Chassis #: 908.025 LH
This 1969 Porsche 908LH is powered by a 2997cc engine mounted mid-ship with twin overhead camshafts and fuel injection developing 350 horsepower while riding on a 90.4 inch wheelbase and weighing 1350 pounds. Despite using engines no larger than 2.2-liters, underdog Porsche lost the World Championship of Makes by one point in 1967. The factory decided to even the odds with the FIA's new three-liter prototype (Group 6) and five-liter sports car (Group 4) regulations adopted for 1968 presented the opportunity. The 2.2 liter 907 started the 1968 season spectacularly with wins at Daytona, Sebring and the Targa Florio. The 908 followed shortly and enjoyed a few victories and endured frustrating mechanical failures and lost the 1968 championship to Ford's GT-40. In 1969 this car won at the ultra-fast SPA circuit in Belgium with Joe Siffert/Brian Redman driving. Redman set the fastest lap at 145.28 mph but complained about the imperfect aerodynamics saying, 'It scared me stupid.' This car came in 2nd to a sister car at Monza and retired with a broken countershaft gear at Daytona.