The Porsche 907 had a racing career which lasted less than a year as a 'werks' backed entry. But it was sure a good year! With wins at the Targa Florio, Daytona, and Sebring, and second places at Brands Hatch, Monza, Nurburgring, Spa and LeMans, these cars were ready to challenge for overall victories any time they were entered. Equipped with a 2.2-liter, eight-cylinder, fuel-injected, four-cam engine that required 220 man-hours to assemble, an output of 275 horsepower was achieved. The aero bodywork was handsome as well. This 907, chassis 907 205, won the 1968 Targa Florio with Vic Elford driving in what most autosports historians consider to be the greatest drive in the history of the Targa. After trailing the lead car by more than 20 minutes at the end of the 10-lap event (each lap is 44 miles), Elford proceeded to break the previous year's lap record four times en route to victory lane, including a stunning lap ONE FULL MINUTE lower than the previous year's mark, winning by three minutes over the second-place Alfa Tipo 33.
Hampered early in the race by having to make four stops to replace a loosening wheel nut (one of which required on-course change to the spare wheel/tire), Vic found himself 20 minutes in arrears of the leaders. Continually breaking the race lap record, Vic eventually caught and passed the leaders and won the race by a 3-minute margin over the second place car. The car was restored in the early 2000s and currently is used for various demonstrations at selected events in the United States.Also photographed at :