Porsche 917LH (1971 24 Hours of Le Mans) - 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
The 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans would prove to be the end of an era, as it would mark the final running of the French endurance classic before a long-standing ban on engines over 3 liters displacement would take effect. Big-bore prototypes from Porsche and Ferrari would go out with a bang, setting a record for average speed over twenty-four hours that would stand for over 40 years. Among the fastest of these prototypes was the Martini Racing Porsche 917LH, a five-liter longtail piloted by Gerard Larrousse and Vic Elford, which claimed outside pole for the race's first-ever rolling start. Though forced to retire in the race's ninth hour with a seized engine, the 917LH in its instantly recognizable Martini livery is remembered as an icon of one of racing's most exciting eras.
New from Spark is this exquisitely detailed 1:43-scale resin replica of the Larrousse/Elford 917LH, resplendent in silver with Martini's famous accents. Fine details abound, from perfectly recreated chassis lighting and race wheels to an accurate cockpit and flawlessly sculpted rear wing.