1972 Porsche 917-10

Can-Am Racecar

Chassis # 007

 After Porsche’s dominance of the 1970-71 sports car racing championship season, the successful Porsche 917 prototypes were banned from competition by the international governing body of motorsport. In a bid to retain their position in sports car racing, Porsche turned to the popular Can-Am Championship (Canadian American Challenge Cup) Series.

The first 917/10 was produced as a normally aspirated car in 1971.  Peter Gregg bought 917/10 Chassis #007 in 1972 and converted the 500 hp normally aspirated roadster between the 1971 and 1972 Can-Am seasons. The twin-turbocharged 917/10 was capable of 200+mph speeds at 1100 hp.

Gregg raced the car to a 9th place finish in the 1972 Can-Am Championship, then signed his co-driver, Hurley Haywood, to campaign the car in 1973. It was Haywood’s first open cockpit series, and he earned 3rd place in the Can-Am Series that season.

The Brumos Porsche 917/10 is also historically significant, as it was the first race car to carry what has now become the iconic and recognizable white, red and blue livery with the famous Brumos “sweeps”.

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