1970 Porsche 917 Coupé / 917-043 Chassis Information

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1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

1970 Porsche 917 photograph

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Coupé
Chassis #: 917-043
Engine # 015

1970 Porsche 917 Long-Tail

This remarkable racer is in startling contrast to the small 4-cylinder sports car that Dr. Ferdinand Porsche began producing in 1950. A very sophisticated racing machine designed for the highest levels of competition, it has a horizontally opposed 12-cylinder, 4.5-litre engine capable of producing 500 horsepower. It finished second in the 1970 LeMans contest, driven by Hans Hermann and Willy Faussen. Its unique paint finish recalls the psychedelic movement of the 1960s-1970s. It was a major award winner at the Louis Vitton Concours, race car category, in Paris.

This is one of five 917 Long Tail Porsches built in 1969 and 1970 and only three remain.

This 917 placed second to another 917 in the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hour race. Its chassis also raced at LeMans in 1971, but did not finish.

As with many great Porsche race cars, the chassis and a used 1970 917LH body were sold to Vasek Polak, a Porsche mechanical, race car driver and race car collector, who kept the car until his death in 1997. It was later put back to original configuration and painted in its 1970 'Hippie' or psychedelic colors.

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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