|Helping Porsche claim its first overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 917 KH marks the 1970s. It was the company’s first 12-cylinder car, packing a 5.0-liter unit with 630 hp on tap for a remarkable top speed of 224 mph (360 kph). It allowed Porsche to win Le Mans not only in 1970, but also the following year.|
|The car had remarkable technology. It used many components made of titanium, magnesium and exotic alloys.|
|After their successes with the 917 mainly in Europe, Porsche decided to focus on the North American markets and the Can-Am Challenge. Over 50 chassis were built in total.|
| This 1970 Gulf-liveried 917 KH was used as a test car for Le Mans before becoming the star car in Steve McQueen's 'Le Mans'. |
After being left to sit in a barn for over two decades, it emerged in 2001, and after a full restoration sold for $14 million in 2017.