Porsche 908/03 (1970 Targa Florio Winner) - 1:43 Scale Model Car by Spark
- 1:43 Scale (approximately four inches in length)
- Resin body, features no opening parts
- Fixed-position steering
- Comes with acrylic dust cover and display base
In the history of motorsport, perhaps no car and track were more perfectly suited to each other than the Porsche 908/03 and the 45-mile "Piccolo" course used for the 1970 Targa Florio. At the time the oldest motor race in the world, the Targa Florio was run on Sicily's tortuous mountain roads, and 1970's Piccolo circuit included nearly 900 corners and 2000 feet of elevation changes. The tight, twisty nature of the course favored light, nimble cars over high-horsepower chargers. Porsche's short-wheelbase 908/03 fit the bill perfectly, with an ultralight 1100-pound curbweight and punchy 3-liter flat-eight engine mid-mounted low in the chassis. In the hands of Jo Siffert and Brian Redman, the Gulf-liveried 908/03 of John Wyer Automotive Engineering would score an impressive victory over stout competition from Ferrari and Alfa Romeo.
The classic Gulf-Porsche 908/03 in 1970 Targa Florio-winning trim is now available as a highly detailed 1:43-scale resin model car by Spark. As we've come to expect from the preeminent manufacturer of premium-grade 1:43-scale Porsches, Spark's new model is a masterpiece. Its lithe body and spartan cockpit are presented with extreme accuracy, as are its wide racing wheels and glistening Gulf Blue livery.