Porsche 917

Discussion in 'Classic Cars' started by Kemper, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. I know Porsche made at least 25 road legal copies of the 917, yet I haven't seen any pictures of them. Does anyone have any? Sweet.
     
  2. 25? Theres 2.
     
  3. #3 ajzahn, Jan 1, 2006
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    only one street-legal version for Count Rossi, the other one was a later race-to-road conversion by a German engineer.

    Total number of cars believed to still exist:

    917 Coupe - 24 (16 in private hands)
    917 PA & Spyder - 4 (3 in private hands)
    917/10 - 11 (9 in private hands)
    917/30 - 6 (4 in private hands)

    >>> http://962.com/registry/917/index.htm
     
  4. I was only thinking the k.
     
  5. porsche 917/30, the true meaning of the word race car
     
  6. porsche 917/30, the true meaning of the word race car
     
  7. awesome, didn't have that one yet <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>
     
  8. I recall something about classical (music) conductor Herbert Von Karion, owning one too!!! And i am almost sure that it have been converted to race specification, and has been up for sale recently!!
     
  9. LOL, more than halve of the 917's in those two pics don't contain engines, steering, maybe even four wheels. The making of those pictures is almost as legendary as the car itself <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  10. Please enligthen us??? I don't know the story behind the pics!!!
     
  11. this is the German race-to-raod conversion, not the Count Rossi car
     
  12. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  13. oops, I ws wrong, the 1st one is the count Rossi conversion, the white one is the race-to-road conversion made by Achim Grossmann in 1977.

    I took him additional indicators, steering wheel lock, emergency brake, wind screen heating system, safety glass and noise reduction to get the TUV approval but he managed to make it a street-legal car.

    520bhp, 0-60 in 3.8 sec, 218 mph

    source: ams 14/1977
     
  14. #17 ajzahn, Jan 2, 2006
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    here is another pic of S/N 917-030

    Competition Group: 5
    Constructed For: Porsche AG
    Engine Specification: unknown

    Ownership History: Porsche AG (1971), Martini Racing (1971), Porsche AG (1971), Count Rossi (1975)

    Competition Highlights: None
    Chassis Notes: "K" 1970 VERSION.

    SOLD TO MARTINI RACING. PAINTED WHITE WITH RED, LIGHT BLUE AND BLUE STRIPES. 5000 CC ENGINE, FIRESTONE TIRES, ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SISTEM:

    06-27-71, ZELTWEG 1000 KMS (#28, LARROUSSE-MARKO, DNF-SUSPENSION, 3rd IN QUALIFY-1:41.61)

    CAR USED FOR TESTING THE ABS FOR FUTURE USE ON ROAD CARS. CONVERTED INTO ROAD CAR FOR COUNT ROSSI. USA REGISTRATION.

    source: www.962.com
     
  15. Hey Ajzahn or Prosche Addict

    Do you guys have some info on this Herbert Von Karion guy??? Just talked to my dad, and he also belived he once owned a road registered 917???
     
  16. "On April 20 Ferdinand Piëch displayed 25 917s parked in front of the Porsche factory to the CSI inspectors. Piech even offered one the opportunity to drive one of the cars, which he declined."
     
  17. #20 ajzahn, Jan 2, 2006
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    you mean the famous musical director and composer Herbert von Karajan?

    >>> http://www.karajan.co.uk/cars.html

    he also had a 550 Spyder (same car James Dean died in) but never a street-legal 917. He onyl drove the Porsche-VIP-917 which later was destroyed by fire in a safety training.
     
  18. OK, so this pic is showing Count Rossi and his secretary driving the car with an Alabama license plate (the only place he could get a road registration for that car but being told never to come there with it) from Stuttgart to Paris that day.
     
  19. So, this pic is showing the Grossmann 917 race-to-road conversion which S/N 917-021 which after some crash has been converted into a race 917 Spyder S/N 917-01-021. Achim Grossmann later restored the Spyder and made his road-version out of the spare parts left from the crashed 917 racer.

    The car no longer is a road car as it has been sold to the U.S. and again was converted into a race car.

    It has been the 1977 sport auto Super Sportscar of the Year!
     
  20. More 917 shots?
     
  21. street-legal or race cars?
     
  22. ofcourse he had to display 25 cars, else he couldn't get certified to race them in the World Series Championship
    BUT those where RACE cars, so that means NOT ROAD LEGAL
     

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