Porsche 917 50th Anniversary

  1. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Dec 2, 2019

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    This year there’s another 50th Anniversary very linked to the Heuer Monaco... Last week I was in Stuttgart visiting the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche Museums, and there was this special exhibition for the 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 917! ::love::

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  2. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Dec 2, 2019

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    That's awesome! :thumbsup:
    This pic was from my visit to the Porsche Museum in 2012. Many of the same 917s were on display.
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  3. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 2, 2019

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  4. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Dec 2, 2019

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    Info (and drivers) of this particular 917 Gulf from the 50th Anniversary exhibition:

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    This 917 without the body was also very interesting:
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  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 4, 2019

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    What a cool car. Apart from looking sensational, the other thing that is amazing about these race cars is how flimsy there are- the driver is surrounded by a couple of steel tubes and a small tub and lightweight body. You had to be a special kind of brave to punt these along Le Mans at 3am in the rain.
     
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  6. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Dec 9, 2019

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    The Grand Tour did a segment on the 917 for the 50th Anniversary.


    A real highlight was 78 years old Dickie Attwood giving the 917 the beans vs. the GT2 RS. And he's not even wearing a helmet!?
     
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  7. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 9, 2019

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    I moved the 917 posts to the Garage under it's own thread.
     
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  8. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Dec 9, 2019

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    Some additional pictures from the 917 50th Anniversary exhibition at the Porsche Museum :)

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