General - RE: Chassis Index
Individual chassis histories are scattered throughout the book. They were placed, not
in a general chronological order, but, instead, in the sections of the book where they fit in
most appropriately. This is somewhat confusing but you will find a Chassis Index on
page 429 that refers to the page where each specific car that has a chassis history
in the book is covered. It also summarizes the build date, engine number, gearbox number,
and color for each car. This index would have been
better-placed at the front of the book
but was not because of constraints. Page 15 - RE: Photo ID of a 910
At the top right of the page there is a photo of Scooter Patrick with a 910.
This car is in fact s/n 910-005.
Page 183 & 322/3 - RE: 906-121 at Watkins Glen in 1968
Having sold 906-121 to John Weinberger early in 1968, it turns out that Jacques Duval
in fact shared Jean-Paul Ostiguy's car at Watkins Glen in July of 1968. I believe that
car to have been 906-134.
Page 223 - RE: 904-006 & the Targa Florio
There has been some debate as to whether 904-005 or 904-006 won the Targa Florio in
1964. Relying on Jurgen Barth's 904 book (that states that the winner was 904-005) and
on photographic evidence that was compiled, "In The Americas" reports that 904-006 was
2nd at the Targa Florio in 1964. This statement is still thought to be correct but it should have
been noted that there is some controversy. Interestingly, Stan Gold (the current owner
of 904-006) has a letter that was sent by Jurgen Barth to Scott Gauthier when he owned
904-006 (in 1999) that states that 904-006 was the winner of the Targa Florio. Page 258 - RE: 904-080
In 2008, 904-080 was for sale through Simon Kidston in Geneva.
It still appears to be in original condition.
Page 378 - RE: 906-159
It is important to note that Robert Hatchman took issue with several of the statements that
were made by David Colman in his article in Excellence. This has only recently come to my
attention. In fact, he wrote a detailed letter to Excellence criticizing the accuracy of the piece.
Though I mention the article, I would like to state clearly that I did not rely on it to write the
history for 906-159 in my book. I did confirm, through satisfactory sources, that the car was in
very poor condition prior to its restoration (I have seen photos) and that its reconstruction was a
massive undertaking. Most importantly, I do feel, as I wrote, that "the result was spectacular."
Hatchman did an extraordinary job. My only negative comment is that "the front fenders are not
true to the original long-nose design" and I stand by that observation.
Nonetheless, having now seen Hatchman's letter to Excellence, I would like to clarify that, as he
states, 906-159 came to his shop as a "roller." Therefore, the quote from Excellence that the car
arrived at his shop as a "few tubes, a few suspension pieces, that's about it," is somewhat misleading.
The car's chassis (except for the roof section, the tubing ahead of the front suspension, and the tubing
behind the rear suspension), along with the suspension itself, was complete prior to its restoration.
Also noteworthy is that 906-159's original engine case (that was stamped s/n 906-159) was
found in 2008 in a 911 that was sold on Ebay! It has not been reunited with the car. As a final update
on the car, it was sold to Jerry Seinfeld in the summer of 2008. Gerald Barnes, the vendor, has
apparently donated the entire proceeds from the sale to a charity.
Page 413 - RE: 904-054
Ken Allison has completed the restoration of 904-054 and the result is very nice.
The following is a photo of the car as it looked early in 2008: Page 424 - RE: Replacement 904s & Heinz Kurek
Heinz Heinrichs has clarified that Heinz Kurek never purchased replacement 904
tubs from Porsche. Instead, his cars (other than 904-013) were based on parts
of chassis that had been discarded by Porsche. Buyer beware! Page 432 - RE: Photo Credits
The photo on p. 93 (bottom right) should be credited to Allen Kuhn.