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1956 Panhard Monopole X86

Chassis no. 857976
Engine no. 2555553
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An aerodynamic car that raced Le Mans three times from 1956 to 1958, Tour De France and Mille Miglia in 1957, among others. 

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Since 1926 the Le Mans 24 Hours is characterized by the “Index of performance” classification, connected with the engine capacity, consumption of gasoline and distance.
In the post-war years this classification became a private field for the French manufacturers of small capacity cars with advanced aerodynamic specification, like this Monopole: fitted with a 750cc Panhard engine, it raced three times at Le Mans between 1956 and 1958.
Its race career continued in the years, after being modified by Monopole with a 850cc engine.