Posted by: porschebahn | March 23, 2009

1964 Porsche 904 GTS

This 904 GTS was displayed by Michael Robottom of St. John, Jersey, Channel Islands at this years Amelia Island Concours.  It took the Joe Pendergast Trophy for Best Race Car.

The 904 GTS was Porsche’s first foray into fiberglass construction of a production sports car.  The 904 was really a dual purpose car that could be raced on weekends and driven on public roads, as this one was.  The body is FRP bonded to a square tube frame and is a mid-engine configuration.  Depending on who was doing the fiberglass lay-up, the cars weighed approximately 1,700 pounds and had a top speed of 163 mph.  The one hundred or so 904’s were built with the 2 liter, four cam, four cylinder engine putting out 180 HP in the street configuration and 198 HP in the racing configuration.  Several were built with six-cylinder engines and at least one with an eight cylinder engine. 

This car was raced by Amelia Island Board member, George Drolsom, who teamed with the late Peter Gregg to finish third in class in the Daytona 24 hour race.  At the time, the car was owned and entered by Brumos Porsche.

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