Porsche celebrates 50 years of the 917 racing car
Porsche is celebrating 50th anniversary this year of the Porsche 917, the most famous racing car of all time that made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show on 12 March 1969
The Porsche Museum is celebrating the landmark birthday with plans to restore the first 917 ever made to its original condition.
From 14 May to 15 September 2019, the Porsche Museum will honour the 50th anniversary of the 917 with an extensive special exhibition entitled “Colours of Speed – 50 Years of the 917”. A total of 14 exhibits – including ten 917 models which alone have a combined PS output of 7,795 – will be on display.
The Stuttgard Museum will present also a 917 concept study to the public for the first time as homage to the first Le Mans victory of 1970. The red-and-white show car was designed by a small team of designers and engineers but remained as purely a concept study.
A selection of racing posters and small technical exhibits will round off the special exhibition.
The museum shop will also offer a selection of 917 products for sale and Edition Porsche Museum, the in-house publisher, will release a book to mark the anniversary of the 917.