Auction Block: 1970 Porsche 917/10 Prototype

Jan 20, 2017

Category: Rides

In the world of racing, the Porsche 917 is known throughout as one of the greatest racing cars of all time. Development of the vehicle began as early as 1968 with their eye on prize: winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in May of 1970. And while it took them an extra year to reach that goal, the Porsche 917 not only won the 1971 Le Mans but set a distance record that would hold for the next 40 years.

Now, what we have here is an early prototype for this record-breaking race car, known as the Porsche 917/10 variant. It was finalized on December 3rd, 1970 and was used for further research and development before Porsche retired the vehicle. Today, it remains the first of only thirteen builds ever created and the only one in private ownership. The Prototype houses a monstrous 4,998 cc DOHC air-cooled horizontally opposed 12-cylinder engine with a Bosch mechanical fuel injection pushing out over 600 bhp. Front and rear ventilated disc brakes, a front and rear independent suspension, and five-speed manual transaxle are also featured with this one. It’s slated for auction next month through RM Sotheby’s and boasts an estimated value of $5,863,525.

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Moose Knuckles’ Saint-Ulric Parka Is Durable With a Detachable Shearling Hood To Boot

Its water-and-tear resistant makeup makes for an ideal all-weather piece this winter.

Posted By Yoni Yardeni

Partner

The BRNLY SQD-2 Is An Ultra-Premium Workhorse Of An EDC Knife

Sporting a titanium frame and scales mated to a Böhler M390 blade.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

Go Takamine Applies His Signature Brat-Style Treatment to Indian’s Chief Cruiser

An Indian Super Chief Limited gets transformed by the father of the Brat style.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2021

Featured Image

Draco UTV and Polaris’ Ice Cream Truck Delivers Off-Road Deliciousness

Featuring three refrigerating units powered by two Polaris generators.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2021

Featured Image

This Porsche 944 Pays Homage to the Legendary Apple-Liveried 935 Racer

A 1984 Porsche paying tribute to the Apple-sponsored Le Mans race car.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2021

Featured Image

Doehmers Research Lab Modernizes the Moped with Its TD-MP1 Concept

An electric moped billed as the modern answer to the Honda SS50.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2021