Porsche 908

A 908/80 placed 2nd at the 1980 24 Hrs of Le Mans driven by Jacky Ickx and Reinhold Jost.

 # Chassis Year Driver/Owner Comments
 11  1969 Andre Lara 908/02. Sao Paulo, Brazil
 17  1969 Mark Leonard La Jolla, CA
 20  1070 Rudolpho Junco 908/03. Monterrey, Mexico
 40 3-009 1970 Porsche Museum 
c043-969-12 No. 11. Seen at Monterey Historics, 2000.


The 908/3 was created for two events, the Nurburgring and the Targa Florio, windy courses where the 917 might not be competitive. They were campaigned for two season, winning 3 of the 4 races. It was designed to be as small and light as possible. The body shell was made from polyurethane and weighed 27 lbs. The final weight was 1,201 lbs. The engine was a 3 liter 8 cylinder outputting up to 370 hp.

At the 1970 Targa Florio, these cars placed 1-2-5, the winning car driven by Jo Siffert and Brian Redman. The second place car was number 40 driven by Pedro Rodriguez and Leo Kinnunen.

The 908/3 finished the Nurburgring 1-2 in 1970 and 1-2-4 in 1971.

Then most of the cars were sold to privateers. 11 had been built.
c039-287-18 No. 40. Here at the Palo Alto Concours de Elegance, 1998.
235-328-24 A newly restored 908 was shown at the 2000 Carlson concours.
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