RE: Porsche 917K: You Know You Want To

RE: Porsche 917K: You Know You Want To

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thurleigh5

51 posts

134 months

Thursday 23rd February 2017
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What would you do with this masterpiece? You'd put it inside a covered trailer and take it down to Goodwood, obviously.

dinkel

25,973 posts

228 months

Thursday 23rd February 2017
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Dutch ace Gijs van Lennep winning LM twice in a 917 beast helped me appreciating this Porsche. In 2006 I saw one in anger for the 1st time and it was awesome.


Not the quickest of the grid - by a mile, the Lola sportscars outperformed the 917... but then they are replicas mostly and are raced to break - but here in epic livery.


To give an impression of the competition. Petrolhead nirvana.

simonhole

105 posts

148 months

Thursday 23rd February 2017
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a few more from goodwood

simonhole

105 posts

148 months

Thursday 23rd February 2017
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simonhole

105 posts

148 months

Thursday 23rd February 2017
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robinessex

9,537 posts

151 months

Thursday 23rd February 2017
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Now for some NOISE

917 engine starting - 1st time in 30 years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU0r99fyD0U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk4DxZZc9So

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxCbd1Tm6Vk

Turn the speakers up for this one guys!!!

Edited by robinessex on Thursday 23 February 10:29

simonhole

105 posts

148 months

Thursday 23rd February 2017
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goodwood 2016

robinessex

9,537 posts

151 months

Thursday 23rd February 2017
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Halmyre

9,427 posts

109 months

Thursday 23rd February 2017
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robinessex said:
Bleargh. I'd happily torch the lot of them.

P5BNij

9,951 posts

76 months

Thursday 23rd February 2017
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Jo Siffert's funeral...
















































Vivid childhood memory... Christmas 1971, my Nan gives me a remote controlled 917 toy in Gulf livery, it gets passed down to my kid brother who smashes it to pieces when he can't figure out how to make it go. B*st*rd.

Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 23 February 11:05


Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 23 February 11:06

robinessex

9,537 posts

151 months

Thursday 23rd February 2017
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Dapster

5,677 posts

150 months

Monday 31st July 2017
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Is there a separate thread on this? The ex Sieffert Le Mans film car due at Pebble Beach in a couple of weeks http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1970-porsche-917k... has been pulled. Guide price was $16m and was set to break all sorts of records.

http://flatsixes.com/cars/for-sale-cars/ex-siffert...






RDMcG

16,625 posts

177 months

Tuesday 1st August 2017
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I have seen a number of these cars in reality, and what surprised is how small they are..they are so brilliantly proportioned that the impression from track videos is that they are huge, not the size of Boxster. Magnificent things.