A 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Once Owned by Robert Redford Could Fetch $1.7 Million at Auction

The gorgeous racer is one of the just 100 road-legal examples ever made.

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1/16/2022 4:02:00 AM

The gorgeous racer is one of the just 100 road-legal examples ever made.

The gorgeous racer is one of the just 100 road-legal examples ever made.

’s motorsport division decided to refocus its efforts on sports car racing. The result was the 904 GTS, a curvaceous rocket on wheels that was powered by a mid-mounted four-cylinder engine. The car would only compete for two years but would do itself proud, with impressive showings at Spa, Nürburgring and Le Mans, just to name a few.

Robert Redford’s old 1964 Porsche 904 GTS BonhamsRedford’s example is one of only 100 road-legal units of the car that were built to meet the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s homolgomation requirements. This particular example, chassis no. 904 012, rolled off the line with a silver finish, but its lightweight fiberglass body was painted Irish Green when it was restored in the early 1990s. Inside, you’ll find a stripped-down interior and blue seats with racing harnesses. Under its hinged rear body sits a period-appropriate 2.0-liter 911 engine, identical to the mill that would have been found in the last 904s. Even though the car’s motor was swapped out for one in better condition, it still features its original transaxle.

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