It’s been suggested by some that the 904 is the most beautiful car ever made by Porsche. While we could dispute that, we’re not quite sure what model to suggest in its stead, as the 904 is desperately gorgeous.
It’s also a proper race car tweaked for use on the street, sold with one of the most potent engines of its time (in terms of volume-specific power). This 1965 Porsche 904 was the second-to-last example sold with a four-cylinder, four-cam engine that offered hemispherical combustion chambers, before it was cool.
Road & Track touches on some of the other major highlights: it’s one of four 904 models ever produced with a reinforced chassis and a center-fill gas tank, plus it’s clean, well-documented, and has the factory fiberglass, wheels, and most of the rest of its original hardware.
Sadly, the one thing this example doesn’t have is its original motor, which seized during a road race at Summit Point. Instead, this 1965 Porsche 904 example makes use of a flat-6 out of an early 911 — essentially the same engine which powered the last of the 904 production run. Included with it, however, is a correct 2.0 liter, four-cam flat-4, reportedly kept by the factory as a spare.
If we haven’t sold you on it yet, consider yourself lucky, since you might not be able to afford it anyway. This beautiful 1965 Porsche 904 is valued at auction at $1.5 to $2 million, and it practically begs for a bidding war.