Restored Porsche 917K returns to race tracks

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Picture courtesy of Porsche AG
CLASSIC DESIGN: The thriving historic motor racing scene is the place to see beautiful old cars like the one pictured, above, in action.

HISTORIC Porsche racing cars had many victories at the 24-hour classics of Le Mans and Daytona. And they also celebrated successes at 1,000-kilometre events circuits such as the Nürburgring. To ensure that these vehicles can still be admired at race tracks today, Porsche now also offers customers a comprehensive service for historic motor racing in Germany and the USA.

The priorities of the new business field are to restore vintage race cars as true to the original as possible as well as to repair and maintain them. “These vehicles have written motorsport history and have gained in value in recent years,” said Jens Walther, President & CEO of Porsche Motorsport North America in Santa Ana, California.

“The historic motor racing scene has an extremely strong following in the USA, but many of these vehicles can also be seen on European race tracks. An increasing number of owners are now recognising how important it is for future gain that such vehicles undergo a true to original restoration.” The figurehead for the new business service is the now completed restoration of a Porsche 917K which is 40 years old.

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