‘R6’ retraces its steps with Gijs van Lennep in Italy
The 1973 Targa Florio-winning Carrera RSR ‘R6’ prototype has been reunited with victorious driver Gijs van Lennep to retrace its steps around the notorious Sicilian street circuit. Having been given a complete restoration by historic Porsche specialists Maxted Page, completed in April 2018, the Essex-based outfit have worked with the Porsche Museum to bring Dutchman van Lennep and the car back together some 46 years after that remarkable win.
Maxed Page was offered the opportunity to restore chassis 360 0588, which started with an arduous three-month period of intensive research covering factory records, race sheets, period photographs and visits to the Museum archives to establish its true and exact specification. This intensive research enabled Maxted Page to restore the precise set-up used on R6 in the race itself, right down to individual gear ratios used, spring rates and even the type of brake pads fitted. For more pictures and the full story of the Sicilian adventure, visit the Porsche Newsroom website.