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· Russell Sheldon
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The Porsche 962 Blaupunkt is leaving the factory and will be distributed shortly - before the end of November.

Attached are a few images, taken from preproduction models, detailing the new cars (Repsol: December 2004), and the differences between the Porsche 956 and the Porsche 962.















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· Russell Sheldon
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I'm patiently waiting for this one, Alan:-



And of course the short-tail 962. As Maurizio's pictures show, there are subtle differences to the naked eye when compared to the 956, but in reality the differences were quite substantial.

Porsche wanted to enter the fray in the US-based IMSA series, but the officials deemed the 956 illegal, objecting mainly to the fact that the driver's feet were placed ahead of the front axle line. So in the latter part of 1983, Porsche built an "IMSA version" of the 956, using an air-cooled 935 engine and with a longer wheelbase, which placed the driver's feet behind the front axle line. This was the 962, first raced by the factory at the 1984 season opening Daytona 24 Hours, where it qualified on pole but retired with engine and gearbox problems in the hands of Mario and Michael Andretti.



By mid-summer Porsche had fitted a 3.2-liter injected turbo 935 six-cylinder engine and the larger engine, along with short tail bodywork, transformed the 962 into a winner.

Porsche built a great many of these cars -- 962-001 through 962C-016 were works chassis and 962-101 through 962C-177 were customer 962s, so there were literally more than a hundred liveries or variants of liveries that could be reproduced.

The Revell-Monogram March 83G will be an ideal running partner -- if it performs anything like the Slot.it Porsche, of course!

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Russell
 

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Hi Mampara and Alan,

Unfortunately, it is most unlikely that Slot.it will produce the Gunston 956 short-tail car. It is the Richard Lloyd Racing car that was driven by Jan Lammers and Jonathan Palmer in the 1983 Castrol 1000 Km race at Kyalami. The picture is a 1/43rd scale Quartzo die-cast model.



I believe that the Rothmans three carset is scheduled for February.

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Russell
 

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That's a magnificent looking body, Philippe, although I'm not familiar with the Canon-sponsored March.

My only disappointment is that it's another March (85G?)....

Why not Supervan's Hendrick Motorsports Lola T710, or the Zakspeed Ford Mustang GTP, or the AAR Toyota-Eagle, or a Lola T600, or a Nissan, or an Argo, or a Spice, or an Alba, or a Tiga, or....

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Oops! I just realised that Philippe was talking about the Canon Porsche 956, not a Canon March!

Here's what might have been the March 92S.... Unfortunately, March went bankcrupt before it could go into production.



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