The grooviest Porsche ever! By 1970, the Porsche factory had finally worked out the bugs from its new twelve cylinder 4.5 litre sports racer, and the general consensus was that the epic yearly event at Le Mans would belong to one of the privateer Porsche teams. Ferrari fielded a strong contender that year with its 512S, but it was heavier and lower powered than the Porsches.
Ultimate victory at Le Mans fell to the Salzburg entered 917K, with the Martini longtail driven by Larousse and Kauhsen coming second. Porsches styling chief, Tony Lapine adorned the Martini car with an elaborate psychedelic purple and light green paint scheme in keeping with the Hippy esthetic of the period. Hence the car's nickname.
Aeromobilia is fortunate to have this gorgeous, custom built (from a Brianza base) 1/12 scale example of one of the most recognizable Porsche racers in history. The elegant swirls and whorls of the paintwork are beautifully executed, and at nearly 16 inches in length, this model is impressive, commanding instant attention. The details are great as well. The dual pantograph windshield wipers are meticulously reproduced, the interior features jewel-like indicator lights, a drilled steering wheel, chassis tube detail , a fire bottle, and driver's safety harness. The long tail decklid opens to reveal the air-cooled flat twelve, with plumbed transmission, wired coils, distributor, coolant tanks, and tube frame detail.
This outstanding piece is supplied with a custom-constructed base and Perspex cover. Expressly built for a Porsche, Le Mans, or sports racing enthusiast!