1969 Porsche 917 K Long Tail coupé / 917-001 Vehicle Information
Long Tail coupé Chassis #: 917-001
Chassis number 917/001, assembled in early March 1969, was the first of the twenty-five 917s completed for homologation. First configured in the short tail body configuration (KH), then as a long tail (LH), before being reconfigured once again as the short tail seen here, Chassis 917/001 was used for a multitude of events, though never raced. Its workload consisted of testing at the Nurburgring and display duty in places such as the Frankfurt International Auto Show in 1970.By October of 1970, 917/001 was part of the Press Department and painted in the now famous Salzburg paint scheme of the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans winner. It has lived out its days as a demonstration/exhibition 917 and is now part of the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany.