Le Mans victor Porsche 917 wins again

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A Porsche 917 KH driven by Richard Attwood and Hans Hermann to Porsche’s first Le Mans 24-hour race win has taken top honors at the Concours of Elegance 2020 in London.

The first international concours d’elegance in over six months drew crowds to see a stunning array of classics, and a smattering of new car debuts including the Ineos Grenadier, Brabham BT62R, and Aston Martin Victor.

But the star of the show was the Porsche 917. The short-tail, 4.5-liter, 588 hp, flat-12, Hans Mezger-designed car made history in 1970 when it beat Ferrari to the top spot on the podium at Le Mans. It was the first of 19 overall wins for Porsche at the French endurance race.

Judges at the Concours of Elegance also handed out prizes to cars for each decade from pre-1915 to post 1970. The trophies went to a 1904 Fiat Type 24/32, a 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750, a 1930 Bentley 4.5-liter ‘Blower’ by Gurney Nutting, a 1940 Land Rover Model 80—the very first off the production line, a 1958 BMW 507, a 1965 Ferrari GTB Competizione Cliente and a 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona.

Enjoy the gallery of glory below.

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