A Closer Look at the 1970 Porsche 914-6 GT on Offer at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auction

A storied race car is headed across the block next month at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auction. This 1970 Porsche 914-6 GT is one of 11 factory-built examples that boasts a class win at the 1971 24 Hours of Daytona.

Photo: Brian Henniker (Gooding & Company)

Chassis 914 043 1017 was sold new to French-Canadian journalist and racing driver Jacques Duval, who had raced Porsches since the early 60s starting with a 356 B Super 90 and then getting a 904, 906, and 911 T/R.

Photo: Brian Henniker (Gooding & Company)

The 914-6 GT featured a strengthened chassis, 906-spec two-liter engine, 100-liter fuel tank, steel fender flares, fiberglass rockers and deck lids, and other specialized racing equipment.

Photo: Brian Henniker (Gooding & Company)

Duval bought this 914-6 GT to campaign in 1971 with sponsorship from Sunoco of Canada and its first race was at the 1971 24 Hours of Daytona where they won their class and finished 5th overall – co drivers were Bob Bailey and George Nicholas.

Photo: Brian Henniker (Gooding & Company)

 

Photo: Brian Henniker (Gooding & Company)

Since its racing career, the car has remained in very original condition and has been owned by private collectors, most on the East Coast.

Photo: Brian Henniker (Gooding & Company)

 

Photo: Brian Henniker (Gooding & Company)

Look for more information about the car and details of the Scottsdale Auctions at goodingco.com