So last week I wrote up a Laser “917” replica that earned me no favor with anyone. Personally, at $14,000 I think that car was well built and would be a hoot to drive, but I also agreed that for $14,000 there are a lot of other cars I’d rather have. Why? Well, for one, the Laser didn’t really recreate the magic shape of the 917 particularly well or gracefully. But as I mentioned in that post, with the explosion of used race car prices exacting replicas of the real multi-million dollar cars have popped up for sale. Costing less than a motor service on a real 917, you can buy one of these replicas and get the look and feel of Steve McQueen without all of the crashing and money. Well, at least the money part. Take a look at this ready to power rolling chassis by Race Car Replicas:
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Price: Reserve Auction, $50,000 starting bid
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1970 RCR Porsche 917K
Authentic Body Replica
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The chassis is a combination of aluminum monocoque front section and tube for tube recreation of the rear. The chassis is designed to have a Porsche Flat-Six engine with a 930 gearbox. The famous Gulf Racing colors, stripes and roudels are painetd and clear coated over.
The suspension is proprietary RCR with billet uprights, pindrive hubs, 14″ rear wheels mounted with correct Avon tyres.
Porsche 917K History
The Porsche 917 is a racecar that gave Porsche its first overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971. The car was designed under the leadership of Piëch and Porsche chief engineer Helmuth Bott and powered by the Type 912 flat-12 engine of 4.5, 4.9 and 5 litres.