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Porsche 917 Exhibition 1969 in 1:18 scale by BBR


This model car is the replica of the Porsche 917, showed in an exhibition in 1969.

Limited Edition of ONLY 40 pieces. SOLD OUT AT BBR

Chassis 001 in Gulf announcement colors. Photo: Porsche Archive

In early September, chassis 001 was shown at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show (International Automobil Ausstellung).  The car was white with orange stripes, orange wheels and wore race number 3.  The car was then painted in Gulf colors for the announcement of the partnership between Porsche and JW Automotive on which took place on September 30, 1969, at the Carlton Tower Hotel in London.  After this press reception, the car was put on display at the Earl’s Court Motor Show.  A discreetly small John Wyer signature appeared on the left front wheel arch.  Although Herr Naher doesn’t list it, at least one photo exists showing 001 at the Jochen Rindt Motor Show in Vienna (in Gulf colors with a large Porsche badge on the nose).  Likely this would have been in November of 1969.  The Rindt event moved to Essen after Rindt’s death and continues to this day as the Essen Motor Show.