1971 Porsche 917K Coupe Vehicle Profile

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

1971 Porsche 917K photograph

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Coupe
This 917K short-tail with starting number 22 crossed the finish line as the winner of the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1971. It averaged 222.3 km/h and covered a distance of 5,335.16 kilometers driven by Gijs van Lennep and Helmut Marko and set two records that would remain intact for 39 years. Flying the Martini Racing colors, their Porsche featured new 'shark fins' at the rear, seen for the first time at pre-race tests in April of that year. These gave the 600 horsepower race car more directional stability and reduced drag. In true Porsche style, it won the 'Index of Performance', an award for the most economical ratio of fuel consumption to displacement. However, even the drivers were not aware that their 917 was the first Porsche to race with a magnesium space frame. The material is considerably lighter than aluminum. This 917 is so light that the engineers fit a 55-liter oil tank and only then did reach the 800 kilogram minimum weight. The car's race career was brief and meteoric. Completed on June 5, it ran 552 practice kilometers at Le Mans. Victory marked the end of its race life.

This car is powered by a 4907 cc 12-cylinder engine developing 600 horsepower.

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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1971 sales)
1971 Porsche 917K
Sold for $209,000
  2007 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
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