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  • : Rondeau M378 Le Mans GTP P.O.A.


    Description: “Old Number 1”, the Iron Man of the Le Mans 24 Hours race • The single car that has taken more 24 Hours of Le Mans starts than any other in history • Entered 9 Le Mans 24 Hours races between 1978 and 1988 • Six Le Mans finishes with 2 podiums (third overall in 1980 and 1981) and 2 class wins at the Le Mans 24 Hours race • Competed in 19 races over 10 seasons, including Monza, Spa, Brands Hatch and Hockenheim When a 1972 rules change banned the Porsche 917, French manufacturer Matra won three Le Mans 24 Hours in a row, withdrawing after 1974. The 1975 race saw Cosworthpowered Gulf-Mirages and Lolas mix it up with Porsche Carreras. Then, two French entrepreneurs surfaced in 1976. Jean Rondeau, who had raced at Le Mans in 1972, ‘73 and ’75, and Peugeot designer Gerard Welter both planned to use the Peugeot/Renault/Volvo 2.7-litre V-6. This would have meant strong French support but Rondeau was convinced that the English Cosworth V-8 held more promise. He designed a steel space frame with aluminium box sections around the engine. His aerodynamic GTP cars weighed just 1,796 pounds, generating 415 horsepower at 9,000 rpm. The English engine eliminated local sponsorship, but

    • Year: 1978
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  • Rondeau M382 Group C


    On offer is the 1982 Monza 1000 Kilometers overall winning Rondeau M382. Chassis 004 was driven to victory in 1982 at Monza driven by Henri Pescarola, Giorgia Francia and Jean Rondeau. This win was the only competitive event that 004 participated in so the original engineering has not been compromised. Currently fitted with a 3.3 liter electronically injected DFL, the original 3.9 liter DFL is included with the sale. In 2007 the car was invited to and participated in the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Interestingly the car comes complete with much memorabilia including team clothing. Paperwork includes FIA HTP Jean Rondeau was an extraordinary competitor in respect to the fact that he remains the only entrant to win the 24 hours of Le Mans in a car that he both drove and wore his name Rondeau as a manufacturer. An opportunity to acquire a piece of Group C history that would be an excellent addition to any collection as well as a welcomed entry to the Group C Racing series. Sold MAKE ENQUIRY First Name Surname Email Telephone Contact Address Company Address 1 Address 2 Address 3 Address 4 Postcode Image Gallery prev next

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