1972 Porsche L&M 917/10 Spyder

Perhaps the world’s most recognized Porsche 917:

  • Team Penske Racing, sponsored by L&M
  • Driven by racing legends Mark Donohue and George Follmer
  • Debuted at Mosport ’72 Can-Am driven by Mark Donohue
  • Dominated the ’72 Can-Am series, taking first at five of nine races
  • Can-Am Champion in ’72 driven by George Follmer
  • Raced as #6 by Donohue and #7 by Follmer in ’72
  • Penske then sold 003 to Rinzler and it was cam­- paigned as the #16 car in RC Cola livery for the ’73 Can-Am season
  • Second place overall in ’73 driven by George Follmer
  • Powered by a 5.4L Twin Turbo 12-cylinder engine
  • Capable of making over 1,150 horsepower, 0–100 mph in 2.9 seconds
  • A true icon for automotive racing history
  • This car earned Porsche their first Can-Am Championship and is one of the most significant race cars ever built
Thor Thorson

Thor Thorson - SCM Contributing Editor

Thor grew up in northern Iowa. His father bought a red Jag XK 150 in the late 1950s, and that was all it took; he has been in love with sports cars , racing cars and the associated adrenaline rush ever since. He has vintage raced for more than 20 years, the bulk of them spent behind the wheel of a blue Elva 7. When he’s not racing, he is president of Vintage Racing Motors Inc., a collector-car dealer and vintage-racing support company based in Redmond, WA. His knowledge runs the full spectrum of vintage racing, and he has put that expertise to good use for SCM since 2003.

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