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Subject to Porsche’s Long Distance Life TestThe magnesium chassis was created specially for 1971’s Le Mans 24 Hour race where Porsche would also be running a revised long tail 917 plus an ugly 917/20 that came to be nicknamed ‘the Pink Pig’. Jo Siffert, Derek Bell and Jackie Oliver all got to drive 052 at the Le Mans Test.Chassis 052 was the second of three short tail 917s built with an experimental magnesium chassis.

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Country FlagWeissach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany -- -- InfoReturned here for further testing before being scrapped

Country FlagLe Mans, Pays de la Loire, France -- -- InfoTested here in 1971

Racing History

18/04/1971 IND Le Mans Test Country FlagLe Mans, Pays de la Loire, France Info(J. Siffert / D. Bell / J. Oliver) 2nd oa, 2nd S5.0 class (#17)




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