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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1968
Internal name:907
Successor:Porsche 908L Coupe
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 12, 2014
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Chassis: 907-005
Built new for the 1968 season, this 907 was one of the four cars entered in the Daytona 24 Hours. It would go on to score the historic victory, leading the other two surviving 907s home in a three-abreast finish. It had originally been entered for Vic Elford and Jochen Neerpasch but after the latter fell ill, Elford was joined by Rolf Stommelen, whose 907 had crashed out earlier. The following morning both Jo Siffert and Hans Herrmann also completed laps in the winning as they had led for many laps before mechanical issues had dropped their 907 down the order. As a result, no fewer than five drivers are credited with Porsche first 24 Hours win.

Later in 1968, it also placed second at Monza behind the victories Ford GT40. It was subsequently raced by Spanish gentleman racer Alex Soler-Roig, who failed to finish at Le Mans and Daytona but did manage an impressive fourth at Sebring in 1969. Once back the factory, this car was used for testing a new fire suppression system, which apparently worked very well as the car was only lightly damaged.Once repaired, the Daytona winning 907 was sold to Swiss privateer André Wicky, who would go on to campaign the car well into the 1973 season.

After passing through German and Swedish hands, chassis 907-005 was eventually acquired by American enthusiast Henry Payne. He had the car completely restored and fitted with a more readily available six-cylinder engine. He raced the car in historic events on the East Coast and even attempted to enter it in the actual 1998 Daytona 24 Hours as he claimed it still could match the performance of the much more modern cars. After health issues prevented him from racing the car any more, he ultimately sold 907-005 in 2010.

It was restored once more and a correct Type 771 engine was fitted. Freshly restored, this historically important Porsche has since been shown twice at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and was also part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Daytona 24 Hours in 2012. The Daytona-winning Porsche was consigned to Gooding's 2014 Amelia Island sale where it sold for a very impressive $3.6 million.


Chassis details
Major wins
1968 Daytona 24 Hours (Vic Elford / Jochen Neerpasch / Rolf Stommelen / Jo Siffert)
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  Article Image gallery (5) 907-005 Specifications