Rothmans Porsche 956 Le Mans 24 hours 1983 Vintage showroom poster. Signed by Hurley Haywood & Derek Bell

$125.00

Description

Rothmans Porsche  956 

Le Mans 24 hours 1983 

Hurley Haywood / Al Holbert / Vern Schuppan won the race.

Jacky Ickx / Derek Bell finished second.

Signed by Derek Bell & Hurley Haywood.

The win was fought right down to the line between the Rothmans Porsche 956s of Al Holbert (#3 car) and Derek Bell (#1). Bell was able to un-lap himself as the Holbert car was slowed by overheating (engine damage caused by an airflow blockage to the radiator that cooled the heads)and finally seized up on the last lap; luckily for Holbert it re-fired and made it to the end with smoke trailing from the exhaust. Holbert crossed the finish line 17 seconds ahead of a fast closing Bell.

Vern Schuppan, after finishing third in 1975, and second in 1977 and 1982, became the first Australian driver to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 1928

Original Porsche Factory issued Advertising poster.

This 32 years old poster is in excellent condition.

Print size:   23” x 16-1/2”

 

 

Additional information

Weight 10 oz