Le Mans Posters 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Le Mans Posters 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

Le Mans Posters 1970 - 1979

Le Mans Posters 1970 - 1979

Early original posters from the 24-hour races command astronomic prices if and when they ever surface, and reproductions are abound. Even posters from the 60's are priced beyond the average collector's pocket and the 70's posters are following the same trend. The posters have become so collectible that the official body L'Automobile Club de L'Ouest allow them to be sold at the circuit in order to prevent the theft of those actually used to advertise the event!

All of the Le Mans posters are collectible and some of the images are truly outstanding. Beginning collectors should be careful when purchasing later posters to buy only mint copies, as they are reasonably easy to find. However, condition on the earlier posters becomes much more subjective and rarity begins to take priority.

Le Mans Posters 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

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Vintage Original 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

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Newly arrived Vintage Original 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours Race Poster.

June 13 & 14, 1970.

It measures approximately:
60 x 40 cm
23.5 x 15.5 inches

This poster is in near mint condition for its age and has been professionally linen-back to preserve it.

This poster is part of the so-called "Modern Photographic Approach" era in Le Mans posters which lasted from 1964 - 1971.

The 1970 Le Mans poster is based on a photograph by Le Mans photographer Andre Delourmel of the start of the 1969 edition.

Layout and production of the poster were in the hands of Imprimerie Oberthur.

The unusual photo was taken trackside in 1969, only a few seconds after the start. The number 12 Porsche 917 was the most powerful car ever entered at Le Mans until then. The driver puts down the power and smokes the tires as the brute speeds away in a perfectly controlled slide.

The race was won by Richard Attwood & Hans Herrmann in their Porsche 917K (S/N 023) with a total of 343 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1970.

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

This poster is VERY scarce and we only have 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.

You can read more on our shipping options HERE.

Vintage Original 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans Qualifying Poster

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Vintage Original 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans Qualifying Poster

Newly arrived Vintage Original 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans Qualifying Poster

Vintage Original 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans Qualifying Poster.

April 17 & 18, 1971.

Also covers the 1971 Le Mans 3 Hours Race.

Dimensions:
40 x 59 cm
16 x 23.5 inches

Mint condition for its age.

The race was won by Dr. Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep in their Porsche 917 K with a total of 397 laps to their name or 5.335 KM, a distance record that stood until 2010!

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1971.

Only 1 available.

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

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.

You can read more on our shipping options HERE.

Vintage Original 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans Qualifying Poster

Vintage Original 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

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Vintage Original 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Newly arrived Vintage Original 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage Original 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster.

June 15 & 16, 1974.

60 x 40 cm
23.5 x 15.5 inches.

Excellent, near mint, condition for its age.

The 1974 Le Mans poster is part of the "The Global Appeal of the Race" era in Le Mans posters which lasted from 1972 to 1974.

The idea of putting the global appeal of the race on the poster stems from the graphic aspect of design of the program cover for the 1973 race.

The 1974 illustration, by Jean Jacquelin, adds the notion of a planet-wide event.

The Le Mans 24 Hour race is now amongst the greatest races on earth!

Design and production were in the hands of the Le Pilier Vert agency from Le Mans.

The race was won by Henri Pescarolo & Gerard Larousse in their # 7 Matra-Simca MS670C (S/N B-06) with a total of 338 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1974.

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

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.

You can read more on our shipping options HERE.

Vintage Original 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage Original 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

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Newly arrived Vintage Original 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage Original 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster.

June 14 & 15, 1975.

77 x 60 cm
31 x 23.5 inches

Near MINT condition for its age.

A VERY scarce poster due to its unusual size and in this condition.

The 1975 poster was the start of a new era in Le Mans posters which ran from 1975 to 1980 and is symbolized by "Early Sponsorship and Advertising" where actual advertising appeared on the posters.

The advertising (in this case French cigarette brand Gitanes) stands out in the symbol of safety represented by the helmet in which the terraces in front of the main grandstands are reflected. Although striking from a marketing point of view, the poster lacks an essential piece of information... the year!

The poster is based on a touched-up color photo by Schwager while the production was in hands of Rousseau.

The race was won by Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell in their Nr 11 Gulf Mirage Gr. 8 with a total of 336 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1975.

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

FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world !!

Vintage Original 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

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Vintage Original 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage Original 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster.

June 10 & 11, 1978.

38 x 59 cm
15 x 23 inches.

Mint condition.

The 1978 Le Mans poster is part of the "Early Sponsorship and Advertising" era in Le Mans posters and which lasted from 1975 to 1980.

The color illustration is by Lardrot while the production was in the hands of the Le Mans Imprimerie Commerciale.

While the designer seeks to emphasize the human aspect of the race by portraying a single driver, the technique used is very special. He imitates silk screen printing in paint. It is an original idea and meticulously executed. Sponsorship is evident (local Le Mans insurance company Les Mutuelles du Mans) and is given the same importance as the date.

The race was won by Didier Pironi and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud in their Nr 2 Renault-Alpine A442B "Bubble top" with a total of 369 laps to their name or 5.044 KM.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1978.

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

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.

You can read more on our shipping options HERE.

Vintage Original 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster