A Working Porsche 917 Miniature Engine That You Can Keep In Your Room
This beautiful 1:4 working replica of the Porsche 917 engine was created by Canada’s Herb Jordan which took him more than 4-years to complete. Jordan who has been well known for building his own rotary-valve motorcycle and Formula III racing car, pursued the build of this particular engine between 1980 – 1984. This was after he can successfully completed his Porsche 904 miniature engine, which too was working… and started drawing plans for this Porsche 917 miniature.
This is one of the most finest ways to celebrate the legacy of the 24 Hours of Le Mans’ winning car which secured first overall wins during the 1970 and 1971 races. And just like the original the Porsche 917 miniature engine sports a flat-12 engine that is 54 cubic centimeters in displacement and is capable of spinning at up to a maximum of 24,000 rpm.
Measuring in at 15-inches long and 7 inches tall, weighing in at about 15 pounds, Jordan’s Porsche 917 miniature engine was recently up for sale at RM Sotheby’s at the December 10 “Driven to Disruption” auction in New York. This collectors special features direct-port mechanical fuel injection, miniature oil lines that are braided while also having handcrafted cylinders and cam covers.
Photo Credit: RM Sotheby’s