1978 Rondeau M378 Le Mans GTPPrice Upon Request

Rondeau M378 Le Mans GTP

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“Old Number 1”, the Iron Man of the Le Mans 24 Hours race • The single car that has taken more 24 Hours of Le Mans starts than any other in history • Entered 9 Le Mans 24 Hours races between 1978 and 1988 • Six Le Mans finishes with 2 podiums (third overall in 1980 and 1981) and 2 class wins at the Le Mans 24 Hours race • Competed in 19 races over 10 seasons, including Monza, Spa, Brands Hatch and Hockenheim When a 1972 rules change banned the Porsche 917, French manufacturer Matra won three Le Mans 24 Hours in a row, withdrawing after 1974. The 1975 race saw Cosworthpowered Gulf-Mirages and Lolas mix it up with Porsche Carreras. Then, two French entrepreneurs surfaced in 1976. Jean Rondeau, who had raced at Le Mans in 1972, ‘73 and ’75, and Peugeot designer Gerard Welter both planned to use the Peugeot/Renault/Volvo 2.7-litre V-6. This would have meant strong French support but Rondeau was convinced that the English Cosworth V-8 held more promise. He designed a steel space frame with aluminium box sections around the engine. His aerodynamic GTP cars weighed just 1,796 pounds, generating 415 horsepower at 9,000 rpm. The English engine eliminated local sponsorship, but Rondeau’s solution was ingenious: he named the car after h..... for more information visit www.RMD.be

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as of 10/28/2017

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Car 1978 Rondeau M378 Le Mans GTP
VIN M378/001 
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Known History

Rondeau M378/001 Race History

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10/06/78: Le Mans 24 Hours, France #72 J.Rondeau/B.Darncihe/J.Haran 9th - 1st GTP

09/06/79: Le Mans 24 Hours, France #4 JP.Beltoise/H.Pescarolo 10th - 2nd G6

12/08/79: Mont-Dore, France #220 H.Pescarolo demo

14/06/80: Le Mans 24 Hours, France #17 G.Spice/JM.Martin/P.Martin 3rd - 1st GTP

13/06/81: Le Mans 24 Hours, France #7 G.Spice/F.Migault 3rd - 2nd GTP

18/06/83: Le Mans 24 Hours, France #28 V.Elford/AC.Verney/J.Gouhier Rtd

Jean-Philippe Grand

23/04/84: Monza 1000 Kms, Italy #93 JP.Grand/JP.Libert/P.Witmeur Rtd

16/06/84: Le Mans 24 Hours, France #93 JP.Grand/JP.Libert/P.Witmeur 11th - 2nd C2

02/09/84: Spa 1000 Kms, Belgium #93 JP.Grand/JP.Libert/P.Witmeur 10th - 2nd C2

Noel del Bello

15/06/85: Le Mans 24 Hours, France #104 M.Dubois/H.Striebig/N.del Bello Rtd

14/07/85: Hockenheim 1000 Kms #104 M.Dubois/H.Striebig/N.del Bello Rtd

04/08/85: Nurburgring Interserie #104 N.del Bello -

09/05/86: Le Mans Trials, France #102 B.Sotty 14th

01/06/86: Le Mans 24 Hours, France #102 B.Sotty/N.del Bello/L.Rossiaud 17th

20/07/86: Brands Hatch 1000 Kms #102 B.Sotty/N.del Bello/L.Rossiaud Rtd

24/08/86: Nurburgring 1000 Kms #102 B.Sotty/N.del Bello/L.Rossiaud DNA

15/09/86: Spa 1000 Kms, Belgium #102 B.Sotty/N.del Bello/L.Rossiaud 20th

Pierre-Alain Lombardi

26/07/87: Brands Hatch 1000 Kms #120 PA.Lombardi/JJ.Stauffer DNA

23/08/87: Siegerland Interserie #18 PA.Lombardi 7th

30/08/87: Nurburgring 1000 Kms #141 PA.Lombardi DNA

13/09/87: Spa 1000 Kms, Belgium #120 PA.Lombardi DNA

00/00/87: Hockenheim 500 Kms #360 PA.Lombardi/S.Vaglio/R.Vaglio -

03/04/88: Monza, Swiss SCC #351 PA.Lombardi 1st

10/04/88: Monza 1000 Kms, Italy #151 PA.Lombardi/S.Vaglio/R.Vaglio Rtd

12/06/88: Le Mans 24 Hours, France #151 PA.Lombardi/B.Sotty n/c..... for more information visit www.RMD.be