Porsche 917K Gulf #20 art print


starting at: $ 28

Porsche 917K #20 Gulf fine car art by Terry Smith.

Carefully produced with our giclée process to maximize color accuracy and resolution. At Simply Petrol, we use the highest-quality Hahnemühle fine art paper (315 gsm) with delicate texture and acid-free surface.

Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed to saturate the fibers of the watercolor paper, resulting in pure, rich color and remarkable detail.



Porsche 917 wasn’t the most successful Porsche racing car. It wasn’t the most powerful, nor most beautiful. But it was the first one that won the race of all races – 24 Hours of Le Mans. And you know, the first is always remembered.

Porsche 917 gave the brand its first overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971. This legendary Porsche relies on a flat-12 engine of 4.5, 4.9 and 5 litres. This car was capable of acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.3 seconds. Another 3 seconds were needed to reach 200 km/h, and the top speed is over 390 km/h.

Porsche 917K-71 Gulf #20 3rd Le Mans

This particular Porsche 917K is one of the most iconic racing cars ever, mainly for its high speeds and extremal high power outputs and it was made into a movie star by Steve McQueen in his Le Mans movie. Orange and baby blue Gulf livery is adding some charisma on this spectacular car.

Now you can own it as a beautiful art created by Terry Smith and carefully issued by Simply Petrol.


Born and raised in Detroit, Terry Smith has been a part of the Commercial Art Scene since 1953. Back then it was Automotive Illustration with art board, Windsor Newton Designers’ watercolors, paint brushes and airbrushes instead of Photography and Computer Graphics. Throughout the late sixties and early seventies he was painting car illustrations for catalogs and national ads for the big three automotive companies.

In 1972 I met and got involved with Roger Penske and his Indy Car and Can Am racing programs. That venture had me designing color schemes for Penske sponsored race cars during the Mark Donahue and Peter Revson era. I guess my claim to fame at that time was designing the color schemes for the white L&M Porsche 917-10 and blue Sunoco 917-30 Can Am cars that Donahue and George Follmer raced in the early seventies.

In 1987 Terry teamed up with his son and started using a Macintosh computer when Desktop Publishing was in it’s infancy.  He put aside his paint and paintbrushes and started the long journey into the world of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Page Maker.

From 1987 until 2005 Terry Smith was designing brochures, logos, training manuals and line drawings. However, he had never thought of or even tried doingfull-colorr car illustrations on the computer. It wasn’t until after he retired and his son brought his old computer to him in 2010, that Terry Smith thought about giving car illustration a try on the computer.

At Simply Petrol we are extremely happy to give you access to the #FineCarArt of Terry Smith.


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Additional information


Large – 40 x 28 inches | 100 x 70 cm, Medium – 28 x 20 inches | 70 x 50 cm, Mini – 14 x 10 inches | 35 x 25 cm, Small – 20 x 14 inches | 50 x 35 cm, X-Large – 55 x 40 inches | 140 x 100 cm

Your art print

1. Framing

A frame is not included. Your #finecarart print deserves frame of its own that fits best to the environment you`d like to place it.

2. Shipping

You can choose between STANDARD and EXPRESS delivery. Visit our Shipping page to check out the delivery options in order to pick what fits your needs. You`ll find shortcut at the footer section of Simply Petrol.

3. Packaging

Your #finecarart print will be laid between two sheets of archival paper. They are pH neutral (i.e. between 7 and 8.5) and will therefore have no chemical interaction with any objects it contacts. The #finecarart print will be rolled with the help of a smaller tube and will be packed in a reasonably heavy mailing tube with secure end caps. The tube will be taped around the end caps to ensure a tight seal.

4. Care

In order to preserve this piece of #finecarart at its best, keep the print away from fluorescent lighting and direct sunlight and from areas with high humidity, and at normal room temperature between 18 – 23 °C // 64 – 73 °F.

 : Terry Smith
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