Who would notice in the streets of Monaco, which must have been something Special. Even with a wild winged Lamborghini or even a brand new sparkling Bugatti the half-time astonished looks rather short. Claudio Roddaro does not have this problems, if he thunders with his vehicle through the Principality. The young Monegasque collector and Amateur racer, features the single road-legal Porsche 917 in the world.
How you manage to get number plates for a more than 40-year-old race car that is described with the term "extreme" is probably just inadequate? With a clear Plan, a lot of perseverance and a little luck, apparently. The straw that Roddaro clung, is the number 917-030. The belongs to the car, which once belonged to Italian aristocrat count Rossi had. And for the he in the early ' 70s, under somewhat dubious circumstances on the road is. Rossi had engineered the legendary Deal, the Martini Porsche-Sponsor. And he drove a silver 917 on a public road. There are worse life services. For Claudio Roddaro the car of the Graf's is a true stroke of luck. Because if he could prove that his 917 corresponds with the number 037, the of Rossi, would be the street-legal is suddenly possible.
To lead this evidence, however, was anything but easy. After the German body manufacturer Baur had bought the unfinished Chassis 037 at the end of the 70s, it remained for decades unfinished. Finally, it was sold to an American collector who gave it to completion in the hands of Carl Thompson, of Gunnar Racing in Long Beach. In April 2004, more than 30 years after the start of production, came 917-037 in the racing Reunion in Daytona to the time of his debut in Public.
Another circumstance came to pass Roddaro: Porsche had lost the Le Mans prototype over the years, never out of sight and was able to provide the American owners, on request, a Chassis plate available, which proves that it is the model 037 to an original 917. And a very special, because with a good 95 percent of Porsche original parts, this copy of the origin of algae is most faithful 917 in the world. To explain this is as follows: The chassis numbers 037, 038 and 039 were originally designed as a replacement part, were never used in races and therefore never damaged.
Roddaro earned his 917K in the year 2016. However, although he was able to prove that the vehicle is an Original and a 917 road car corresponds to, followed by a true authorities-Marathon with "towering piles of paper", as Porsche has announced. After two months of intensive testing, the approval was finally fixed and the Monegasque officials moved the two coveted number plates out. Since then, 649X up to mischief in and around the French Riviera.
Visually, Claudio Roddaros Porsche 917 stands out not only thanks to the magnificent Martini Racing-decals-modern super athletes of the Principality anyway. But also performance, technically he doesn't need to hide. Be air cooled 4.9-Liter 180-degree V12, it brings on a good 600 HP. However, the piece weighs just 600 kilos. For a comparable power to weight ratio you'd need a Koenigsegg Agera R or a Rennmotorad. It must be an insane occurs when Roddaro shows up with his "vintage car". Even in exotic-drenched Monaco.(sw)