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Boy that brings back childhood memories. The last time I was at the Petersen Museum in LA they had a bunch of the old Porsche Racers on display.

In 1978, when such technology was replaced by somewhat safer methods, the chassis was given to Baur, the famous German karosserie, where it was stored until 2003. As the only original chassis was never used in a race environment, it happily went to a person worthy of such a Porsche treasure Carl Thompson. He’d already taken on Vasek Polak’s inventory, which included pretty much all of the 917 spares that the factory had when the project was shut down. He’d bought them all as scrap value when they were worth little to Porsche, but thirty years later they were more than enough to build a full car from. It was also put together by a special team. Kevin Jeannette of Gunnar Racing is one of the most respected classic Porsche specialists and is regarded as one of the world’s leading 917 experts. So much so, that he even managed to make special lightweight body panels for the project.

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