Le Mans Posters 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Le Mans Posters 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

Le Mans Posters 1980 - 1989

Le Mans Posters 1980 - 1989
These Le Mans posters are vintage and original.

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 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

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Artist Proof for the 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster Artwork signed by Charles Pascarel

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Artist Proof for the 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster Artwork signed by Charles Pascarel

Artist Proof for the 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster Artwork signed by Charles Pascarel.

This is an original "Artist Proof" of the artwork for the 1980 Le Mans poster, signed by the artist, Charles Pascarel (1936).

An Artist Proof is an impression of a print taken in the printmaking process to see the current printing state of a plate while the plate (or stone, or woodblock...) is being worked on by the artist.

This particular Artist Proof comes extremely close to the final version.

It is signed by the artist in the lower right corner while the lower left corner is marked "E.A" which stands for "Epreuve Artiste", French for Artist Proof.

In total it measures some 85 x 65 cm which is considerably larger than the poster which measures 53 x 38 cm.

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

Charles Pascarel found inspiration in the world of the comic strip and shows a great atmospheric rendition of the 1979 winning Porsche 935 K3 of Klaus Ludwig and Bill & Don Whittington battling it out with a BMW M1.

Production and lay-out of the poster itself were in the hands of the Publi-Inter agency.

The race was won by Jean Rondeau and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud in their Nr 16 Rondeau M379B with a total of 338 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1980.

This very rare Artist Proof for this iconic Le Mans poster is in excellent condition but a bit wavy at the top as visible in the photograph.

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.

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Artist Proof for the 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster Artwork signed by Charles Pascarel

Vintage Original 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

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Vintage Original 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Newly arrived Vintage Original 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage Original 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster.

June 14 & 15, 1980.

53 x 38 cm
21 x 15 inches

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

This poster is based on a color illustration by artist Charles Pascarel who found inspiration in the world of the comic strip and shows a great atmospheric artist's rendition of the 1979 winning Porsche 935 K3 of Klaus Ludwig and Bill & Don Whittington battling it out with a BMW M1.

Production and lay-out were in the hands of the Publi-Inter agency.

French TV channel TF1 was on hand to show the race and their logo is featured prominently on the poster.

The race was won by Jean Rondeau and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud in their Nr 16 Rondeau M379B with a total of 338 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1980.

This is in mint condition for its age.

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 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage Original 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

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Vintage Original 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Newly arrived Vintage Original 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage Original 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster.

June 13 & 14, 1981

40 x 53 cm
15.5 x 21 inches

Near mint condition for its age.

The 1981 Le Mans poster is part of the "The star car used for sponsorship" era in Le Mans posters which lasted from 1981 to 1997.

On the 1981 poster, the track has virtually been eliminated leaving space for a car that had not won the race the previous year, the WM P79/80 Peugeot of Ecurie WM Esso, driven by Guy Frequelin and Roger Dorchy who finished 4th overall in 1980.

This poster is an outspoken example of a "sponsored Le Mans poster".

The newspaper Le Parisien had replaced TF1 as partner in de media coverage of the race, hence their logo on the poster.

The race was won by Jacky Ickx & Derek Bell in their Nr 11 Porsche 936/81 with a total of 354 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1981.

We only have 1 pc. available!

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

FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world !

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Vintage Original 1981 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage Original 1987 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

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Vintage Original 1987 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage Original 1987 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster.

June 13 & 14, 1987.

40 x 53 cm
15.5 x 21 inches.

Mint condition.

The 1987 Le Mans poster is part of the "The star car used for sponsorship" era in Le Mans posters which lasted from 1981 to 1997.

Design of the 1987 Le Mans poster was in the hands of the S. Conseil agency and is based on a color photograph by Jean-Luc Taillade of the Nr 5 Jaguar XJR-8 LM (S/N 286) of Jan Lammers / Win Percy / John Watson during practice (They would crash out of the race in lap 158).

The race was won by Hans-Joachim Stuck / Derek Bell / Al Holbert in their Nr 17 Porsche 962 C with a total of 354 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1987.

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

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Vintage Original 1987 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage Original 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

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Vintage Original 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage Original 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster.

June 11 & 12, 1988.

40 x 53 cm.
15.5 x 21 inches.

Mint condition.

The 1988 Le Mans poster is part of the "The star car used for sponsorship" era in Le Mans posters which lasted from 1981 to 1997.

Design of the 1988 Le Mans poster was again in the hands of the S. Conseil agency and is based on a color photograph by Jean-Luc Taillade of the Nr 1 Jaguar XJR-9 LM of Martin Brundle and John Nielsen during practice (they would blow the head gasket, while in the lead, after 19 hours).

Sponsorship of the poster finally brought Jaguar luck as the race was won by Jan Lammers / Johnny Dumfries / Andy Wallace in their # 2 Jaguar XJR-9 LM with a total of 394 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1988.

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

FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world !

You can read more on our shipping options HERE.

Vintage Original 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster