Innovation to meet ever changing rules and regulations, as well as technology put Porsche in a position of domination in racing during the early 70's. The racing tradition at Porsche began a couple decades earlier and Porsche domination continued through much of the 80's. Porsche continues its racing tradition today, with new innovations and exciting cars built for one thing, speed.

To view other parts of our Porsche Racing collection take these links to the Porsche Sports Racing & Prototype Cars of the 1950's & 60's, 1970's, 1980's, 1990 to Current

Porsche Racing 1950's

1953 Porsche 550 Coupe (Carrera Panamericana, 1953): Jaroslav Juhan and Asturia Hall both of Chille drove Juhan's entry in the 1953 La Carrera Panamericana, which was the 7th Round of World Sportscar Championship. They failed to finish due to mechanical problems on the seventh stage of the race. Powered by 1.5L flat-four, producing 78 bhp. This car was ther first 550 Coupe built and was raced by Porsche at Le Mans in '53 where it finished 16th.
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1953 Porsche 550 Spyder Carrera Panamericana, 1954): Perhaps one of the most significant Porsche racing cars and not just because it was the first time a Porsche appeared with racing sponsorship. Hans Herrmann drove this car to an astounding 3rd place and first in class at the 1954 Carrera Panamericana against stiff Ferrari competition. From this race the Carrera name was used on Porsche cars to this day.
1953 Porsche 550 Spyder (Carrera Panamericana, 1954): This car (#04) was raced by Porsche at the Carrera in 1953 by Hans Herrmann, but did not finish. It was subsequently raced at Sebring (10th) and the Mille Miglia (6th) before the '54 Carrera. It was raced for the next three years (including Sebring again - 11th) with success by various owners including Carl Hass, who raced it last. One of Hass' drivers to win with the car was Denise McCluggage.
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1953 Porsche 356 Super 1500 (Carrera Panamericana, 1953): Driven by Guatemalan driver/owner Manffedo Lippmann in the 1953 Carrera Pan Americana, this 356 Super 1500 is powered by a 1.5L Flat-4 engine. The 356 in the early 50's became a favorite due to its superior aerodynamics, handling, and excellent build quality, a factor which made the 356 a solid choice for tough endurance events such as the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and Carrera Pan Americana. Its durability was further hightened by a class win at Le Mans in 1951. Unfortunately, mechanical gremlins claimed Lippmann's chance to win the Carrera and he failed to finish.
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1955 Porsche 356A Speedster (Palm Springs, 1955): It didn't take long for Porsche's first production vehicle to end up on race tracks. This is a typical period SCCA F production car. These cars are abundant today in vintage racing, although with "cheater" motors and much more than the 76 hp they left the factory with. This is James Dean's car from his first race at Palm Springs in 1955.
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1955 Porsche 550-1500RS (Le Mans 1955): Zora Arcus-Duntov and Auguste Veuillet finished 13th at the 1955 Le Mans in this car (1st in Class). Powered by a 1498 cc, DOHC flat-4, 110 bhp, good for 124 mph, the car featured an aluminum body on tubular steel ladder frame.
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1956 Porsche 550A/4 RS Coupe (Le Mans 1956): Entered by Porsche for the 1956 Le Mans and driven by Richard von Frankenberg and Wolfgang von Trips, this 550A/4 RS Coupe finished in 5th place behind the much larger engined Jaguars, Aston Martin and Ferrari in the first four positions.
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1956 Porsche 550A/1500 RS Spyder: From its debut at the Nurburgring 1,000km race where it took a class win, the 550A was a winning race car. Its most important victory was probably at the Targa Florio in 1956, where it dominated its Italian competition in the hands of driver Umberto Maglioli. Redesigned in 1956, the 550A was given a tubular space frame and a stronger 130 hp engine.
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1957 Porsche 550A/1500 RS Spyder: Before he went on to fame driving for the Cobra Team, Ken Miles was one of the most successful Porsche 550A drivers, winning numerous SCCA races in this car. It was a regualr feature on California tracks, sponsored by Precision Motor Cars of Beverly Hills. With its Fuhrmann four-cam 547 engine, these cars are capable of a top speed of 140 mph.
1957 Porsche 550 RS (Le Mans 1957): Ed Hugus' privately entered 550 RS was the only Porsche to finish the race and the USA based entry saved Porsche the embarassment of not finishing despite a strong factory effort. Hugus and co-driver Carel Godin de Beufort over came fuel feed problems early in the race to finish a creditable 8th overall and first in the 1.5L class..
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1957 Porsche 550 RS (Mille Miglia, 1957): Umberto Maglioli drove this 550 RS to 5th place overall and first in class at the 1957 Mille Miglia. Maglioli also drove the same car to a fourth place finish overall and another class win for Porsche in the Nurburgring 1000 Km race in 1957. The car also appeared at Le Mans that year, but failed to finish.
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1958 Porsche 718 RSK (Le MANS 1958): Porsche entered three cars at Le Mans in 1958. Two of them, including this car, had engines bored out to 1.6L to contest the 2.0L class. They were successful with Jean Behra and Hans Hermann driving this car to a 3rd place finish and 1st in Class. They were as high as 2nd place until brake problems near the finish let the Aston Martin claim the position by two laps.
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1958 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder (Le Mans 1958): Edgar Barth and Paul Frère drove this Porsche entry at Le Mans in 1958, finishing 4th overall and 1st in class. Powered by a 1.5L four-cylinder producing 142 bhp, mated to a 5-speed transmission, the aluminium bodied, space framed car was also available in 1.6L & 1.7L engine variants. These nimble racing cars lifted Porsche up from a class victory contender to a serious rival to racing greats.

1959 Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder (SEBRING WINNER 1960): Hans Herrmann and Olivier Gendebien drove this RS 60 (Chassis #042) entered by Jo Bonnier to victory at Sebring in 1960. The Brumos RS60 finished 2nd, making a 1-2 sweep for the smaller engined (1.6L) Porsche's ahead of the Ferrari 250's which occupied the next six places. Herrmann, Bonnier and Graham Hill drove this car to victory at the Targa Florio in 1960.
Porsche at Le Mans 1959

1959 Porsche 718 RSK (Le Mans 1959): Porsche would not have a repeat of its success of two class wins at Le Mans in 1958, with no Porsche's finishing the race in 1959. Hopes were high after a 1-2-3-4 finish on the Targa Florio and to improve the odds at Le Mans, there were three factory RSK's along with two private entry RSK's and an older 550. Jo Bonnier and Wolfgang Von Trips were tapped to drive this entry for Porsche. They were fourth overall and leading the Sports 2000 class when the clutch failed at 6 am after 182 laps.
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1959 Porsche 718 RSK (Le Mans 1959): One of two RSK's with the new Quad-cam 1.6L flat-four Porsche brought to Le Mans, with its 160 hp, the cars demonstrated their power by dominating the S2000 class at Le Mans in 1959. Hans Herrmann and Umberto Maglioli drove this Porsche factory entry at Le Mans in 1959. Despite being in 6th place overall and leading their division, the cars ignition failed just as darkness was falling. Just prior to Le Mans, this driving duo finished 4th overall and won their class on the Nürburgring 1000 Km race. Their early exit at Le Mans in the 6th hour (78 laps) was to be a ominous trend for Porsche at Le Mans that year. The first year they had entered Le Mans and not won their class.
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1959 Porsche 718 RSK (Le Mans 1959): Edgar Barth and Wolfgang Seidel co-drove the third Porsche entry at Le Mans in 1959. Their car used the older 1.5L 142 hp engine, which had proven to be so reliable. The 718 RSK, developed from the 500 Spyder had been a success winning its class at Le Mans the year prior and winning the Targa Florio outright earlier in 1959. This entry exited the race just ahead of its sister car in the 14th hour after 168 l;aps due to gearbox failure.
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Porsche at Le Mans 1959

Porsche Racing 1960's

1960 Porsche 718 RS60/4 (Le Mans, 1960): Porsche entered Le Mans in 1960, leading the World Sportscar Championship after wins at both Sebring and the Targa Florio. To increase their chances, they entered four factory cars, along with support for a couple of private teams. Five of the cars entered were the new 718 RS60/4, of which three were factory cars. Two of the factory entries had to the quad-cam flat-four engine (178 BHP) and one was a 1.5L entry. A evolution of the 550, the 718 conformed to the new windscreen regulations at Le Mans and had a wrap around screen and higher rear deck for aerodynamics.
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1960 Porsche 718 RS60/4 (Le Mans, 1960): Graham Hill and Jo Bonnier drove this car and had completed 191 laps when in the 16th hour while 14th, the engine let go. Its sister car would suffer a similar fate and neither of the larger engined 718s would finish. Despite gearbox trouble and being parked in the pits for a long time, the 1.5L 718 finished 11th and a took a class win. However, all the other Porsche entries were eclipsed by the new Porsche-Abarth 356B Cararra GTL, which finished 10th after a near flawless run. Porsche would extensively rework the 718, looking to an eight-cylinder engine for its 2.0L cars.
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1960 Porsche 718 RS 61 (Targa Florio 1961 - WINNER): The Targa in 1961 was one of the most exciting of the 55 annual races around Sicily. It was Ferrari vs. Porsche both competing with some of the world's top drivers. Ferrari brought two of its new rear engined 246 SP and Porsche was there with three 718 RS 61's, the car upgraded from the prior season and now with a 2.0L flat-four engine. Stirling Moss and Graham Hill were driving this car (CH#718-044) entered by Camoradi USA.
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1960 Porsche 718 RS 61 (Targa Florio 1961 - WINNER): Moss was first away at the start and held a commanding lead over Von Trips in one of the Ferrari's and the two other 718's in close pursuits, before handing off to Hill. Hill lost the lead and Moss back at the wheel, setting new lap records, was able to catch and pass the Ferrari to reclaim the lead. Then, as providence would have it, the Porsche's differential broke a few miles (8 km) from the finish, its race over, handing the race to Ferrari, with the other Porsche's coming home in second and third places.
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1960 Porsche-Abarth 356B Carerra GTL (Le Mans 1960): Herbert Linge and Heini (Hans-Joachim) Walter drove this car to 10th place overall and 1st in class at Le Mans in 1960. The Le Mans race at the start of the decade would be the catalyst for Porsche to move out of the small displacement classes and to take its place of prominence at the top of the racing grid and the first outright Le Mans win a decade later. Zagato designed and produced the lightweight bodies for the Porsche-Abarth Carerra GTL, one of the loveliest GT's of the era.
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1960 Porsche-Abarth 356B Carerra GTL (Le Mans, 1962): Abarth only built 21 of the aluminum bodied Zagato designed cars on the Porsche 356B steel chassis, making this car one of the rarest Porsches. Each car was slightly different. Using the 4-cam Carerra motor producing 140 hp., the cars had success in the under 2.0L class during the 1960-62 racing seasons. This car finished 7th OA and 1st in class at Le Mans in 1962, with Edgar Barth and Hans Hermann driving. It was the third consecutive class win for Porsche at Le Mans.
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1960 Porsche-Abarth 356B Carerra GTL (Sebring 1962): This car (Chassis #1016) was driven by Edgar Barth and Paul Strale at Sebring to a 9th place finish and second in class at Sebring in 1962. They finished behind team mates Bob Holbert and Dan Gurney. Introduced in 1960, the aluminum bodied Carrera-Abarth GTL utilized a flat-four 1.6L engine, which produced 165 bhp and a top speed of 144 mph. The lightweight bodied were developed by Abarth, with a total of twenty cars being built between 1960-62. Strale bought the second prototype GTL and won his class twice at the Targa Florio.
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1960 Porsche 718 RS 60 Gaisberg Hill Climb, 1960 - WINNER): S. Gregor won the Gaisberg Hill Climb in Austria to help Porsche win the 1960 European Hill Climb Championship. The RS60 was built to the new regulations for sports cars and has a 1.6L engine that produces 160 hp. RS60's finished 1-2 at Sebring and first on the Targa Florio. These nimble racing cars lifted Porsche up from a class victory contender to a serious rival to racing greats. There were thirteen 7187's built, with four cars kept as part of the factory team efforts in 1960 & 1961.
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1960 Porsche 718/2 F2: Porsche developed the 718/2 from its 718 sportscar as Porsche eyed the 1.5 liter limit in F1 coming in 1961. They built five of the four-cylinder boxer engined 718/2 cars and with Stirling Moss, Jo Bonnier, Graham Hill, John Surtees and Hans Herrmann driving, had great success and won the F2 Constructors Championship. Moss won at Aintree and Zeltweg driving for Rob Walker, the only privateer sold a 718/2. For 1961, Porsche developed a eight-cylinder 1.5L engine for F1 and put it in the 718/2 chassis, named the 787. It was marginally faster than the 718/2 and not as successful.
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1962 Porsche 804 (French GP WINNER - 1962): Porsche introduced the 804 for the '62 F1 season. An new car with a 1.5L flat-eight cylinder air-cooled engine capable of 180 bhp, Dan Gurney and Jo Bonnier drove for the team and Gurney won the French GP in its first race, the car's only F1 championship victory. The car did not handle as well, or have the power of the competition. Porsche with drew from F1 at the end of the season.
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1963 Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL (Rossfeld Hill-climb, 1963): The Rossfeld Mountain Grand Prix is a hill-climb in the mountains of south eastern Germany. In 1963, it was Round 9 of the 1963 FIA World Sportscar Championship at a time that the championship included both circuit events, hill climbs. It attracted the top drivers and machinery of the day, with the 3.7 mile (5.9 Km) course favoring the lighter small bore cars over the larger bore competition such as the Ferrari 250 GTO. Herbert Muller driving for Scuderia Fillipinetti finished 5th overall and second in class in this car. A similar car entered by Porsche with Edgar Barth driving won the event.
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1964 Porsche 904/4 GTS (Le Mans, 1964): Porsche 904 Chassis #079 was delivered new to Scuderia Filipinetti in April 1964. Immediately it was entered into the ADAC Nurburgring 1000 Km where it finished 6th overall and 2nd in class. Its third outing in 1964 was at Le Mans where it was driven by Herbert Muller and Claude Sage. The pair brought the car home in 11th position overall and 4th in class. An impressive showing for this 2.0L car!
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1964 Porsche 904/4 GTS (Le Mans, 1964): After Le Mans, Filipinetti ran the car at the Reims 12-Hour and in the European Hill Climb Championship where Andre Knorr finished 3rd in class. Filipinetti sold the car in 1965 and subsequent owners primarily rallied the car. In 1968 its original 180 HP 4-cam four-cylinder engine was replaced with a 6-cylinder unit from a Type 906 and it retains that unit today. The car has spent time at the Porsche Museum, but today is used in vintage events, including the Le Mans classic.
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1963 Porsche 718/8 W-RS (Le Mans 1963): Edgar Barth and Herbert Linge drove to 8th place overall and 3rd in class at Le Mans in 1963. Powered by the same flat-eight cylinder engine of 2.0L, which produced 240 hp and Porsche used in F1, the 718/8 had a top speed of 161.5 mph. It was a contemporary of the Ferrari 250P and was primarily intended for endurance racing. This car also finished 3rd at the Nurburgring 1000 km race in 1963, with Graham Hill and Linge as pilots.
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1963 Porsche 718/8 GTR (Le Mans 1963): Porsche returned to Le Mans in 1963 with a two extensively reworked 718's. The 718's were powered by a 2.0L flat-eight engine derived from its F1 car. This GTR Coupe driven by Jo Bonnier and Tony Maggs was capable of 155 mph top speed and was faster than its sister car, the W-RS Spyder driven by Edgar Barth and Herbert Linge. The team was running in 7th place, with Bonnier at the wheel; when just before midnight the Penske/Rodrigues Ferrari blew an oil line and the resulting smoke blinded Bonnier, who went off track and into the trees. Luckily Bonnier was unhurt, but the cars race was done after 109 laps. The Barth/Linge Spyder finished 8th overall, despite losing a wheel when in 5th place. This GTR Coupe (#046) was raced in both 1962 and 1963 by Porsche. Its most notable success was on the Targa Florio where it finished 3rd in 1962 (Bonnier and Vaccarella) and won in 1963 with Bonnier and Carlo Abate driving.
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1964 Porsche 904 GTS: After his run at Le Mans with Jaguar was over and before he quit racing, Briggs Cuunningham campaigned this Porsche 904 GTS (Ch. #018) at Sebring in 1964, 1965 and 1966. He drove the 1965 in this livery with the great John Fitch and Bill Beckner, finishing in 20th place (4th in GT 2.0 Class) in a hotly contested class among other 904's. Brigg's drove the 904 in USRRC events at Laguna Seca, Riverside and Watkins Glen in 1965, always placing in the top ten. Cunningham finished 9th and 1st in class the year prior at Sebring, but failed to finish the 1966 race at Sebring , which according to my recrds was his final race as a driver.
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1965 Porsche 904 GTS (Le Mans 1965): Entered by Auguste Veuillet for Ben Pon and Robert Bouchet to drive, this 904 was one of three private Porsche entries at Le Mans in 1965 and competing for the 2.0L GT class win. None of the private entries would finish, but this car was as high as 7th place before their race ended in the 17th hour after 224 laps due to an oil leak. Staring 29th on the grid, it was the fastest of the 2.0L flat-four cars, including the factory entry. It was also the last private entry running, the factory 904 GTS went on finish in 5th place and to win its class and the Index of Thermal Efficiency.
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1965 Porsche 904/6 (Le Mans 1965): Porsche brought five 904's to Le Mans in 1965, a 904 GTS which could run in the 2.0L GT class since it had been homologated and two 904/6's and two 904/8's, which would run in the 2.0L Prototype Class. One of the 904/8's did not run, making four factory cars and bolstered by three privateers in 904 GTS cars. This car was driven by Herbert Linge and Peter Nocker, was one of the flat-six cars (Chassis #906-001) They were in 22nd position in the 1st hour, but worked their way up to 4th place in the 22nd hour and stayed there. They won their class and also the Index of Performance.
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1965 Porsche 904/6 (Le Mans 1965): With is engine derived from the 2.0 flat eight-cylinder F1 engine, the 904/8 made its first appearance at Le Mans in 1964. In 1965, Porsche again entered a 904/8 in the 2.0L GT Prototype class and this car (Ch. #008) was driven by Colin Davis and Gerhard Mitter. Porsche looked to be on target with the car in 1965, this car having finished 9th OA and 1st in class at Sebring. However, and accident at the Nurburgring during practice in May, meant it needed to be rebuilt prior to Le Mans. Qualifying well in 18th, the 904/8 would prove to be the fastest 2.0L car ever to run at Le Mans , its engine producing 225 hp and a top speed of 175 mph. Despite its potential, the car only lasted 20 laps before the clutch issue that dogged the 904/8 the year prior, put this car out of the race in the 4th hour.
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1965 Porsche 904/6 (Le Mans 1965): One of two 904/6's brought by Porsche to Le Mans in 1965, this car (Ch. #906-112) was driven by Gunther Klass and Dieter Glemser. Running in the 2.0L GT Prototype class, the 185 bhp flat-six engine had not been homologated. The car was qualified in 27th position and despite running as high as 5th place, the duo's race ended after 202 laps when the cam broke. Its sister car would finish in 4th place. After Le Mans, the car was sold to George Drolsom, who brought the car to America and raced it there. It ran at Sebring in 1967 taking a class win. It was also raced at Daytona and at the Nassau Speed Weeks by Drolsom.
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1965 Porsche Le Mans Team

1965 Porsche 911 (Monte Carlo Rallye, 1965): Herbert Linge, Porsche factory director and test driver teamed up with Petere Falk to give Porsche its first major rally win on the 1965 Rallye Automobile de Monte Carlo, or the Monte. They finished 5th overall and 1st in class. Porsche would conquer the Monte, with 911 wins in 1968, 1969, 1970 & 1978.
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1966 Porsche 906/6 Carrera 6 (Le Mans, 1966): Porsche entered their 2.0L 906/6 at Le Mans in 1966 into the midst of the Ford and Ferrari war. They came out ahead of Ferrari by claiming the four spots behind the Ford GT40's in the first three places. Three of the 906's were Langheck versions entered in the prototype class and finished 4th-6th. This car, driven by Gunther Klass and Rolf Stommelen finished 7th overall and first in class.
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1966 Porsche 906 (Targa Florio, 1966 - WINNER): Targa Florio winners in 1966 Willy Mairesse and Herbert Müller drove this semi-works entry by Scuderia Filipinetti. The Porsche 906 or Carrera 6 was the last street-legal racing car from Porsche. 65 were produced in 1966. This allowed the model to be homologated for racing in the FIA's new Group 4. The engine regularly fitted was the 2.0L 6-cylinder lightweight racing engine with 220 hp and capable of 170 mph. At the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 906's placed 4-5-6-7 behind three Ford GT40 Mk II's.
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1966 Porsche 906 (Daytona 24 HR, 1966): Hans Herrmann and Herbert Linge drove the Porsche factory entry (Ch.#017) at Daytona in 1966. They finished 6th overall and 1st in the 2.0 Class in the 24 Hour race. Ford GT40 Mk II's dominated this race, with five GT40's occupying the top five positions, a lone Ferrari 365 P2 in 4th. Porsche reliability allowed the out-horse powered 906 to finish in the top ten at the first 24 hour race at Daytona. By 1968, Porsche would begin its endurance racing domination.
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1967 Porsche 910 (Le Mans, 1967) : Porsche entered this 910 for Driven by Rolf Stommelen and Jochen Neerpasch at Le Mans in 1967, they finished 6th overall and 2nd in class behind the Porsche entered 907LH. The Porsche 910 was based on the Porsche 906, with the 910 being lighter and shorter. The cars used either the 2.0L 6-cylinder with 200 hp, or the 2.2L 8-cylinder with up to 270 hp. At Le Mans in 1967, the car used the six-cylinder engine which was the most reliiable of the two engines. The 910's did well on twisty circuits and won the Targa Florio , finishing 1-2-3 in 1967. The 910 was replaced by the larger engined 907.
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1968 Porsche 907 (SEBRING, 1968 - WINNER): Using a larger 2.2L eight-cylinder engine producing 270hp, the 907 expanded on the success it had with a class win (2.0L) at Le Mans in 1967, following with success at Daytona (1-2-3) and Sebring (1-2), winning the Targa Florio and 2nd at Le Mans in 1968. Jo Siffert and Hans Hermann drove this car (Ch. #024) to victory at Sebring in 1968. The 907 was the first Porsche race car to be right-hand drive, as well as feature NASA developed cooling suits for the drivers. Replaced by the larger engined 908, the 907 continued to be raced by privateers in endurance races up until the early 70's, including a class win at Le Mans in 1972.
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1968 Porsche 907 (TARGA FLORIO, 1968 - WINNER): Vic Elford and Umberto Maglioli teamed up to drive this Porsche entry to victory on the 1968 Targa Florio. Elford drove both the fastest practice and the fastest race lap during the event. The veteran Maglioli was a very capable team mate, holding onto the teams lead, despite a lenghty pit stop for a damaged tire. The pair won by 3 minutes in the 2.0L six-cylinder 907, which produced 220 bhp and helped Porsche secure the 1968 International Cup for GT Cars.
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1968 Porsche 911T (Monte Carlo Rally, 1968 - WINNER): The 911T (Touring) was the lower end of the Porsche 911 line up. Its 2.2L flat-six carbureted engine produced 130 hp. While down slightly on power its sisters the 911S and 911E, the 911T engine was favored for rallying because of its better torque. Indeed, this car was rallied four times in 1968, winning along with the Monte, rallies in Austria and Germany in the hands of Pauli Toivonen and Tiukkanen Moiti (who finished 2nd on the Monte in another Porsche 911T.) While this car was entered as a 911T, it had the lighter 911R body. Vic Elford made a name for himself in rallying, winning the European Rally Championship in 1967. In 1968, teamed with David Stone in 1968 on the Monte Carlo Rally in this car. This was the first of three consecutive Monte wins for Porsche. 1968 was also a banner year for Elford, winning not only the Monte, but the Daytona 24-Hour a few weeks later and the Targa Florio later in the year.
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1968 Porsche 907 LH (DAYTONA 24 HR, 1968 - WINNER): Vic Elford and Jochen Neerpasch were paired to co-drive the Daytona 24 hours. Neerspasch who became ill, was replaced by Rolf Stommelen whose car had crashed out of the race earlier. Later, Jo Siffert and Hans Herrmann also drove a few laps so they could be a part of the winning entry as well. This 907 (Chassis #005) had the 2.2L flat-eight engine which produced 220bhp. This is considered one of Porsche's greatest victories and established them as a threat to the top step of the podium.
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1968 Porsche 907 LH (Daytona 24 HR, 1968): Jo Schlessor and Joe Buzetta drove this 907 LH (Chassis #011) to 3rd place at Daytona in 1968. Porsche entered four factory cars and supported a privately entered 907 LH as well. Over 2o crew supported the teams effort at Daytona. This was the first serious test for the 2.2L Type 771 engine. Derived from a grand prix engine, the flat-eight was a difficult engine to assemble and work on, taking a reported 220 man hours to assemble. A change by the FIA in regulations favored Porsche by limiting engines to 3.0L. At Daytona the Porsche's outlasted the faster GT40 and Ferrari competition.
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1968 Porsche 907 LH (Daytona 24 HR, 1968): Designed for Le Mans in 1967, but the 2.2L engine wasn't developed so they ran the trusted 2.0L engine and finished an encouraging 5th. The 907 was a new design for Porsche which wanted to create a aerodynamic, low weight coupe for endurance racing. The 907 featured a tube frame construction with fiberglass body panels. Its steep windscreen angle contributed to extreme cockpit heat and drivers wore a NASA designed cooling vest to combat the heat. The cars proved to be a handful at Daytona in 1968, especially when braking on the banking. This car (#008) driven by Jo Siffert and Hans Hermann finished 2nd. This car would also finish 2nd at Le Mans in 1968.
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1968 Porsche 907 LH (Daytona 24 HR, 1968): The Daytona 24 Hours victory by a Porsche 907 LH in 1968, was the first 24-hour endurance race that had been won by a Porsche. Facing stiff competition from the Gulf Ford GT40's, Porsche sent four of their 2.6L 907's to do battle and through attrition and racing luck, finished 1-2-3 in perhaps one of Porsche's most important race victories. The outright win had solidified Porsche's place among the other top marques in the world as more than just class contenders. The fourth team car at Daytona was this one (Ch.#006), driven by Gerhard Mitter and Rolf Stommelen. They qualified third fastest and were doing well until a rear tire burst as Mitter was exiting the high banking on lap 104 causing a severe accident. The car hit a patch of oil, cartwheeled and then slid on its top for 300 yards, coming to rest in the infield. Mitter was to survive his injuries, but die tragically the following year at the Nurburgring in a F2 car.
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1968 Porsche 907 (Le Mans, 1970): The 907 was the catalyst for the line of prototype race cars which ultimately led to the Le Mans winning 917K in 1970. Also entered at Le Mans in 1970 was this 907 (Ch. #031) which had started out life as a factory race car in 1968. Powered by a 2.0L flat-six, the car was sold after its first race to Spanish racer Alejandro Roig who ran it in Europe and at Sebring and Daytona before selling it to Swiss tire distributor Andre Wicky, who would enter the car at Le Mans three times and won its class in 1971. It would actively race until the mid-1970s.
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1968 Porsche 907 (Le Mans, 1970): Wicky entered this car in 20 races in 1970, most of them International Championship of Makes races where it often was the class winner and contended for a podium position. At Le Mans in 1970, the cars engine capacity was increased to 2.2L and ran as the only entry in the Group 6 2.5L Prototype class, but with stiff competition from Chevron and Ligier. Andre Wicky teamed with Jean-Piere Hanrioud, starting 29th. They were running as high as 18th when a broken throttle ended their race in the 17th hour after 161 laps.
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1968 DAYTONA PORSCHE TEAM 1968 Porsche 908 LH (Le Mans, 1968): Introduced in 1968, the 908 was originally a closed coupe body providing low drag for competiton in Group 6 Prototype-Sports Cars. The 908 was powered by a 3.0L Flat-8 engine, which produced 350 hp. From the beginning, the 908 proved to be very fast, and reliable. Jochen Neerpasch and Rolf Stommelen drove this car to 3rd place at Le Mans in 1968.
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1968 Porsche 908 LH (Le Mans, 1968): Vic Elford and Gerhard Mitter drove this 908 (Chassis # 016) at Le Mans in 1968. They were disqualified in the 9th hour for changing an alternator, the pair being classified in 51st position at the finish. Elford had qualified the car 3rd on the grid and had the Le Mans official not discovered the Porsche mechanics secretive attempt at changing the part, they may have won.
Model by EBBRO 1/43
1968 Porsche 908 LH (Le Mans, 1972): With the 917 banned for FIA races, Porsche had no official entry at Le Mans in 1972. Reinhold Joest persuaded the factory to enter the 908 that was being restored in honor of the late Jo Siffert for the Porsche Museum, under the Siffert ATE Racing banner. Driven by Joest, Michel Weber and Mario Casoni at Le Mans in 1972, the trio brought the 908 (Ch. #013) home in third place. The 3.0L flat-eight powered car started out life as a factory race car, competing at Le Mans in 1968 with Stommelen and Neerspasch driving to a similar 3rd place finish.
Model by SPARK 1/43

1969 Porsche 908 LH (Le Mans, 1969): Hans Herrmann & Gerrard Larrousse drove this Porsche 908 to second place at Le Mans in 1969, in the closest Le Mans finish, just losing to Jacky Ickx in a GT40 by about 394 feet. Both cars swapped the lead several times in the final hours, with the 908 developing brake problems. The 908 maintained Porsche's honor as the new 917's had all retired.
Model by EBBRO 1/43
1969 Porsche 908 LH (Daytona 24 HR, 1969): Vic Elford and Brian Redman drove this entry at the Daytona 24 Hours in 1969. They retired at half distance with oil pressure problems. Porsche could not repeat its previous year victory with the 907. All three 908's retired from the race, leaving the victory to Lola.
Model by SOLIDO 1/43
1969 Porsche 917 Salon: At the end of the 60's, the F.I.A. modified the regulations allowing 5-litre powered prototypes in Group 5. Porsche, which had been competing with it´s 904, 907, 908 and 910 models, decided to design and build a new prototype that would make the most of the new regulations. It would be called the 917.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1969 Porsche 917 (Le Mans, 1969): Vic Elford & Richard Attwood failed to finish at Le Mans in 1969 driving the 917 in its first Le Mans. Retiring in the 22nd hour due to gearbox trouble, the 917 had led the race up until that point. Elford set fastest lap during the race, with an average of 145.4 mph. This race was a sign of good things to come for Porsche at Le Mans.
Model by EBBRO 1/43

1969 Porsche 911S (Monte Carlo Rallye, 1969): Gerrard Larrousse & Claude Perramond started at Reims for the 1969 Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Monte Carlo. They finished second to the Porsche 911S of Bjorn Waldegård and Lars Helmer. This was a time when Porsche was fully involved in rallying and dominated Monte Carlo in the late 60's and early 70's.
Model by IXO 1/43
1969 Porsche 911S (SCCA B Sedan Champion, 1969): In 1968, Peter Gregg entered the SCCA Trans Am series in the under 2.0 liter division. In 1969, he won six races during the series driving this car, to give Porsche the manufactures title in U2.0. He also won the SCCA's B Sedan National Championship.
Model by EBBRO (modified) 1/43
1969 Porsche 911R: Wolf in sheep's clothing? Looking much like a production car, but it weighed 500 lbs. less! Most R's had the 2.0L flat-six 901/22 engine from the Carrera 906, but a few of this very limited production car had the four-cam Type 901/21 engine, which produced 230 bhp, 20 bhp more than the 901/22 engined cars. The most important victory for the Porsche 911R was the win at the 1969 Tour de France .
Model by SPARK 1/43
1969 Porsche 909 Bergspyder (Gaisberg HC, 1969): While Porsche had great success with the 910, 907 & 908, Ferrari's announcement of an all new race lightweight car, the 212E ( a car which never materialized), prompted Porsche to develop the 909. Powered by a 2.0L flat-eight engine producing 275 hp, the car was very light at 850 lbs. Raced twice in hillclimbs, Rolf Stommelen took 3rd at Gaisberg. The 909 was the basis for the 908/2.
Model by FDS

1969 Porsche 908/02 Spyder (Targa Florio, 1969 - WINNER): Porsche swept the top four positions on the 53rd Targa Florio in 1969, with seven Porsches finishing in the top ten! This car driven by Gerhard Mitter and Udo Schultz won, finishing three minutes ahead of one of its sister car, the Elford/Maglioli 908/02 which had started from pole and set fastest lap. Porsche was out in force to win the Targa, and in addition to a handful of privateer cars, the factory had entered six of the 3.0L 908/02's.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1969 Porsche 908/02 Spyder (Targa Florio, 1969 - WINNER): Porsche's lone opposition for an outright win was an Alfa Romeo 33. Elford led the first lap in his 908, but by lap two, the Mitter/Schultz car had gained the lead of what really became a race between the factory Porsches. In second place and held up by the Alfa 33, Elford finally "punted" the Alfa off the road. Despite brilliant and inspired driving, Schultz and Mitter had built up an unassailable lead and took the victory for Porsche.
Model by SPARK 1/43

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