Porsche have sent four 917s from their museum to this weekends Goodwood Member’s Meeting, in lauding rare sighting of freshly restored chassis 001 - the car that fifty years ago started the potent dynasty. 917KH chassis 15 is present in the iconic Gulf livery as run on the JWA cars in period, and also the mighty Sunoco-liveried 917/30 (1,200hp from its 5.3-litre V12, in car weighing just 850kg!).
Newest of the 917s at Goodwood will be a 917/30 Spyder carrying the distinctive livery of its 1975 sponsor, the central heating manufacturer Vaillant. With a wheelbase extended by 184mm over the conventional 917, the car was built in 1972.
Enjoy our gallery of 917-001 arriving at Goodwood and the cars posed on the track ahead this weekend’s demonstration runs, use the circles in the top right corner to navigate.
Driving the cars at Goodwood will be Le Mans winners Richard Attwood and Neel Jani along with former F1 and LMP1 racer Mark Webber. Following Goodwood, the cars will leave the UK to re-join the Porsche Museum collection in Stuttgart. From 14th May to 15th September 2019, the Porsche Museum will honour the 50th anniversary of the 917 with an extensive special exhibition entitled “50 Years of Porsche 917 – Colours of Speed”.