Friday, 25 September 2020

Deep Sandersons at Le Mans

In my everlasting search for photographs I came across a whole bunch of pictures of the Deep Sandersons at Le Mans recently. You'll find a selection of them below. Enjoy them and have a great weekend!

Full story of the Deep Sandersons at Le Mans in 1963 here.
Full story of the Deep Sandersons at Le Mans in 1964 here


July 1963 - the first Deep Sanderson appears at the famous circuit of La Sarthe
Picture courtesy John Wheatley / Jeroen Booij archive

All in the nose: the long-range petrol tank, battery and spare. Some unusual positioning
Picture courtesy John Wheatley / Jeroen Booij archive

The car used a Downton tuned 997 Mini engine. Note steel wheels. JA Pearce designed mag wheels followed a year later and eventually made it to my car - the '66 Le Mans Mini Marcos
Picture courtesy John Wheatley / Jeroen Booij archive

The car didn't finish. "It was really very good in the corners but along the straight it was truly awful"
Picture courtesy John Wheatley / Jeroen Booij archive

Le Mans Essais (test day) in April 1964. Chris Lawrence behind the car, still on steels
Picture courtesy John Wheatley / Jeroen Booij archive

Almost the same spot, but now during the the 24-hours race in July, when two cars were entered wearing numbers 66 and 42. Note mag wheels fitted now
Picture courtesy John Wheatley / Jeroen Booij archive

Its 1295 cc Downton prepared engine had hardly been run in. Driver Gordon Spice was quoted: "Forget about testing it before the race, we all knew that straight out of the box we had a winner on our hands". Unfortunately did not finish either
Picture courtesy John Wheatley / Jeroen Booij archive

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