Sold new to France, this 904 spent much six years in France under the ownership of three amateur racers, Claude Barbier, Valentin Aldy and Cyr Febbrairo, racing at a variety of notable events including the 12 Hours of Rheims and the Tour de Course. Later moving to Germany and subsequently the U.K., it remained preserved in very original and unmolested condition, rarely used but well-kept throughout this time.
DK Engineering first encountered this 904 in 2010 when we assisted in the sale of the car to the U.S. and four years later, it returned to DK when it we acquired the car on behalf of a client. Having recently parted with an outstanding 250 GT SWB, that client's brief was simple; to supply the very best 904 one could find and in addition it HAD to be matching-numbers. For further performance and in an effort to preserve the original engine, it was fitted with a six-cylinder engine by Prill Porsche Classics, making it similar to the limited run of 904/6s built in period and ensuring greater versatility for races and rallies or even for road use.
The car then returned to DK Engineering to be prepped for historic racing with sights firmly set on the 2018 Goodwood Member’s Meeting. An unforgettable event due to the weekend’s snowy weather, James Cottingham and owner Phil Hylander were behind the wheel of the 904 in the Ronnie Hoare Trophy. Starting from pole, the 904 battled a Ferrari 275 GTB/C and SLR-Morgan for the lead and the trio quickly separated themselves from the pack. By the end of the race, the 904 emerged victorious. David Cottingham commented after the event, "I was thrilled that our team was able to quickly and efficiently convert the 904 into a reliable and race winning car. A true reflection of the consistent quality of their work".
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