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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1970 - 1971
Numbers built:12
Price new:DM 140,000
Internal name:917
Predecessor:Porsche 917
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:April 18, 2017
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Chassis 917-008 A works car, chassis 008 was entered at Le Mans in 1969 for Vic Elford and Richard Attwood. The British pairing led for 18 hours and by six laps in 917-008 until clutch issues signalled the beginning of the end for the final surviving 917 in the race. Later that year, it was>>>

Chassis 917-015 Chassis 917-015 was officially completed in 1969 but never raced in its original guise. It was rebuilt to K specification and entrusted to the JWA team ahead of the 1970 season. With Pedro Rodriguez and Leo Kinnunen behind the wheel, it was driven to victory in the season op>>>

Chassis 917-016 One of the original 25 cars, this chassis was not raced during the 1969 season. Updated to 'K' specification, it was handed to John Wyer's Gulf team in March of 1970. Entrusted to Perdo Rodriguez and Leo Kinnunen, it was driven to outright victories at Brands Hatch, Monza a>>>

Chassis 917-020 Although built in 1969, this 917 was not pressed into service until the 1970 season. Handed to the Porsche Salzburg team and finished in blue with white stripes, it was raced extensively that year. The best results were a third at the Brands Hatch 1000 km with Richard Attwoo>>>

Chassis 917-022 Completed in 1969 as part of the homologation run, this car was updated to 'K' specification for the 1970 season. It was not raced again that year but instead sold to Solar Productions for the movie Le Mans. For this purpose, it was finished in Gulf colours. Following its mo>>>

Chassis 917-023 One of the 25 chassis built to meet the homologation requirements in 1969, this car was never raced in its original guise. In the spring of 1970, it was upgraded to 917 K specification and entrusted to the Porsche Salzburg team. It was raced at Monza and Spa with a third pla>>>

Chassis 917-024 Painted white, this 917 K was first pressed into service for the 1970 Le Mans Tests where it was driven by Team Gulf drivers Brian Redman and Mike Hailwood. Redman was fastest of all but for the race sister cars were used. Chassis 917-024 was later also used for testing at t>>>

Chassis 917-025 Originally built with a 'Lang Heck', this chassis was converted to 917 K specifications early in 1970. it was then sold to the Swiss Zitro Racing team. It was raced by Dominique Martin during the 1970 and 1971 seasons, joined by the likes of Nino Vaccarella and Gérard P>>>

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 H>>>

Chassis 917-031 One of three 917s prepared by John Wyer Automotive (JWA) for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970, this chassis started life with the serial 917-026. It featured a distinct version of the familiar Gulf livery with only the roof painted orange. Running with #22, it was entered for>>>

Chassis 917-037 Built in 1970 as a spare chassis and reportedly entered for the 1970 Le Mans by Gulf Racing, this car was ultimately not used in period events. Retained by Porsche, the frame was sold to Baur in 1978. Following a brief spell in Switzerland during the early 2000s, it was then>>>

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