This example of the 908 was originally a langheck or long tail and was campaigned by the factory in World Manufacturing Championship races. It was developed for the higher speeds of tracks like Le Mans, Monza and Spa, reducing aerodynamic drag. The rear end tapered back in a long graceful arc providing additional lateral stability at high speeds. The car is powered by a 3-liter flat-8 engine producing 350 horsepower at 8400 RPM. Porsche 908s finished 1-2-3 at the 1969 BOAC 500 at Brands Hatch. The 908 also won at Monza, Spa, Nurburgring and Watkins Glen that year and was 3rd overall at Daytona.
This cars first race was the Daytona 24 Hour driven by Joe Buzzetta and Dick Attwood. It led until being retired with mechanical failures. It then ran the Monza 1,000 ks, which it won being driven by Jo Siffert and Brian Redman. It also came in 3rd at Spa driven by Vick Elford and Hans Hermann.
After the 1969 season, 908.026 was rebodied at the factory to this configuration and was known as a 'Flunder' ('flounder').
It was sold to a private German driver who raced it extensively in Europe.