Porsche 917-10 Can Am (1972 Los Angeles Times GP Winner) - 1:43 Scale Model Car
What do you do when you get kicked out of the sandbox? You find another sandbox, and then you dominate it. So it was with the Porsche 917, one of greatest sports racers of all time. When the FIA decreed that 5-liter prototypes would no longer compete for the World Sportscar Championship for the 1972 season, Porsche's mighty 917 was left without a place to run. Not wishing to leave their most potent weapon on the shelf, Porsche turned their attention to North America's Can Am series, which allowed tremendous freedom in car development. By adding a turbocharger to the 917's flat-12 and then tucking the powerplant into a lightweight spyder body, the 917-10 was born. An 850-horsepower monster, the 917-10 would dominate the 1972 Can Am season, winning six out of nine races under the banner of Roger Penske Racing. The year's final race, the Los Angeles Times Grand Prix at Riverside, was won by George Follmer in the car represented here by TSM's brilliant 1:43-scale replica. Following in TSM's tradition of excellence in 43rd-scale resin models, the "Porsche+Audi"-liveried 917-10 features exacting detail in its bodywork and trim pieces, including its almost impossibly tiny windscreen and lustrous finish.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:43 scale (approximately four inches in length). Resin body, no opening parts. Fixed-position steering. Comes with acrylic dust cover and embossed display base.
PERFECT FOR: Serious Porsche enthusiasts. Can Am fans. Those who prefer to win by comfortable margins.