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7 February 2018

1970 Porsche 914/6 GT

  • Chassis no. 9140432505

Documents: German Fahrzeugbrief


  • Originally built to GT-spec and maintained by renowned Porsche privateer Max Moritz
  • Extensive rally history in Germany between 1971 and 1975
  • Winner of the GT Class in the 1972 Stuttgart-Strasbourg-Stuttgart Rally
  • Competitor in the 1972 Olympia Rally
  • Fully restored by marque specialists Mittelmotor, completed in 2017


The 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours will be forever remembered for Porsche’s first outright win. Less widely recognized is that a diminutive new Porsche GT car, the 914/6 GT, finished in 6th place overall – winning the 2.0-litre GT class in the process – having started from 45th place on the grid.

Delivered new to Friedrich Graepel of Loningen on 4 March 1971, preparation for this particular 914/6 – including upgrading to GT specification – was entrusted to respected Porsche team Autohaus Max Moritz. A team who would become one of Porsche’s most loyal privateer outfits, Moritz had run a 914/6 to considerable effect in long-distance races in 1970, a car known as one of the fastest, and were instrumental in preparing this car for Mr Graepel in the 1971 Deutche Rallye Meisterschaft.

The car’s first competitive outing was the International Rallye Lyon-Charbonnieres-Stuttgart-Solitude in March, which resulted in retirement. However, the team’s fortunes improved with 2nd place in the 2.0-litre GT class in the ADAC Rallye Ulm the following month, and further class 2nd places in the Spionen Rally in July and the Sportliche Prufungsfahrt Solitude in October.

The following year again saw the car participate in six DRM events, the high point being a victory in the combined GT class in the Stuttgart-Strasbourg-Stuttgart Rally. Other noteworthy performances were a 4th in class in the Lyon-Charbonnieres, and a class 5th place in the Olympia Rallye – the winning combination of Jean-Pierre Nicholas, Jean Todt and Works Alpine Renault in the latter signifying the quality of the entry.

Unused in 1973 and 1974, the car was entered in the 1975 Lyon-Charbonnieres, although an unfortunate accident in practice heralded the end of its competitive career. Thereafter the car remained in storage in a damaged and semi-dismantled state. After Mr Graepel passed away in 2001, the family later sold the car to Porsche specialists Mittelmotor GmbH who completed an exacting rebuild to original specification in 2017, including the Max Moritz upgraded engine to ‘Carrera 6’ specification. A dyno-sheet confirms the engine produces 218 bhp.

Eminently versatile and usable, the car boasts an FIA-certified rollcage, detachable fiberglass panels (as homologated), 914/6 GT aluminium brake callipers and twin-plug ignition 2-litre engine, with correct 906-style fan arrangement. It is accompanied by a fascinating history file including all race results, current FIA HTP and its first original German Kraftfahrzeugbrief, and would be an equally welcome addition to either Rally Special Stage or Le Mans Classic Plateau.

DATEEVENTDRIVERSRESULT
February 5, 1971Int. Bayerische ADAC-Winter-Rallye MarktredwitzFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
March 5, 197124. Int. Rallye Lyon/Charb.-Stuttgart/SolitudeFriedrich Claudius GraeepelDNF
March 20, 1971Int. AvD/ISCC-Rallye TrifelsFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
April 17, 19717. Int. ADAC Rallye UlmFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl2ND
April 29, 1971Int. IX. ADAC-Rallye NordlandFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
May 21, 1971Int. XXXIII. AvD-Rallye WiesbadenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
June 11, 1971Int. ADAC-Rallye HessenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
June 19, 1971Tag der Hohenloher ADAC SonderprüfungenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl5TH
June 26, 1971Int. AvD/ASC-Rudolf-Diesel-RallyeFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
July 17, 19712. Aalener Zuverlässigkeitsfahrt 1971, Spionen RallyeFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl2ND
August 21, 197110. Int. Vorderpfälzische Wertungsfahrt 1971 LudwigshafenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl4TH
September 11, 1971XIV. ADAC-Rallye AvusFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
September 24, 1971Int. ADAC-Rallye Bavaria-MünchenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
October 9, 197113. Sportliche ADAC Prüfungsfahrt Solitude, StuttgartFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl2ND
October 9, 1971Int. 8. DMV-Hugenotten-RallyeFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
February 5, 197248. ADAC Winterfahrt HessenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl3RD
February 11, 1972ADAC-Harz-Winterfahrt NortheimFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
March 9, 197225. Int. Rallye Lyon-Charbonnieres, Solitude, StuttgartFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl4TH
March 25, 1972Int. AvD/ISCC-Rallye Trifels, KaiserslauternFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
April 21, 1972Int. 6. AvD/ATCW Ostmark-Rallye, WeidenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
May 12, 1972Int. ADAC-Rallye HessenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
May 27, 19722. Tag der Hohenloher ADAC SonderprüfungenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl4TH
June 10, 19723. ADAC Zuverlässigkeitsfahrt, Schwäbisch GmündFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl2ND
June 23, 1972Int. Rallye Stuttgart-Straßburg-Stuttgart des MSC StuttgartFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl1ST
July 22, 1972Int. 11. Vorderpfälzische ADAC-Wertungsfahrt, LudwigshafenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
August 13, 1972Olympia Rallye 1972Friedrich Claudius Graeepel, Edgar Berg5TH
September 22, 1972Int. ADAC-Rallye Bavaria, MünchenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
October 6, 1972Int. 9. DMV-Hugenotten-Rallye, Neu-isenburgFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
March 6, 1975Rallye Lyon-CharbonnieresUdo WattendorfDNF





• Produite à l'origine aux spécifications GT et entretenue par Max Moritz, spécialiste Porsche renommé
• Important historique en rallye en Allemagne, entre 1971 et 1975
• Victorieuse de la catégorie GT au rallye Stuttgart-Strasbourg-Stuttgart 1972
• Engagée au Rallye de l'Olympe 1972
• Restauration complète en 2017 par Mittelmotor, spécialiste de la marque

Les 24 Heures du Mans 1970 resteront dans les annales pour être l'édition de la première victoire de Porsche au classement général. Ce dont on se souvient moins, c'est qu'une nouvelle Porsche GT plus modeste, la 914/6 GT, avait terminé à la sixième place, tout en remportant la catégorie GT 2 litres. Elle avait pris le départ en 45e position sur la grille.

Livrée neuve le 4 mars 1971 à Friedrich Graepel, de Loningen, la présente 914/6 a été confiée pour sa préparation (qui incluait la transformation aux spécifications GT) à l'équipe Autohaus Max Moritz, d'excellente réputation. Cette équipe allait devenir un des teams privés les plus fidèles à Porsche et, en 1970, avait fait courir avec beaucoup d'efficacité sur des épreuves de longue durée une 914/6 connue comme une des plus rapides. Sa contribution a été déterminante dans la préparation de la voiture de M. Graepel pour le Championnat d'Allemagne des rallyes, en 1971.

La première sortie en compétition de cette voiture a été le rallye international Lyon-Charbonnières-Stuttgart-Solitude au mois de mars, où elle a été contrainte à l'abandon. L'équipe retrouvait toutefois la chance le mois suivant avec une deuxième place en catégorie GT 2 litres au Rallye ADAC d'Ulm, suivie d'une autre deuxième place de catégorie au "Sportliche Prufungsfahrt Solitude", en octobre.

L'année suivante voyait la voiture prendre part à nouveau à six manches du Deutsche Rallye Meisterschaft, son plus beau succès étant une victoire en catégorie GT combinée au rallye Stuttgart-Strasbourg-Stuttgart. Autres performances notables, la 914/6 signait dans sa catégorie une quatrième place au Lyon-Charbonnières et une cinquième place au rallye de l'Olympe : dans ce dernier, la combinaison gagnante au classement général de Jean-Pierre Nicolas et Jean Todt à bord d'une berlinette Alpine d'usine en dit long sur la qualité des engagés.

Inutilisée en 1973 et 1974, la voiture était à nouveau engagée au rallye Lyon-Charbonnières 1975, mais un malheureux accident en essai mettait fin à sa carrière en compétition. Elle est ensuite restée entreposée, endommagée et en partie démontée. Après le décès de M. Graepel en 2001, la famille cédait par la suite la voiture à Mittelmotor GmbH, spécialiste Porsche qui parvenait en 2017 à la reconstruire dans son exacte configuration d'origine. Cette remise en état incluait le moteur de Max Moritz aux spécifications "Carrera 6". Un compte-rendu de passage au banc confirme la puissance de 218 ch.

Parfaitement utilisable et polyvalente, cette voiture est équipée d'un arceau-cage homologué FIA, de panneaux démontables en fibre de verre (homologués) d'étriers de 914/6 GT en aluminium et d'un moteur 2 litres à double allumage, avec un système correct de turbine de refroidissement de style 906. Accompagnée d'un fascinant dossier historique qui comporte tous son palmarès en course, d'un PTH FIA actuel et de son premier "Kraftfahrzeugbrief" allemand d'origine, elle sera tout aussi à l'aise dans une spéciale de rallye qu'au sein d'un plateau du Mans Classic.

DATEEVENTDRIVERSRESULT
February 5, 1971Int. Bayerische ADAC-Winter-Rallye MarktredwitzFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
March 5, 197124. Int. Rallye Lyon/Charb.-Stuttgart/SolitudeFriedrich Claudius GraeepelDNF
March 20, 1971Int. AvD/ISCC-Rallye TrifelsFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
April 17, 19717. Int. ADAC Rallye UlmFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl2ND
April 29, 1971Int. IX. ADAC-Rallye NordlandFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
May 21, 1971Int. XXXIII. AvD-Rallye WiesbadenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
June 11, 1971Int. ADAC-Rallye HessenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
June 19, 1971Tag der Hohenloher ADAC SonderprüfungenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl5TH
June 26, 1971Int. AvD/ASC-Rudolf-Diesel-RallyeFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
July 17, 19712. Aalener Zuverlässigkeitsfahrt 1971, Spionen RallyeFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl2ND
August 21, 197110. Int. Vorderpfälzische Wertungsfahrt 1971 LudwigshafenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl4TH
September 11, 1971XIV. ADAC-Rallye AvusFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
September 24, 1971Int. ADAC-Rallye Bavaria-MünchenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
October 9, 197113. Sportliche ADAC Prüfungsfahrt Solitude, StuttgartFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl2ND
October 9, 1971Int. 8. DMV-Hugenotten-RallyeFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
February 5, 197248. ADAC Winterfahrt HessenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl3RD
February 11, 1972ADAC-Harz-Winterfahrt NortheimFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
March 9, 197225. Int. Rallye Lyon-Charbonnieres, Solitude, StuttgartFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl4TH
March 25, 1972Int. AvD/ISCC-Rallye Trifels, KaiserslauternFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
April 21, 1972Int. 6. AvD/ATCW Ostmark-Rallye, WeidenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
May 12, 1972Int. ADAC-Rallye HessenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
May 27, 19722. Tag der Hohenloher ADAC SonderprüfungenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl4TH
June 10, 19723. ADAC Zuverlässigkeitsfahrt, Schwäbisch GmündFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl2ND
June 23, 1972Int. Rallye Stuttgart-Straßburg-Stuttgart des MSC StuttgartFriedrich Claudius Graeepel, Wolfgang Karl1ST
July 22, 1972Int. 11. Vorderpfälzische ADAC-Wertungsfahrt, LudwigshafenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
August 13, 1972Olympia Rallye 1972Friedrich Claudius Graeepel, Edgar Berg5TH
September 22, 1972Int. ADAC-Rallye Bavaria, MünchenFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
October 6, 1972Int. 9. DMV-Hugenotten-Rallye, Neu-isenburgFriedrich Claudius Graeepel 
March 6, 1975Rallye Lyon-CharbonnieresUdo WattendorfDNF

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