June 25, 2010

Short Wheelbase.

I always liked them better than the more famous 917's: the 908/3 was a short wheelbase barchetta special Porsche created to attack the Targa Florio and the Nürburgring.
Surely devilish to drive, 360HP for 1200 lbs (544 kg) with nothing much around the driver for safety, it had a shape that just lent itself to some of the coolest paint jobs of the era (attention Cayman Interseries!).

We saw a 908/3 and spoke to briefly to Brian Redman at the opening ceremony for the Monticello Motor Club a while back, what an honor to shake hands with a legend of motorsport.

In this clip Redman drives a 908/3 at last year's Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca and tells a bit of the story of this fantastic, mad machine . How cool are those clicky rev counters?

(Checkered Flag Films)

Catch a couple of period film clips of the 908/3 in action after the jump.


  1. Fantastic. That was the most enjoyable feature I've read on Axis.

  2. I'm glad that there is someone else out there that appreciates the 908/3. While perusing a crate of vintage sports car photos in the midway at last years ALMS race at Lime Rock I let it slip that I preferred the 908/3 over the 917, if looks could kill I'd be a dead man.


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