Here we go again!

27. Jun 2024 
by Pierre Van Vliet

We all remember the legendary duel opposing the Ford GT40 of Jacky Ickx and the Porsche 908 of Hans Herrmann during the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans (picture above taken from an original angle in the Mulsanne Straight), that turned out advantageously for the young Belgian ahead of the German veteran.

A few weeks later, the two men were reunited for another 24 hours race as team mates in this bulky Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3 litre (picture-below), but the car was withdrawn from the race, after suffering several punctures at high speed during practice.

Source: DR

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