LMK 917 HAND-BUILT RECREATIONS
By Andrew Keiller
hand crafted 917, 906 recreations
Dear fellow enthusiasts, we thank you for your interest in this website and our endeavours to recreate what has been voted the Worlds Greatest Sports Car the Porsche 917.
Too many years ago we fell in love with the sight and sound of these fabulous cars.
Having been fans and researched the cars for so long, in 1993 we decided to build the most accurate recreation possible. Seven years later we had a running car!
We christened it LMK 917; Le Mans Kurz, or short tail.
Birth of the LMK917
We decided to share the fruits of our labour of love with other enthusiasts, and build more of our favourite car, the fabulous 917.
Just to sit in the LMK917 cockpit produces waves of nostalgia for that never to be recaptured time!
When the original race warriors really did rule the world of international sports car racing. Howling down Le Mans’ Mulsanne straight at 240 mph in the dead of night, screaming round the Daytona banking like a slot car.
Watkins Glen, Sebring, Spa, Brands Hatch. All these names evoke memories of how the cars appeared at each race. From the Hippy car of Watkins Glen to the Martini silver or Gulf blue and orange of Le Mans.
We now recreate these 917 and 906 cars for our discerning customers.
We regard the original 917s of fifty years ago as true works of art and an automotive tribute to the Renaissance men and artisans who created them.
Currently under construction we have three LMK 917’s being built for Australia, USA, and Belgium.
In addition to the 917 coupe, we also recreate the 1966 906 coupe.
In development are the LMK 908/3 Targa Florio and the LMK 917/10 Can Am Spyder.
Also we create LMK 917 sculpture and furniture.
LMK 917 and LMK 906 - examples
We are dedicated to the ongoing pursuit of creating our dream cars.
Started by Andrew Keiller back in 2001 the company is the home of LMK recreations.
We operate from a small workshop in Melbourne, Australia.
LMK917 have been recreating the iconic 917 coupes for customers since 2001. Cars have been supplied to customers in Australia, Austria, Germany, USA, Mexico, England and South Africa.
Many are in important collections, in museums and even a modern art gallery. A number in Germany, Austria and the USA are street registered, others used for track events.
We get huge satisfaction at every stage of construction, watching the cars take shape.