1949 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors
1949 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

1949 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

17èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1949
Circuit de la Sarthe
For Posters and Memorabilia relating to the 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours, please see HERE.

 

Date: June 25-26, sunny Track Length (m): 13 492
Attendance: 183 000 Fastest Lap: André Simon, Delahaye, 5:12.5 = 155.427 km/h (at 5.30)
Entries: 52 Pole Position:  
Practiced:   Distance (km): 3178.299
Starters: 49 Average Speed (km/h): 132.420
Classified: 19    

 

Pos Clas-
sific.

#
Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
 
Drivers Engine
Vol.
(cc)
 
Engine
Type
Group Laps
Km
Hour
Reason Out
1 1 22 Lord Selsdon, GB
Ferrari 166 MM
Luigi Chinetti, I/USA
Lord Selsdon, (Hon. Peter Mitchell-Thompson), GB
1995 V12 S 2.0 235  
2 2 15 Henri Louveau, F
Delage D6S-3L
Henri Louveau, F
Juan Jover, E
2991 6 S 3.0 234  
3 3 26 Mrs P. Trevelyan, GB
Frazer-Nash High Speed Replica Le Mans - Bristol
H.J. (Harlod John) Aldington, GB
Norman Culpan, GB
1971 6 S 2.0 224  
4 4 14 W.S. Watney, GB
Delage D6S-3L
Louis Gérard, F
Francisco Godia (-Sales), E
2994 6 S 3.0 212  
5 5 11 Pierre Meyrat, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Pierre Meyrat, F (DNS ?)
Robert Brunet, F
Georges Grignard, F (DNS ?)
3558 6 S 5.0 210  
6 6 6 H.S.F. Hay, GB
Bentley 4½ Paulin 1939
H.S.F. 'Soltan' Hay, GB
Tommy Wisdom, GB
DNS Mrs Hay, GB
4246 6 S 5.0 210  
7 7 27 Arthur Jones, GB
Aston Martin DB1 (DB 2 ?)
Arthur Jones, GB
Nick Haines, GB
1971 4 S 2.0 207  
8 8 35 Ecurie Lapin Blanc
H.R.G. 1500 Lightweight Le Mans - Singer
Eric Thompson, GB
Jack Fairman, GB
1496 4 S 1.5 202  
9 9 12 René Bouchard, F
Delahaye 135 MS
René Bouchard, F
Pierre Larrue, F
3595 6 S 5.0    
10 10 9 Henry Leblanc, F
Delahaye 135CS
Henry Leblanc, F
Jean Brault, F
3617 6 S 5.0    
11 11 29 Robert Lawrie, GB
Aston Martin DB1
Robert Lawrie, GB
Robert W. Parker, GB
1971 4 S 2.0    
12 12 44 Monopole-Poissy, F
Monopole Sport - Simca
Jean de Montrémy, F
Eugene Dussous, F
1098 4 S 1.1    
13 13 20 Jack Bartlett, GB
Healey Coach Sport - Riley
Jack Bartlett, GB
Nigel Mann, GB
2443 4 S 3.0    
14 14 47 N.J. Mahé / R. Crovetto, F
Simca Huit
Norbert Jean Mahé, F
Roger Crovetto, F
1092 4 S 1.1    
15 15 58 Let-Aviation, CS
Aero Minor Sport 750
Frantisek Sutnar, CS
Otto Krattner, CS
745 F2
2-str.
S750   Front wheel drive
16 16 41 Auguste Lachaize, F
D.B. 'Tank' - Citroën
Auguste Lachaize, F
Albert Debille, F
1490 4 S 1.5    
17 17 52 André Guillard, F
Simca Huit
André Guillard, F
Théodore Martin, F
1082 4 S 1.1    
18 18 60 Ecurie Verte, F
Simca Six
Emmanuel Baboin, F
Pierre Gay, F
569   S750    
19 19 59 Jacques Poch, F
Aero Minor Sport 750
Ivan Hodac, CS
Jacques Poch, F
745 F2
2-str.
S750   Front wheel drive
                   
20 DNF 1 André Chambas / Ecurie Verte, F
Talbot GS Coupé
André Morel, F
André Chambas, F
4483 6 S 5.0 222 Head gasket
21 DNF 18 Auguste Veuillet, F
Delage D6-3L
Auguste Veuillet, F
Edmond Mouche, F
2978 6 S 3.0 208 Engine
22 DNF 28 Mrs R. P. Hichens, GB
Aston Martin DB2
Pierre Marechal, F/GB*
T.A.S.O. "Donald" Mathieson, GB
1971 6 S 2.0 192 *Fatal accident
23 DNF 4 Charles Pozzi, F
Delahaye 175S (135 ?)
Pierre Flahault, F
André Simon, F
4464 6 S 5.0 179 Engine
24 DNF 42 René Bonnet, F
DB 5 - Citroën
René Bonnet, F
Charles Deutsch, F
1490 4
(FWD)
S 1.5 175 Engine
25 DNF/
DQ
43 G.E. Phillips, GB
MG TC 'Special body'
George Phillips, GB
R. M. Dryden, GB
1250 4 S 1.5 134 Disqualified:
Outside help
26 DNF 8 Louis Villeneuve, F
Delahaye 135CS
Marius Chanal, F
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
3617 6 S 5.0 128 Gearbox
27 DNF 10 R.R.C. Walker Racing Team, GB
Delahaye 135CS
Tony Rolt, GB
Guy Jason-Henry, GB
3566 6 S 5.0 126 Bearings
28 DNF 5 Ets. Delettrez, F
Delettrez Diesel
Jean Delettrez, F
Jacques Delettrez, F
4395 6
diesel
 
S 5.0 123 Out of fuel
29 DNF 45 Monopole-Poissy, F
Monopole - Simca/Fiat
Jean Hémard, F
Raymond Lienard, F
1096 4 S 1.1 120 Engine
30 DNF 48 Just-Emile Vernet, F
Simca Huit
Just-Emile Vernet, F
Claude Batault, F
1091 4 S 1.1 118 Accident/
B. fell asleep!
31 DNF 56 Jacques Savoye, F
Singer 9
Jacques Savoye, F
Marcel Renault, F
983? 4 S750 97 Clutch
Gearbox
32 DNF 2 Ecurie France, F
Talbot MD
Paul Vallé, F
Guy Mairesse, F
4483 6 S 5.0 95 Engine
33 DNF 54 Mme Vivianne Elder, F
Simca Huit
Vivianne Elder, F
René Camerano, F
1090 4 S 1.1 95 Crankshaft
34 DNF 46 Robert Redge, F
Simca Dého
Félix Lecerf, F
Robert Redge, F
1089 4 S 1.1 89 Crankshaft
35 DNF 50 Amedée Gordini, F
Simca Gordini T8
Pierre Veyron, F
José Scaron, F
1099 4 S 1.1 88 Clutch
36 DNF 34 Ecurie Lapin Blanche, GB
H.R.G. 1500 Lightweight Le Mans - Singer
Jack Scott-Douglas, GB
Neville Gee, GB
1496 4 S 1.5 83 Engine
37 DNF 16 Marc Versini, F
Delage D6-3L
Marc Versini, F
Gaston Serraud, F
2985 6 S 3.0 58 Engine
38 DNF 23 J.A. Plisson, F
(Lugi Chinetti, I/USA ?)
Ferrari 166 MM
Jean Lucas, F
"Ferret" (Pierre Louis Dreyfus), F
1995 V12 S 2.0 53 Accident
39 DNF 3 Charles Pozzi, F
Delahaye 175S (135 ?)
Eugene Chaboud, F
Charles Pozzi, F
4464 6 S 5.0 52 Electrical
Fire
40 DNF 30 Peter Monkhouse, GB
Aston Martin Speed Model (SM 36)
Peter Monkhouse, GB
Ernest Stapleton, GB
1955 6 S 2.0 45 Cylinder head
41 DNF 51 Robert Tocheport, F
Simca Huit
Robert Tocheport, F
Roger Carron, CH (F ?)
1089 4 S 1.1 45 Radiator
42 DNF 36 Just-Emile Vernet, F
Riley Lynx RMA
Georges Trouis, F
Roger Eckerlein, F
1494 4 S 1.5 40 Engine
43 DNF 31 Dudley C. Folland, GB
Aston Martin Speed Model (SM 38)
Anthony Heal, GB
Dudley Folland, GB
1994 6 S 2.0 26 Piston
Cooling
44 DNF 7 Ecurie Rosier, F
Talbot Spéciale
Louis Rosier, F
Jean-Louis Rosier, F
4068 6 S 5.0 21 Fan belt
45 DNF 57 Camille Hardy, F
Renault 4 CV
Camille Hardy, F
Maurice Roger, F
759 4 S750 21 Valves
46 DNF 33 Ecurie Lapin Blanche, GB
H.R.G. 1500 Lightweight Le Mans - Singer
Peter Clark, GB
Mortimer Morris-Goddall, GB
1496 4 S 1.5 11 Radiator
47 DNF 19 Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd, GB
Aston Martin DB2 - Lagonda
Leslie Johnson, GB
Charles Brackenbury, GB
2580 6 S 3.0 6 Loss of water
48 DNF 32 Louis Eggen, B
Alvis TA 14
Louis Eggen, B
Egon Kraft de la Saulx, B
1892   S 2.0 6 Bearings
49 DNF 49 Amedée Gordini, F
Simca Gordini TMM
Jean Trévoux, F
Marcel Lesurque, F
1099 4 S 1.1 5 Engine
                   
50 DNS   John Gordon, USA
Lancia Astura
  3000   S 3.0    
51 DNS 37 Amedée Gordini, F
Simca Gordini T15S
Robert Manzon, F
Maurice Trintignant, F
1500 6 S 1.5    
                   
52 DNA   B. Michelot, F
Simca Huit
  1100 4     Reserve entry
53 DNA   Victor Polledry, F
Simca Huit
  1100 4     Reserve entry
54 DNA   Jack Bartlett, GB
Aston Martin
  2000 6      
55 DNA   Peter Clark, GB
H.R.G.
           
56 DNA   Michel P. Tenbosch, GB
Frazer Nash
  1970 6      
57 DNA   Guy Lapchin, F
Panhard Dyna
  610 F2      
58 DNA   Charles de Cortanze, F
Car not nominated
           
59 DNA   Louis Villeneuve, F
Delahaye
  3557 6      
60 DNA   Edmond Mouche, F
Delahaye
  3557 6      
61 DNA   Amedée Gordini, F
Simca Gordini
  1430 4     Too late at scrutineering
62 DNA   Amedée Gordini, F
Simca Gordini
  1430 4     Too late at scrutineering
63 DNA   Amedée Gordini, F
Simca Gordini
  750       Too late at scrutineering
64 DNA   Robert Delpech, F
Renault 4 CV
  750 4      
65 DNA   Robert Delpech, F
Renault 4 CV
  750 4      
66 DNA   Ecurie Canot, F
Renault 4 CV
  750 4      
67 DNA   Luigi Chinetti, I/USA
Ferrari 166 MM
    V12      
68 DNA   H Grange, GB
Riley
           
69 DNA   J.A. Plisson, F
Ferrari 166
           
70 DNA 38 Amédée Gordini, F
Simca-Gordini T15S
Pierre Veyron, F
Franco Rol, I
1500 6 S 1.5    
71 DNA 39 Amédée Gordini, F
Simca Gordini
José Scaron, F
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
         

 

Class Winners:

Index of Performance - 3rd Annual Cup Luigi Chinetti / Lord Selsdon Ferrari 166 MM
15th Biennial Cup
(Rudge-Whitworth Cup)
Luigi Chinetti / Lord Selsdon Ferrari 166 MM
3001 - 5000cc Robert Brunet / Georges Grignard Delahaye 135 S
2001 - 3000cc Henri Louveau / Juan Jover Delage D.6
1501 - 2000cc Luigi Chinetti / Lord Selsdon Ferrari 166 MM
1101 - 1500cc Jack Fairman / Eric Thompson HRG
751 - 1100cc Jean de Montremy / Eugene Dussous Monopole - Simca
500 - 750cc Frantisek Sutnar / Otto Krattner Aero Minor

1949 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

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Vintage 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Flyer

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Vintage 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Flyer

Vintage 1949 Le Mans Handbill / Flyer.

These flyers were handed out at the race to spectators to show them around the track.

Very scarce as most of them were tossed away after the race or disappeared into the mists of time.

VERY good condition for its age.

The 1949 edition was the first post WW2 24 Heures du Mans and it was won by Luigi Chinetti (with Lord Selsdon) in their Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta S/N 0008MM with a total of 235 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1949.

Only 1 available which is the very first we have ever found!

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Vintage 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours Flyer

Vintage 1949 photo of Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta S/N 0008M Le Mans

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Vintage 1949 photo of Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta S/N 0008M Le Mans

Vintage 1949 photo of Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta S/N 0008M.

This photo shows the being driven back to the garage after winning the 1949 running of the 24 Heures du Mans.

The car in question is S/N 0008M and now resides in the USA.

The photo measures some 5.7 x 3.25 inches and is in excellent condition.

The back carries the stamp of D. Rowe.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1949.

Only 1 available and a VERY rare opportunity.

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Vintage 1949 photo of Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta S/N 0008M Le Mans

Vintage 1949 photo of Delettrez Diesel at the Le Mans 24 Hours

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Vintage 1949 photo of Delettrez Diesel at the Le Mans 24 Hours

Vintage 1949 photo of Delettrez Diesel at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

This vintage & original 1949 photo shows the Delettrez Diesel before the start of the 1949 running of the 24 Heures du Mans.

The car in question is the very first Diesel-engined car that ever competed in the 24 Hours.

The car was run by the Jean & Jacques Delettrez who owned the Ets. Delettrez company.

It was a strange combination of various elements... a pre-war UNIC chassis, a GMC Diesel engine and a Delage V12 body...

In lap 123, roughly half way through the race, Jacques Delettrez ran out of fuel but managed to complete the lap on the starter motor! Unfortunately, the battery gave up the ghost and they were unable to complete the race.

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

The back carries the stamp of the photographer.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1949.

Only 1 available and a VERY rare opportunity.

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Vintage 1949 photo of Delettrez Diesel at the Le Mans 24 Hours

1949 Photo of DB5 Citroen at the 24 Heures du Mans with Charles Deutsch and Rene Bonnet

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1949 Photo of DB5 Citroen at the 24 Heures du Mans with Charles Deutsch and Rene Bonnet

1949 Photo of the DB5 Citroen at the 24 Heures du Mans with Charles Deutsch and Rene Bonnet.

This is a ca. 20 year old print from the original negative of the 1949 photo of the DB 5 Citroen of Charles Deutsch and Rene Bonnet en route to a DNF in the 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The car blew up its 1500cc Citroen engine in lap 175.

The photo measures some 16 x 10.5 cm or 6 x 4 inches.

The back carries the photographer's stamp.

It is in mint condition.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1949.

Only 1 available.

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1949 Photo of DB5 Citroen at the 24 Heures du Mans with Charles Deutsch and Rene Bonnet

Vintage 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours by Roger Labric and Geo Ham - NUMBERED EDITION

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Vintage 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours by Roger Labric and Geo Ham - NUMBERED EDITION

Vintage 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours by Roger Labric and Geo Ham.

This book, issued in 1949 by the A.C.O. (organizing body of the 24 Heures du Mans), if often considered as THE prized possession for serious Le Mans collectors.

This is one of the VERY few surviving NUMBERED copies!

As a matter of fact, this number 528 of the 1000 numbered copies that were issued.

VERY scarce as in our 15+ years of trading Le Mans memorabilia, this is the very first one we ever managed to source!

We are very proud to be able to offer for sale this book which survives in excellent condition for this book despite its slightly weak binding.

Being a BIG book, some 25 x 32 cm or 10 x 13 inches and 471 pages (it is some 6 cm or 2.5 inches thick!) it is a very detailed account of the 24 Hours races as held in the pre WW2 era (1923 - 1939) including stats and reports on the drivers with countless illustrations and portraits by the fantastic artist, Geo Ham (Georges Hamel).

Please note that this numbered edition is actually THICKER than the "regular" version despite having the exact same contents and same number of pages.

Very, VERY scarce and an absolute "must have" for the endearing Le Mans collector!

Only 1 available of course !

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Vintage 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours by Roger Labric and Geo Ham - NUMBERED EDITION

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

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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.

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.

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