Porsche 956-110

Porsche 956-110

Overall winner of the 1983 Brands Hatch 1000km and the only Porsche 956 to win on American soil after winning at Road America in Can-Am.
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    The most original surviving example of just nine WEC privateer Porsche 956s to be built.


    Debut at the 1983 Le Mans


    One of just two privateer 956's to beat the Works Rothmans 956.


    2nd 956 bought by John Fitzpatrick Racing


    Only 956 to win on American soil in period


    1st in Can-Am race at Elkhart Lake 


    Podium at Mosport


    Won Brands Hatch 1000km driven by Fitzpatrick and Warwick


    2nd at Imola driven by Hobbs


    #55 Skoal Bandit - 1984


    Podium - Silverstone 1000km

     

  • 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. 

    History
    1983 956-110 - Fitzpatrick team in J David colours

    Front running car, podium finishes, ran 3rd at Le Mans. Winner in USA & Brands Hatch 1,000kms

    1984 956-110 Skoal Bandit colours & J David

    Front runner / 3rd Silverstone

    1984 956-110 - Ivey team in Rollei colours

    Sold 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 Date

  • Race

  • Drivers

  • Car No.

  • Result

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    Race Date

    18-19/6 1983

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    Race

    24hrs Le Mans

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    Drivers

    J. Fitzpatrick / D. Hobbs / D. Quester 

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    Car No.

    #11

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    Result

    DNF


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    Race Date

    17/07/1983 

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    Race

    Can Am Elkhart Lake

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    Drivers

    J. Fitzpatrick 

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    Car No.

    #11

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    Result

    1st


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    Race Date

    11/09/1983 

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    Race

    Can Am Mosport 

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    Drivers

    J. Fitzpatrick 

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    Car No.

    #11

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    Result

    3rd


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    Race Date

    18/09/1983

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    Race

    1000 Km Brands Hatch 

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    Drivers

    D. Warwick / J. Fitzpatrick

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    Car No.

    #11

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    Result

    1st


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    Race Date

    16/10/1983

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    Race

    1000 Km Imola 

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    Drivers

    J. Fitzpatrrick / D. Hobbs 

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    Car No.

    #11

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    Result

    2nd


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    Race Date

    23/10/1983

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    Race

    1000Km Mugello 

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    Drivers

    J. Fitzpatrrick / D. Hobbs / T. Boutsen 

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    Car No.

    #11

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    Result

    4th


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    Race Date

    10/12/1983 

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    Race

    Kyalami 

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    Drivers

    T.Boutsen / D.Wilson / D.Hobbs 

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    Car No.

    #11

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    Result

    DNF

1984 Season

  • Race Date

  • Race

  • Drivers

  • Car No.

  • Result

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    Race Date

    23/04/1984 

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    Race

    1000Km Monza 

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    Drivers

    G. Edwards / R. Keegan 

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    Car No.

    #55

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    Result

    DNF


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    Race Date

    13/05/1984 

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    Race

    1000 Km Silverstone 

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    Drivers

    G. Edwards / R. Keegan 

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    Car No.

    #55

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    Result

    3rd


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    Race Date

    16-17/06/1984 

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    Race

    24 Hours Le Mans 

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    Drivers

    A. de Cadanet/A. Grice/C. Craft 

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    Car No.

    #21

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    Result

    DNF

Sold to Paul Vestey  before 1984 24 Hours Le Mans