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Gear: Porsche 917 X 17 Publisher’s Edition

Submitted by on June 15, 2014

Porsche 917

Image: David Bull Publishing

“While the memory of many successful racing cars fades with time, that of the 917 has endured, passing not just into Porsche history but motorsport folklore itself. Amazing when you consider it raced for just five short seasons 40 years ago. The word “legend” is overused generally and in racing circles particularly, but if any car can be said to be worthy of it, the 917 surely is.” – Derek Bell

Get to know 17 iconic Porsche 917s in intimate detail in this special and extremely limited edition of Jeff Zwart’s Porsche 917 X 17.

Derek Bell Porsche 917

Porsche 917 X 17 explores 17 of Porsche’s classic race cars in intimate detail, finding each car’s personality and history as it artfully presents distinctive characteristics, details and patina and places them into context with portraits and stories from fifteen Porsche drivers who experienced the thrill and fear of pushing the cars to their utter limits in racing situations.

Porsche 917

Limited to just 150 numbered copies, this deluxe version of the book is signed by all of the drivers who feature in it, including  Tony Adamowicz, Richard Attwood, Derek Bell, Vic Elford, George Follmer, Hurley Haywood, David Hobbs, Willi Kauhsen, Gerard Larrousse, Gijs van Lennep, Rudi Lins, Jackie Oliver, David Piper, Sam Posey and Brian Redman.

It’s printed on a heavy matte art paper and features spot varnish, metallic silver ink and cloth-covered slipcase, making it absolutely lavish in its presentation and an object of beauty worthy of the machines it represents. We’d love to have one to adorn the office meeting room!

Head to David Bull Publishing’s website here for more info, and to secure a copy.

Porsche 917

Porsche 917

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