(By Scott Liggett) – I knew of the Porsche 917 from pictures I discovered in my school library. I dug through every book that was on automobiles multiple times over that my junior high and high school libraries had on their shelves. During that time, I watched as much of the Le Mans coverage that I could on TV. The race cars of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s that blasted down the Mulsanne Straight were all absolutely gorgeous. But, Porsche’s 917 was my favorite.