Last year, on its 40th birthday the legendary Porsche 917 was bestowed the title “The Greatest Race Car in History”. I always have a fondness of the 917, as it has the mystical imagery of power and success. I akin this to a fire spewing dragon; a mighty beast to conquer and a powerful force to respect!
Scale car manufacturer are not immune with the unique fascination and magnetism of the legendary 917. One of them is Safir of France under the ‘CHAMPION’ branding, and their versions are nonetheless real champions in their own right.
These two possess the old world charm that only vintage 3” scale car have.
I’m partial to the appealing 3” products of the 1970’s. These fit the bill!
CHAMPION Porsche 917 #22 Martini 1971 Lemans Winner (white)
CHAMPION Porsche 917 #23 Salzburg 1970 Lemans Winner (red)