Porsche introduced the 908 to the world of sports car racing in 1968. Joining forces with their 907, the new short tail and long tail coupes made for a tight battle as Porsche and Ford fought until the final race of the season at LeMans, before Ford prevailed.
Vic Elford was one of the key elements in the Porsche effort. He won three times - Daytona, Targa Florio and Nurburgring. The car, chassis number 008, was his winning mount for the Nurburgring 1000km race.
Extreme weather conditions in qualifying caused Vic and co-driver Jo Siffert to start 27th on the grid. Undeterred by the continuing raining and hail during the race, they took the lead at the halfway point and never looked back. The margin of victory was a full three minutes over the second place Porsche. This was the first of four consecutive victories for Vic Elford at this storied race.