The Porsche 906 "Carrera 6" was the one with the highest price among the Porsche exhibited at an auction held in France in February 2020. The successful bid price is 1,730,600 euros [about 26.58 million yen].
One of the chassis numbers "906-115" exhibited this time was shipped from the factory on March 9, 1966 and delivered to the owner who lives in Italy. The original body was white-collar and the engine was equipped with 906-113 units.
The first owner is an amateur driver. He was participating in a major Italian hill climb event with this 906. Delivered to a friend in 1967, he also appeared at 906 at events, including the European Championship. Not only in Italy, he also participated in events in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and France throughout 1967. In 1968, he was based in Italy, including racing events at Imola 500km and Mugello.
The fifth owner to get the 906 in 1977 was German Mr B. Becker. He painted the body red and was deposited with a German specialist for restoration.
He prefers to drive the 910 over the 906, and hasn't seen much of this one. Around 1995, he recalled his existence and pulled out of the garage. Until 2001 he ran and played at Donington, Nürburgring and Monza, and in 2000 he even took him out to race in South Africa. The driver there was not Becker, but he finished third. The first Swiss F1 champion at the 2001 Historic Hill Climb was Joe Sifir's son, who had the steering wheel in fourth place.
When the owner who took over from Becker picked it up, the body color was changed again. He had the same color and body as the 906 he had seen at American museums in the past, and his bonnet was painted in red with a striking appearance. It was purchased by a French collector in 2002 and has participated in events such as Tour Auto.
In 2007, it was exhibited at an auction to the enthusiast of Northern France. He released in 2014 to a renowned Italian enthusiast as a Ferrari collector. The collector always wanted to own a Porsche. It was a Porsche with a long-awaited desire, so he rarely ran this 906 for fear of breaking. Although the time of operation was short, the condition was extremely good because of the maintenance of a well-known specialist.
Under the new owner who bought the 906 for 200 million yen, I want him to demonstrate the power of a treasured but racing machine.