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  Article Image gallery (62) Chassis (3) 917/10-002 Specifications  
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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1971
Numbers built:13 (All 917/10s)
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 16, 2015
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Chassis: 917/10-002
One of two naturally aspirated 917/10s built in the summer of 1971, chassis 002 was raced for the 'Porsche Audi' works team in that year's Can-Am championship. Sporting a very striking STP livery, the car was placed in the top five in all six rounds with two second place finishes as the best results. The successful car was subsequently sold to Willi Kauhsen, who fielded the car in the European Interserie championship. He won the second round and added several more podium finishes to the chassis' tally. Halfway through the year, a turbocharged engine was fitted to improve performance.

Unfortunately, the career of 917/10-002 was cut short at the Nürburgring Interserie round where Kauhsen qualified on pole but crashed out. Instead of wasting time repairing the car, Kauhsen opted to buy a brand new 917/10K from Porsche. The wreck was stored and did not resurface until the late 1990s when it was carefully rebuilt by former Porsche race engineers. It was restored to the striking STP livery and 1971 Can-Am specification complete with a correct naturally aspirated engine. Soon after the work was completed, the 917/10 was sold to a prominent American collector. In 2008, it was acquired by a German collector, who in turn sold it on to the current Monaco-based owner.

Since acquiring 917/10-002, the current owner has restored it to its original configuration and white livery the car sported when it was shipped to the United States. The unique, angular body was also modified and a much rounder body was fitted. In this guise, it was raced by Jürgen Barth and Gérard Larrousse in the 2015 Dix Mille Tours at the Circuit Paul Ricard.


Chassis details
Manufactured in July 17, 1971
Last known location Monaco Private Collection
Appearances

2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours
2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours
2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours
2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours 2015 Dix Mille Tours
2015 Dix Mille Tours 2013 Dix Mille Tours 2013 Dix Mille Tours 2013 Dix Mille Tours
2013 Dix Mille Tours 2013 Dix Mille Tours 2013 Dix Mille Tours 2013 Dix Mille Tours
2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed

  Article Image gallery (62) Chassis (3) 917/10-002 Specifications