Posted by: porschebahn | October 8, 2008

1964 Porsche 904 and a 1959 Porsche RSK F2

The silver and green 904 has the most extensive racing history of any Porsche racing car.  It was the overall winner in the 1964 Targa Florio driven by Count Antonio Pucci and Colin Davis.  It raced in all of the Manufacturers Championship races from 1964 through 1966.  Scoring class wins at Sebring in ’65, Spa in ’65 and Daytona in ’66. It not only won its class at Daytona but finished seventh overall.  It was also the European Hill-climb Champion winning every hill-climb it entered.

The silver RSK F2 is also a car driven at one time by Colin Davis.  It is one of six RSK center-seat cars ever built.  These rare cars could be set up in a center-seat configuration to compete in Formula races or in a left-hand two-seat configuration for sports car races.  This one is chassis no. 718-030 and was delivered to Jean Behra in 1959 for his racing team.  Colin Davis drove the car at Reims and then Gerard Laureau at Rouen.  In 1960 it competed at the Grand Prix of Francochamps and then the Targa Florio and the Avus in 1961.

I saw these cars at the Amelia Island Concours in 2007.

To have a look at another fascinating RSK see my post on Sept. 8th.

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