1952 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors
1952 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

1952 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

20èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1952
Circuit de la Sarthe
For Posters and Memorabilia relating to the 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours, please see HERE.

 

Date: June 14-15 Track Length (m): 13 492
Attendance: Estimated 400 000 Fastest Lap: Alberto Ascari, Ferrari, 4:40.5 = 173.159 km/h
Entries:   Pole Position:  
Practiced:   Distance (km): 3733.800
Starters: 57 Average Speed (km/h): 155.575
Classified: 17    

 

Pos Clas-
sific.

#
Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Laps
Km
Hour
Reason out
1 1 21 Daimler Benz AG, D
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Herrmann Lang, D
Fritz Riess, D
2996 6 S.30 277
3733.800
 
2 2 20 Daimler Benz AG, D
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Theo Helfrich, D
Helmut Niedermayr, D
DNS P. Kurrle, D (?)
2996 6 S 3.0 276
3720.260
 
3 3 10 Donald Healey, GB
(L.H. Johnson, GB ?)
Nash-Healey 4 Litre
Leslie Johnson, GB
Tommy Wisdom, GB
4135 6 S 5.0 262
3534.030
 
4 4 1 B.S. Cunningham, USA
Cunningham C-4R - Chrysler
Briggs Cunningham, USA
William 'Bill' Spear, USA
5425 V8 S 8.0 252
3399.030
 
5 5 14 Luigi Chinetti, USA
Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta Vignale
André Simon, F
Lucien Vincent, F
4102 V12 S 5.0 250
3361.810
 
6 6 39 Scuderia Lancia, I
Lancia Aurelia B.20
Luigi Valenzano, I
"Ippocampo" (Umberto Castiglioni), I
1991 V6 S 2.0 248
3342.420
 
7 7 32 Peter C.T. Clark, GB
Aston Martin DB2 Coupe
Peter Clark, GB
Mike Keen, GB
DNS Jack Scott Douglas, GB
2587 6 S 3.0 248
3335.780
 
8 8 40 Scuderia Lancia, I
Lancia Aurelia B.20
Felice Bonetto, I
Enrico Anselmi, I
1991 V6 S 2.0 247
3320.440
 
9 9 6 André Chambas, F
Talbot Lago T26GS compr.
André Morel, F
André Chambas, F
(4483)
8966
6
s/c
S s/c 235
3155.230
 
10 10 42 M.P. Trevelyan, GB
Frazer-Nash LMR Mk 2
Rodney 'Roy' F. Peacock, GB
Gerry A. Ruddock, GB
1970 6 S 2.0 225
3021.530
 
11 11 50 Porsche KG, D
Porsche 356/4
Auguste Veuillet, F
Edmond Mouche, F
1086 F4 S 1.1 220
2955.410
 
12 12 52 Automobiles Panhard et Levassor, F
Dyna Panhard X86 Coupe
Charles Plantivaux, F
Robert Chancel, F
851 F2 S 1.1 217
2914.950
 
13 13 45 Marcel Becquart, F
Jowett Jupiter R1
Marcel Becquart, F
Gordon Wilkins, GB
1486 F4 S 1.5 210
2818.900
 
14 14 60 Ets. Monopole, F
Monopole Panhard X84
Jean Hémard, F
Eugene Dussous, F
612 F2 S750 208
2802.190
 
15 15 68 Renault, F
Renault 4 CV 1063
Ernest de Regibus, F
Marius Porta, F
747 4 S750 195
2628.850
 
16 16 61 Raymond Gaillard, F
Panhard Dyna Sport X84
Raymond Gaillard, F
Pierre Chancel, F
611 F2 S750 186
2508.340
 
17 17 67 Renault, F
Renault 4 CV 1063
Jean Redélé, F
Guy Lapchin, F
747 4 S750 178
2388.050
 
                   
18 DNF 8 Pierre Levegh, F
Talbot Lago T26 GS Spider
"Pierre Levegh" (Pierre Bouillin), F
DNS René Marchand, F
4483 6 S 5.0 24h Engine
19 DNF 25 Aston Martin Ltd, GB
Aston Martin DB3 Spider
Lance Macklin, GB
Peter Collins, GB
2580 6 S 3.0 22h Accident
20 DNF 65 Eugéne Chaboud, F
Talbot Lago T26
Eugéne Chaboud, F
Charles Pozzi, F
4483 6 S 5.0 22h Accident
21 DNF 48 Automobili Osca, I
Osca MT4 1100 Coupe Vignale
Dr. Mario Damonte, I
Martial,
1342 4 S 1.5 19h Clutch
22 DNF 41 A.F.N. Ltd, GB
Frazer Nash Mille Miglia
Richard "Dickie" Stoop, GB
Peter Wilson, GB
1979 6 S 2.0 19h Transmission
23 DNF 47 Auguste Lachaize, F
(Porsche KG, D ?)
Porsche 356/4
Eugéne Martin, F
Auguste Lachaize, F
DNS? Francois Picard, F
1484 F4 S 1.5 19h Accident
24 DNF 46 Jowett Cars Ltd, GB
Jowett Jupiter R1
Bert Hadley, GB
Tommy Wise, GB
1486 F4 S 1.5 17h Oil leak
25 DNF 56 Just-Emile Vernet, F
Renault 4 CV 1063
Just-Emile Vernet, F
Jean Pairard, F
747 4 S750 17h Ignition
26 DNF 31 N.H. Mann, GB
Aston Martin DB2
Nigel Mann, GB
Mortimer Morris-Goodall, GB
2580 6 S 3.0 16h Starter
27 DNF 5 S.H. Allard, GB
Allard 2JX - Chrysler
Frank G Curtis,
Zora Arkus-Duntov, USA
5394 V8 S 8.0 15h Brakes/rear axle
28 DNF 4 S.H. Allard, GB
Allard 2JX - Chrysler
Sidney Allard, GB
Jack Fairman, GB
5394 V8 S 8.0 15h Fuel tank
29 DNF 43 Alexis Constantin, F
Constantin C - Peugeot 203C
Alexis Constantin, F
Jacques Poch, F
DNS Lino Fayen, YV
(1290)
2580
4
s/c
  15h Accident
30 DQ/
DNF
12 Luigi Chinetti, I/USA
Ferrari 340 America B
Luigi Chinetti, I/USA
Jean Lucas, F
4102 V12 S 5.0 13h DQ: refuelling to early
31 DNF 34 Automobiles Gordini, F
Gordini T15S (T23S ?)
Jean Behra, F
Robert Manzon, F
2262 6 S 3.0 13h Front brakes
32 DNF 9 Pierre Meyrat, F
Talbot Lago T26 GS
Pierre Meyrat, F
Guy Mairesse, F
4483 6 S 5.0 13h Oil pump
33 DNF 33 Charles Moran, USA
Ferrari 212MM Coupe
Charles 'Chas' Moran Jr, USA
Franco Cornacchia, I
2563 V12 S 3.0 12h Electrical
34 DNF 59 Automobiles Panhard et Levassor, F
Panhard Dyna Sport X84
Jacques Savoye, F
Raymond Lienard, F
612 F2 S750 12h Engine
35 DNF 30 Scuderia Ferrari, I
Ferrari 225 S Berlinetta Vignale
"Pagnibon" (Pierre Boncompagni), F
Tom Cole Jr, USA
2716 V12 S 3.0 11h Ignition
36 DNF 64 Maurice Gatsonides, NL
Jowett Jupiter R1
Maurcie Gatsonides, NL
Hugo van Zuylen Nijeveldt, NL
1486 F4 S 1.5 9h Engine
37 DNF 22 Daimler Benz AG, D
Mercedes Benz 300 SL
Karl Kling, D
Hans Klenk, D
2996 6 S 3.0 9h Electrical
38 DNF 2 B.S. Cuningham, USA
Cunningham C4 RK - Chrysler Coupe
Phil Walters, USA
Duane Carter, USA
5425 V8 S 8.0 8h Engine
39 DNF 54 Renault, F
Renault 4 CV 1063
Louis Pons, F
Paul Moser, F
747 4 S750 8h Accident
40 DNF 51 Porsche KG, D
Porsche 356/4
Baron Huschke von Hanstein, D
Petermax Müller, D
1086 F4 S 1.1 6h Gearbox
41 DNF 3 B.S. Cunningham, USA
Cunningham C4 R - Chrysler
John Fitch, USA
George Rice, USA
5425 V8 S 8.0 6h Engine
42 DNF 15 Ecurie Rosier, F
Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spider
Louis Rosier, F
Maurice Trintignant, F
4102 V12 S 5.0 6h Clutch
43 DNF 58 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet, F
DB - Panhard Coupé
Jean-Paul Colas, F
Robert Schollmann, F
745 F2 S750 5h Out of fuel
44 DNF 44 Automobiles Gordini, F
Gordini T15S
Roger Loyer, F
"Charles Rinen" (Charles de Clareur), F
1491 4 S 1.5 5h Clutch
45 DNF 16 Luigi Chinetti, USA
(Heldé, F ?)
Ferrari 340 America Barchetta
"Heldé", (Pierre-Louis Dreyfus), F
René Dreyfus, F/USA
4102 V12 S 5.0 5h Clutch
46 DNF 18 Jaguar Ltd, GB
Jaguar C-type
Tony Rolt, GB
Duncan Hamilton, GB
3474 6 S 5.0 4h Head gasket
47 DNF 57 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet, F
DB Panhard
René Bonnet, F
Elie Bayol, F
745 F2 S750 4h Transmission
48 DNF 26 Aston Martin Ltd, GB
Aston Martin DB3 Spider
Dennis Poore, GB
Pat Griffith, GB
DNS George Abecassis, GB
2580 6 S 3.0 3h Water pump
49 DNF 35 Robert Lawrie, GB
Morgan Plus 4-Standard Vanguard
Robert Lawrie, GB
Ray Isherwood, GB
2088   S 3.0 3h Water pump
50 DNF 11 Donald Healey, GB
Nash-Healey
Pierre Veyron, F
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
4135 6 S 5.0 3h Gearbox
51 DNF 53 Renault, F
Renault 4 CV 1063
Yves Lesur, F
André Briat, F
747 4 S750 3h Transmission
52 DNF 62 Scuderia Ferrari, I
Ferrari 250 S Berlinetta Vignale
Alberto Ascari, I
Luigi Villoresi, I
2998 V12 S 3.0 3h Clutch
53 DNF 17 Jaguar Ltd, GB
(Peter Walker, GB ?)
Jaguar C-type
Stirling Moss, GB
Peter Walker, GB
3474 6 S 5.0 3h Engine
54 DNF 19 Jaguar Ltd, GB
Jaguar C-type
Peter Whitehead, GB
Ian Stewart, GB
3474 6 S 5.0 2h Head gasket
55 DNF 55 Jacques Lecat, F
Renault 4 CV
Jacques Lecat, F
Henri Senfftleben, F
747 4 S750 2h Engine
56 DNF 27 Aston Martin Ltd, GB
Aston Martin DB3 Coupe
Reg Parnell, GB
Eric Thompson, GB
2580 6 S 3.0 2h Transmission
57 DNF 49 Norbert Jean Mahé / Mécanorma, F
Simca Gordini TMM
Jose Scaron, F
Norbert Jean Mahé, F
1091 4 S 1.1 2h Water pump
                   
58 DNS   Pegaso, E
Pegaso Z102
Salvador Fabregas
Jesus Maria Iglesias, RA
  V8      
59 DNS   Pegaso, E
Pegaso Z102
Joaquin Palacio Pover, E
Juan Jover, E
  V8      
60 DNS   Pegaso, E
Pegaso Z102
Francisco X. Bulto, E
Font
  V8     Reserve entry
61 DNS 7
Ferrari
Jean-Louis Rosier, F
Jean Estager, F
        Broken piston
in practice
                   
62 DNA   S.p.A. Alfa Romeo, I
Alfa Romeo Disco Volante
Juan Manuel Fangio, RA
José Froilan Gonzalez, RA
Franco Cortese, I
        Reserve entry
Withdrawn
63 DNA   S.p.A. Alfa Romeo, I
Alfa Romeo 1900 GT
-
-
         
64 DNA   Aston Martin Ltd, GB
Aston Martin
-
-
3000 6      
65 DNA   Scuderia Ferrari, I
Ferrari
Guiseppe Farina, I
Piero Taruffi, I
         
66 DNA  
Fiat
Ovidio Capelli, I
Don Giovanni 'Johnny' Lurani (-Cernuschi) (Comte di Calvenzano), I
          
67 DNA  
SIATA
-
-
        Reserve entry
Withdrawn
68 DNA  
Renault 4 CV
-
-
747 4     Reserve entry
69 DNA  
Renault 4 CV
-
-
747 4     Reserve entry
70 DNA   ACO
Bentley Continental
Charles Faroux, F
-
         
71 DNA  
Alfa Romeo
Willi Daetwyler, CH
Emmanuel de Graffenried, CH
         

Class Winners:

Index of Performance - 6th Annual Cup Jean Hémard / Eugene Dussous Monopole - Panhard
18th Biennial Cup Jean Hémard / Eugene Dussous Monopole - Panhard
5001 - 8000cc Briggs Cunningham / Bill Spear Cunningham - Chrysler
3001 - 5000cc Leslie Johnson / Tommy Wisdom Nash-Healey
2001 - 3000cc Herrman Lang / Fritz Riess Mercedes-Benz
1501 - 2000cc Luigi Valenzano / "Ippocambo" Lancia Aurelia
1101 - 1500cc Marcel Becquart / Gordon Wilkins Jowett Jupiter
751 - 1100cc Auguste Veuillet / Edmond Mouche Porsche 356
501 - 750cc Jean Hémard / Eugene Dussous Monopole - Panhard

1952 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

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Vintage 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet

Vintage 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet

Newly arrived Vintage 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet

Vintage 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet.

Decent condition for its age with some visible wear & tear to the cover (see pictures).

The design of the 1952 program cover came from world-renowned motorsport artist Geo Ham who opted for the symbolic approach. The place is the the Esses with the major contenders (Jaguar, Aston Martin and Cunningham) storming towards the Tertre Rouge turn in controlled slides...

The race was won by Herrmann Lang and Fritz Riess in their Mercedes-Benz 300 SL with a total of 277 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1952.

Only 1 available.

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Vintage 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet

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Vintage 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours Flyer

Vintage 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours Flyer

Vintage 1952 Le Mans Flyer / Handbill.

A great document that is VERY, VERY rare (the very first one that we have ever had or even seen).

The front shows a great shot of the start of the 1951 running with the number 20 Jaguar C-Type of Peter Walker and Peter Whitehead already leading the pack (they would win the 1951 edition), followed by the number 3 Cunningham C2-R of Briggs Cunningham and George Huntoon (DNF in 1951) and the rest of the pack.

The insides gives introduction on ticket prices and a plan of the grandstands while the back shows a great pits scene.

Dimensions: approximately 8.5 x 11 inches (when unfolded).

Good condition for its age but some minor, age-related, yellowing due to the nature of the paper.

The race was won by Herrmann Lang and Fritz Riess in their Mercedes-Benz 300 SL with a total of 277 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1952.

Only 1 available.

We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but given its value, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.

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Vintage 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours Flyer

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Vintage 1952 photo of Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spyder S/N 0204A - Le Mans 24 Hours

Vintage 1952 photo of Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spyder S/N 0204A - Le Mans 24 Hours

Vintage 1952 photo of Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spyder S/N 0204A at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

This vintage & original 1952 photo shows the Ferrari 340 America of Luigi Chinetti & Jean Lucas in the afternoon of June 14, 1952 during the 1952 running of the 24 Heures du Mans.

The duo was disqualified around 5.00 AM on Sunday due to an illegal refueling attempt.

The car in question is S/N 0204 A, a Vignale Spyder that now seems to reside in the USA.

The photo measures some 23 x 17.5 cm of 9 x 7 inches and is in good condition.

The back carries the stamp of the photographer.

The race was won by Herrmann Lang and Fritz Riess in their Mercedes-Benz 300 SL with a total of 277 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1952.

Only 1 available.

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Vintage 1952 photo of Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spyder S/N 0204A - Le Mans 24 Hours

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Vintage Original 1952 Mercedes Benz Victory Poster 24 Hours of Le Mans

Vintage Original 1952 Mercedes Benz Victory Poster 24 Hours of Le Mans

Vintage Original 1952 Mercedes Benz Victory Poster 24 Hours of Le Mans.

This is a vintage original 1952 Mercedes poster announcing their hard-fought double victory in the 1952 running of Les 24 Heures du Mans.

French driver Pierre Levegh, who was driving his privately entered Talbot Lago T26 GS Spider, was leading by a comfortable 4 laps when his engine gave up the ghost and the lead was passed to Herrmann Lang and Fritz Riess in their Mercedes-Benz 300 SL with Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr, also on a 300 SL, in second place.

Levegh, although officially partnered with Rene Marchand, had no relief driver and had been at the wheel for 22 hours and 45 minutes (!) when the Talbot's engine blew up.

Levegh tried it two more times at Le Mans with his aging Talbot before moving over to Mercedes-Benz in 1955 which lead to, what is considered, the biggest catastrophe in motor racing history...

Completely unaware of what the future held in store, Mercedes proudly issued this poster in the second half of 1952 to announce their victory.

French text.

Dimensions:
8.5 x 12 inches
21 x 29.7 cm

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1952.

Only 1 available.

We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but given its value, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.

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Vintage Original 1952 Mercedes Benz Victory Poster 24 Hours of Le Mans

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2014 Le Maine Libre All 81 Le Mans 24 Hours winners 1923 - 2013 Poster

2014 Le Maine Libre All 81 Le Mans 24 Hours winners 1923 - 2013 Poster

2014 Le Maine Libre All 81 Le Mans 24 Hours winners 1923 - 2013 Poster.

Issued by Le Maine Libre, a local Le Mans newspaper, it shows pictures of all 81 previous winners of the Le Mans 24 Hour race.

Mint condition.

80 x 60 cm.
31.5 x 23.5 inches.

This poster will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube.

FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world !

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2014 Le Maine Libre All 81 Le Mans 24 Hours winners 1923 - 2013 Poster