50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:07 am

#23 is the Porsche 935 and this is my favorite variant by Spark.
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Note the huge chain wheel created to maintain a 155+ MPH speed
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Any more 935 models out there?
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Post by guitardave_1 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:30 am

The 935s greatest Le Mans result - overall victory in 1979 with this K3 version.

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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by JBRedondo » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:51 am

Some K2 and K3 versions here:

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and here is an K4:

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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:21 am

WOW Jerry,
You have such a wonderful way of presenting multiple models in this and also past posts.
Great variety :P
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:38 am

#22 is the 1996 Porsche WSC95 LeMans winner which also won in 1997 in a different livery.
This pic is a twofer as the no. 21 Bentley is displayed above it.
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These closeups previously seen on phisaunders excellent Porsche 966/TWR WSC 95/LMP1 post here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6315
Also see: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6397
This model is my build from a Renaissance kit.
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The louvers above the front wheel are actually open and one can see the tire through them.
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:47 am

#21 is the Bentley Speed 8,
This model by IXO is the 2001 Bentley EXP Speed 8, #8, which placed 3ed at Le Mans, driven by Wallace/Leitzinger/van de Poele
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by JBRedondo » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:20 pm

stewil wrote: WOW Jerry,
You have such a wonderful way of presenting multiple models in this and also past posts.
Great variety

Thanks, I can only say the same about your presentation. That TWR Porsche is beautifull!

Here is Bentley EXP Speed 8, LM 2003 winner made by Minichamps

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Post by guitardave_1 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:28 pm

If you've got it, flaunt it. For once this thread actually fits my collection rather nicely! I can do the TWR (1997 this time) and the Bentley.

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Post by stewil » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:53 pm

# 20 is the exceptional Ferrari 250 GTO.
Less than 40 examples of the GTO were built during its two-year production run, but that only goes to make arguably Ferrari's prettiest car of all time even more iconic. Despite going up against the manufacturer's prototypes from 1962-64 at Le Mans, GTOs run by Belgian squads managed to finish second twice. - Jamie O'Leary

This one is by Red Line. Anyone have a BBR for comparisons sake?
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The cars LeMans story
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And this one is one by Bang was purchased in 2000. Has Spark produced a GTO other than the Red Line version?
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PS Thanks for flaunting that white TWR Dave, it is nice to see both of the LeMans winning color versions of that particular WSC Porsche displayed.
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by JBRedondo » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:58 am

Back to TWR. I found these two pictures of 96 and 97 winners. I'm still about 7000 miles away from my models, so I can only use pics I have in the laptop.
Both are Trofeu.

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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:33 am

# 19 is the Ferrari 250/275LM.
Enzo's attempt to homologate the 250P with a roof as a GT failed. Too heavy to be competitive against the works Ferraris and Fords, it nevertheless scored a privateer one-two in 1965 when the factory cars failed. Ferrari has not won at Le Mans since. - John Turner

1965 Ferrari 250LM, Sebring, Donohue & Hansgen driving, modeled by Best
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Ferrari 250 LM #6047 - Ferrari V12 3300 cc N/A P4.0, Mecom Racing Team (USA), Closed bodywork, Sponsors: ZEREX SPECIAL, Tyres: Firestone
Mid-engined, Driven by: Walt Hansgen (USA)/Mark Donohue (USA)
Result: 11th (13 laps behind the winner) Grid: 9th
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by splonker » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:59 pm

Some great pictures here. Really enjoying your collection Steve.
No.19 The presentation version by Corgi
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The winning car by Altaya
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The Maranello car by Best
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The road version by Politoys
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:19 pm

#18 is the Peugeot 905
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Peugeot's original 905 was a disaster; the reworked, or rather rebodied, Evo 1 Bis was a classic of sorts. It was only ever beaten three times and never at Le Mans. As far as the 24 Hours goes, it was the ultimate 3.5-litre Group C car. - Gary Watkins

Anyone have this one in 1/43ed scale? This one is 1/18th by Norev.
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Post by Rat » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:55 am

Peugeot 905 - Peugeot Talbot Sport (F)
1992 Le Mans - winner (352 laps)
Drivers: Yannick Dalmas (F) - Derek Warwick (GB) - Mark Blundell (GB)
1/18 Norev #184770

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:00 am

Oh boy! :o

Those 250 LMs look great, Ian! ;)
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:55 am

# 17 is the Toyota GT-One, this one by Onyx.
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by JBRedondo » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:41 am

And here is #16, everybody's favorite: McLaren F1, 1995 LM winner by HPI

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I don't have a Bentley speed six or Alfa 8C 2300 models,(shame on me)
so here is #13 Sauber C9. HPI models

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and #12, Lancia LC2. I like this racing car a lot.Spark model

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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:49 am

Jerry,
Three more nice sets of pics of #'s 16, 13 & 12.
How do you do multiple shots like that? Thanks.
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:13 am

#16 is the McLaren F1 and the LeMans winner in 1995 as shown in the post above. Here is another pic of it.
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and here is a more streamlined version, the 1997 McLaren f1 GTR longtail by Minichamps.
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Link: http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/3173 ... gtail.html
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by guitardave_1 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:13 pm

I am a few behind, so please indulge me whilst I go back a couple...

#19 - Ferrari 250LM by IXO, the 1965 winner
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#18 - Peugeot 905 by Altaya. Not as nice as those Norevs, but it is the 'correct' scale :)
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#17 - Toyota GT-One by HPI, in the 1998 livery this time
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#16 - More Mclarens. I don't have any alternative liveries to those shown already though
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by guitardave_1 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:19 pm

I think the list must be pretty suited to my tastes! My collection only numbers 63 in total, most of it quite mainstream, but I am pleased to discover that I could do 19 of the 50 on my own. And there are probably only half a dozen that I wouldn't particularly want.
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:47 pm

#15 is the Bentley Speed Six, note the rear fender "crunch" on the picture below.
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The supercharged 'Blower' Bentleys are more famous, but it was the Speed Six that actually did the business. Woolf Barnato and Tim Birkin won by 70 miles in 1929, and Barnato/Glen Kidston led a one-two a year later. The Speed Six deserves more credit. - Kevin Turner

This is the 1924 winner by IXO. In the early LeMans races the cars had to run a certain number of laps with the top up, as shown.
Note also the simple fenders on the 1924 Bentley and their evolving shape change including the Alfa's fenders of the early 1930s coming up next in #14. Aero anyone?
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This one is the 1929 winner by IXO.
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Finally, this Speed Six that ran in 1928 was produced by Top Marques. This is one of the finest models in my collection.
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Nice lights, I wonder how effective they really were.
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The bob tailed rear
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Dash detail, instruments are hand painted
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The rock screen in the down position is real screen and is very cool detailing.
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by Rat » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:49 pm

You guys are moving too fast.... :mrgreen:

Here's #17

HPI-Racing Toyota GT-One - Team Toyota Motorspots - Le Mans 1998 - DNF
Driven by: Martin Brundle (GB) - Emmanuel Collard (F) - Eric Hélary (F)
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HPI-Racing Toyota GT-One - Team Toyota Motorsports - Le Mans 1999 - DNF
Driven by: Martin Brundle (GB) - Emmanuel Collard (F) - Vincenzo Sospiri (I)
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and #16

HPI-Racing McLaren F1 GTR 1997 Le Mans - DNF
Team Lark McLaren (Japan)
Drivers: Keiichi Tsuchiya (J) - Gary Ayles (GB) - Akihiko Nakaya (J)
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HPI-Racing - McLaren F1 GTR Le Mans 1998 - DNF (accident)
Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren (GB)
Driven by: Thomas Bscher (D) - Rinaldo Capello (I) - Emanuele Pirro (I)
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Re: 50 Favourite Le Mans Cars

Post by stewil » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:09 pm

Those hpi models look very good Rat. I only have two, a pair of Group B Lancia's, and I certainly do appreciate their build quality.
Will have to look into others as choices if the need arises. Thanks for the post.
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