Friday, January 16, 2009

Spitfire ADU 4B Le Mans

Commission number (1964) X727, engine number (1964) X935E, registered 01.06.64. Described in prototype department build sheets as 'Le Mans No1'.

ADU 4B as revealed when removed from container at Felixstowe after arrival in the UK from the USA in 2004.
Picture courtesy of James Carruthers

ADU 4B 1965 Le Mans pre race and the late great Harry Webster

Le Man 1965

ADU 4B Sebring 1965
(Peter Clarke works mechanic to right of image)

ADU 4B Sebring 1965 Pit Stop
Picture courtesy David E Feuerhelm
David's father Duane drove 4B at Sebring in 1965

ADU 4B at the Swiss Hill Climb Mittholz - Kandersteg Sept.1965
Thuner at the wheel first in his category
(Picture courtesy Daniel Senn)

ADU 4B at the end of the 1965 season with the drivers from the
Leyland Triumph Swiss Racing Team.
On the right is JJ Thuner Swiss Championship winner 1965.
(Picture courtesy Daniel Senn)

ADU 4B showing hasty repairs following accident whilst in Switzerland in the 1980's

ADU 4B in the USA in 2002
whilst in the custodianship of Vern Brannon
(929 HP Le Man TRS behind)
Picture courtesy of Howard Baugues

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