The 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours will be forever remembered for Porsche’s first outright win. Less widely recognized is that a diminutive new Porsche GT car, the 914/6 GT, which finished in 6th place overall – winning the 2.0-litre GT class in the process – having started from 45th place on the grid.
Preparation for this particular 914/6 – including upgrading to GT specification – was entrusted to respected Porsche team Autohaus Max Moritz. A team who would become one of Porsche’s most loyal privateer outfits, Moritz had run a 914/6 to considerable effect in long-distance races in 1970, and were instrumental in preparing this car for the 1971 German Rally Championship.
RM Sotheby's will be offering this example at their upcoming Paris auction on the 7th February 2018. The estimated value is between €220,000 - €260,000. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos: Peter Singhof ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's.