Profile: Eddie Hall's Aircooled Wide Body Porsche 911 Pink Pig Tribute

Flat 6 Club Member Profiles feature a member and one or more of their Porsche's.

 In the video below, we feature Eddie Hall and his amazing tribute to the Porsche 917/20 car in "Pink Pig" livery that ran at Le Mans in 1971. Porsche also ran the Pink Pig livery on the Le Mans winning 911 RSR! Eddie's car is a wide body, air-cooled Porsche 911 SC. Check out the video at the bottom of this post for the story of how Eddie's "Piggy Bank" came to be.

Do you know the story of Bertha, the Truffle Hunter?

Porsche's 917/20 Pink Pig (also known as Truffle Hunter) is famous for its unique butchery inspired livery. This racing 917 competed at Le Man's in 1971 as Porsche was still working out the kinks of the eventually unbeatable 917 series of racing Porsche's. 

Porsche designer Anatole Lapine decided in favour of the pink body colour and labelled each of the body parts according to the butcher-style cuts. Porsche caused a sensation at Le Mans 1971 with the Pink Pig. It was the fastest car during the pre-race qualification session, although it was totally untested.

More recently, Porsche revived the distinctive Pink Pig livery for the 2018 911 RSR which won its LMGTE class at Le Mans. These are both amazing cars with amazing places in Porsche racing history.

Pink Pig is not the only animal nickname at Porsche. Due to its special body shape, the 935/78 is fondly known as "Moby Dick". It is the most powerful race car based on the 911 – and a true winner.

While the 'Pink Pig' may not be as attractive to some as the classic Gulf or Martini Porsche liveries of the past, Hall thought it was cool enough to build an amazing wide-body air-cooled 911 tribute car based on the infamous 911SC.

 Eddie Hall and his amazing tribute to the Porsche 917/20 car in "Pink Pig" livery that ran at Le Mans in 1971

To create the car, Hall worked with a designer to re-create the Pink Pig livery, with a bloody twist... see below for the video on how this all came to be!


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