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thumb_Shadow DN11
Make: Shadow
Name: DN11
Year: 1980

We are very pleased to offer this rare and stunning 1980 Shadow DN11 chassis #01 for sale on behalf of its current owner.

The Shadow DN11 represented the final F1 design of the Grand Prix team founded by American motor racing entrepreneur Don Nichols whose cars contested the world championship from 1973 to 1981. Only three of these Cosworth DFV-propelled ground effect F1 cars were built for the 1980 Grand Prix season.  DN11-01 is easily recognizable from chassis 02 or 03 by being the only DN11 whose chassis was not anodized in black.

Despite the Shadow race team lacking the resources to compete consistently with the other teams, the DN11 was quite a good looking offering the “standard British package” : it had a Cosworth DFV V8 engine fitted as a stressed member, a central fuel cell and a Hewland six-speed gearbox. The biggest challenge facing an F1 engineer during this period was ‘sealing’ the side pods, in other words ensuring that the sliding skirts which ran front-to-rear along the lower edge of each pod remained in firm contact with the track surface. This was one of the biggest problems with the Shadow DN11 as its novice drivers had limited technical know-how to draw on in order to get the best out of the car.

The Shadow team drivers for 1980 were Geoff Lees (British), Stefan Johansson (Swedish) and David Kennedy (Irish). DN11-01 was their spare car at the South American races and it is likely that they drove it there or in testing before the start of the season. There is some debate over the precise role of Shadow DN11-01 which was one of three such chassis loaded up on the FOCA charter for the first two races of the 1980 season: the Argentine GP at Buenos Aires and the Brazilian GP at Interlagos. The chassis ‘log book’ published in Autocourse annual at the end of 1980 shows chassis number 1 to have been the spare car in Argentina and then the designated race chassis for the US GP West at Long Beach when Geoff Lees drove it in practice but failed to qualify.

After the assets of the Shadow team were sold to Teddy Yip at the end of 1981, all three DN11s remained in Don Nichols’ ownership and DN11-01 was still at his base in Salinas, California until it was bought in 1995 by Shadow enthusiast Pete Racely. Racely prepared it for vintage racing and raced it at Sears Point in 1996, at the Monterey Historic Automobile Races, the LA Grand Prix in 1997 and the Wine Country Classic in 1998 before selling it to Peter Stoneberg later that year. Stoneberg drove it at the Monterey Historics in 1999 and later sold it to Tatsuyuki Sakakibara in Tokyo, Japan where it remained until Patrick van Schoote of Symbolic Motor Car Company (La Jolla, CA) bought it from Sakakibara in 2007 and sold DN11-01 to Miles Jackson the following year. Jackson raced the car on the F1 historic racing scene in the USA until he sold to the current German owner in 2015.

After importation into Germany a complete overhaul was undertaken by Britec Motorsport. This included a thorough inspection of the tub with repairs where/as needed, suspension rebuild, installation of a new fuel cell, rebuild of engine and gearbox, etc.. When completed at the end of 2016, DN11-01 was only used at a track day in April 2017 where the car went very well. Another more pressing project then necessitated the removal of the engine and wiring loom which is still the case today and – to be clear - the car is sold without engine and wiring loom which are the only items needed to bring DN11-01 back to life again (in 2018, crack-testing, belts and fire system were renewed). The car comes with all required certificates, a new 2019 FIA HTP and good spares.

This stunning F1 ground effects Shadow DN11 represents a rare opportunity to own one of the last examples built and run by the legendary Shadow racing team. Fitted with a correct, short-stroke Cosworth DFV engine and loom, chassis DN11-01 is ready to be driven in the Masters Historic F1 Championship while also being eligible for the pinnacle historic F1 event, the Monaco Historic GP in May 2020.

Wheelbase: 109 in (2769 mm)
Track: 64 in front /67 in rear (1626 mm/1702 mm)
Chassis weight: 100 lb (45 kg)
Weight: 1350 lb (613 kg)
Wheels: 13 in front and rear (330 mm)
Engine: Ford Cosworth DFV
Gearbox: Hewland DG300
Make: Lola
Name: T292-DFV
Year: 1973

We are delighted to offer this rare, ex-Lehmann, Jauslin and Rosso Bianco collection Lola T292-DFV for sale on behalf of its current owner.

Highlights :

  • The only example of a T292 delivered by the Lola factory in 3-litre specification for the Cosworth DFV engine
  • Early in-period race history with Walter Lehmann and Ruedi Jauslin with both Cosworth DFV and Renault V6 engines prior to the car being bought by Peter Kaus of the Rosso Bianco Collection in 1984
  • Sold by Rosso Bianco collection in 2006 to Lord Irvine Laidlaw and sympathetically restored by Simon Hadfield Motorsport. Sold by Laidlaw in 2010 and then maintained by Pearson Engineering.
  • Remarkably original with original monocoque, gearbox and bodywork
  • Multiple Le Mans Classic entrant and eligible for every historic race event such as Peter Auto’s CER2, Pre-80 Endurance and others where it is a unique and front running car

The early 70ies represent the pinnacle of Sportscar racing with a World Sports Car Championship filled with evocative cars from Ferrari, Alfa Romeo Tipo 33, Matra and Gulf Mirage. Against these heavyweights, some other smaller manufacturers such as Lola and Chevron were also fielding competitive cars in both the 2-litre and 3-litre class. Starting in 1971 Lola developed the very successful T29x (2-litre) and T28x (3-litre) series of cars as a follow-on to their championship winning T210 and T212.

Although not being tagged as T28x, this very Lola T292 was supplied new with chassis tag HU50 to Lola agent Bonnier in Switzerland on the 24th of April 973 as a special project car in red colour and equipped with a Cosworth DFV engine and FGA gearbox as listed on invoice 2191.  Shortly thereafter, HU50 was bought by its 1st owner Walter Lehmann who would only race the car twice in 1973 and kept it without any further races until 1978 when he sold it to Swiss Ruedi Jauslin. Contrary to Lehmann, Jauslin used HU50 regularly in both hill-climbs and race events in various engine and bodywork configurations until 1984 when the car – equipped with a 2 litre Renault V6 engine - was sold to Peter Kaus of the Rosso Bianco collection in Germany where it remained untouched until December 2006 when the car was auctioned by Bonhams at their London Olympia sale.

HU50 was bought by Robert Parker who shortly thereafter (2007) sold the car to well known collector and historic racer Lord Ervine Laidlaw. Laidlaw immediately tasked Simon Hadfield Motorsport to race prepare the car and – while doing so – it was found that the car was in exceptional original and un-molested condition causing the restoration to become a sympathetic preservation project wherever possible. Crack testing done, fuel cells replaced, a period-correct long-stroke DFV engine was sourced and rebuilt by Geoff Richardson Engineering, the original FGA gearbox rebuilt and the car repainted in Lord Laidlaw’s burgundy with silver stripe colour. HU50 was then campaigned by Laidlaw on the European historic racing scene including Le mans Classic 2008, quite often beating the competition.

After having campaigned the car for two seasons HU50 was sold in 2010 to fellow historic racer and collector Carlos Monteverde who has campaigned HU50 at various Peter Auto events including Le Mans Classic 2014, CER2 races at Paul Ricard and many other events across Europe. Maintenance of the car was done by Pearson Engineering and the engine by Geoff Richardson. Most recently, the car has been returned to its correct “white with tri-coloured stripes” livery and DFV airbox as raced by Ruedi Jauslin.   

HU50 was then bought in 2018 by its current owner who – for various reasons - has not been able to race car and given us the sale mandate. Not surprisingly given its past owners and preparers, HU50 is in excellent, race-ready condition with belts, fuel cell and fire systems all current and the DFV engine having not more than 6 hours on it. The car will need the standard required crack-testing, comes with a current 2017 FIA HTP and a good spares package.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a unique and remarkably original Lola T292 with DFV Lola factory credentials and impeccable provenance. With the 2019 race season approaching, HU50 continues to be ready to shine again in all the events it is eligible for such as Peter Auto’s CER2, Le Mans Classic and HSCC’s Pre-80 Endurance    

Make: Porsche
Name: 911 Carrera RS 3.0
Year: 1975

We have the pleasure to offer this “Belga” livered Porsche 911 SC / RS 3.0 for sale.

The car was born as a 1983 911 SC Coupé which was build-up from the bare shell to 1975 RS 3.0 Group 4 rally/race specification in Italy in 2016 with no expenses spared and fully compliant with FIA regulations.

Its specification is outstanding as follows :

  • Sport gearbox and AP Racing clutch
  • Arrows racing 46mm sport exhaust 
  • Sport suspension with alu split rim wheels (8 inch front and 10 inch rear) mounted with Michelin TB15 tyres
  • Rally computer
  • FIA sport seats
  • 4 point safety belts
  • Customized roll-cage
  • Sport steering wheel and pedals
  • Fly off hand-brake
  • Fire extinguisher system together with a separate, manual operated extinguisher
  • Plexiglass side and rear windows
  • Very performant race/rally 3.0 litre (95mm bore x 70,4mm stroke) single-plug engine with Bosch mechanical injection prepared by Italian specialist engine builder Roberto Savazza with special Wosner pistons, 3.2 valves 8mm and RSR camshaft delivering 280 bhp.

This is a very high quality rally / race spec Porsche 911 in beautiful period RS 3.0 configuration with special attention given to safety and performance.

Last but not least, this stunning “Belga” livered Porsche has (German) road registration and comes with new FIA HTP papers making it a welcome and competitive entry to all historic rally and/or race events around the world.

thumb_OSELLA PA7 red (1)
Make: Osella
Name: PA7
Year: 1979

We have the pleasure to offer this Italian Championship winning 1979 Osella PA7 chassis 079 for sale on behalf of its long-term Italian owner.

Chassis 079 was delivered by Osella to well-known Italian racer Carlo Franchi better known through his alias “GIMAX” on March 9th 1979 equipped with a BMW 4-Cylinder M12/7 engine. GIMAX immediately took control of the Italian championship winning the 1979 two-Litre Group 6 title. Among his outstanding drives was the 1979 1000km of Monza where he finished 2nd overall behind the 3-litre DFV equipped Lola T286 of Zorzi-Capoferri.

The race history of Osella PA7 #079 race is well documented in the “Enzo Osella” book by Gianni Tomazzoni.

The car was eventually sold by "GIMAX" to Franco Bottaretto who did not race the car after which the current owner bought it from Bottareto in 1999. The car then underwent a full rebuild and has been raced successfully on the historic racing scene until a few years ago. Prior to bringing #079 up for sale, it was fully gone through and the M12/7 engine was rebuild by an Italian engine specialist (documents available). The engine only has about 2 hours running.

The car is very well documented with factory attestation, it has current 2017 FIA HTP papers and comes with a spare set of wheels.

This championship winning Osella PA7 is excellent value while being eligible for CER2 as well as all other late 70ies group 6 races where it should be a competitive entry.

thumb_Cooper Monaco AD_1
Make: Cooper
Name: Monaco T49
Year: 1959

We are delighted to offer this genuine, factory built Cooper T49 "Monaco" for sale.

Introduced in 1959, the Cooper T49 “Monaco” with its 2-litre Coventry-Climax engine soon found favour with drivers both in the international and club racing scenes. A total of eight factory built cars were constructed with at least six other cars built up independently using un-numbered factory supplied chassis and component kits.

CM/6/59 was the sixth of the eight factory built cars and was delivered new to American car dealer Harry Blanchard of Connecticut. After a succesfull racing career in the USA until 1980 (see the History section below), the car was bought and imported into the UK by Stirling Moss. Stirling sold the car as a restoration project the following year to David Watson who commissioned Hall & Fowler to carry out a full restoration of the car. The restoration was overseen and invoiced through Stirling Moss Ltd. despite having sold the car, Stirling tested the car at Silverstone and raced it at the curtain opener for the 1983 Monaco GP. 

CM/6/59 spent another 20 years in USA where it was vintage raced until it came back to Europe in 2000 where it has remained and raced until today. 

This genuine Cooper Monaco is in outstanding condition and is 100% race-ready. It has been fully sorted, always meticulously prepared proven to be a competitive entry in all races it has participated in such as Le Mans Classic, Goodwood Revival, Stirling Moss Trophy, Donington Historics, etc..

CM/6/59 benefits from a current, 2015 FIA HTP and comes with a fresh, spare gearbox and other good spares.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a genuine, "no stories" factory built Cooper T49 "Monaco" with excellent history and documentation in fully sorted, race-ready condition !  

Make: Ford
Name: Fairlane 427 Holman Moody
Year: 1964

This amazing Ford Fairlane 427 is the 1st of only 3 cars built by ‘Holman Moody” (HM) as a correct replica of the unique 1964 Daytona running Ford Fairlane 427 (which sadly does no longer exist as it was broken up by Alan Mann in the early 70’s). Holman Moody built virtually all the factory Ford race cars of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

As the other 2 cars built by HM are owned by 1 collector in USA who does not race them, this is the only racing H&M Ford Fairlane which can be seen on the race track !

Using the pictures from the HM archives with lots of research and involving in-period HM-employees, the build was done in 2002-2003 by order of its 1st German owner. Using a proper 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 2-door hardtop coupe as donor car, the resulting specification is exactly as per the original :

  • Ford 427ci side oiler V8 race engine (built by H&M) and further developed by renowned tuner BS-protos,
  • twin Holley carburettors
  • FIA roll-cage,
  • Independant suspension with 2 shock absorbers per wheel,
  • Fibreglass body including bumpers, doors, bonnet and boot. Steel roof.
  • Ford Top loader 4 speed gearbox,
  • a set of 9" wide steel wheels and a set 10” wide alu wheels,
  • 12” vented front disk brakes,
  • double front wishbone; 5 link rear suspension & panhard rod,
  • 155 litre FIA fuel cell (to be renewed)

This handsome “big brute” Fairlane comes with an extensive spares package along with ample documentation of the build and of the original Holman Moody Ford Fairlane, including a comprehensive 5 kg A3 size book! There is an old, 2009 FIA HTP which is up for renewal.

The car is on-the-button with proven reliability and it is ready to offer its new owner lots of fun and excitement being able to keep pace with other GTP’s such as the GT40 (see race results below). The car's stunning performance culminated in its 2016 Goodwood Revival St Mary’s Trophy win for which it was repainted in its current cream white w/red livery.