In the pantheon of desirable Porsches, the Porsche 904 is always at the top of my list. I’m not alone. There’s something about the diminutive fiberglass silhouette that scratches all the right itches. This particular car is headed to the auction block in January. Built in 1965, the car still wears almost all of its original hardware, including the factory steel wheels, and factory fiberglass.
Affectionately referred to as 904-107, the car was one of just four built with a reinforced chassis and center-fill fuel tank. The car was ordered by a dealer in Iceland who kept the car for two years before selling it to a West German Volkswagen dealer.
Dr. Carl Armstrong, an amateur road racer, bought the car from the German dealer in 1967 for $6,000. He picked the 904 up at the port in New York City and drove it all the way home to Toledo, Ohio.
That alone cements his enthusiast status, but then Armstrong stuffed a delicious and properly rare four-cam engine into the 904. Sadly, that motor seized in the early 2000s, so it’s now running a 2-liter six out of an early 911—but a (non-original), extremely valuable four-cam engine is included in the sale.
Fresh from a repaint, 904-107 will be offered at the RM Auctions event in Arizona on January 15. You can head over to the RM for more info, and be sure to check out the quick video of the thing in motion below.