This is the restored 1969 Porsche 917K (chassis no. 917-015) that won the 1970 24 hrs of Daytona. Driven by Pedro Rodriguez of Mexico, Leo Kinnunen of Finland and Englishman Brian Redman, the No. 2 John Wyer Gulf Porsche 917 dominated the 1970 Rolex 24 at Daytona winning by 45 laps over its sister car, the No. 1 Gulf Porsche 917. Powered by a 5.0 liter, 12 cylinder DOHC engine, 630 horsepower @ 8400rpm, wt.1750 lbs., top speed 220 mph. The 917 is one of the most iconic race cars of all time, and was immortalized by Steve McQueen in his 1971 film Le Mans. Photographed at the Tiburon, Ca. Classic Car Show, June 2012.
© Joseph Greco