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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1982 - 1985
Numbers built:27
Successor:Porsche 962C
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 02, 2014
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Chassis 956-001 The very first Porsche 956, chassis 001 made its racing debut at the Silverstone 6 Hour race in May of 1982 and was driven to class victory by Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell. During Le Mans, this car served as a spare. Subsequently it was raced only once more, to victory at the >>>

Chassis 956-002 Built specifically for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, chassis 956-002 was entered for Derek Bell and Jacky Ickx. They had a near perfect weekend as they started on pole position with a time of 3:28.400 and went on to win the race ahead of the two sister 956s, which finished 3 laps>>>

Chassis 956-003 Following a second place debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June of 1982, chassis 003 was successfully raced in the remainder of the World Championship. Together with Jochen Mass, Jacky Ickx used to win at Spa-Francorchamps, Fuji and Kyalami and with Derek Bell, the Belgian>>>

Chassis 956-004 One of three 956s built specifically for the 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans, chassis 004 was not ready literally until the eve of the race. Driven by Al Holbert, Hurley Haywood and Jürgen Barth nevertheless managed to finish a fine third behind the sister 956s. It was raced b>>>

Chassis 956-006 Never raced in period, this is an experimental car equipped with a very light chassis. Reportedly Porsche retained this chassis 956-006 until the late 1980s when it was sold wearing a period correct Rothmans works livery. The unique, lightweight Porsche 956 eventually ended >>>

Chassis 956-007 One of the new works cars built for the 1983 season, chassis 956-007 was first raced at the Monza 1000 km where Derek Bell and Al Holbert finished 7th. For the Silverstone 1000 km, Bell was joined by Stefan Bellof and took the outright win. Bellof then used this car to clock>>>

Chassis 956-008 Originally a spare car, this 956 was pressed into service halfway through 1953 after Stefan Bellof crashed chassis 007 at the Nürburgring. It was fielded for Jochen Mass and Bellof in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The German pairing qualified third and lead the race during t>>>

Chassis 956-009 The penultimate works Porsche 956 built, chassis 009 was raced with great success during for several seasons. From 11 race starts, it accumulated seven pole positions, seven wins and seven fastest laps. In 1984, it was instrumental in securing the World Championship for both>>>

Chassis 956-101 The very first Porsche 956 customer car built, chassis 101 was raced by the German Kremer team during the 1983 season. At Le Mans, it was driven to third overall by Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti and Philippe Alliot. Later in the year, Franz Konrad won the Diepholz DRM rac>>>

Chassis 956-105 Delivered new to Joest Racing, this was one of the first customer Porsche 956s produced. Liveried in the ever striking Newman colours, it was first raced by Joest early in 1983. Its lengthy career spanned over four seasons and also included numerous outings under the Kremer >>>

Chassis 956-106B Richard Lloyd Racing acquired one of the very first Porsche 956 customer cars, which the team raced with considerable success for two seasons. By that point, Lloyd had recognised a weakness in the car's chassis design and Thompson built a honeycomb reinforced aluminium monoc>>>

Chassis 956-107 Never raced in period, this 956 was retained by the Porsche factory. It is understood to have been used to test and develop the new TAG-badged, Porsche designed V6 Formula 1 engine, which would be raced successfully by the McLaren team from late 1983. It is also believed to >>>

Chassis 956-110 Completed in May of 1983, this 956 was ready in time for first owner John Fitzpatrick Racing to field the car in that year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. Shared by Fitzpatrick himself, Dieter Quester and David Hobbs, it ran as high as third before a fuel pump failure saw the 956 dro>>>

Chassis 956-114 Chassis 114 was the second of five customer cars built in 1984, are officially referred to as 956Bs. They were virtually identical to the 1983 Works and featured many minor changes compared to the earlier cars. This car was owned by John Fitzpatrick and campaigned in the evo>>>

Chassis 956-117 One of the very last Porsche 956s built, this example was sold new to Joest Racing. They first entered the car in the 1984 24 Hours of Le Mans where Henri Pescarolo and Klaus Ludwig upheld Porsche's honours by winning the race outright in the absence of the factory team. Joc>>>

Chassis 956-118 The very last 956 chassis built, chassis 118 was dispatched to Nova Engineering to help rebuilt the team's chassis 108, which had been virtually destroyed in a fire. Sporting Trust colours, it was raced exclusively in Japan by Vern Schuppan with a choice of co-drivers. With >>>

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