According to my friend Uwe Rothuysen this is Chassis No 026/031 which achieved 2nd place at the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1971 in the hands of Dickie Attwood and Herbert Muller.
Submitted to the 100-499 Viewings Group with the view counter on 101, 20th October 2010


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Confirmed Petrol Head first and foremost, who happens to enjoy photography as a hobby.
I was bitten by the motor sport bug at a young age and prefer long distance sports car racing over single seaters. I also love the passion and enthusiasm of the owners and drivers of historic race cars and find this form of motorsport, as well as rallying, the most spectacular because of the lower grip levels and loose style of driving employed.

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  • Uwe Rothuysen
    Uwe Rothuysenover 4 years ago

    Brilliant Willie!
    My absolutely top favourite of all cars.
    I can tell you the story about every of the 65 chassis built in the time between 1968 and 1975.
    This 917 026/031 achieves the second place in Le Mans 24h racing (12.06.1971) by the drivers Attwood / Müller

  • I was at school at the time, but remember the drivers who raced them. Awesome cars and pilots. Thanks for the history on this one which I will add to the description with your permission?

    – Willie Jackson

  • Uwe Rothuysen
    Uwe Rothuysenover 4 years ago

    Hello Willie,
    of course you can, my pleasure!

  • Paul Woloschuk
    Paul Woloschukover 4 years ago

    :Homer Simpson Mode:

    Mmmmmm a 917 (drool) !!!

    :\Homer Simpson Mode:

  • Doh! Should have thought of adding it to the group myself.
    Thanks for the invite Paul.

    – Willie Jackson

  • Paul Woloschuk
    Paul Woloschukover 4 years ago

    My pleasure mate!

  • SupercarArt
    SupercarArtabout 4 years ago

    Very nice indeed Willie!! Legendary car in its most famous livery – the 917 just never looks as good as it does in the classic Gulf colours in my view.

  • Thanks. I have to agree the Gulf colours on a 917 are iconic.

    – Willie Jackson

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot, I’ve got some of No 25.

  • Matt  Carlyon
    Matt Carlyonabout 2 years ago

    Now thats also pretty amazing to see – a very special Le Mans car indeed. Gotta love the 917, cheers

  • See my answer to SupercarArt above!!

    – Willie Jackson

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