1968 Porsche 907 - dayglo nose panels?
Posted 07 March 2003 - 17:56
Gerhard Mitter / Ludovico Scarfiotti took 2nd (behind Ickx and Redman’s JWA GT40) and Vic Elford / Jochen Neerspasch took 3rd. The thrid car, driven by Jo Siffert / Hans Herrmann, failed to finish. It was this race that ignited my quiet enthusiasm for Porsche – I have always loved an underdog, and seeing the little 2.2 litres cars take the battle to the heavy metal of Ford etc and only losing out by 22 secs after 6 hours of racing put me firmly in the Porsche corner ever after!
The factory 907s were in a basically white livery but each one had a different coloured panel on the nose, presumably to differentiate the cars. As I remember, these panels were dayglo shades of orange or yellow, green and (I think) brown. Can anyone confirm this? My mind is probably playing tricks because it was the only time I ever saw dayglo brown...
Posted 08 March 2003 - 18:15
Posted 08 March 2003 - 19:31
Posted 09 March 2003 - 18:50
Posted 10 March 2003 - 09:47
At Brands Hatch? In April? Hardly - as I remember there was even a brief flurry of snow! But you are doubtless right that it was a (maybe a bit dark) orange..
Originally posted by Doug Nye
Perhaps it was the sunglasses?