Porsche Sport Revisited
Fiberglass was a relatively new medium back in 1964 when Zuffenhausen wowed the automotive world with the 904 Carrera GTS, one of the most striking designs ever produced. Designed by Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche, father of the 911 (nee 901), the 904, was both a spirited road car and a formidable racer that scored numerous class victories and won the Targa Florio outright in 1964. My good friend, Leonard Turner of Porsche Panorama fame, owned a road-going 904, and one evening after a fine, home-cooked dinner served up by his wife and Panorama editor Betty Jo, Dr. Turner treated me to an exhilarating ride through the winding lanes of suburban Atlanta in his silver GTS. It was a memorable moment to say the least.
Multi-purpose Porsches are not uncommon these days, witness the 911 GT2, GT3 and the Cayman GT4. But to me, none measure up to the 904 Carrera GTS, a classic design that marked the beginning and end of an era. Click your way down memory lane and share in my enthusiasm.
The first plastic racer and the
last of the four-cam Porsches
Chronicle: 904 Carrera GTS