Porsche North America has taken the wraps off a restored 917K racecar that has a long and prolific history.
The restored 917K is at the forefront of a new comprehensive service provided by Porsche for historic motor racing in Germany and United States. This 917K managed to triumph in a 1,000-km race back in 1971 at the famous Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and it also participated in numerous events in the U.S., including at Watkins Glen before being transported to the museum in Zuffenhausen.
Porsche decided to apply a Gulf livery in 2009 and then in 2012 the restoration process kicked off using numerous sources to make sure it will remain authentic. They went through the extensive Porsche Museum archives and consulted witnesses while older and former Porsche employees also provided their input during the restoration process.
This 917K will be on display starting tomorrow until Sunday at Laguna Seca in California during the Rennsport Reunion which is known for being the biggest event in the world for historic Porsche race cars.
Porsche mentions their new restoration service for race cars also includes the necessary repairs and replacement parts to get the cars back on track, with safety-related components being the most important. Clients also have the possibility of asking Porsche for maintenance services and further assistance in all technical matters to bring back the car to its former shape and keep it that way.