Porsche 917 kit car for sale
The fantastic cars of yesterday command outrageous prices today, so sometimes placing one in your driveway requires slightly imagination. That's what the builder of this creature from did. What we have listed here is a replica 1971 Porsche 917/10 Can-Am racer run on a pair of Subaru flat-sixes mounted crank to crank. Call-it a poor people's flat-twelve.
Both machines sit in hand-built framework which was designed using a 1:18-scale model as reference (hey, assist that which you've got). The coil and injector cables were spliced so a single computer will fire cylinder one regarding first engine and cylinder six and the second engine simultaneously, in theory making for synchronized startup and procedure. Or possibly not.
Both motors comes from 2007 Subaru Tribeca crossovers, and 917 replica makes use of a stock Tribeca five-speed automatic.The 3.0-liter flat-sixes each produced around 250 horse power through the factory, therefore presuming every thing works precisely this may be a 500 hp car. That is however a bit short of the 660 hp produced by the first 917/10's 5.4-liter engine, but very good for a Frankenstein job.
Bodywork is fiberglass and partial, and also the wiring has to be finished and. If you prefer it, this creative conjuring of a classic Porsche racer is available on eBay, without any book beyond a $40, 000 beginning quote. It really is based in West Hartford, Connecticut.
The Porsche 917/10 is definitely worth cannibalizing Subarus to put in your driveway. Part of the popular 917 family-which contains the 917K that starred in Steve McQueen's Le Mans-it had been the predecessor towards the 917/30 that so entirely dominated Can-Am it's sometimes blamed for the show' demise.