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Started by Ferry Porsche himself, the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours gets under way. The 917s would go wheel-to wheel with Ferrari’s 512s through day and night amid storm conditions. From 51 starters only seven cars were classified while 34 failed to finish at all. Porsche claimed its maiden outright win, making overnight legends of Hans Herrmann, Dickie Attwood and the No. 23 Salzburg 917K. This short clip from the archive even comes with period correct music to get you in the mood …

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