Porsche 908/2 (1969 Watkins Glen 6 Hours Winner) - 1:18 Scale Diecast Model Car
By the time the 1969 running of the Six Hours of Watkins Glen was to occur, Porsche had already locked up the World Sportscar Championship constructor's title. However, a poor showing at the earlier 24 Hours of Daytona had left the German powerhouse hungry for redemption on American shores. That redemption would come at Watkins Glen, when a trio of lightweight 908/2 Spyders would shine through rain-soaked conditions to score a sweep of the podium. Claiming overall victory was the Porsche of Austria-liveried 908 of endurance aces Jo Siffert and Brian Redman, who led every lap of the race on the same set of Dunlop "intermediate" tires, setting a prototype lap record in the process.
AUTOart's brilliant 1:18-scale diecast model of the 1969 Watkins Glen-winning Porsche 908/2 Spyder is a fine tribute to a significant (if somewhat overlooked) race car. Its graceful lines have been recreated to perfection, with opening components that reveal a wealth of detail within, right down to those legendary Dunlop intermediates. A must-have for serious collectors of historic Porsche race cars, the 908/2 serves as a strong counterpoint to the better-known 917s of the era.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:18 scale (approximately ten inches in length). Diecast metal body, features opening hood, doors, and engine cover. Poseable steering.
PERFECT FOR: Porsche devotees. Fans of the golden era of international sports car racing. Those who believe that lighter is better.
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