The Porsche 917 is without doubt an icon. In the first place due to its' incredible performance and race results. But there are two colour schemes that add to the status: the blue and orange of the Gulf livery and the purple-green livery of the “hippie”.
The Porsche Design Studio had been thinking about how the 917 043 might be painted. On a model they studied the “hippie” layout which was used at the 1970 Le Mans.
The final paint job was applied on site in many steps (and with countless cans of spray paint) in the yard of Porsche’s garage in Telochè.
Many automotive artist have been inspired by this livery and car. Here is a fine selection of Porsche 917 art.
Porsche 917 painting by Uli Hack
Interpretation of the Porsche 917 by Tom Havlasek
For this Porsche 917 illustration I could not find the artist. Please contact us at CarArtSpot if this is your work or if you know who made this.
Photo of the Porsche 917 – name of photographer unknown – contact us if you made this. We would love to see more of these kind of photos.
Porsche 917 painting by Yuriy Shevchuk
Porsche 917 by vsixdesign
And last but not least…