Porsche 956-110

Only ever Porsche 956 to win on American soil after winning the Can Am at Road America.





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. 

Race Results 1983-1984 Seasons (PDF)


History & Results

Car No.TeamYearColoursHistory & Results
956-110FITZPATRICK1983J DAVIDFront running car, podium finishes, ran 3rd at Le Mans. Winner in USA & Brands Hatch 1,000kms
  1984SKOAL BANDITAlso J DAVID. Front runner / 3rd Silverstone
 IVEY1984ROLLEISold to a collector immediately after Le Mans.
    The most original 956, not used for the last 2.5 years of the 956's career span

1983 Season

Race DateRaceDriversCar No.Result
18-19/6 198424 Hours Le MansJ. Fitzpatrick / D. Hobbs / D. Quester#11DNF
17/07/1984Can Am Elkhart LakeJ. Fitzpatrick#111st
11/09/1984Can Am MosportJ. Fitzpatrick#113rd
18/09/19841000 Km Brands HatchD. Warwick / J. Fitzpatrick#111st
16/10/19841000 Km ImolaJ. Fitzpatrrick / D. Hobbs#112nd
23/10/19841000Km MugelloJ. Fitzpatrrick / D. Hobbs / T. Boutsen#114th
10/12/1984KyalamiT.Boutsen / D.Wilson / D.Hobbs#11DNF

1984 Season

Race DateRaceDriversCar No.Result
23/04/19841000Km MonzaG. Edwards / R. Keegan#55DNF
13/05/19841000 Km SilverstoneG. Edwards / R. Keegan#553rd
Sold to Paul Vestey 
16-17/06/198424 Hours Le MansA. de Cadanet/A. Grice/C. Craft#21DNF