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Porsche’s first-ever Le Mans winner rediscovered

When Cameron Healey bought a little red Porsche 356 spyder in 2009, he knew that it was a special early Porsche. He just had no clue how special it really was.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/06/14/porsches-first-ever-le-mans-winner-rediscovered

I was looking at the power output of this Porsche, and I was thinking that today you’d have to buy a motorhome to approach it’s power-to-weight-ratio. No wonder they had to fair in the wheels! Then I saw that they averaged over 87 mph for 24 hours around la Sarthe. That’s respectable for any road car.