Posted by: porschebahn | March 19, 2009

1968 Porsche 907

This beautiful Porsche 907 was being displayed by Joe Buzzetta of St. James New York at this years Amelia Island Councours.

The Porsche 907 was a sports car prototype built by Porsche in 1967 and 1968.  It was based on the 270 hp Porsche 910 2200 cc 8 cylinder engine which was developed for the new 3 liter prototype category effective with the 1968 racing season.  Since the big V8 and V12 prototypes of Ford and Ferrari were banned, Porsche hoped to secure the World Sports Car Championship and maybe get the overall win at Le Mans since the competition had no suitable 3 liter prototypes yet.  The plan started well with wins for the 907’s at the 24 Hours at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.  Vic Elford and Umberto Maglioli drove a 907 to victory at the Targa Florio.  But the 24 Hours of Le Mans was postponed to late September do to political unrest in France, a 907 “Longtail” placed second.

This one is the car that won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1968 with Jo Siffert and Hans Hermann at the wheel.  Don’t you just Love these things?  Look at the details on the Bosch fuel injection system!

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