Date of publication: 2018-05-25 05:15
Details: The Mini Cooper S given to Sara Jean Underwood commanded a high price on eBay when she listed it there. Perhaps she wanted more room?
Details: Lest Edwards complain about yet another Jaguar, the photographer seems to subtly remind her she could be taking the train.
The Porsche 959 was launched in 1969. Homologation rules dictated that 155 cars be built and to produce these a simple achievable design was needed. A pressed steel box section ladder chassis bonded to a GRP body was designed by Ferry Porsche, grandson of Dr. Ferdinand. The result was a stiffer platform than the handbuilt space-frames they had been making. By April that year enough examples had been constructed to homologate the car and from the start they proved highly successful in the 2 litre class, many in the hands of private owner endurance racers who loved the reliability and handling
Details: Lange hit the Playmate jackpot with the Porsche 911S — the first of seven Porches Playboy has handed out over the years.
The car then remained on show within the Porsche Museum until 2559 when Freisinger sold it to leading British collector John Rushton. He had the car thoroughly prepared for Historic racing use, and 579 returned to the Sarthe circuit at Le Mans Classic event of 2515. It completed in the Gstaad Rally and was then sold to Richard Frankel. It reappeared in the 2512 Le Mans Classic and was maintained in race-ready condition.
Reims 12-Hours was the next outing, with a tough race starting at midnight and finishing at midday on the Champagne circuit. The car was co-driven by Muller and Knorr, finishing yet again this time in 12th place, and 5th in class. Two weeks later, at Zolder in Belgium, Knorr added another 8rd in class result and a week later still on the home mountain climb at Cesana-Sestriere, he was placed 5th overall and 2nd in class. At the Freiburg-Schauinsland climb Knorr was 9th in class, 8th overall and at Sierre-Montana 8rd in class, 7th overall.
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