Hurley Haywood Reunites with his 1973 Sebring Winning Carrera RS – Video

Bringing two icons back together.

In 1973, Hurley Haywood drove a Porsche 911 Carrera RS to an overall victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race. The team traveled a distance of 1,175.200 miles that day, and also won the 24 Hours of Daytona just a month prior with Brumos, giving him incredible back-to-back wins.

The man who is regarded as being “The Most Successful Endurance Driver” has returned to the former aircraft runway-turned race track in Florida 40 years after his overall win, reunited with the same No. 59 Porsche 911 Carrera RS. Haywood loved the car and had not seen it since the race, making this moment where the legendary driver and his car that he went to battle with even more special. It even felt just like it did 40 years ago according to Haywood and he was able to drive it around the track as the sun set, making it an unforgettable ride.

Haywood has achieved two 12 Hours of Sebring wins, three 24 Hours of Le Mans wins, five 24 Hours of Daytona wins, and two IMSA GT Championship wins. That’s quite a resume and one that’s not likely to be seen again.

[Source: Porsche]

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Ryan Konko, Senior Motoring Editor

Since his first drive in a Porsche 911, Ryan has been infatuated with high-end automobiles. Dating back to his high-school days, Ryan has had a knack for writing about his adventures with cars, his first being a 1994 Chrysler Concorde (what an experience). Ryan is your satirical guide to the affluent caviar-fueled automotive world. He also likes to stand in front of moving objects while playing lacrosse and floor hockey.