Minichamps Porsche 956

Minichamps originally put out a total of twelve versions of the 956. One is a repeat of the a car in the Porshe Dealer Le Mans set. The regular catalog version comes without the tobacco logos, but most models were shipped with decals in a small bag that the buyer had to apply.

The model numbers are signifigant in the following ways:

The fact that you've read this far tells me that you weren't listening before. So I'll say it again, and I'll prove it with pictures. THE QUARTZO VERSIONS ARE BETTER!!

Most of these cars were issued en masse in 1998. Since then the've occaisionally spurted out new liveries of these same two moulds. In 2000 six new versions came out, the "Marlboro" car came in non-tobacco livery, which may or may not be accurate.

Most are also available in the superior Quartzo flavor, and I'll make a cross-refernce column in the near future. There are even more in the inferior Vitesse flavor

Quick 956 facts

Get it right, Dammit

Nothing irks me more than seeing people butcher the the name of the Nürburgring. First, remember that the Nürburgring is NOT in Nürnburg, where the Nazi war crimes trials were. Never, ever say or write "Nurnburgring". Next is the "umlauts". Whenever you see a "ü" you can be completely proper and replace it with a "ue".

Secondly, Nürnberg is the location of the Norisring street circuit. It has a very quaint little downtown section, and I highly recommend spending an afternoon there.


Minichamps Porsche 956

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Rothmans Porsche Works Team
1Porsche 956L (002) '(Rothmans)'
Jacky Ickx
Derek Bell
1
C
Le Mans
1982
430 826501
1Porsche 956L (002) 'Rothmans'
Jacky Ickx
Derek Bell
1
C
Le Mans
1982
Porsche Dealer
WAP 020 046 97
1Porsche 956L (003) 'Rothmans'
Vern Schuppan
Al Holbert
Hurley Haywood
3
Le Mans
1983
430 836503
DNFPorsche 956 (007) 'Racing' (Rothmans)
Derek Bell
Stefan Bellof
2
Nurburgring
1983
430 836602
7Porsche 956 (010) 'Racing' (Rothmans)
Jochen Mass
Jacky Ickx
1
Nurburgring
1984
430 846601
Team Joest
1Porsche 956 (104) (Marlboro)
Bob Wollek
Stefan Johansson
8
Mugello
1983
430 836608
3Porsche 956 (104) 'Warsteiner'
Bob Wollek
1
Norisring
1983
430 836601
1Porsche 956L (117) 'New Man'
Henri Pescarolo
Klaus Ludwig
7
C
Le Mans
1984
430 846507
8Porsche 956L (104) 'New Man'
Stefan Johansson
Henri Pescarolo
Ayrton Senna
7
Nurburgring
1984
Lang
Senna
Collection
540 844307
6Porsche 956 (105) 'Bad Aachen'
Schornstein
Volkert Merl
12
Monza
1984
430 846612
1Porsche 956L (117) 'New Man'
Klaus Ludwig
Paolo Barilla
"John Winter"
7
Le Mans
1985
430 856507
1Porsche 956 (117)'Blaupunkt'
Klaus Ludwig
7
Norisring
1986
430 866607
DNFPorsche 956L (117) 'taka-Q'
Klaus Ludwig
Paolo Barilla
"John Winter"
7
C1
Minichamps
430 866507
3Porsche 956 (104) 'Stars & Stripes'
John Morton
George Follmer
Kenper Miller
8
Le Mans
1986
430 866508
Team Brun
3Porsche 956 (116) 'Jaegermeister'
Stefan Bellof
1
Norisring
1984
430 846691
DNFPorsche 956 (116) 'Schiesser'
Thierry Boutsen
Stefan Bellof
19
C
Hockenheim
1985
430 856699
DNFPorsche 956 (116) 'Schiesser'
Thierry Boutsen
Stefan Bellof
19
C
Spa
1985
430 856619
Richard Lloyd
3Porsche 956 (106) 'Canon'
Keke Rosberg
Jan Lammers
Johnathan Palmer
14
Nurburgring
1983
430 836614
Team Kremer
3Porsche 956L (101) 'Kenwood'
Mario Andretti
Michael Andretti
Philippe Alliot
21
Le Mans
1983
430 836521
2Porsche 956 (115) 'Liquimoly'
Manfred Winkelhock
10
Norisring
1984
430 846610
Fitzpatrick Racing
5Porsche 956L (102) 'Skoal'
John Fitzpatrick
Guy Edwards
Rupert Keegan
16
Le Mans
1983
430 836516
DNFPorsche 956L (110) 'JDavid'
John Fitzpatrick
David Hobbs
Dieter Quester
11
Le Mans
1983
430 836511
Obermeier Racing
5Porsche 956 'Boss'
Keke Rosberg
12
Norisring
1983
430 836612
DNFPorsche 956L (109) 'Boss'
Jürgen Lässig
George Fouché
John Graham
47
C
Le Mans
1984
430 846547