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Porsche 956 1983 Le Mans winner

The 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 51st Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 18 and 19 June

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.

This is an old Tamiya 1/24 kit but fantastic quality…i change the decals with a ST27 sheet forTobacco manufacter. I use only Tamiya paint and Gunze H30 gloss…

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12 responses to Porsche 956 1983 Le Mans winner

  1. Brilliant, Olivier, I really like this, beautiful attention to detail and finish.

  2. Great job done there Olivier.
    I do like the Le Mans type of car, so much space to decal.
    Well done sir.

  3. Splendid work, Olivier. Is there a safety harness?

  4. Beautiful work Oliver. This has been a fun project to follow.
    California Steve

  5. a very high standard

  6. Nicely done, sir….very good work….I like it!

  7. Georgeous finish Olivier, well done indeed.

  8. Stunning Olivier!!!

  9. Outstanding Porsche Olivier. All indications from your WIP were that it would turn out well & it certainly did.
    What’s next?

  10. Awesome mate, the end result is stunning! You have done great justice to this iconic race car!

  11. Impressive build Olivier, i really enjoyed your build here. The result is fantastic.

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