Posted by: porschebahn | April 17, 2010

1970 Porsche 917LH at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours

1970 Porsche 917LH Long Tail

1970 Porsche 917LH Long Tail

1970 Porsche 917LH Long Tail 

This is a one of five 917 Long Tail Porsches built in 1969 and 1970 and only three remain. It was displayed by the Simeone Foundation of Philadelphia Pennsylvania at this years Amelia Island Concours. The description read:

This 917 placed second to another 917 in the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hour race. Its chassis also raced at Le Mans in 1971, but did not finish.

As with many great Porsche race cars, the chassis and a used 1970 917LH body were sold to Vasek Polak, a Porsche mechanic, race driver and race car collector, who kept the car until his death in 1997. It was later put back to original configuration and painted in its 1970 “Hippie” or psychedelic colors.


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