Active between 1969 and 1973, the Porsche 917 was an iconic racing car that dominated the International Championship for Manufacturers winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in ‘70 and ’71. This book brings to life the period of the all-conquering Porsche 917, that also went on to further successes with the 917/10 and 917/30 turbocharged Spyder versions.
The book’s 496 pages are packed with the background, design, development and racing achievements of this amazing race car. Separate chapters cover the Championship for Manufacturers, the European Interserie and the Can-Am series in America, as well as the World Closed Course speed record in the hands of the hugely talented Mark Donohue.
It features an outstanding compilation of over 900 photographs from 21 different sources that capture all the drama and fascination of the era, supported by a commentary packed with fact and insight. It was voted Top Gear Book of the Month in August 2009 just after it was launched, it was then reprinted in 2010 in English and also translated into German.
|Sub-title||The Complete Photographic History|
|Published||May 2009; Reprinted 2010|
|Page count||496 pages|
|Image count||More than 900 colour and B&W photos|
|Format||290 x 230 mm portrait, hardback plus dust jacket|
Feedback from customers:
“The book is most excellent. I have a number of other 917 related books and this one complements them wonderfully with lots of information and photos I’ve never seen before.” (Paul, November 2019)