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Christopher Bruce2013-04-29 13:15:05

Hans-Joachim Stuck Driving Special 356 in Mille Miglia

Porsche entering five classic cars

 
 
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Stuck will drive a special 356 that was the first to have a single-pane front window

PorschePorschePorscheGermany, 1931 > present43 models
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will enter five classic cars into the Mille Miglia historic rally. Famous Porsche racer Hans-Joachim Stuck will drive a special 356356Porsche 356Germany, 1948 > 196534 versions
266 photos
that was the first in the range to use a single-pane front windshield. The rally is held from May 16 to May 19 on a thousand-mile (1,600km) loop of public roads that begins and ends in Brescia, Italy. 

Porsche has entered two 550 Spyders550 RS SpyderPorsche 550 RS SpyderGermany, 1954 > present1 photo
, two 356 Coupes and a 356 Speedster356 1500 America RoadsterPorsche 356 1500 America ...Germany, 1952 > 19532 photos
. Stuck will be driving the 1954 356 Coupe “Knickscheibe”356 1500 GS CarreraPorsche 356 1500 GS CarreraGermany, 1954 > present1 photo
(bent window). 

Porsche never scored an overall win in the Mille Miglia but had several class wins in the 50s. A 356 won its class in 1952, and a 550 Spyder won its class in 1954.

Stuck began his racing career in the 70s. He won the inaugural Nürburgring 24 Hours race in 1970 in a BMWBMWBMWGermany, 1918 > present87 models
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20022002 tiBMW 2002 tiGermany, 1968 > 19711 photo
and won two more times in 1998 and 2004, also in BMWs. He raced in Formula 1 from 1974 to 1979 but never did better than 11th in the World Drivers' Championship. After F1, he focused on sports car racing and scored overall wins at Le Mans in 1986 and 1987 in a Porsche 962C962CPorsche 962CGermany, 1985 > present1 photo
, and he took a class win at Le Mans in 1996 in a Porsche 911 GT1911 GT1Porsche 911 GT1Germany, 1996 > present1 photo
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