Onboard The 1967 Porsche 906E At Rennsport Reunion 7
In the mid-1960s, as fuel injection systems swiftly replaced carburetors, Porsche enlisted Bosch to install a state-of-the-art slide-valve injection system in its 906, resulting in the 906E. This modification occurred as part of the transition from Weber carburetors. Concurrently, four 906Es were manufactured to participate in the 1967 Daytona and Sebring races, bridging the development period for the new 910 model.
Among the rarest pieces in the Ingram collection is the 906E from 1967, with only four examples of the fuel-injected E variant ever produced. This specific car was slated for the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona but encountered a barrier during practice, preventing it from competing. It also participated in the 12 Hours of Sebring that same year but faced engine issues, resulting in a failure to finish. Subsequently, the car was sold to Armando Capriles of Venezuela, who extensively campaigned it in South America, achieving an 11th-place finish at Sebring in 1969.
Now, we have the opportunity to witness it in action as it completes laps around Laguna Seca during the Rennsport Reunion 7. Enjoy the unfiltered and intense sound of its 2-liter flat-6 engine revving up to its limits!