1970 Porsche 917 Spyder / 917.031 Chassis Information

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1970 Porsche 917 photograph

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1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

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Spyder
Chassis #: 917.031
The 917K's success are world renowned, and many consider it as the greatest racing car of all time. The factory Porsche 917K's have won the prestigious 24-hour of LeMans, the 12-hour of Sebring, and the Daytona 24-hour sports-car championship races among others.

The 917K speaks for itself. It was never designed to be pretty of course, it was designed to be fast, the beauty was just a happy corollary. This automobile carries the famous blue and orange Gulf colors, the paint scheme of the most successful 917's.

The Porsche 917K was probably the last great sports-racing car. It was the leader in a romantic, high-speed era of beautiful cars, which began with the post-war Jaguar C-types and D-types and Mercedes SLRs. Driving it is like touching, and living with history, only a very few will ever have a chance like that.

This 917 chassis number 026 John Wyer car was driven at Le Mans by David Hobbs and Mike Hailwood. In the heavy rain, Mr. Hailwood crashed into an Alfa Romeo parked on the side of the course. The car was brought back to the Porsche factory where the chassis number was changed to 031. This is documented in writing by Porsche. The car was then converted to a Spyder and driven by Jurgen Neuhaus, where it was successful in many CanAm events in both the United States and Europe. The car was also very successful in European hill climbs. It was then sold to the Chandon family of France and subsequently purchased by Amalfi Racing, which was successful in several CanAm events in the tube chassis division. The present engine is 5.4 liters. The engine was tested and serviced at Porsche, with results and documentation at 564 horsepower, normally aspirated. The car remains in its interseries configuration.

Prizes
In 1970 at the 500 KM (311 mile) of IMOLA and driven by Brian Redman, it finished first in 4:25.
In 1970 at the 1000 km (621mi) of Zelweg and driven by Jo Siffert/Brian Redman it finished first in 8:40.
In 1971 at the 12 hours of Sebring and driven by Jo Siffert and Derek Bell it finsihed 3rd in 14:50.
In 1971 at the 24 hours of Le Mans and driven by Jo Siffert and Derek Bell. It achieved a 'Relinquish lap record with 243.905 km/h average'.
In July 1971, the vehicle was converted in the factory to Spyder Model PA for the Interseries courses in Germany (Group 7). The driver was Jurgen Neuhaus.

There were three examples produced.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1970 sales)
1970 Porsche 917K
Chassis#: 917-024
Sold for $14,080,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1970 PORSCHE 917K RE-CREATION COUPE
Sold for $181,500
  2006 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2006
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1970 Porsche 917's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1970 Porsche 917/10 Prototype917/10-0012017 RM Sotheby's : Paris $4,600,000$5,500,000

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