is renowned among Porsche enthusiasts for his 550
Spyder replicas. He began producing his replica of this famous
car in 1982. Since that time, Beck also jointly-developed the
concept car, and produced a competitive race car with his replica of the Lister.
Chuck's latest production car is the Beck 904 replica. This
replica is based upon the car that was originally produced by
Porsche as a dual-purpose street/race car and marketed under
beginning in 1963. Porsche only produced
about 100 of these cars in order to satisfy the GT homologation
requirements for racing.
This car was unique for Porsche since it was their first car
which utilized a body fabricated wholly from fiberglass. This
resulted in a very lightweight and aerodynamic body, which in
combination with its powerful mid-chassis mounted engine,
produced a highly-successful race car. The beauty of the
Carrera GTS body, its racing heritage, extreme power to weight
ratio, and the fact that it was the only dual purpose street/race
car produced by Porsche, makes it highly desirable.
In reverence to the original, Chuck Beck has designed, built
and is now producing his replica of the 904. Based upon his
long history of racing and experience in building and modifying
cars, Chuck has created a replica with improvements that the
designers could only dream about in 1963.