PORSCHE 956-007

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  1. #1 ajzahn, Feb 19, 2008
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    Long regarded as the Holy Grail of of the Porsche 956-962 series 956-007 is arguably one of the most sought after cars. Having by many been presumed lost after a heavy impact during the last ever World Sportscar Championship 1000K race at the old Nordschleife circuit in 1983.

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    For it was not merely that this car had been driven by some of the greatest endurance races of the era but the qualifying lap record by Stefan Bellof in a time of 6:11 which still stands to this day.

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    It transpires that 956-007 was turned into a Miller show car by Al Holbert and has been languishing in a North American museum until it was purchased in 2007 and shipped to Group C Ltd for restoration.

    >>> www.groupcltd.co.uk/group-c-stop-press.htm
     
  2. #2 ajzahn, Feb 19, 2008
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    Porsche 956-007

    Competition Group: C

    Constructed For: Porsche AG (werks) under Rothmans Livery

    Ownership History: Porsche AG (1982), Rothmans (1983), Lloyd (1983), Bell (1983)

    Competition Highlights: 1st Silverstone 1983

    Chassis Notes: badly damaged at Nurburgring, 1983; chassis stripped and sold to Rothmans; rebuilt in England and sold to Lloyd as camera car; renumbered 956-008 and sold to Derek Bell.


    >>> www.962.com
     
  3. It`s real nice
     
  4. #5 GWER, Mar 19, 2015
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    I helped move her today as she was having the fuel drained. 007 now resides at Wilton House and can be seen at Wilton Classic and Supercar Weekend this June. www.wiltonclassicandsupercar.co.uk
     

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