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Jochen Paesen

Porsche 917 Gulf #20

Porsche 917 Gulf #20

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Is it the strange shape or the breath-taking power features? Maybe it's the striking blue and orange livery? We can't say for sure what makes our love for Porsche 917 Gulf poster art that strong. We always have a place in our hearts for one more Porsche art piece. This one is created by the talented Jochen Paesen.


This Porsche 917 Gulf poster is nothing but captivating

The Porsche 917 story is one of the most interesting automotive tales ever told. Porsche progresses steadily at Le Mans, but they lack both the funds and the technology to join the top tier competitors like Ferrari and Ford. The 917 project is possible only thanks to the contradictory business magnate Ferdinand Piech. Later on he takes the blame (less or more) for the VW diesel mishaps.

Back in the late '60s Mr Piech secures 2/3 of the project funding as payment from VW. He is willing to promote their air-cooled engine. But it's the absolute excellence of the Porsche engineers that makes 917 successful. With less than ten months to go before the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Porsche sets out to design the new vehicle. This project represents the most significant step in their racing history and no design or engineering mistakes are allowed at any stage.

Failure leads to success

Unfortunately, Porsche 917 doesn't work as well on the racing track as planned on the drawing boards. The car is extremely unstable at a high speed and a driver loses his life at 1969 Le Mans competition. The following 1970 season turns out to be not just victorious but also glorious for the Porsche team. During preseason tests, the engineers of JWA Gulf Racing discover that a 917 Can-Am has significantly better handling thanks to its short tail. Porsche picks up on this golden idea and produces a bunch of new and shortened tails. The Kurzheck or Porsche 917K begins its glorious life.

It is Steve McQueen who sends the vehicle among the car stars. Porsche 917 Gulf #20 makes a major appearance in his epic Le Mans movie. Now we have the pleasure to share with you this Porsche 917 Gulf #20 poster, created by Jochen Paesen and skilfully printed by Simply Petrol.

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  • Fine art prints

    285 gsm, 100% a-cellulose mould-made

    Fine art prints are made on German Etching Hahnemühle traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper of highest quality.

    The unique surface texture showcase the works of art in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effect and depth.

    This paper is designed for FineArt applications.

  • Posters

    180 gsm photo matt

    The high-quality matt photo inkjet paper is particularly suitable for printing photorealistic quality images. The special coating guarantees high resolution and high friction resistance levels.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to ship?

Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 2-3 business days for production.

Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.

Standard shipping within EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 10 work days.

What materials are used?

We use high-quality materials to ensure the best possible results.

For fine art prints, we use 285 gsm German Etching Hahnemühle art paper.

Poster prints are typically printed on durable, 180 gsm heavyweight paper with a slight satin finish.

What sizes are available?

Our art prints come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and display options. Common sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, 40x28 inches. It's fair to say our prints are on the bigger spectrums of prints offered.

What is your return and refund policy?

Wea 60-day, no questions asked return policy on all print products otherwise noted on the item. Their condition must be the same as received to qualify for an exchange or refund. To start an exchange or return, please email us.

Please refer to our dedicated Return Policy page on our website for more detailed information.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we offer international shipping to many countries worldwide.

However, please note that shipping times and customs procedures may vary.

Can I track my order?

Absolutely! Once your print is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number. You can use this tracking number to monitor the progress of your shipment and estimate its arrival date.