT in the gruelling Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race and finished 6th overall and won its class, which was a quite remarkable accomplishment.
This particular 1970 Porsche 914/6GT was delivered new to Friedrich Graepel of Loningen on 4 March 1970. Upon its delivery, it was decided to bring the car to GT specifications so that it could take part in the German ADAC championship for the 1971 season. The highly regarded Porsche team Autohaus Max Moritz was picked to carry the work and the famous team would become one of Porsche’s most loyal privateer outfits based upon the calibre of their work.
Taking part in a large number of rallies between 1970 and 1975, there is a real race heritage to this 1970 Porsche 914/6GT from Auxietre & Schmidt and if you’re a fan of rallying and superbly restored classic cars, this one will definitely be right up your street.
Following the end of its rallying career, it was sold to renowned Porsche specialists Mittelmotor GmbH who embarked a ground-up restoration to exacting standards as when the car was originally prepared by Autohaus Max Moritz in 1970. The restoration included the upgraded engine to ‘Carrera 6’ specification which ensures a breathtaking performance.