Sports car enthusiasts with an historical bent argue three great periods of sports car racing: 1) the 1950s, when early production sports cars starting turning into prototypes (Jaguar C and D Types, Ferrari Testa Rossa, Porsche RSK); 2) The late 1960s and early 1970s, which were the days of the Ferrari 512M vs. the Porsche 917; and finally, 3) The next few years of the early 1970s, when 3-liter prototypes were merely disguised Grand Prix cars.
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