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1971 Porsche 916 Coupe

  • Chassis Number: 17
Plans for a new, more luxurious model based on the Porsche 914 began with a small test in March 1971 : the powerful engine from the 911S was packed into a 914, which was completed with an exquisite interior - and the result was Porsche's answer to Ferrari's Dino 246 GT. Karmann in Osnabruck, Germany, constructed the raw 914 body shells for the project, all painted Bright Ivory initially, and transported them to Porsche's Zuffenhausen factory, where they were finished. Regrettably, just 11 prototype examples of the new 916 were built before the project proved too costly and was canceled, so the 196 never officially went into production. Five of the eleven 916s went to Porsche and Piech family members, five went to loyal Porsche customers, and one was exported to the United States. Some of the eleven cars were specified by The Studio at Porsche, where Head of Design Anatole Lapine experimented with colors and fabrics - often with striking results.

This 1972 Porsche 916 prototype (chassis number 17) was among these cars, and was upholstered in a slightly psychedelic green and blue paisley print, combined with a vivid hoar-frost blue metallic. Its first owner was Michael Piech. The current owner, the car's eighth caretaker, has painstakingly restored it to its original specifications.

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1971 Porsche 916 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Porsche 916

(Data based on Model Year 1971 sales)
1972 Porsche 916
Chassis#: 9142330011
Sold for USD$957,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey
 
1971 Porsche 916 prototype Brutus
Chassis#: 9141430195
Sold for USD$1,055,974
  2019 Artcurial : Retroobile
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1972 Porsche 916 - 1 of 11 Original Works Prototypes
Chassis#: 9142330017
Sold for USD$356,945
  2010 Coys Auction - Techno Classica
 

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