At the 1968 Targa Florio, Paddy Hopkirk and Andrew Hedges finished 12th in the MGB GT LBL591E. This was a very impressive result considering some of the cars that were entered in the event. Here’s a list of the top 20 places.

1st 224 Elford / Maglioli Porsche 907 2.2 Porsche System Engineering 10 6:28:47.900 1st P3.0
2nd 186 Giunti / Galli Alfa Romeo T33/2 Autodelta 10 6:31:30.700 1st P2.0
3rd 192 Bianchi / Casoni Alfa Romeo T33/2 Autodelta 10 6:37:55.100 2nd P2.0
4th 222 Herrmann / Neerpasch Porsche 907 2.2 Porsche System Engineering 10 6:38:48.700 2nd P3.0
5th 178 Pilette / Slotemaker Alfa Romeo T33/2 Racing Team V.D.S. 10 6:55:28.800 3rd P2.0
6th 182 Baghetti / Biscaldi Alfa Romeo T33/2 Autodelta 10 7:00:08.500 4th P2.0
7th 128 von Wendt / Kauhsen Porsche 906 Karl von Wendt 10 7:11:39.500 1st S5.0
8th 82 Haldi / Greub / Berney Porsche 911 T Ecurie Les Corsaires 10 7:26:49.200 1st GT2.0
9th 190 Lins / Steinemann Porsche 910 Valvoline Racing Team 9 DNF 5th P2.0
10th 172 Facetti / Nicodemi Porsche 910 Piccionaia Racing Team 9 6th P2.0
11th 210 Munari / Pinto Lancia Fulvia Zagato HF Squadra Corse 9 7th P2.0
12th 130 Hedges / Hopkirk MGB GT B.M.C. Racing 9 2nd S5.0
13th 70 Floridia / Mirto Randazzo Porsche 911 S Scuderia Pegaso 9 2nd GT2.0
14th 16 Giacomini / Barbasio Lancia Fulvia Sport Jolly Club 9 1st GT1.3
15th 174 Maglioli / Crosina Lancia Fulvia Zagato HF Squadra Corse 9 8th P2.0
16th 76 Ferlaino / Starrabba Porsche 911 S Carlo Ferlaino 9 3rd GT2.0
17th 72 Rey / Garant Porsche 911 S Scuderia Filipinetti 9 4th GT2.0
18th 226 Siffert / Stommelen Porsche 907 2.2 Porsche System Engineering 9 3rd P3.0
19th 196 Moss / Facetti Lancia Fulvia HF HF Squadra Corse 9 9th P2.0
20th 78 Laurent / Marché Porsche 911 T/R Claude Laurent 9 5th GT2.0
MGB GT at the Targa Floria 1968
MGB GT at the Targa Floria 1968

It’s amazing how stock this car looks, even the seats look pretty much standard issue.

The beautiful red car in the background appears to be the number 186 Alfa Romeo – 33/2 N 186 that finished 2nd driven by Ignazio Giunti and Nanni Galli. How are those for Italian names?

Alfa Romeo T33/2
Alfa Romeo T33/2

This was certainly a very cool era in motorsport that unfortunately is long gone in the modern safety conscious world.

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