2019 London Classic Car Show - Grand Avenue

2019 London Classic Car Show - Grand Avenue

Our 917 featured at the London Classic Car Show on the Grand Avenue! Click the title of image to find out more...

2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Find out how our 917 replica found itself displayed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed! Click the title of image to find out more...

2017 London Classic Car Show

2017 London Classic Car Show

Check out how we got on at The London Classic Show in February. Click the title of image to find out more...

Body Shell Assembly to Painted Chassis

Body Shell Assembly to Painted Chassis

Next major step after having the chassis painted, was to start the final fit of the bodyshell to the chassis. Click on the slide picture for more info and pictures.

Body Shell Painted

Body Shell Painted

We did make a BIG step forward over the Le Mans weekend.... the body shell came back painted in the early 70's Porsche colour of Grand Prix White. Click the slide image to see pictures and read more.

Body Shell taken from Pipers 917 - The history

Body Shell taken from Pipers 917 - The history

This section sets-out how this project started. From the original ebay advert selling the shell to an article from Piston Heads about my purchase. Click on the image for the full details of the projects "history".

Engine (Rebuilt) & Transmission - Final Assembly

Engine (Rebuilt) & Transmission - Final Assembly

We have the John Hartland rebuilt engine back and have assembled to the inverted G50 using my bespoke offset stud adaptors.... click on the image or title for more info and pictures.

Silenced System Manufacture

Silenced System Manufacture

Unsilenced exhaust system installed. No Cats or silencers but has 2 lambda sensors so we can optimise the engine map. Assuming I can find a track with no noise requirements, it should sound rather good. Click the image more info...

Replica 917

Find out more about our project to build an IVA approved 917 replica from nothing but an original shell.

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Exhibitions & Events

Find out when and where we will be exhibiting our projects. Why not come and talk to us in person to discuss our work. 

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About Us

Our company mandate is to manufacture high quality replicas of famous sports car from the 70’s, starting with the Iconic Replica 917.

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2019-classic-car-show-1 If you're looking for evidence of how skill, determination, relentless enthusiasm (and an understanding family) leads to great things, look no further than the spectacular dream-to-reality story of Dave Eaton and John Hartland. Seven years after design engineer Dave started creating his childhood fantasy of owning a Porsche 917, here on the Grand Avenue, running in public for the first time, is the result... the ICON 917K. It is a road-legal, truly authentic, and fanatically-built evocation of the Porsche that took the endurance racing world by storm. Read more...

For more information about our attendance and how to book tickets

John Hartland my partner in the 917 project received an interesting call on April 4th from the Goodwood Festival of Speed team. They had a problem........the Central Feature was to be a display of 6 Iconic Porsches for their 70th Anniversary.

And the problem, was that they could not source an original Porsche 917 for the display to display alongside the 5 original Porsches. Now 18 months ago when we displayed at the London Classic Car Show, unknown to John and I, our project was viewed by one of the Duke of Richmond's top advisors. And the message taken back to the Festival and Porsche teams was that our Icon 917 was the most authentic replica / re-creation under development.

So when faced with all the original 917’s either being raced at the Le Mans Classic, or to be available to go up the hill, they approach John and I to ask if we could kindly loan my prototype to go some 35m up in the sky on the Central Feature! Read More...    


lccs I had a big push leading up to the London Classic Car Show in late Feb, to get the oil cooler, oil tank, fuel tank, sill stowage bins, battery tray and the original rear stowage bins designed, manufactured and fitted. These were all manufactured by Pro Alloy, who I must thank for the detailed feedback on all the designs to optimise them for efficiency and manufacture. The quality of their welding is stunning! Read more...


We have taken the plunge and booked stand E24 at the London Classic Car Show. Situated between the Porsche Club, Quaife Engineering, and Joe Macari! The event promises to be bigger and better than ever. 


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Contact Us

Tel: Dave Eaton 07745 480 640

Tel: John Hartland 07711 807 928

Email: info@icon-engineering.co.uk

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