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Country of origin:Switzerland
Produced from:1987 - 1989
Numbers built:6
Predecessor:Sauber C8 Mercedes
Successor:Sauber Mercedes C11
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 07, 2014
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Chassis: 87.C9.02
First used as a spare car at Silverstone, the second and last C9 built in 1987 was first raced at Le Mans. Starting 7th, drivers Chip Ganassi and Johnny Dumfries were forced to retire with a gearbox failure. Its first victory was scored at the Jerez World Championship round in 1988 and it would go on to win at Brno later in the year and at Brands Hatch in 1989. By that time, it had been updated to the 1989 specification complete with four-valve engine. Preserved in its 1989 configuration, it has been retained by Mercedes-Benz and is regularly displayed at events like the Essen Motor Show or Retromobile.

Chassis details
Major wins
1988 Jerez 800 km (Jean-Louis Schlesser / Mauro Baldi / Jochen Mass)
1988 Brno 360 km (Jean-Louis Schlesser / Jochen Mass)
1989 480 km Brands Hatch (Kenny Acheson / Mauro Baldi)
Last known location Mercedes-Benz Classic
Appearances

2018 Techno Classica 2018 Techno Classica 2012 Retromobile 2012 Retromobile
2012 Retromobile 2012 Retromobile 2012 Retromobile 2012 Retromobile
2012 Retromobile 2012 Retromobile 2006 Essen Motor Show 2006 Essen Motor Show
2006 Essen Motor Show 2006 Essen Motor Show 2006 Essen Motor Show 2006 Essen Motor Show
2006 Essen Motor Show

  Article Image gallery (112) Chassis (5) 87.C9.02 Specifications User Comments (6)