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Pocher – 1:8 Porsche 917K Gulf Edition Diecast Model Kit (HK118)

SKU: HK118



Release Date: 31st August 2024
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Porsche 917K – Gulf Edition by Pocher

Product Description

The Porsche 917K, known for its striking Gulf livery, is a true icon in the world of motorsport. Beaten only by a change in the world championship rules, this incredible machine ruled the racetrack for a brief, but glorious period. The 917K remains one of the most legendary race cars in motorsport history, celebrated for its remarkable speed and engineering prowess.

Key Features

  • Premium Die-Cast Metal: Crafted with the finest materials, ensuring durability and a premium feel.
  • Pre-Decorated Pieces: All parts come pre-painted, capturing the authentic Gulf livery inspired by the car driven by motorsport legends Derek Bell and Jo Siffert at the 1971 1000km Monza.
  • Detailed Assembly: With 312 parts and over 30 hours of build time, this model offers an intricate and rewarding building experience.
  • Comprehensive Kit: Includes plastic sprues, metal body parts, rubber tyres, decals, and detailed assembly instructions.

Historical Significance

The Porsche 917K was a game-changer in the racing world, built at great expense to qualify for ‘sports car’ status and sidestep the 3.0-litre prototype limit. This audacious concept resulted in the 4.5 – 5 litre 917, the largest capacity air-cooled race car ever. It quickly outclassed its rivals, securing numerous world championship victories, including back-to-back wins at Le Mans in 1970 and 1971.

In its prime, the 917K’s dominance led to a rule change, as its unparalleled speed of over 240 mph was deemed too fast for endurance racing. The car then conquered American circuits in its turbocharged form, further cementing its legacy as one of the greatest racing cars of all time.

Build Your Own Legend

Recreate a piece of racing history with this meticulously detailed model of the Porsche 917K – Gulf Edition. Whether you’re a seasoned modeller or a motorsport enthusiast, this kit promises an engaging and satisfying build. Honour the legacy of this iconic car and display a true piece of motorsport heritage.

What’s Inside:

  • Plastic sprues
  • Metal body parts
  • Rubber tyres
  • Decals
  • Assembly instructions

Celebrate the unparalleled legacy of the Porsche 917K with this exceptional model kit, a tribute to a car that was too fast for its time and remains unforgettable in the annals of racing history.




Diecast Models



Brand New




Product Code



Yes – Doors & Bonnet



Racing Series

Le Mans


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Understanding Scale

The scale of a model is its size as a proportion to the real-life item. For instance, a 1:18 scale model means that every 1 unit of measurement on the model equals 18 units on the real item. If you divide the real item's size by 18, you'd get the size of the 1:18 model. Please note that models can vary slightly in size, as not all real-life items, like cars or planes, have the same dimensions.

Model Cars:

  • 1:12 scale: ~38 cm or 15 inches
  • 1:18 scale: ~25 cm or 10 inches
  • 1:24 scale: ~18 cm or 7 inches
  • 1:43 scale: ~10 cm or 4 inches
  • 1:64 scale: ~7 cm or 2.75 inches
  • 1:76 scale: ~6 cm or 2.3 inches

Model Trucks:

  • 1:12 scale: ~75 cm or 29.5 inches
  • 1:18 scale: ~50 cm or 19.7 inches
  • 1:24 scale: ~38 cm or 15 inches
  • 1:43 scale: ~21 cm or 8.3 inches
  • 1:64 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
  • 1:76 scale: ~12 cm or 4.7 inches

Model Bikes:

  • 1:6 scale: ~30 cm or 12 inches
  • 1:10 scale: ~18 cm or 7 inches
  • 1:12 scale: ~15 cm or 6 inches

Model Trains:

  • HO scale (1:87): ~22 cm or 8.7 inches
  • N scale (1:160): ~12 cm or 4.7 inches
  • O scale (1:48): ~38 cm or 15 inches

Model Airplanes:

Fighter Jets:

  • 1:72 scale: ~20 cm or 7.9 inches
  • 1:100 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
  • 1:144 scale: ~10 cm or 3.9 inches
  • 1:200 scale: ~7 cm or 2.8 inches

Civilian Aircraft:

  • 1:72 scale: ~40 cm or 15.7 inches
  • 1:100 scale: ~28 cm or 11 inches
  • 1:144 scale: ~20 cm or 7.9 inches
  • 1:200 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches

Model Ships:

  • 1:144 scale: ~150 cm or 59 inches
  • 1:350 scale: ~62 cm or 24.4 inches
  • 1:700 scale: ~31 cm or 12.2 inches

Model Tanks:

  • 1:16 scale: ~97 cm or 38.2 inches
  • 1:35 scale: ~44 cm or 17.3 inches
  • 1:72 scale: ~22 cm or 8.7 inches


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