This 1966 Porsche 906 sold in Paris at Bonham’s Grand Palais sale on February 7, 2013, for $732k, including buyer’s premium. At first glance, that price appears awfully favorable for the buyer.
Was no one awake in the room, or is there an issue with the car? There have been enough major adjustments in the Porsche market that an overview of the sports prototype sector with our subject 906 as centerpiece might be helpful.
If we accept Porsche Spyders as $3m collector cars, and Porsche 917s as $15m cars, we can see that the “lesser” plastic-bodied, tube-frame sports and sport prototype competition cars from Zuffenhausen — the 904s, 906s, 910s, 907s and 908s — are relatively cheap and very interesting collectibles.