Posted by: porschebahn | April 3, 2010

1970 Porsche 917 at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours

1970 Porsche 917

1970 Porsche 917

1970 Porsche 917

1970 Porsche 917

1970 Porsche 917

1970 Porsche 917

Amalfi Racing of Jupiter Florida displayed this ’70 917 at this years Amelia Island Concours. The description read:

This 917 chassis #026 John Wyer car was driven at Le Mans by David Hobbs and Mike Hailwood. In the heavy rain, Mr. Hailwood crashed into an Alfa Romeo parked on the side of the course. The car was brought back to the Porsche factory where the chassis number was changed tp #031. This is documented in writing by Porsche. The car was then converted to a Spyder by Jurgen Neuhaus, where it was successful in many CanAm events in both the U.S. and Europe. This car was also very successful in European hill climbs. It was then sold to the Chandon family of France and subsequently purchased by Amalfi Racing, which was successful in several CanAm events in the tube chassis division. The present engine is 5.4 liters. The engine was tested and serviced at Porsche, with results and documentation at 564 hp, normally aspirated. The car remains in its interseries configuration.


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