Porsche 910. Tour Auto Optic 2000. The 1-2-3 Kid

The Porsche 910, a former winner of both the 1000km Nurburgring and the Targa Florio in 1967, proved a draw on the 2013 Tour Auto Optic 2000.


In Porsche’s illustrious history of endurance racing, the 917 and 956/962 (and even the 908) stand head and shoulders above all else, courtesy of numerous wins at Le Mans, Sebring, Spa, Nurburgring and general humiliation of rival manufacturers during the 1970s/1980s.

Look a little further back into Porsche’s history – as crankandpiston’s own Phil McGovern did when he took a tour of the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart – and you’ll find another endurance racing legend, the 910. Now while less than 30 were produced, and competitive showings were restricted to 1966 and 1967

only, the 910 still proved a thorn in the prancing horse’s foot, securing a 1-2-3 finish at the Targa Florio in ’67. At the 1000km Nurburgring the same year, six-cylinder Porsche 910s locked out the podium.

Even 46 years later, this particular example from 1967 proven something of a head turner for drivers Francois Perrodo and Yann Le Graet on the 2013 Tour Auto Optic 2000. Results proved somewhat trickier to repeat however, none of the four managing to break the top three during the event’s five time stages. We doubt the fans minded though.

– Shot courtesy of Fast Auto

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