This Porsche 956 Won Le Mans And Now It Can Sit In Your Driveway

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If you have $9 million to spend.

For racing history buffs, the Porsche 956 is one of the greatest race cars of all time. It is arguably one of the most significant Porsches ever engineered, as evidenced by how it dominated the entire racing scene in 1982. This specific 1982 Porsche 956 in the stunning Rothmans livery boasts five overall wins including the dramatic 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 1983 this 956's turbocharged, flat-six motor seized up at the end of the race, bringing the vehicle to a grinding halt immediately after passing the checkered flag at Le Mans.

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After being owned by one of the drivers, Vern Schuppan, the vehicle went on sale to the public in 1996 and is now crossing the block at Gooding's Pebble Beach auction this month. With the 956's unbelievable racing history and the fact that Le Mans winning vehicles are rarely sold at auction, the vehicle is expected to sell for between $7 million to $9 million. Between 1982 and 1984 only 22 Porsche 956s were made and only 10 wore the legendary Rothmans livery. This model is chassis 003 and is the most infamous 956 of them all, so this historic race car is worth every penny.

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