Porsche 908/2 1970 12 Hours of Sebring (McQueen/Revson) - 1:18 Scale Diecast Model Car
The 1970 running of the 12 Hours of Sebring ranks as one of the most exciting sports car races of all time. Held during the heyday of 5-liter prototypes, the grueling Florida endurance race was expected to be a titanic fight between the mighty Porsche 917K and Ferrari 512S. Instead, it would become a battle of attrition, as the factory-entered 917s and all but one of the 512s dropped out of contention for the win with mechanical issues. Carving through the carnage was a privately entered, year-old Porsche 908/2 Spyder, driven by up-and-coming American racer Peter Revson and a part-time racer by the name of Steve McQueen. The latter, one of Hollywood's biggest film stars, sought to establish his bona fides as a serious race driver with his Sebring appearance, going as far as driving with his leg in a cast following a motorcycle accident. Through steady running and a bit of luck, the McQueen/Revson 908 came within one lap of scoring an overall victory at Sebring, losing out to Mario Andretti's Ferrari 512S on a last-corner pass. Consolation for McQueen and Revson was a 3-liter class victory, and the knowledge that their underfunded privateer effort had very nearly taken down the Big Guys of the World Sportscar Championship.
AUTOart's 1:18-scale diecast replica of the Steve McQueen/Peter Revson Porsche 908/2 Spyder is already a classic. As a part of their McQueen Racing Collection, it takes AUTOart's formula of maximum detail and a flawless finish, and adds a dash of Tinseltown glamour, the 908/2. As always, engine and interior detail are outstanding.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:18 scale (approximately ten inches in length). Diecast metal body, featuring opening doors and engine cover. Poseable steering.
PERFECT FOR: Steve McQueen fans. Porsche racing historians. Collectors of diecast replicas of significant race-winning cars.