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  Porsche 917 K
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1970 - 1971
Numbers built:12
Price new:DM 140,000
Predecessor:Porsche 917
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:April 18, 2017
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Chassis: 917-030
A new car built up for the 1971 season, this 917 K was used extensively to test an ABS system. In fact, it is understood to be the very first racing car ever fitted with an ABS system. In the summer of 1971, it was leased to the Martini team and raced at the Osterreichring Helmut Marko and Gerard Larousse. They failed to finish due to an accident and for the remainder of the season, it returned to its test duties. In 1974, it was sold to Count Rossi of the Martini & Rossi company. He brought the car to Alabama, where it was registered for road use. Only rarely seen in public, it was re-painted black at some point but more recently has been re-finished in the silver also used for the Martini liveried 917s. Still owned by the Rossi family, chassis 917-030 made a very rare appearance at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed where the 917's 40th anniversary was celebrated.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1971
First owner Porsche System
Last known location Rossi Family
Appearances

2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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  Article Image gallery (186) Chassis (5) 917-030 Specifications User Comments (5)