Porsche 917: The Complete Photographic History
by Glen Smale
OOP – Signed by Derek Bell, Vic Elford & Brian Redman – LAST ONE!
The story of the Porsche’s development of the 917 is a rich account of how a small bur dedicated band of engineers undertook to produce a race car that went on to set records that to this day have not been bettered. Designed to win the world-famous Le Mans 24 Hours race, Porsce finally stepped into the big time of international auto racing with its Type 917 in 1969. Its phenomenal air-cooled flat-12 engine powered the 917 to 15 wins in world sportscar championship races from 1969 to 1971 including two wins at Le Mans in 1970 and 71, after which it was outlawed by a rules change. First built in a series of 25 coupes that Volkswagen chief Ferdinand Piech called the biggest risk he’s ever taken in business, the 917 was raced in both short- and long-tailed forms.
Today, the Porsche 917 is recognized as the car that ended Porsche’s underdog status in international motor sport.
Hardcover, 496 pages
11-1/4 in x 9-1/4 in x 1-1/2 in
(29 x 24 x 3 cm)