With the racing spirit of the original Porsche 906 Carrera 6 running through its platform; VRC, Vintage Racing Cars of Buenos Aires Argentina, who are regarded as world-class fabricators, have developed and produced what is reported as the first available replica of the famous Porsche 906 racecar. The VRC 906 has been developed to run in its appropriate vintage racing category or for street usage.
The VRC 906 has a tubular steel space frame with a “glass-reinforced plastic” body with DOT triple-laminate security windshield and Plexiglas side and rear windows.
The rear chassis was designed to accept any horizontally opposed 911 six-cylinder engine; this example has a 2.7-liter Porsche unit that has been fitted with special racing pistons and has Weber carburetors. The five-speed manual gearbox is a model 915 unit, and the chassis is said to be similar to a 910.
With special brakes and calipers, racing seat, Sabelt five-point harness, onboard Drago fire bottle, Momo ‘prototipo’ steering wheel, Dunlop tires and VDO instrumentation, including tach and hour meter (51 hours), show this car is set up for the track and ready to perform.
This car has already performed at the 2014 Classic 24 Hour at Daytona along with another event at Sebring. In Daytona, this Porsche VRC 906, is reported to have won its class.
The white and red color combination is in keeping with the period effect and the Club Automoviles Sport Argentina contributes to the sporting nature of this machine that runs much deeper than its beautiful form.
The car will be offered by Auctions America on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at its Fort Lauderdale sale. It is estimated between $250,000 and $300,000.