At the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed Porsches took centre stage as part of the company's 70th anniversary celebrations. In addition to starring on the central feature in front of Goodwood House, Porsches were featured in no fewer than five of the groups that went up the hill. Among them were many instantly recognisable models but there were also a few that warranted a closer look. Among them was this 962C, which looked quite unusual as it combined the works Rothmans livery with the bespoke body designed by Nigel Stroud for Richard Lloyd Racing. It was indeed one of the British teams' privately built 962s, featuring a much stronger honeycomb aluminium monocoque. It did run the Rothmans livery for a single outing at Kyalami where it received works support and duly won the race in the hands of Jochen Mass. Freshly restored, 962-106B was reunited with Mass at Goodwood.
Very much a works car and also freshly restored was this 911 Carrera Turbo RSR 2.1. The first of two 911 Turbo racers built ahead of the 1974 season, the Martini liveried machine paved the way for hugely successful Porsche road and racing cars. It was also very successful in its own right, with the sister car finishing second overall at Le Mans in 1974. Retained by the factory, the 911 Carrera RSR Turbo was a museum exhibit until a ground-up restoration was completed very recently.
Underlining the diversity of Porsche's racing activities during the 1960s was this 904/8. As the name suggests, it was powered by an eight cylinder engine while 904s were of course also raced by the more common flat-four and flat-six engines. The featured example was the third of three built to this specification and was used only used in period for the 1965 Le Mans Test where it was the fastest car in its class.

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1987 - 1991 Porsche 962C GTi - Chassis 962-106B -

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1 - Chassis 911 460 9101 -

1964 Porsche 904/8 - Chassis 904-082 -