For the first time, Porsche has presented four driving examples of the 917 at 77th Goodwood Members' Meeting in Great Britain. The audience could marvel at 917-001, 917/30-001, 917/30 Spyder and 917 KH, among others driven by Porsche Brand Ambassador Mark Webber.
Fifty years since they moved under their own power for the first time, two machines developed in the same era of ambitious, ground-breaking engineering have met as they celebrate a special anniversary: the Concorde 002 and the Porsche 917-001.
This Porsche 911 first touched American soil in Florida, where it’s now on display in a museum. It also wrote history in that state as the first 911 to win a major international circuit race: the GT class in the 1966 running of the 24 Hours of Daytona.
Only 14 vehicles of the “VW 39” Volkswagen prototype built by Porsche left the plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen at the time. One still exists. The model with the chassis number 1-00003 is now in a museum in Hamburg.