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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1969
Numbers built:2
Internal name:917
Successor:Porsche 917/10K
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 23, 2014
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Chassis: 917.028
One of only two 917 PA Spyders and the only raced, chassis 917.028 was used by Jo Siffert for seven of the eleven Can-Am races in 1969. His consistent drives brought him fourth in the championship. Owned by Vasek Polak, it was raced for four more seasons, earning it the accolade of the most raced Can-Am car ever. By the end of its career, it featured the hugely powerful twin-turbo engine, developing nearly twice as many horses as the chassis was originally built for. This led to various suspension failures and eventually a career-ending accident. The remains of the car were eventually acquired by a prominent American Porsche collector, who had it completely restored to its most famous 1969 specification. In absolutely beautiful condition, it has been regularly demonstrated by Brian Redman, who originally raced the car in its turbocharged guise. More recently, it was restored once more, during which time the original side exhausts were added once more.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1969
First owner Porsche AG
Last known location Revs Institute for Automotive Research
Appearances

2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2010 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 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 2006 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2006 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

  Article Image gallery (35) 917.028 Specifications