Sunday, March 28, 2010

Check your savings - Porsche 906 for sale in Germany

This beautiful Porsche Carrera 6 (916116) is still for sale at Freisinger in Germany. According to the must-have book "Porsche 906" written by J├╝rgen Barth and Ulrich Tripsel 906116 was delivered on March 15, 1966 to Baden Auto in Freiburg. First owner was Werner Brockhaus. The car competed at variuos hillclimbs (for example Ollon Vilars, Schauinsland, Bad Neuenahr), but also in the 1000 km race at the Nurburgring in 1968. It had a serious accident at the Gaisberg hillclimb and obviously was almost wrecked at testdrives on the Nurburgring in 1970. In 1971 the car was offered for DM 6'700.- (basically the price for a new Volkswagen Beetle) with accident damages. The color of the car changed from white with stripes to red and now back to white during the years. Obviously the car is now in as new condition, but the price of Euro 780'000.- isn't something for people with small budgets. Given you can build a "new" Carrera 6 for roughly Euro 100'000 to 150'000 from scratch (recreations/replicas are for example built by werkzcars) you wonder whether the history is worth the difference. But that's for the buyer to decide! As all my readers know I have somewhat a crush for the 906 and maybe one day ....

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