The Deutsch et Bonnet firm were great supporters of Le Mans, competing in every race from 1949 to 1961. As well as winning the index five times, they got a finisher home every year except 1952, scoring their best result in 1959 with a ninth place.
The most consistent performance was in their swansong year, 1961, the year of our subject, when five of the entries made it to the chequered flag in line ahead formation, filling 18th to 22nd places.
This one was unique in that it was the first, and last, mid-engined DB, with a typical British multi-tube layout for its chassis as opposed to the usual DB backbone chassis used in previous cars. Driven by Moynet and Vidilles, it came 19th at 84.63 mph.