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Programme Cover - Le Mans 24 Hours 1956
Event: 24 Heures du MansDate: 29.7.1956
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (F), 13.461 kmsDistance: 24 hoursAttendance: 250000

Le Mans 24 Hours

Non championship race
Start time: 28/7 16:00; Grid: Le Mans start; Weather: rain

Entered: 59

Practiced: 50

Started: 49

Classified: 14

Sports 5000 (S5.0) : P:6, ST:6, CL:3
Sports 3000 (S3.0) : P:12, ST:12, CL:2
Sports 2000 (S2.0) : P:4, ST:4
Sports 1500 (S1.5) : P:10, ST:10, CL:3
Sports 1100 (S1.1) : P:5, ST:5, CL:3
Sports 750 (S750) : P:12, ST:12, CL:3
Entry List
Entry list is not available.
Photos by courtesy of: John Crosthwaite (4) and Chris Ching (3)
Race added to RSC Photo Gallery: 06/06/2014 Last photo update on this page: 08/02/2019
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2626 - Porsche 356A Carrera 1500 GS #55000 - Porsche KGPorsche 356A Carrera 1500 GS Coupe #55000 - Porsche F4 2v DOHC 1498 cc N/AS1.5
Porsche KG (D)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Max Nathan (D)/Helmut Glöckler (D)Result: did not finish (Accident, fire)
Grid:
Colours: silver
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 08/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Chris Ching
3232 - Lotus Eleven Climax #212 - Lotus EngineeringLotus Eleven #212 - Climax FWB/400/7/8/6631 L4 2v SOHC 1459 cc N/AS1.5
Lotus Engineering (GB)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Colin Chapman (GB)/Herbert Mackay-Fraser (USA)
DNS:
Graham Hill (GB)
Result: did not finish (Engine)
Grid:
Colours: dark green
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 06/06/2014Photo by courtesy of: John Crosthwaite
3535 - Lotus Eleven Climax #211 - Lotus EngineeringLotus Eleven #211 - Climax FWA/400/7/6804 L4 2v SOHC 1098 cc N/AS1.1
Lotus Engineering (GB)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Cliff Allison (GB)/Keith Hall (GB)
listed, never drove:
Reg Bicknell (GB), Graham Hill (GB)
Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid:
Colours: dark green
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 06/06/2014Photo by courtesy of: John Crosthwaite
3636 - Lotus Eleven Climax #210 - Lotus EngineeringLotus Eleven #210 - Climax FWA/400/7/6793 L4 2v SOHC 1098 cc N/AS1.1
Lotus Engineering (GB)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Reg Bicknell (GB)/Peter Jopp (GB)
listed, never drove:
Graham Hill (GB), Cliff Allison (GB)
Result: 7th 1st in S1.1 (47 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: dark green
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 06/06/2014Photo by courtesy of: John Crosthwaite
No photos available:
1The car is not available on a photoJaguar D-type #XKD 605 - Jaguar XK 3.4pi; no:E4007-9 L6 2v DOHC 3442 cc N/AS5.0
Jaguar Cars Ltd. (GB)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Mike Hawthorn (GB)/Ivor Bueb (GB)
listed, never drove:
Desmond Titterington (GB)
Result: 6th (20 laps behind the winner)
Grid: (4:17.000)
Colours: dark green
Tyres: unknown
2The car is not available on a photoJaguar D-type #XKD 606 - Jaguar XK; no:E4006-9 L6 2v DOHC 3442 cc N/AS5.0
Jaguar Cars Ltd. (GB)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Paul Frère (B)/Desmond Titterington (GB)
listed, never drove:
Duncan Hamilton (GB), Ivor Bueb (GB)
Result: practiced only (Accident in practice)
Grid: T-car
Colours: dark green
Tyres: unknown
2TThe car is not available on a photoJaguar D-type #XKD 603 - Jaguar XK L6 2v DOHC 3442 cc N/AS5.0
Jaguar Cars Ltd. (GB)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Paul Frère (B)/Desmond Titterington (GB)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid:
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
3The car is not available on a photoJaguar D-type #XKD 602 - Jaguar XK 3.4pi; no:E4004-9 L6 2v DOHC 3442 cc N/AS5.0
Jaguar Cars Ltd. (GB)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Jack Fairman (GB)/Ken Wharton (GB)
listed, never drove:
Paul Frère (B)
Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid:
Colours: dark green
Tyres: unknown
4The car is not available on a photoJaguar D-type #XKD 501 - Jaguar XK; no:E2036-9 L6 2v DOHC 3442 cc N/AS5.0
Ecurie Ecosse (GB)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Ron Flockhart (GB)/Ninian Sanderson (GB)Result: winner - (168.122 kph) - margin: 1 lap
Grid:
Colours: blue
Tyres: Dunlop
5The car is not available on a photoJaguar D-type #XKD 573 - Jaguar XK; no:E2079-9 L6 2v DOHC 3442 cc N/AS5.0
Equipe Nationale Belge (B)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Jacques Swaters (B)/Freddy Rousselle (B)
DNS:
Roger Laurent (B)
Result: 4th (16 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: yellow
Tyres: unknown
6The car is not available on a photoJaguar XK140 #S804 231 - Jaguar XK; no:G4060-9S L6 2v DOHC 3451 cc N/AS5.0
Robert WaltshawClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Robert Walshaw (GB)/Peter Bolton (GB)
listed, never drove:
Ronnie Adams (GB)
Result: did not finish (DQ: refuelling too early)
Grid:
Colours: dark green
Tyres: unknown
7The car is not available on a photoMercedes-Benz 300 SL #0405500223 - Mercedes-Benz M198 L6 2v SOHC 2996 cc N/AS3.0
Prince MetternichClosed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Wittigo Einsiedel (D)/Paul Metternich (D)Result: did not finish (Ignition)
Grid:
Colours: silver
Tyres: unknown
8The car is not available on a photoAston Martin DB3S #9 - Aston Martin DP101/H45 L6 2922 cc N/AS3.0
David Brown (GB)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Stirling Moss (GB)/Peter Collins (GB)Result: 2nd 1st in S3.0 (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: metallic green (+yellow)
Tyres: unknown
9The car is not available on a photoAston Martin DB3S #10 - Aston Martin DP101/H41 L6 2922 cc N/AS3.0
David Brown (GB)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Peter Walker (GB)/Roy Salvadori (GB)
listed, never drove:
Reg Parnell (GB)
Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid:
Colours: metallic green (+blue)
Tyres: unknown
10The car is not available on a photoFerrari 625 LM Touring #0632MDTR - Ferrari L4 2498 cc N/AS3.0
Scuderia Ferrari (I)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Phil Hill (USA)/André Simon (F)
DNS:
Eugenio Castellotti (I); listed, never drove: Maurice Trintignant (F), Juan Manuel Fangio (RA), Harry Schell (USA)
Result: did not finish (Rear axle)
Grid:
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
11The car is not available on a photoFerrari 625 LM Touring #0642MDTR - Ferrari L4 2498 cc N/AS3.0
Scuderia Ferrari (I)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Alfonso de Portago (E)/Duncan Hamilton (GB)
listed, never drove:
Eugenio Castellotti (I)
Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid:
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
12The car is not available on a photoFerrari 625 LM Touring #0644MDTR - Ferrari L4 2498 cc N/AS3.0
Scuderia Ferrari (I)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Olivier Gendebien (B)/Maurice Trintignant (F)
listed, never drove:
Luigi Musso (I), André Simon (F)
Result: 3rd (7 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
14The car is not available on a photoAston Martin DBR1/250 #1 - Aston Martin RP5053/L L6 2493 cc N/AS3.0
David Brown (GB)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Tony Brooks (GB)/Reg Parnell (GB)
listed, never drove:
Peter Walker (GB)
Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid:
Colours: metallic green (+red)
Tyres: unknown
15The car is not available on a photoGordini T15S #0043 - Gordini T23-49 L6 2474 cc N/AS3.0
Automobiles Gordini (F)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Robert Manzon (F)/Jean Guichet (F)
listed, never drove:
Hermano da Silva Ramos (BR)
Result: did not finish (Oil pressure)
Grid:
Colours: blue
Tyres: unknown
16The car is not available on a photoGordini T15S #0017S - Gordini T25-47 8 2474 cc N/AS3.0
Automobiles Gordini (F)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Hermano da Silva Ramos (BR)/André Guelfi (F)
listed, never drove:
André Pilette (B)
Result: did not finish (Clutch)
Grid:
Colours: blue
Tyres: unknown
17The car is not available on a photoTalbot-Lago Sport 2500 #139 - Maserati no:252 L6 2461 cc N/AS3.0
Automobiles Talbot (F)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Louis Rosier (F)/Jean Behra (F)
listed, never drove:
Goffredo Zehender (I), Jean Lucas (F)
Result: did not finish (Rear axle, gearbox)
Grid:
Colours: light blue
Tyres: unknown
18The car is not available on a photoTalbot-Lago Sport 2500 #138 - Maserati no:251 L6 2461 cc N/AS3.0
Automobiles Talbot (F)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Jean Lucas (F)/Goffredo Zehender (I)
listed, never drove:
Jean Behra (F), Louis Rosier (F), Yves Giraud-Cabantous (F)
Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid:
Colours: light blue
Tyres: unknown
19The car is not available on a photoSalmson 2300S - Salmson L4 2328 cc N/AS3.0
Jean-Paul ColasClosed soft-top bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Serge Nersessian (F)/Georges Monneret (F)Result: did not finish (Engine)
Grid:
Colours: light blue (+black)
Tyres: unknown
20The car is not available on a photoFerrari 500 TR #0618MDTR? - Ferrari L4 1985 cc N/AS2.0
Ecurie National Belge (B)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Alain de Changy (B)/Lucien Bianchi (B)Result: did not finish (Steering)
Grid:
Colours: yellow (+black)
Tyres: unknown
21The car is not available on a photoFerrari 500 TR #0624MDTR - Ferrari L4 1985 cc N/AS2.0
Pierre MeyratOpen bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Pierre Meyrat (F)/Fernand Tavano (F)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid:
Colours: blue (+red)
Tyres: unknown
22The car is not available on a photoFerrari 500 TR #0654MDTR - Ferrari L4 1985 cc N/AS2.0
Jean Lucas (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: François Picard (F)/Robert Tappan (USA)
DNS:
Howard Hively (USA)
Result: did not finish (DQ-Illegal refuel)
Grid:
Colours: white/dark blue
Tyres: unknown
23The car is not available on a photoFrazer Nash Sebring #421/200/205 - Bristol BS1/105 L6 OHV 1977 cc N/AS2.0
Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd.Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Dickie Stoop (GB)/Tony Gaze (AUS)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid:
Colours: dark green
Tyres: unknown
24The car is not available on a photoPorsche 550 RS Coupé #0103 - Porsche 547/1 F4 2v DOHC 1498 cc N/AS1.5
Porsche KG (D)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Umberto Maglioli (I)/Hans Herrmann (D)
listed, never drove:
Richard von Frankenberg (D)
Result: did not finish (Piston)
Grid:
Colours: silver
Tyres: unknown
25The car is not available on a photoPorsche 550 RS Coupé #0104 - Porsche 547/1 F4 2v DOHC 1498 cc N/AS1.5
Porsche KG (D)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Richard von Frankenberg (D)/Wolfgang von Trips (D)
listed, never drove:
Umberto Maglioli (I)
Result: 5th 1st in S1.5 (18 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: silver
Tyres: unknown
27The car is not available on a photoPorsche 550 #0041 - Porsche 547/1 F4 2v DOHC 1498 cc N/AS1.5
Wolfgang SeidelOpen bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Mathieu Hezemans (NL)/Carel Godin de Beaufort (NL)
DNS:
Wolfgang Seidel (D); listed, never drove: Helmut Glöckler (D)
Result: did not finish (Suspension)
Grid:
Colours: silver (+red)
Tyres: unknown
28The car is not available on a photoPorsche 550 #0034 - Porsche 547/1 F4 2v DOHC 1498 cc N/AS1.5
Gonzague OlivierOpen bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Claude Storez (F)/Helmut Polensky (D)
listed, never drove:
Gonzague Olivier (F), Auguste Veuillet (F)
Result: did not finish (Ignition)
Grid:
Colours: blue
Tyres: unknown
29The car is not available on a photoGordini T15S #0039 - Gordini T18-57 L4 1495 cc N/AS1.5
Automobiles GordiniOpen bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: André Milhoux (B)/"Charles Rinen" (F)
listed, never drove:
Jean Guichet (F)
Result: did not finish (Fuel system)
Grid:
Colours: blue
Tyres: unknown
30The car is not available on a photoMaserati 150S #1660 - Maserati no:1660 L4 1497 cc N/AS1.5
Claude BourillotOpen bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Claude Bourillot (F)/Henri Perroud (F)
listed, never drove:
Francois Chambelland (F)
Result: 9th (55 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
31The car is not available on a photoMaserati 150S #1664 - Maserati no:1664 L4 1487 cc N/AS1.5
Louis CornetOpen bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Louis Cornet (F)/Robert Mougin (F)
listed, never drove:
Georges Thepenier (F)
Result: did not finish (Engine)
Grid:
Colours: red (+dark blue)
Tyres: unknown
33The car is not available on a photoCooper T39 - Climax FWA L4 1098 cc N/AS1.1
Cooper Cars Ltd. (GB)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Ed Hugus (USA)/John Bentley (USA)Result: 8th (48 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: white (+blue)
Tyres: unknown
34The car is not available on a photoPorsche 356A #56007 - Porsche F4 1290 cc N/AS1.5
Porsche KG (D)Closed bodywork
Rear-engined
Driven by: Roland Bourel (F)/Michel Slotine (F)Result: 13th (88 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: dark blue
Tyres: unknown
37The car is not available on a photoR.B. # - Osca 2AD L4 1093 cc N/AS1.1
René BreuilOpen bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jean Py (F)/Yves Dommée (F)
listed, never drove:
René Breuil (F)
Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid:
Colours: blue
Tyres: unknown
40The car is not available on a photoD.B. Barquette #834 - Panhard F2 747 cc N/AS750
Automobiles D.B. (F)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Gérard Laureau (F)/Paul Armagnac (F)Result: 10th 1st in S750 (69 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: blue
Tyres: unknown
41The car is not available on a photoV.P. 166R - Renault L4 845 cc N/AS1.1
J. E. VernetOpen bodywork
-
Driven by: Jean-Marie Dumazer (F)/Lucien Campion (F)Result: 14th (90 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: blue
Tyres: unknown
42The car is not available on a photoOsca S750 #754 - Osca no:754 L4 749 cc N/AS750
Automobili Osca (I)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Jean Laroche (F)/Rémy Radix (F)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid:
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
44The car is not available on a photoD.B. HBR5 #866 - Panhard F2 747 cc N/AS750
Automobiles D.B. (F)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Fernand Carpentier (F)/Pierre Savary (F)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid:
Colours: light blue
Tyres: unknown
45The car is not available on a photoD.B. HBR #865 - Panhard F2 747 cc N/AS750
Automobiles D.B. (F)Closed bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Jean-Claude Vidilles (F)/Jean Thépenier (F)Result: 11th (75 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: light blue
Tyres: unknown
46The car is not available on a photoD.B. Barquette #798 - Panhard F2 747 cc N/AS750
Automobiles D.B. (F)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: André Héchard (F)/Roger Masson (F)Result: 12th (80 laps behind the winner)
Grid:
Colours: light blue
Tyres: unknown
47The car is not available on a photoMoretti 750S - Moretti L4 746 cc N/AS750
Moretti AutomobiliOpen bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Marceau Escules (F)/Francis Guillaud (F)
listed, never drove:
Aquilino Branca (I)
Result: did not finish (Ignition)
Grid:
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
48The car is not available on a photoMoretti 750 Grand Sport - Moretti L4 746 cc N/AS750
Moretti AutomobiliOpen bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Marcel Lauga (F)/Jean-Michel Durif (F)Result: did not finish (Engine)
Grid:
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
49The car is not available on a photoMonopole X89 - Panhard F2 745 cc N/AS750
Automobiles PanhardClosed bodywork
-
Driven by: Pierre Hémard (F)/Pierre Flahault (F)Result: did not finish (Engine)
Grid:
Colours: blue
Tyres: unknown
50The car is not available on a photoMonopole X88 - Panhard F2 745 cc N/AS750
Automobiles PanhardClosed bodywork
-
Driven by: Pierre Chancel (F)/André Beaulieux (F)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid:
Colours: blue
Tyres: unknown
51The car is not available on a photoPanhard X86 # - Panhard F2 745 cc N/AS750
Automobiles PanhardOpen bodywork
-
Driven by: Louis Héry (F)/Lucien Pailler (F)Result: did not finish (Fatal accident)
Grid:
Colours: dark blue
Tyres: unknown
52The car is not available on a photoStanguellini S750 Bialbero # - Fiat Twin Cam; no:CS04085 L4 741 cc N/AS750
Automobili Stanguellini (I)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: René Philippe Faure (F)/Gilbert Foury (F)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid:
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
53The car is not available on a photoStanguellini S750 Bialbero - Fiat Twin Cam L4 741 cc N/AS750
Automobili Stanguellini (I)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Philippe Duval (F)/Georges Guyot (F)Result: did not finish (Engine)
Grid:
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
If you have a picture of any car that is missing in the gallery or you might have a better photo, please, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Entered cars that did not arrive:
The car did not arriveStanguellini S1100 Bialbero - Fiat L4 N/AS1.1
Automobili Stanguellini-
-
Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
The car did not arriveMonopole - Panhard F2 N/AS750
Littery-
-
Drivers listed: Robert Chancel (F)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
The car did not arriveFrazer Nash Continental #421/200/300 - BMW L6 2400 cc N/AS3.0
Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd.-
-
Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
The car did not arrivePhoenix 2SR6 - Turner N/AS2.0
Phoenix-
-
Drivers listed: Raymond Flower (GB)/Mike Llewellyn (GB)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
The car did not arriveCooper T39 - Climax N/AS1.5
Cooper Cars Ltd.-
Mid-engined
Drivers listed: Jack Brabham (AUS)/Henry Taylor (GB)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
The car did not arriveOsca MT4 1500 - Osca L4 N/AS1.5
Automobili Osca-
-
Drivers listed: Giulio Cabianca (I)/Luigi Villoresi (I)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
The car did not arriveMercedes-Benz 300 SL - Mercedes-Benz M198 L6 2v SOHC 2996 cc N/AS3.0
Jacques Pollet-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Jacques Pollet (F)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
The car did not arriveMG A - BMC B series L4 OHV 1489 cc N/AS1.5
Dick Fitzwilliam-
Front-engined
Result: did not arrive (Not accepted)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
The car did not arriveFerrari 250 GT #0393GT - Ferrari V12 3000 cc N/AS3.0
Michel Dubonnet-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Michel Dubonnet (F)/Maurice Trintignant (F)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: unknown
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Photos by: John Crosthwaite (1)
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