We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing Vic Elford yesterday. The British driver was one of the great all-rounders, winning the Rally Monte Carlo, Daytona 24 Hours, Targa Florio and finishing fourth at his Formula 1 debut within a matter of months at the start of the 1968 season. Not only was he superb racing driver, the original 'Speed Merchant' also was a great man, always keen to talk about his many adventures.
To celebrate his remarkable career, we have taken a closer look at three Porsche prototypes that he drove to victory in period. The first is the long-tail Porsche 907 that he used to win the Daytona 24 Hours in 1968. The car finished with three Porsches abreast, scoring the very first 24-hour sports car win. Restored to its 1968 Daytona winning configuration, 907-005 sold for a startling $3.6 million at auction in 2014.
In 1970 and 1971, Elford scored back-to-back victories in the Nürburgring 1000 km race with this 908/03. Now part of the fabulous Jerry Seinfeld collection, 908/03-008 also won the 1970 Targa Florio with Jo Siffert and Brian Redman behind the wheel. It today sports the Gulf colours of the Targa Florio victory.
In 1971, Elford was also victorious in the Sebring 12 Hours with this 917 K. Liveried in a silver Martini scheme that year, it was previously raced in blue and white Porsche Salzburg colours. Chassis 917-020 has been in the same ownership since 2005.

Enjoy the links:

1970 Porsche 908/03 (908/03-008)

1969 Porsche 917 K (917-020)

1968 Porsche 907 LH (907-005)