Porsche 356 A/4 Le Mans 1956

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Porsche founded in 1931

 

Porsche, was founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche, an Austro-Hungarian engineer, born in Maffersdorf (Vratislavice), Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic) who also designed the first Volkswagen

The 1956 24 hours of LeMans was the 24th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on June 28 and 29 1956.


Following the events of 1955, the front stretch and pit lane were redesigned in order to enhance driver and spectator safety. This involved a change to the layout of the Dunlop curve, shortening the overall length of the track by 31 meters.

 

 

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LeMans ’56 Porsche A/4

 

1956 Le Mans Drivers:
Roland Bourel
Maurice Slotine

Finished 13th…..356 A/4 1300cc

Photo Credit: Otto Linton

 

 

 

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