201 podiums won out of 393 races, 92 overall and 80 class victories. Impressive numbers for one of the most successful Porsches in its eight years of activity: let’s talk about the 904, produced between 1963 and 1964 and completely rebuilt from scratch to the present day by Orlando Redolfi, a 73-year-old from Bergamo renowned in motorsport and racing. “I consider myself a bit out of my mind, but I’m happy with that. It was my first love, in these days I put it on the ground and I turn it under the tree “, the well-known preparer had commented in recent days.
A work with attention to the smallest details, a replica of the German manufacturer’s racing car rebuilt piece by piece, for a process that took away from Redolfi and the team of his Pedrengo workshop over 8,000 hours of work. From the very light steel body to the frame made on his precise design indication by his friend Giulio Biagi from Brescia, passing through an air-cooled 6-cylinder boxer engine with dry sump lubrication: each component has been re-proposed in an absolutely faithful way to the original. “I think in the end the working hours will be no less than 7-8,000 – the words of Redolfi reported by Il Corriere della Sera – A hard job that I faced with immense pleasure also thanks to the help of a Belgian friend of mine who offered to help me. A Porsche 904 it is not a car you see every day, but once homologated I will put it on the track, like all the other Porsches in my team ”.
Now they only have to be mounted the doors, windows and wheels, and the work of making a Porsche 904 Replica from scratch can finally be defined as completed. “It was the first car I put my hands in”, added the well-known tuner from Bergamo, explaining how this competition car of the German brand represented one milestone even in his personal history. The expectation is now growing to see this rebuilding of Porsche in steel and engine on the track: 2022 will certainly be the right year.
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