The Porsche 956 type was created in 1982 to compete in the then-new Group C category. It was replaced in 1985 by the similar 962 type.
It was one of the most successful racing cars ever: it won four 24h Le Mans competitions consecutively, in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, and the World Car Manufacturer title three times.
The car was powered by a 2.650 cc turbocharged engine. Its monocoque aluminum chassis was new for Porsche, previously known for their space frame design. Through this change, the regulated minimum weight of 800 Kg was reached.
Car no 34 was sponsored by Australian tyre retailer Bob Jane T-Marts. It raced the 1984 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by two Australian drivers, Larry Perkins and Peter Brock.
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