McQueen Porsche 917K to star at Concours of Elegance
Three endurance-racing legends will head to world-famous Hampton Court event later this year, including Steve McQueen’s iconic Le Mans Porsche
The Porsche 917K driven by Steve McQueen in the iconic film Le Mans is one of several endurance-racing legends that will be displayed at the world-renowned Hampton Court Concours of Elegance in London on August 31-September 2.
After making history on screen, the Porsche did the same on the track, winning races at Spa-Francorchamps, Daytona, Monza, the Österreichring (now known as the Red Bull Ring) and Montlhéry in 1971.
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Having been damaged during filming for Le Mans, the car had to be rebuilt around another chassis. It will be displayed in its period Gulf livery at Hampton Court. The ‘K’ in the 917K designation stands for Kurzheck, or ‘short-tail’.
Joining the Porsche will be a 1998 Mercedes CLK LM and a 1968 4.7L V8 Ford GT40 Mk1, both with race experience.
Mercedes-Benz won the 1998 FIA GT Championship with the CLK LM, having done the same the previous year with the CLK GTR on which it is based. Despite taking pole at Le Mans in 1998, both CLK GTRs retired. The cars carrying the CLK moniker acted as predecessors to the infamous CLR, which flipped three times at the 1999 Le Mans 24-hours.
The GT40, also in a Gulf livery, was raced by Paul Hawkins and David Hobbs to fourth place at the Spa 1000km race in May of that year.
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