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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1973
Numbers built:6 (Three never raced)
Internal name:917
Predecessor:Porsche 917/10K
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 27, 2016
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Chassis 917/30-001 Built for testing purposes, the first 917/30 was equipped with an adjustable chassis, which allowed for different wheelbases. It was completed late in 1972 and extensively tested before the two cars for Penske were produced. In 1973 it was raced three times in the European I>>>

Chassis 917/30-002 Chassis 917/30-002 was one of two cars readied for Team Penske and Mark Donohue's 1973 Can-Am challenge. It was driven to the type's first Can-Am victory in the third round of the season at Watkins Glen. The car was subsequently heavily crashed and although it was completely>>>

Chassis 917/30-003 One of two 917/30s used by Team Penske during the 1973 Can-Am Challenge, chassis 003 was the most successful. It was driven by Mark Donohue to victories at Mid-Ohio, Road America, Edmonton, Laguna Seca and Riverside. In 1974 Brian Redman also used the car, now heavily restri>>>

Chassis 917/30-004 Under construction for the 1974 season, chassis 917/30-004 was redundant following Porsche and Penske's withdrawal from the Can-Am series. Once completed, it was sold in plain white livery to Australian Porsche importer Alan Hamilton. He displayed the car for many years in h>>>

Chassis 917/30-005 One of three 917/30 chassis laid down for the 1974 season, this example was never completed following the termination of the program. In 1979, it was spotted still as a bare chassis in Weissach by West Palm Beach Porsche and Audi dealer Gerry Sutterfield. It was agreed that >>>

Chassis 917/30-006 With the 917/30 program coming to an abrupt end at the end of 1973, three of the six frames were never completed in period. Chassis 917/30-006 was one of these and in 1982 along with additional existing parts were acquired by legendary Porsche dealer Vasek Polak and he set a>>>

  Article Image gallery (109) Chassis (6) Specifications User Comments (9)