Porsche 906 – 1000 km du Nurburgring 1966

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  • Poster Size 40 x 60 cm or 50 x 70 cm or 60 x 80 cm
  • Printed on Paper Fine Art Matt 188g
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Description

A bit of history

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Prior to the Porsche 906 was the 904 which held many racing victories. At the age of 28, Ferdinand Piëch, the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche was given the important job of being in charge of the development of the new Porsche racing cars. His goal for recreating the 904 to the new 906 was to make it as lightweight as can be. This would mean stripping all of heavy steel from the body and using unstressed fiberglass instead. Constructing the new car with the fiberglass helped with things such as structural support as well as looks because it was all placed by hand instead of having an uneven paint job done to it.

The finished product weighed around 580 kg (1,280 lbs) and was around 250 lbs lighter than the previous 904. Not only was the body of the car much lighter but so was the engine of the vehicle. Normally the car would be fitted with a 901/20 6-cylinder with carburetors that was making 210 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. On occasion though there would be times when it was replaced with a 8-cylinder when the car was being used by the factory racing team. This would help in events such as hillclimbing when the altitude would increase against the Ferrari Dinos in the European championship.

In its debut in the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona, the Carrera 6 finished 6th overall, and won its class against Ferrari Dino 206 Ps. At the 12 Hours of Sebring, Hans Herrmann/Herbert Müller finished fourth overall and won the class, as well as at the 1000 km of Monza, Spa, and Nürburgring.

Willy Mairesse/Gerhard Müller, driving a privately entered 906, secured an overall victory at the 1966 Targa Florio when the factory cars failed. At the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 906 placed 4-5-6-7 behind three Ford GT40 Mk IIs, outlasting all of the previously dominant V12-engined Ferrari Ps.

For the year of the car’s debut in 1966, it achieved numerous victories. American-British race car driver Ken Miles took the 2.0-liter class in the Las Vegas Stardust and Laguna Seca USRRC races. These victories didn’t just stop in 1966, but went on through 1967 and 1968. Another well known Porsche driver by the name of Peter Gregg secured himself some wins at the Bahama Speed Weeks. Now not only were professional racers driving these cars, but so was comedian Dick Smothers and Fred Baker. They secured 8th overall to win it’s 2.0-liter class in 1969.

History : See wikipedia here

Collection

Porsche 906 – 1000 km du Nurburgring 1966

Details

Size: Multi formats available
Print technology: UltraChrome HD 8-Color pigment ink
Paper: Fina Art Matt 188 gr

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Production

Quantity: Limited edition (50)
Signed by Art Director: Yes
Numbered: Yes
Security hologram sticker: Yes
Framing: Not including

Delivery

Posters are packed and delivered in a protective tube to ensure a safe delivery.

Collection

Porsche 906 – 1000 km du Nurburgring 1966

Details

Size: Multi formats available
Print technology: UltraChrome HD 8-Color pigment ink
Paper: Fine Art Matt 188 gr

Production

Quantity: Limited edition (50)
Signed by Art Director: Yes
Numbered: Yes
Security hologram sticker: Yes
Framing: Not including

Delivery

Posters are packed and delivered in a protective tube to ensure a safe delivery.

Additional information

Weight 0,2 kg
Dimensions 9 × 60 × 9 cm
Size

30 x 40 cm (11,8“ x 15,7"), 40 x 50 cm (15,7" x 19,7"), 50 x 70 cm (19,7“ x 27,5"), 60 x 80 cm (23,6“ x 31,4")