Porsche 956-009 Works

Porsche 956-009 Works

The most successful of all the works cars. 7 race wins and the Bell/Bellof World Championship winner
  • Derek Bell/Stefan Bellof 1984 World Championship Winner


    Dominated the 1984 season with 5 wins from 7 starts


    1st at Fuji and Kyalami- 1983


    1st at Monza, Nurburgring, Spa, Fuji and Sandown Park - 1984


    2nd at Monza and Silverstone - 1985


    Qualified 2nd row - Le Mans - 1985


    The most successful of all the Works Rothmans 956/962


    Never crashed or damaged

     

  • 009 - Licensed to Win
    Overview of Porsche 956-009 Works by John S Allen

    Sometimes, a car’s history is so good that it is never lost track of.  Such a vehicle’s every move is recorded, documented, and laid out for the world to see.  It is never crashed, it has only a small number of owners, and its provenance is so well recorded that when, at last, it eventually comes on the market, it is held up to be one of the most desirable racing cars ever. When it comes to sports-racing cars, it’s as likely as not that such a car is a Porsche.  

    When, in 1982, Porsche introduced their 956, nobody could have predicted the effect it would have on sports-car racing.  The first few photos of the original unkempt 956, tested at Weissach with Derek Bell at its controls, showed a scruffy prototype, its bodywork sporting assorted shades of grey-white primer, gelcoat and grime.  It was an unprepossessing vehicle - but it was the first example of a whole new dynasty, a type of car which would become, unquestionably, the most successful sports-racing car the world has ever seen.

    As with all other 956s, the history of 009, the subject of this review, has been easy to keep track of.  On the bulkhead between the driver and the mid-mounted flat-six engine is glued a brass plate, etched with black numbers “956 009”, and carrying a stick-on brass Porsche badge.  Take one look through the windscreen of a 956, and the chassis number plate will be staring back at you, unmistakable, easily recordable.  Thus it came about that the history of the individual 956s, and their near-identical siblings the 962s, became the best recorded of any sports-racing cars ever built.

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1983 Season - Porsche Rothmans Team Car

  • Race Date

  • Race

  • Drivers

  • Car No.

  • Result

  •                   

    Race Date

    02/10/1983

  •                   

    Race

    1000Km Fuji

  •                   

    Drivers

    D. Bell / S. Bellof

  •                   

    Car No.

    #2

  •                   

    Result

    1st


  •                   

    Race Date

    10/12/1983

  •                   

    Race

    Kyalami

  •                   

    Drivers

    VD. Bell / S. Bellof

  •                   

    Car No.

    #1

  •                   

    Result

    1st


1984 Season

  • Race Date

  • Race

  • Drivers

  • Car No.

  • Result

  •                   

    Race Date

    23/04/1984

  •                   

    Race

    1000 Km Monza

  •                   

    Drivers

    D. Bell / S. Bellof

  •                   

    Car No.

    #2

  •                   

    Result

    1st


  •                   

    Race Date

    13/05/1984

  •                   

    Race

    1000 Km Silverstone

  •                   

    Drivers

    D. Bell / S. Bellof

  •                   

    Car No.

    #2

  •                   

    Result

    10th


  •                   

    Race Date

    15/07/1984

  •                   

    Race

    1000 Km Nurburgring

  •                   

    Drivers

    D. Bell / S. Bellof

  •                   

    Car No.

    #2

  •                   

    Result

    1st


  •                   

    Race Date

    05/08/1984

  •                   

    Race

    1000 Km Mosport

  •                   

    Drivers

    D. Bell / S. Bellof

  •                   

    Car No.

    #2

  •                   

    Result

    4th


  •                   

    Race Date

    02/09/1984

  •                   

    Race

    1000 Km Spa

  •                   

    Drivers

    D.Bell / J. Watson

  •                   

    Car No.

    #2

  •                   

    Result

    1st


  •                   

    Race Date

    30/09/1984

  •                   

    Race

    1000Km Fuji

  •                   

    Drivers

    D. Bell / S. Bellof

  •                   

    Car No.

    #2

  •                   

    Result

    1st


  •                   

    Race Date

    02/12/1984

  •                   

    Race

    1000Km Sandown Park

  •                   

    Drivers

    D. Bell / S. Bellof

  •                   

    Car No.

    #2

  •                   

    Result

    1st

1985 Season

  • Race Date

  • Race

  • Drivers

  • Car No.

  • Result

  •                   

    Race Date

    14/04/1985

  •                   

    Race

    Mugello 1000 Km

  •                   

    Drivers

    H-J Stuck / D. Bell

  •                   

    Car No.

    3T – used in practice

  •                   

    Result

    -


  •                   

    Race Date

    128/04/1985

  •                   

    Race

    1000 Km Monza

  •                   

    Drivers

    H-J Stuck / D. Bell

  •                   

    Car No.

    #3

  •                   

    Result

    2nd


  •                   

    Race Date

    12/05/1985

  •                   

    Race

    1000 Km Silverstone

  •                   

    Drivers

    Stuck / Bell / Schuppan / Holbert

  •                   

    Car No.

    #2

  •                   

    Result

    2nd


  •                   

    Race Date

    17-18/06/1985

  •                   

    Race

    Le Mans 24 Hours

  •                   

    Drivers

    Stuck / Bell / Mass / Ickx

  •                   

    Car No.

    111T-used in practice

  •                   

    Result

    -


  •                   

    Race Date

    14/07/1985

  •                   

    Race

    Hockenheim 1000 Km

  •                   

    Drivers

    Mass / Ickx

  •                   

    Car No.

    1T-used in practice

  •                   

    Result

    -


  •                   

    Race Date

    06/10/1985

  •                   

    Race

    1000Km Fuji

  •                   

    Drivers

    Mass / Ickx

  •                   

    Car No.

    1T-used in practice

  •                   

    Result

    -


  •                   

    Race Date

    01/12/1985

  •                   

    Race

    1Selangor 800 Kms

  •                   

    Drivers

    Shah Alam, Stuck / Bell

  •                   

    Car No.

    #2

  •                   

    Result

    DNF

1986 Season

  • Race Date

  • Race

  • Drivers

  • Car No.

  • Result

  •                   

    Race Date

    20/04/1986

  •                   

    Race

    Monza 360 Kms

  •                   

    Drivers

    -

  •                   

    Car No.

    1T  (spare car)

  •                   

    Result

    -


  •                   

    Race Date

    04/05/1986

  •                   

    Race

    Silverstone 1000 Km

  •                   

    Drivers

    Wollek / Bell

  •                   

    Car No.

    1T (used in practice)

  •                   

    Result

    -


  •                   

    Race Date

    01/06/1986

  •                   

    Race

    Le Mans 24 Hours

  •                   

    Drivers

    Holbert

  •                   

    Car No.

    1T (used in practice)

  •                   

    Result

    -


  •                   

    Race Date

    05/10/1986

  •                   

    Race

    Fuji 1000 Kms

  •                   

    Drivers

    Holbert / Pescarolo / Bell / Stuck

  •                   

    Car No.

    1T (used in practice)

  •                   

    Result

    -

Post Racing

1987 Loaned to Rothmans Int.

1988 Sold to Vern Schuppan

2003 Sold to US Collection

2013 Sold to European Collection

2015 Acquired for the Historic Porsche Collection