MODEL OF SUC­CESS

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Such is Porsche’s rich rac­ing her­itage, the num­ber 23 917K of 1970 is just one of the mar­que’s many Le Mans win­ners. But thanks to its so-called ‘Salzburg’ red-and-white flow­ing liv­ery, it’s surely one of the most strik­ing. Raced to vic­tory that year by Richard Attwood and Hans Her­rmann, it’s re­mark­able to re­flect that the car achieved 384kph us­ing late 1960s tech­nol­ogy. As it hap­pens, the 1970 vic­tory was also the first of many out­right Le Mans wins for Porsche. You can cap­ture the glory of that win in minute de­tail with this stun­ning 1:12 scale model from Minichamps. Just about ev­ery el­e­ment of the race car’s ex­quis­ite en­gi­neer­ing has been pre­served for diecast pos­ter­ity. Avail­able now for €199.95 from se­lec­tionrs.com or roughly £180.

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