Thunderflash Design

Le Mans 1971

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Speed Demon

The 1971 Le Mans 24 Hours was a rather fast affair, being as it was the final year of gloriously large engines before restrictions limiting capacity to 3.0 litres and below was introduced and, boy, did the drivers enjoy it. Practice saw Derek Bell peak at 246MPH on the Mulsanne Straight in his long-tail 4.9L Flat-12 Porsche 917LH, a record unbeaten to this day, and the eventual race victors, Gijs van Lennelp and Helmut Marko, broke the distance record in the short-tail, Martini-liveried Porsche 917K presented in this print. This feat was to remain unbeaten until it was finally bettered by an Audi in 2010.

44 cars that were entered the race and only 12 finished. Porsche that dominated proceedings, sweeping the final classification in all positions aside from third, fourth and fifth which were taken by Ferraris. Second place belonged to Richard Attwood and Herbert Müller in their Gulf-liveried Porsche 917K.

Size: 50cm x 70cm
Paper: 269 gsm matte litho-realistic paper
Catalogue Ref: 2018:WW.01/917LM
Limited to a production run of 350 prints

Colours may vary slightly on paper from how they appear on the website.

Picture frames shown in site imagery may not be representative of available 50cm x 70cm frames. Please check with your local frame provider for more details. The artwork is packaged and posted in a triangular postal tube.

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