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I guess the title sums it up. Now that I see the Blaupunkt 962 is out I want them (962 and 956) more and more. In what class do they race? Le mans (LMP), Le Mans GT....?
 

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How about a class all by themselves
- very good workmanship and parts, as well as great chassis plus there will be many versions and many that once do oneself - out of the box not a lot can keep up with them on a wooden track!
 

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Hi Mampara,

All the Slot.it 956 and 962 models to date are Le Mans cars. Short-tail versions ran in Group C in the World Sports Prototype Championship as well as in the North American IMSA series and was arguably the most succesful sports prototype racing car ever built.

To see pictures of practically every 956/962 built, click here.

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Russell
 

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Hi.

This question has been asked many times and I think a correct category can be selected based on the years the cars has been racing; the P956 ended its glorious racing career in 1986, while the P962 in fact raced until 1993 (Le Mans) or 1995 (Japan GT Championship). However the P962 Dauer ( a modified version) won LeMans in 1994 and still in 1999 was seen racing in the Belgian GT Championship. So, stretching things a bit, it can be said that the P962 raced in the same year of the Audi R8C, Toyota GT1, albeit IMHO a more correct interpretation would place a time limit in 1995.

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Maurizio

QUOTE (Mampara @ 8 Dec 2004, 13:24)I guess the title sums it up. Now that I see the Blaupunkt 962 is out I want them (962 and 956) more and more. In what class do they race? Le mans (LMP), Le Mans GT....?
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I guess the title sums it up. Now that I see the Blaupunkt 962 is out I want them (962 and 956) more and more. In what class do they race? Le mans (LMP), Le Mans GT....?

They were most popular in the USA in the 80's running in IMSA as "GTP" which I would guess is GRAND TOURING PROTOTYPE, running along side GTO & GTU cars in endurance races such as the 24 hrs of Daytona. This was yesterday's ALMS in a roundabout way.
Mike
 
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