Discover the poster of the Retromobile's 2023 edition
Europe's oldest and most prestigious classic car exhibition is coming back in 2023 to celebrate the most beautiful vehicles in history. After the red year in 2020 and the green year in 2022, this year Retromobile turns yellow! Here we take a look at all the components making up this year’s poster.
Magical is certainly the work that perfectly describes the upcoming edition, and this poster sets the tone with a long “golden” curtain, revealing this exceptional racing car.
People with imagination might also interpret it as a front-on perspective of a racing track with a car running towards us: perhaps a first reference offering a preview of the specificities of this edition?
And because Retromobile kicks off the festivities of international classic car week in Paris, one might be forgiven for seeing the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of the French capital.
Discover the 47th poster of the show:
A Porsche on the poster: first time ever!
As seasoned racing car enthusiasts will already have gathered, the featured car is the 1968 works Porsche 907 (chassis no. 907-031, engine no. 907-022). For the very first time, Retromobile is showcasing this make on its poster, and with not just any model!
Having competed in the world’s leading races such as the Nürburgring 1000km, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Porsche 907 is assuredly a firm favourite among all the make’s devotees.
The Porsche 907-031, the last but one built, left the workshop in Zuffenhausen a month before the Nürburgring race, with the final preparations carried out in May 1968.
Following a splendid result (4th), the car was serviced, and Porsche decided to sell it. A certificate dated 10 January 1969 and signed by Ferdinand Piëch indicates that 907-031 was sold to Alejandro Soler-Roig from Barcelona. In 1969, he competed with this Porsche 907-031 in several rounds of the International Championship with his team-mate, Rudi Lins, racing for the Escuderia Nacional CS. The 907-031 raced on several tracks between 1969 and 1973, with the following racing record.
19.05.1968 Nürburgring 1000 km, Neerpasch / Buzzetta, #4, 4th overall
02.02.1969 Daytona 24 Hours, Soler-Roig / Lins, #58, DNF
22.03.1969 Sebring 12 Hours, Soler-Roig / Lins #44, 4th overall
25.05.1969 Montseny hillclimb, Soler-Roig, #98, 4th overall, 1st in class
01.06.1969 La Bastida hillclimb, Soler-Roig, #3, 1st overall
15.06.1969 Jarama Prueba 15 de Junio, Soler-Roig, #61, 1st overall
26.10.1969 Jarama 6 Hours, de Bagration / Tramont, #7, DNF
01.03.1970 Jarama Copa Alfil, Wicky, #74, 5th overall
30.03.1970 Nogaro Coupes des Pâques, Rouveyran, #193, 2nd overall
12.04.1970 Le Mans Test, Rouveyran / Wicky, #62, 6th overall
19.04.1970 Paul Ricard Trophée International, Larrousse, #6, DNF
25.04.1970 Monza 1000km, Wicky / Cabral, #53, 15th overall, 1st in class
24.05.1970 Montlhéry Grand Prix de Paris, Wicky, #16, 6th overall
31.05.1970 Nürburgring 1000 km, Wicky / Cabral, #29, 9th overall, 1st in class
14.06.1970 Le Mans 24 Hours, Wicky / Hanrioud, #61, DNF
05.07.1970 Hockenheim Südwest-Pokal, Wicky, #27, 6th overall
30.08.1970 Urcy hillclimb, Wicky, #47
06.09.1970 Nürburgring 500 km, Wicky, #4, DNF
18.10.1970 Montlhéry 1000 km, Wicky / Rouveyran, #19, DNF
08.11.1970 Casablanca Circuit de la Corniche, Wicky, #2, 2nd overall
18.04.1971 Le Mans Test, Mattli / Brun / Meier, #51, 11th overall
13.06.1971 Le Mans 24 Hours, Mattli / Brun, #49, 7th overall, 1st in class
08.08.1971 Oberhallau hillclimb, Mattli, #35, 3rd in class
15.08.1971 Niederstetten Hohenlohner Flugplatzrennen, Mattli, #181, 1st in class
25.09.1971 Mosen-Schwarzenbach hillclimb, Brun, #9, 1st overall
10.10.1971 Montlhéry Coupes du Salon 'Garal', #20, 5th overall
24.10.1971 Casablanca Circuit de la Corniche, Cohen-Olivar, #2, NC
11.03.1972 Collonges sprint, Wicky, #37, 1st overall
19.03.1972 Le Mans Test, Cohen-Olivar, #24, 12 overall
25.04.1972 Monza 1000 km, Mattli / Bayard, #35, 4th overall, 1st in class
30.04.1972 Monts du Jura hillclimb, Bernard Bugnon, #193, 2nd in class
07.05.1972 Payerne slalom, Wicky, #54, 1st in class
14.05.1972 Montlhéry Coupes de Vitesse, Aeschlimann, #22, 7th overall
11.06.1972 Le Mans 24 Hours, Mattli / Bayard / Brun, #24, 18th overall, 2nd in class
18.06.1972 Sion slalom, Wicky, 2nd in class
22.10.1972 Dijon-Prenois Swiss races, Carron, #21, 1st in class
01.04.1973 Ampus hillclimb Draguignan, de Libran
22.04.1973 Dijon-Prenois FRC-Ostermeeting Degoumois, #30, 3rd in class
This model has since been kept as a museum piece in the collection of Ernst Schuster, collector and high-flying amateur pilot, and sold for €4,390,400 at the Retromobile 2022 show.