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grin.gif no price but how much history can one car have?? The Bell/Bellof Porsche 956-009 notworthy.gif

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Porsche 956 Group C race car

Oakfields

colour Rothmans race

interior colour black

drive RHD

type other

year 1983

Chassis No. 956-009

price P.O.R.

VAT No

Sometimes a car's history is so good that every move is recorded, documented and watched with eager anticipation.

009s province and originality has never been doubted; documented ownership, it has never crashed, and is so well recorded that now it is being marketed for the first time, it should without doubt be one of the most desirable racing cars ever.

956.009 was built by Porsche AG to replace 007 and it made its debut in Rothmans colours in Japan, at The Fuji 1,000 Kms in October 1983. Bellof put it on pole position, and partnered by Bell went on to win its inaugural race.

Probably the most successful of the 10 works cars, it won no fewer than seven World Endurance Championship victories in Rothmans colours, and carried Stefan Bellof to his World Championship title in 1984 with a total of 138 points

1/ Fuji 1000kms 10/83 Bell & Bellof 1st

2/ Kylami 1000kms 12/83 Bell & Bellof 1st

3/ Monza 1000kms 04/84 Bell & Bellof 1st

4/ Silverstone 1000kms 05/84 Bell & Bellof 10th

5/ Nurburgring 1000kms 07/85 Bell & Bellof 1st

6/ Canada 1000kms 1984 Bell & Bellof 4th

6/ Spa 1000kms 1984 Bell & Bellof 1st

7/ Fuji 1000 kms 1984 Bellof & Watson 1st

8/ Australia Melbourne 1984 Bell & Bellof 1st

9/ Monza 1000kms 04/1985 Bell & Stuck 2nd

10/ Silverstone 1000kms 05/1985 Bell & Stuck 2nd

009 was kept on as a spare car for the 1985 season it was the T car at Mugello in April 1985 where it was fitted with a 935/82 air cooled engine for the practise session, and was drafted back into service later that month at Monza when Hans Stuck bailed out of his 962C (003) when it caught fire in practise. It ran with a 962C rear end, a wider venture and 19” wheels it went on to finish 2nd.

With 962.003 still being rebuilt 009 was raced at the 1000kms of Silverstone in May 1985 where it finished 2nd after the screen came loose.

009 continued as a T car running in practise at Le Mans 1985 setting time good enough to qualify 4th but was withdrawn, it ran as T car at Hockenheim with a 935/82 air cooled high boost engine.

009s later trips as a Rothmans car took it as a T car to Mosport Park, Brands Hatch, & Fuji but it did very few laps, at Monza Derek Bell used the car to test the PDK double clutch transmission, and after running as T car at Silverstone its final and fitting outing was were it race history began, Fuji were it ran with ABS brakes.

1987 saw the end of the Rothmans contract and 009 passed to new ownership as a show car.

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Wow! bowdown.gif

A serious Euromillions Lottery win could see that parked in your garage.

What a trackday weapon that would make. grin.gif

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grin.gif I'd be prepared to build a new garage on this occasion jump.gif

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Ive actually seen it start up-though not 100% it was this actual car but it was a Rothmans 956 exactly like that at our Porsche meet at Nigel Mansells place(sorry for the name dropping).It arrived on a truck.(The car was genuine-i know that for a fact,and it did race,so it could have been this one)

Anyway the noise was literally impossible to describe-absolutely amazing,when they started it up the whole place just stood still and stared.Not ashamed to admit I shed a tear-just pure emotion.

The owner was there,though no idea who he was.

Anyway what matters is- if you are into cars-

This is a GOD. bowdown.gif

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grin.gif you've just triggered my memory - when I picked up my Boxster from Porsche Reading there was 956 with "Bell, Bellof" Rothmans #2 livery 169144-ok.gifjump.gif

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check the race cars for sale at this place. I bought my CSL from there and tasty Macca F1 and Schueys 03 F1 car were there!

www.carsinternational.com

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Not ashamed to admit I shed a tear - just pure emotion.

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Well said. 169144-ok.gif

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Not in the same league but over Christmas I found something I've wanted for a long time but could never afford but now as Im due to start my mid-life crisis I decided to take the plunge

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It's only a recreation rather than an original works car but then it didn't cost £100k like a works car either......

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