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Über collector buys 14 Gulf Oil race cars

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An unidentified collector with a fetish for classic liveries has assembled a collection of 14 famous cars that raced under the famous blue/white/orange colors, including the first Gulf-liveried car to race at Le Mans. Finally, a sheik with good taste.

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Going by the pretentious name "ROFGO Gulf Collection by Duncan Hamilton," the amazing car series includes everything from a 1968 Ford GT40 to the 2009 Aston Martin LMP1. A dozen of the cars will be on display at the Retromobile car festival this week in Paris. Below is the full list in chronological order.

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• 1967 Mirage
Chassis No.10002 – the first Gulf-liveried car to run at Le Mans
• 1968 Ford GT40
Chassis No.1084 – 4th, SPA 1000 km, Hawkins/Hobbs
• 1969 Brabham BT26
Chassis No.BT26/4 - 1st German GP, Ickx
• 1970 McLaren M14
Chassis No.M14/A2 – 2nd South African GP, Hulme
• 1971 Porsche 917
Chassis No.026 – 2nd, Le Mans 24 Hours, Attwood/Muller
• 1970 Porsche 908/3
Chassis No.12 – Nürburgring 1000 km, Siffert, DNF
• 1972 McLaren M20
Chassis No.M20/3 – 1st, Watkins Glen, Hulme
• 1974 Mirage
Chassis No.704 – 4th, Le Mans 24 Hours, Bell/Hailwood
• 1994 Kremer K8
Chassis No.K8/07/SP – 6th, Le Mans 24 Hours, Bell/Lassig/Donovan
• 1996 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail
Chassis No.022 – 3rd, Hockenheim 4 Hours, Bscher/Nielson
• 2006 Courage C65 LMP2
Chassis No.07 – 7th, Le Mans 24 Hours, Gosselin/Ojeh/Ragues
• 2008 Aston Martin DBR9
Chassis No.007 – 4th in GT1, Le Mans 24 Hours, Frentzen/Piccili/Wendlinger
• 2009 Aston Martin LMP1
Chassis No.DBR1-2/2 – 1st, Asian Le Mans series, Okayama, Mucke/Primat
• 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo
GT2 Championship, Giroix/Goethe

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Fred Smith

gorgeous collection. between the 908 (dissapointed he has no 917, but 908s are nice too), the K8, the GT40, the DBR9 and the DBR1-2, this man is my hero.