1964 Porsche 904 prototype to lead classic car sale at Coys

A works prototype 1964 Porsche 904 is valued at £1.1m-1.3m ($1.7m-2m) ahead of Coys' True Greats auction in London on December 2.

Porsche designed the car as a GT for use in endurance racing and released it to the public in a limited run to meet the rules on homologation.

Porsche 904 proto
The Porsche 904 works prototype was designed for road racing

It was competed in a number of high profile races in the year it was built, including Sebring, Le Mans and the Tour de France - where it finished first in its class.

The 904 went on to become hugely popular and remains among the most desirable models of all time.

Coys comments: "This 904 remains one of the finest and most successful Porsches ever constructed. It kick started a program of racing cars, that would eventually result in the all-conquering 917.

"It also holds a unique spot in the manufacturer's history as the last dual-purpose sportscar Porsche ever built."

A 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB is likely to prove another highlight with a similar estimate of £1m-1.4m ($1.5m-2.1m).

Coys comments: "To many cognoscenti the 275 is the finest of all front-engined Ferraris. 

"Its luxurious interior shows Ferrari production cars had matured yet its performance is comparable to a 250 GT SWB and its handling and brakes are superior."

Earlier in the week a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB made $2.1m in Mecum Auctions' Anaheim sale.

Please sign up to our free newsletter to receive exciting news about classic car auctions.

Featured products

Elvis Presley Authentic Strand of Hair
Elvis Presley Authentic Strand of Hair
Sale price£399
In stock
Fidel Castro signed certificateFidel Castro Signed Certificate
Fidel Castro signed certificate
Sale price£2,995
In stock
King Henry VIII Autographed DocumentKing Henry VIII Autographed Document
King Henry VIII Autographed Document
Sale price£55,000
In stock