Porsche 956 n.26 second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1984

PORSCHE 956 n.26

PORSCHE 956 n.26

HISTORY

The Porsche 956 n.26 is a prototype that participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1984. In 1984 the official team of Stuttgart boycotted the participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to the new regulation published by the Automobile Club of the West, which foresaw changes on fuel consumption. This allowed private teams to win the French classic. The car was entered by the American Team Preston Henn Racing. The livery was black with sponsor T-Bird Swap Shop and fitted Dunlop tires.

Jean Rondeau and John Paul jr at the wheel of the Porsche 956 n.26 took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1984 and they finished second at the finish line. The American team, even starting from the twenty-fifth position, managed to cut the second place with a gap of two laps from the Porsche 956B n.7 of Team Joest Racing with driving Henry Pescarolo and Klaus Ludwig

CHASSIS

Porsche 956
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4770 mm
Width: 1930 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes: Ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Porsche 935/76 2649 cc F6 Bi-Turbo
Power: 456 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual 5 speed.
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1984 with drivers Jean Rondeau, John Paul jr

Porsche 956 n.34 did not finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1984

PORSCHE 956 n.34

PORSCHE 956 n.34

HISTORY

The Porsche 956 n.34 is a prototype that participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1984. In 1984 the official team of Stuttgart boycotted the participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to the new regulation published by the Automobile Club of the West, which foresaw changes on fuel consumption. This allowed private teams to win the French classic. The car was entered by the Australian Team John Fritzpatrick Racing. The livery was red with sponsor Bob Jane T-Marts and fitted Dunlop tires.

Larry Perkins and Peter Brock at the wheel of the Porsche 956 n.34 took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1984 and were forced to retire due to an accident. The Australian pilots started from fifteenth position, but an accident after one hundred and forty-five laps forced them to abandon the race won by the >Porsche 956B n.7 of Henry Pescarolo and Klaus Ludwig brought to the race by Team Joest Racing.

CHASSIS

Porsche 956
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4770 mm
Width: 1930 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes: Ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Porsche 935/76 2649 cc F6 Bi-Turbo
Power: 456 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual five speed.
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Did not finish in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1984 with drivers Larry Perkins, Peter Brock

Ferrari 250 LM n.21 seventh in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1968

FERRARI 250 LM n.21

FERRARI 250 LM n.21

HISTORY

CHASSIS

Ferrari 250 LM
Coque acier
Length: 4090 mm
Width: 170 mm
Height: 1115 mm
Brakes: Ventilated steel discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Ferrari 3285 cc 60° V12
Power: 235 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Ferrari five speed manual
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 130 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Seventh in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1965 with drivers David Piper, Richard Attwood

Ferrari 512 M n.12 third in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1971

FERRARI 512 M n.12

FERRARI 512 M n.12

HISTORY

CHASSIS

Ferrari 512 M
semi-monocoque
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Ventilated steel discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Ferrari Type 261C 60° V12 4993 cc
Power: 455 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Five speed Manual
Differential: Ferrari Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 115 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

third in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1971 with drivers Sam Posey, Tony Adamowiz

Porsche 917 K n.19 second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1971

PORSCHE 917 K n.19

PORSCHE 917 K n.19

HISTORY

CHASSIS

Porsche 917 K
Fibre glass and aluminium spaceframe
Length: 4120 mm
Width: 1980 mm
Height: 940 mm
Brakes: Ventilated steel discs
Tyres: Firestone

ENGINE

Porsche 912.10 180° V12 4907 cc
Power: 448 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Five speed Manual
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1971 with drivers Richard Attwood, Herbert Muller

Lola T280 - Cosworth n.8 did not finish 24 Hours of Le Mans 1972

LOLA T280 – COSWORTH n.8

LOLA T280 – COSWORTH n.8

HISTORY

The Lola T280 – Cosworth n.8 is a sports car that took part in the 1972 24 Hours of Le Mans. Lola boss Eric Broadley in 1972 commissioned designer Bob Marston in collaboration with young Patrick Head and John Barnard to build a frame to match the reliable 3-liter Ford Cosworth DFV engine.

Jo Bonnier and Gijs Van Lennep at the helm of the Lola T280 – Cosworth n.8 participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1972, without stopping it.
The English manufacturer for the French race entrusted two copies to the Ecurie Bonnier. The Swedish driver started from the fifth position and during the race he showed the excellent performance of the sports car. Unfortunately during the early hours of the morning while he was firmly in third position, Bonnier dubbed but an error caused an accident that was fatal for the Swede. The race was won by Matra Simca MS670 n.15 of Henry Pescarolo and Graham Hill.

CHASSIS

Lola T280
Glass-fibre reinforced plastic panels on aluminium monocoque
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Girling ventilated discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Ford Cosworth DFV 2993 cc 90° V8
Power: 332 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Hewland DG 300 five speed Manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Did not finish 24 hours of Le Mans 1972 with drivers Jo Bonnier, Gijs Van Lennep

Bristol 450C n.34 seventh in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1955

BRISTOL 450C n.34

BRISTOL 450C n.34

HISTORY

The Bristol 450C n.34 is a car that took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1955. During the winter, studies in the wind tunnel led to the decision to open the cockpit, following the direction taken by manufacturers like Ferrari, Jaguar and Mercedes. A novelty brought in the tender by the British manufacturer was the system to change tires using a multi-barrel key designed in the Bristol workshops.

Peter Wilson and Jim Mayers with the Bristol 450C n.34 arrived seventh at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1955. The car with the open passenger compartment proved easier to drive than that of the previous year. The 450C featured disc brakes external to the front and interior to the rear. Wilson and Mayers won the S-2000 category and finished the race with a 36-lap gap from Hawthorn and Bueb’s Jaguar D-Type n.6 race winners. In the S-2000 category the English team won the podium with all three cars.

CHASSIS

Bristol 450C
Twin tubular steel rails
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Bristol BSX 1971 cc straight 6 cylinders
Power: 116 kw
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: Bristol four speed manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

seventh in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1955 with drivers Peter Wilson, Jim Mayers.

Alfa Romeo T33/3 n.35 did not finish 24 Hours of Le Mans 1970

ALFA ROMEO T33/3 n.35

ALFA ROMEO T33/3 n.35

HISTORY

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo T33/3
Fibre glass and aluminium spaceframe
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Ventilated steel discs
Tyres: Firestone

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 90° V8 2998 cc
Power: 298 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Five speed Manual
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Did not finish in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1970 with drivers Rolf Stommelen, Nanni Galli

Porsche 956 GTI n.14 second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1985

PORSCHE 956 GTI n.14

PORSCHE 956 GTI n.14

HISTORY

The Porsche 956 GTI n.14 is a prototype that took part in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1985. The German car purchased by the Richard Lloyd Racing Team, was one of the seven private cars registered for the French race. The British team made structural changes to make the 956 lighter.

Jonathan Palmer, James Weaver and Richard Lloyd at the wheel of the Porsche 956 GTI n.14 finished second at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1985. Starting from ninth position, the English trio fought for victory until the middle of the race. An electrical problem forced them to the pits for a while. Palmer returned to seventh place and began a furious comeback that took them to second place with a gap of three laps from the Porsche 956B n.7 of Team Joest Racing driven by Ludwig, Barilla and Winter.

CHASSIS

Porsche 956
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 4770 mm
Width: 1930 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes: Ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Porsche 935/76 2649 cc F6 Bi-Turbo
Power: 471 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual five speed.
Tank Capacity: 100 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Second in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1985 with drivers Jonathan Palmer, James Weaver, Richard Lloyd

Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood 007 n.76 24 Hours of Le Mans 1976

CHEVROLET CORVETTE GREENWOOD 007 n.76

CHEVROLET CORVETTE GREENWOOD 007 n.76

HISTORY

The Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood 007 n.76 is a car that took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1976. The Corvette launched the new car in 1974, John Greenwood modified the car by upgrading the engine to over 500 kW. Thanks to the support of the manufacturer, the American started the adventure of racing competitions.

John Greenwood and Bernard Darniche driving the Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood 007 n.76 participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1976. The car hosted by the French government, started from the ninth position obtaining the best top speed with 354 km/h. A tank problem forced Greenwood to retire after twenty-nine laps, The race was won by the Porsche 936 n.20 of Jacky Ickx and Gijs Van Lennep.

In races in America despite the good results in practice, the Corvette Greenwood in the race always had reliability problems. At the end of the season the American engineer left the car races. His best results in his four years of collaboration with the Chevrolet, were the pole position at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the title in the Trans-am Series both in 1975.

CHASSIS

Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood 007
Steel tubular frame
Length: 4750 mm
Width: 2083 mm
Height: 1194 mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood ZL1 7654 cc V8 90°, Front, longitudinally mounted
Power: 522 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission: Muncie M22 four speed Manual
Tank Capacity: 121 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Did not finish 24 hours of Le Mans 1976 with drivers John Greenwood, Bernard Darniche