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​Porsche 956-110

​​​​The 1983 Brands Hatch 1,000km winner, and the only ever Porsche 956 to win on American soil after winning the Can Am at Road America.

​Porsche 956-110 (1983)

One of just two privateer 956’s to beat the Works Rothmans 956, 956-110 is a super original, highly successful car and the second 956 bought by John Fitzpatrick Racing in 1983. Sponsored by J David it made its Group C debut at the 1983 Le Mans, running as high as third before retiring with fuel pump issues. It then crossed the Atlantic to become the first and only 956 to win on American soil in period, Fitzpatrick claiming victory in a Can-Am race at Elkhart Lake and a podium at Mosport.

Back in the UK Fitzpatrick shared with Derek Warwick to win the prized Brands Hatch 1000km, beating the Rothmans works team in the process and scored a second place with David Hobbs at Imola.

At the end of the season it was transferred into Skoal Bandit livery but did just two races, retiring at Monza but coming third at the Silverstone 1000km with Guy Edwards and Rupert Keegan behind the wheel, before being sold to Paul Vestey. After once more failing to finish at Le Mans it was sold to a private collector in the US and has today been returned to its original and correct J David colours.

The most original surviving example of just nine WEC privateer Porsche 956s to be built, it retains full Le Mans bodywork and standard early 956 mechanicals.

Text from Historic Porsche. For more information check out their full article and history here.