Posted by: porschebahn | March 25, 2010

Bruce Jennings 1969 Porsche 911S

Bruce Jennings 1969 Porsche 911S

Bruce Jennings 1969 Porsche 911S

Bruce Jennings 1969 Porsche 911S

Bruce Jennings 1969 Porsche 911S

Bruce Jennings 1969 Porsche 911S

Bruce Jennings 1969 Porsche 911S interior

Bruce Jennings 1969 Porsche 911S interior

Bruce Jennings 1969 Porsche 911S interior

Bruce Jennings 1969 Porsche 911S

Bruce Jennings 1969 Porsche 911S

Bruce Jennings 1969 Porsche 911S

Bruce Jennings 1969 Porsche 911S 

Phillip Bagley of North Palm Beach, Florida displayed this beautiful 1969 911S at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours. The description read:

The #77 2.5 liter 911 was the last privately owned race car Bruce Jennings ran. Introduced to racing in 1956, Jennings got hooked on sports car racing and traded his Cadillac in for a Porsche Speedster. Over the next 35 years, Jennings scored 216 wins and 104 second place finishes. The vehicle was purchased in 1970 and was reputed to be a Porsche Werks backup Monte Carl Rally car. Jennings started racing the #77 car immediately as a 2.0 liter and as the years rolled by continued to update the car with larger engines, bigger wheels and tires and modified body work until the mid 70’s with the car here as a 2.5 liter. This car represents 17 of Jennings starts at Sebring. With numerous top five finishes, Bruce retired the car in 1979. Bruce passed away in January 1997, but his spirit lives on in the cars he raced such as this car you see here. To date, Jennings has been the most successful privateer Porsche racer in the United States.


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