Group C Le Mans Diecast 1986-1990

This era was dominated by the 'Version 2.0' of the Porsche 956 - the 962. The grids became more and more homogenous, except for the valiant efforts by Jaguar and Sauber-Mercedes. If the latter had been able to match Porsche's ability to supply customer cars, the era might not have fizzled as it did in the early 90's

In addition to the 962, Porsche also showed up with the 4-wheel drive 959-based 961. This car ran unopposed in the IMSA GTX category.

Le Mans 1986 (Part of the FIA World Sports-Prototype Championship)

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

1Porsche 962C
'Rothmans'
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Derek Bell
Al Holbert
1
C1
Quartzo
QLM99001
Spark
S0923
Vitesse
323
2Porsche 962C
'Fortuna'
Oscar Larrauri
Joël Gouhier
Jésus Pareja
17
C1
Quartzo
QLM99002
Vitesse
Super Models
SM42
3Porsche 956
'Stars & Stripes'
John Morton
George Follmer
Kenper Miller
8
C1
Minichamps
430 866508
Vitesse
Super Models
SM40
Spark
New Ace Edition
NA008
4Porsche 956B
'Danone'
Emilio de Villota
George Fouché
Fermin Velez
33
C1
Quartzo
QLM99005
Vitesse
Super Models
SM43
5Porsche 956
'Babicresi'
Jürgen Lässig
Fulvio Ballabio
Dudley Wood
9
C1
Spark
New Ace Edition
NA004
Vitesse
Super Models
SM41
6Porsche 936C
Siegfried Brunn
Ernst Schuster
Rudi Seher
63
C1
Spark
S4434
7Porsche 961
René Metge
Claude Ballot-Léna
180
GTX
Spark
S0960
8
C1
Spark
9Porsche 956 Gti
Mauro Baldi
Price Cobb
Rob Dyson
14
C1
Spark
S1945
13Rondeau M482
Jean-Philippe Grand
Jacques Goudchaux
Marc Menant
47
C1
Bizarre
BZ205
DNFJaguar XJR-6
'Silk Cut'
Derek Warwick
Eddie Cheever
Jean-Louis Schlesser
53
C1
Spark
S0757
DNFPorsche 962C 'Kenwood'
Jo Gartner
Sarel van der Merwe
Kunimitsu Takahashi
10
C1
Spark
Kokusai Boeki Edition
KBS013
DNFToyota Tom's (Dome) 86C-L
Satoru Nakajima
Geoff Lees
Masanori Sekiya
38
C1
Spark
S2353
DNFPorsche 956L 'taka-Q'
Klaus Ludwig
Paolo Barilla
"John Winter"
7
C1
Minichamps
430 866507
DNFJaguar XJR-6
'Silk Cut'
Brian Redman
Hans Heyer
Hurley Haywood
52
C1
Spark
S0756
DNFPorsche 962C
'Rothmans'
2
C1
Spark
S0924
DNFSauber C8
Henri Pescarolo
Christian Danner
Dieter Quester
62
C1
Spark
S1258
DNFPorsche 962C
'Rothmans'
3
C1
Spark
S0925
DNFSauber C8
John Nielsen
Mike Thackwell
61
C1
Spark
S1259
N/CSauber SHS C6
'Bellanger'
Roland Bassaler
Dominique Lacaud
Yvon Tapy
95
C2
Spark
S4081

1987

Le Mans 1987 (Part of the FIA World Sports-Prototype Championship)

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

1Porsche 962C Long 'Rothmans'
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Derek Bell
Al Holbert
17
Quartzo
Classic Le Mans
QLM99007
2Porsche 962C Long 'Primagraz'
Pierre Yver
Bernard de Dryver
Jürgen Lässig
72
Quartzo
Classic Le Mans
QLM99008
4Porsche 956 'Leyton House'
George Fouché
Franz Konrad
Wayne Taylor
11
C1
Vitesse
Super Models
SM44
12Rondeau M482
Jean-Philippe Grand
Gaston Rahier
Jacques Terrien
40
C1
Bizarrae
BZ113
13Porsche 962C Short 'Porsche Canada'
Richard Spenard
Scott Goodyear
Bill Adam
3
Quartzo
Classic Le Mans
QLM015
DNFPorsche 956 'Lui'
Michel Trollé
Paul Belmondo
Pierre de Thoisy
1
C1
Vitesse
Super Models
SM45
DNFSauber C9 Mercedes 'Kouros'
Henri Pescarolo
Mike Thackwell
Hideki Okada
61
Max
1007
   HPI Models
8053
DNFSauber C9 Mercedes
'Kouros'
Johnny Dumfries
Chip Ganassi
Mike Thackwell
62
C1
HPI
8054
Max
1008

1988

In 1988, Jaguar scored an incredible win over the army of Porsche 962C's. The fact that the Porsche works team came in second made it that much better. Porsche ran in 'Shell' livery, a change from the 'Rothmans' cars which had run since 1982. More on this can be found on the Onyx page

Le Mans 1988 (Part of the FIA World Sports-Prototype Championship)

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

TWR Silk Cut Jaguar
1Jaguar XJR-9 LM 'Silk Cut'
Jan Lammers
Johnny Dumfries
Andy Wallace
2
C1
Onyx
13b
4Jaguar XJR-9 LM 'Silk Cut'
Derek Daly
Kevin Cogan
Larry Perkins
22
C1
Onyx
13e
16Jaguar XJR-9 LM 'Silk Cut'
Danny Sullivan
Davy Jones
Price Cobb
21
C1
Onyx
13d
DNFJaguar XJR-9 LM 'Silk Cut'
Martin Brundle
John Nielsen
1
C1
Onyx
13a
DNFJaguar XJR-9 LM 'Silk Cut'
John Watson
Raul Boesel
Henri Pescarolo
3
C1
Onyx
13c
2Porsche 962C 'Shell'
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Klaus Ludwig
Derek Bell
17
Onyx15
Joest
5Porsche 962C 'Blaupunkt'
David Hobbs
Didier Theys
Franz Konrad
7
SparkS0937
3Porsche 962C 'Blaupunkt'
Stanley Dickens
"John Winter"
Frank Jelinski
8
SparkS0938
   Onyx
Sports Racing
16 
7Porsche 962C Repsol
Jésus Pareja
Massimo Sigala
Uwe Schäfer
5
Onyx
Sports Racing
19
8Porsche 962C Leyton House
Kris Nissen
Harald Grohs
George Fouché
11
Spark
Kokusai Boeki Edition
KBS008
   Onyx
Sports Racing
18
10Porsche 962C Takefuji
Brian Redman
Eje Elgh
Jean-Pierre Jarier
33
Onyx
Sports Racing
20
DNFPorsche 962C 'Camel'
Walter Lechner
Franz Hunkeler
Manuel Reuter
4
Spark
New Ace Edition
NA005
   Onyx
Sports Racing
17
Sauber Mercedes
DNSSauber Mercedes C9/88 'AEG'
Mauro Baldi
James Weaver
Jochen Mass
61
C1
Max
1005
DNSSauber Mercedes C9/88 'AEG'
Klaus Niedzwiedz
Kenny Acheson
62
C1
Max
1006

1989

Mercedes-Benz were finally able to lift the cloud of 1955 by giving semi-works support to Sauber and scoring a solid win against Porsche and Jaguar

Max Models

These "Max" models are Minichamps first ready-built diecast cars. They are only fair quality by today's standards, but definitely worthwhile.

Le Mans 1989 (Non-Championship race run with FIA World Sports-Prototype Championship rules)

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Sauber Mercedes
1Sauber Mercedes C9 'LBS France'
Jochen Mass
Manuel Reuter
Stanley Dickens
63
C1
Max
1000
IXO
Le Mans Winners
LM1989
HPI Models
991
2Sauber Mercedes C9 'LBS France'
Mauro Baldi
Kenny Acheson
Gianfranco Brancatelli
61
C1
Max
1001
5Sauber Mercedes C9 'LBS France'
Jean-Louis Schlesser
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Alain Cudini
62
C1
Max
1002
Joest
3Porsche 962C 'Blaupunkt'
Bob Wollek
Hans-Joachim Stuck
"John Winter"
9
C1
Spark
S0953
   Onyx
20B
13Porsche 962C 'Omron'
Vern Schuppan
Eje Elgh
Gary Brabham
55
C1
Spark
Kokusai Boeki Edition
KBS016
DNFPorsche 962C 'From A'
Harald Grohs
Akihiko Nakaya
Sarel van der Merwe
5
C1
Spark
Kokusai Boeki Edition
KBS007
DNFPorsche 962C 'Raika Group'
Steven Andskar
David Hobbs
Damon Hill
15
C1
Spark
S1913
Nissan
DNFNissan R89C
Geoff Brabham
Chip Robinson
Arie Luyendyk
25
C1
IXO
LMC062
DNFNissan R89C
'Calsonic'
Masahiro Hasemi
Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Toshio Suzuki
23
C1
IXO
LMC060
Ebbro
44496
DNFNissan R89C
Julian Bailey
Mark Blundell
Martin Donnelly
24
C1
IXO
LMC061
Ebbro
44497

1990

Le Mans 1990 (Non-Championship race run with FIA World Sports-Prototype Championship rules)

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

C1 & GTP Classes
1Jaguar XJR-12
'Silk Cut'
John Nielsen
Price Cobb
Eliseo Salazar

3
C1
IXO
('Classic Le Mans' Series)
LMC008
IXO
('Le Mans Winners' Series)
LM1990
Onyx
41
Altaya
('24 Heures du Mans' Collection)
Issue #28
Altaya
('100 ans de sport automobile' Collection)
Issue #19
2Jaguar XJR-12
'Silk Cut'
Jan Lammers
Andy Wallace
Franz Konrad

2
C1
IXO
('Classic Le Mans' Series)
LMC016
Onyx
40
3Porsche 962C
'Alpha'
Tiff Needell
David Sears
Anthony Reid
45
C1
Quartzo
QLM99006
4Porsche 962C
'Blaupunkt'
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Derek Bell
Frank Jelinski
7
C1
Spark
S0977
Onyx
44
5Nissan R90CP
'Calsonic
Masahiro Hasemi
Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Toshio Suzuki
23
C1
Q-Model
QMC-020
6Toyota 90C-V 36Q-ModelQMC-035
7Cougar C24S
8Porsche 962C
'Mizuno'
"John Winter"
Stanley Dickens
Bob Wollek
9
C1
Onyx
45
9Porsche 962C
'Primagaz'
Jürgen Lässig
Pierre Yver
Otto Altenbach
27
C1
Onyx
47
10Porsche 962C
'Hydro Alum'
Harald Huysman
Massimo Sigala
Bernard Santal
15
C1
Onyx
46
11Porsche 962C
'Italiya'
John Watson
Bruno Giacomelli
Allen Berg
44
C1
Onyx
48
12Porsche 962C
13Porsche 962C
'Nisseki'
George Fouché
Steven Andskar
Shunji Kasuya
63
C1
Onyx
50
14Porsche 962C
'Primagaz'
Jean-Louis Ricci
Henri Pescarolo
Jacques Laffite
6
C1
Spark
S1944
Onyx
43
15Porsche 962C
'Omron'
Eje Elgh
Thomas Danielsson
Thomas Mezera
55
C1
Onyx
49
16Porsche 962CK6
Patrick Gonin
Philippe Alliot
Bernard de Dryver
11
C1
Spark
S1914
17Nissan R90CK
'Unisa'
Bob Earl
Michael Roe
Steve Millen
84
C1
Q-Model
QMC-024
18Spice SE90C
19Porsche 962C
'Rizla'
Tim Lee-Davey
Giovanni Lavaggi
Max Cohen-Olivar
20
C1
Quartzo
QLM99011
20Mazda 767B
GTP

21Spice SE89C
22Nissan R89C
23Spice SE89C
24Porsche 962C
'Kenwood'
Sarel van der Merwe
Kunimitsu Takahashi
Hideki Okada
10
C1
Spark
(Kokusai Boeki Edition)
KBS043
25
26Porsche 962C
'Fuji Golf'
Max Cohen-Olivar
Katsunori Iketani
Tim Lee-Davey
19
C1
Quartzo
QLM012
27
28
DNFPorsche 962C
'Repsol'
Oscar Larrauri
Jésus Pareja
Walter Brun
16
C1
Spark
S1916
DNFJaguar XJR-12
'Silk Cut'
Davy Jones
Luis Perez-Sala
Michel Ferté

4
C1
IXO
('Classic Le Mans' Series)
LMC017
Onyx
42
DNFNissan R90CK
'Unisa'
Geoff Brabham
Chip Robinson
Derek Daly
83
C1
Q-Model
QMC-023
DNFToyota 90C-V
'Denso'
38
C1
Q-Model
QMC-037
DNFJaguar XJR-12
'Silk Cut'
Martin Brundle
Alain Ferté
David Leslie

1
C1
IXO
('Classic Le Mans' Series)
LMC015
Onyx
Sports Racing
39
DNFPorsche 962C
'Italiya'
Manuel Reuter
James Weaver
J.J. Lehto
43
C1
Spark
(Kokusai Boeki Edition)
KBS044
DNFNissan R89C
'Tenoras'
Takao Wada
Anders Olofsson
Maurizio Sandro Sala
85
C1
Q-Model
QMC-004
DNFNissan R90CK
'YHP'
Julian Bailey
Mark Blundell
Gianfranco Brancatelli
24
C1
Q-Model
QMC-021
DNFPorsche 962C
'Momo'
Gianpiero Moretti
Günter Gebhardt
Nick Adams
230
GTP
Spark
S0999
DNFToyota 90C-V
'Taka-Q'
Aguri Suzuki
Johnny Dumfries
Roberto Ravaglia
37
C1
Q-Model
QMC-036
DNFNissan R90CK
'JECS'
Kenny Acheson
Olivier Grouillard
Martin Donnelly
25
C1
Q-Model
QMC-022
Test
TestJaguar XJR-9






C1
Ixo
LMM135