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A front three-quarter view of the No. 16 Porsche 917/10 chassis #005 taken in Porsche’s secret bunker in Stuttgart, May 2017. Virtual Motorpix/Glen Smale
A front three-quarter view of the No. 16 Porsche 917/10 chassis #005 taken in Porsche’s secret bunker in Stuttgart, May 2017. Virtual Motorpix/Glen Smale

Images by: Virtual Motorpix/Glen Smale and Corporate Archives Porsche AG 

The Porsche 917 was the culmination of a line of race cars produced by the Stuttgart manufacturer during possibly the busiest decade, from 1964 to 1973, of its (by then) short existence. Just 21 short years after Porsche opened its doors, the mighty 917 hit the tracks in the Championship for Manufacturers. To say that the 917 became the dominant race car in this championship is to seriously underestimate the achievements of this legendary race car, winning the International Championship for Manufacturers convincingly in 1970 and 1971.

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