Amalgam have released the first images of their new special edition of race-weathered Porsche 917Ks.
This very special edition of just five models shows the car with every detail of the battle scars and covered with race dirt exactly as it finished the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1970. Based on the #2 car driven to victory by Pedro Rodríguez and Leo Kinnunen, with a single stint provided by Brian Redman, at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1970, each 1:8 scale edition of this unique and very limited batch has been meticulously hand-painted and detailed by our master model makers here in Bristol. Each of the five models will be accompanied by an archive quality Giclée print of the car as it finished the race.
On the awesome 31-degree high bankings of the Daytona Speedway, ex-Aston Martin race team manager John Wyer's Gulf-sponsored team finished 1-2 in the race, with Jo Siffert and Redman (in his actual car) taking the second podium place. The #2 lead car annihilated its rivals, breaking the distance record by 190 miles, 48 laps ahead of the #28 works Ferrari in third. It was the first race in which the iconic Porsche 917K appeared, and this victory was effectively the start 917K's domination of the WSC for the next two seasons.
Four of these five models have already been reserved at the time of writing so, if you are interested in securing the final one, please get in touch through our website or sales team.