1971 Porsche 914-6 GT

IMSA Racecar

Chassis #914 043 0108

This 1971 Porsche 914/6 GT is one of just eleven such cars built by the Porsche factory.  It was driven by Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood to win the first IMSA GT race ever held at Virginia International Raceway on April 18, 1971. The tangerine #59 also won at Talladega, Charlotte, Bridgehampton and Summit Point that season, earning Brumos the very first IMSA GT Championship. The final race of the 1971 season was held at Daytona that November, where the Brumos #59 closed out the season with a second place GT podium finish.

The 914/6 was raced only once in 1972, as Brumos Racing moved to a Porsche 911. The 914/6 was then sold to a race team in Mexico. In 1988, it was discovered in Mexico City and re-acquired by Brumos Racing. It was restored at the Brumos raceshop to top racing condition and completed in 59 days.

As soon as it was completed, the 914/6 was entered in the SCCA Historic at the new Palm Beach Grand Prix Circuit, where Bob Snodgrass took it to the first of many subsequent wins. He captured the 1988 & 1989 CARE Historic Championships in the car. In 1998, Hurley Haywood drove it to a Monterey Historics race win.

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