1973 PORSCHE 917/30 CAN-AM SPYDER
Original Painting by Lance Grootboom
The 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder with the Sunoco livery - Chassis No 917/30-004. The Most Powerful Road-Racing Porsche Ever Built. An Undisputed Masterpiece of Automotive Engineering. One of Only Six Examples Produced. Meticulously Restored in Penske Racing’s 1973 Sunoco Livery. The Ultimate Evolution of the Porsche 917.
Built to compete in the Can-Am championship, it used a twin-turbo version of Porsche's flat-12 engine that could produce a massive 1600 horsepower on nearly 40 psi of boost in qualifying trim. The car was so powerful and dominant that it forced officials to change the rules of the popular Can-Am Sportscar series in North America in the early 1970s.
This car was raced by Mark Donohue under the Penske Racing banner. It took no less than 5 first place finishes and one second place, winning the 1973 season handedly. This same car also set the closed course speed record at Talladega Speedway in 1975, averaging a staggering 221.16 miles per hour. This unprecedented level of success caused the 917/30 to command respect by racers, engineers, and fans alike, making it one of the most iconic Porsche race cars to ever compete.
The 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder pictured here sold at the Gooding & Co Amelia Island auction in 2012 for a staggering $4,400,000 USD, making it one of the most valuable Porsches in the world.
When you purchase a Lance Artworx Original Fine Art Painting, you are investing in a unique,100% hand-painted piece, done with the highest quality Acrylic Paint
on 100% premium cotton Canvas.
This 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder Original Painting was done on 39.37"x 27.55" Canvas.
The Painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and will be shipped to the buyer un-framed, in a solid heavy duty postal tube for 100% safety.