We have the pleasure to offer this late specification Argo JM19D Group C(2) car for sale.
Argo Racing Cars Ltd was a British racing car constructor founded in the 1980s by Swiss designer Jo Marquart and British mechanic Nick Jordan as part of their Anglia Cars racing team. The company initially constructed a variety of single-seater cars for Formula 3, Formula Atlantic and Formula Super Vee but later on built sports prototypes for the World Sportscar Championship C2 class and the North American IMSA GT Lights category winning several championships in the process.
The JM19 was the second sports prototype design from the company and followed the successful JM16 with this particular car, chassis 129, the eighteenth of nineteen JM19s and was built to “D” spec, the second of only three cars built as such. It was sold by Jo Marquart of Argo Cars Ltd Suisse to Helmut Bross of Herrenberg, Germany in the early summer of 1989. Helmuth Bross was a former car salesman and clerk who excelled in Formula Vee early in his career, but he also had a long career in many disciplines including Interserie and most of the time he acted as his own mechanic and team boss. JM19D/129 was one of four cars in the Bross Racing stable and as well as being raced by Bross himself over the following nine seasons, many rent-a-drivers took their turn.
A solid and reliable enough performer, the car often finished in the top 10. By far the most successful behind the wheel was British driver David Coyne who finished 2nd in the Brands Hatch Interserie race in 1990, and later on in 1993, David won a British National event at Castle Combe recording JM19D/129C’s only ever win. Main sponsors through the year were Valvoline Oil, the Druck Chemie pharmaceutical company, Angles Jeans and Hotsound Records, the Rotterdam based dance label founded in 1981 by Erik van Vliet who raced JM19D/129C for a few races in 1992 managing a respectful 7th place finish at the Zolder Interserie.
In late '97 the car was converted to WSC spider spec and fitted with a Ford Cosworth DFR engine wassold to Swiss driver Josef "Sepp" Sacher who campaigned the Argo under the Sacher Motorsport banner in the Swiss championship in 1997 and '98 with the car being looked after by Heinz Hunziker. In 1999, in what was his farewell year, former owner Helmuth Bross borrowed the car for one race, at Hockenheim where he finished 6th.
In 2009 the car was bought by the owner of ATEC Fluid Systems of Germany who created Argo Racing based in Stavelot, Belgium and prepared and entered two Lamborghinis in the German and FIA championships in 2009 and 2010. Fully rebuilt and re-painted yellow, JM19D/129C was scheduled and ready to take part in the Historic Group C championship until the ATEC/ARGO team owner unexpectedly passed away.
JM19D/129 was then garaged for the next three years in the Stavelot Museum at Spa-Francorchamps until bought by the current owner from the ATEC Estate in November 2012. A couple of days later the Argo was displayed at the Motor Sport World Expo held in Cologne, Germany. After a full ground up restoration and rebuild over the winter, JM19D/129C was taken along to the Spa Spring Test Day in April 2013 for a full shakedown and track test. The car has been very sparingly used since and is regularly maintained and started.
The engine is a 3.5 liter Cosworth DFR with electronic management which has been serviced by Geoff Richardson in August 2015 and has hardly been used since. The car is in excellent condition throughout and only needs crack testing, a new fuel cell and belts to go racing again; the estimated cost of which is less than Euro 10k.
JM19/129C, located in Belgium, is well documented and comes with an extensive spares package including multiple wheel sets, pre-heating system, body work, gear-ratio's, uprights, radiator, drive shafts, etc.
If you are looking for a reliable and cost effective entry into Group C racing, this Argo JM19D 129C would be an excellent buy !
We are proud to offer for sale this beautiful 1965 McLaren M1B (chassis nummer 30-04) which took part in the inaugural 1966 CanAm championship while also benefitting from continuous ownership from 1965 up to the present (see below for the race- and ownership-history).
Its prior owner actively campaigned this M1B in the CER race series up to 2014 where it always was a welcome and competitive entry. At that time, the car was in post-66, dry sump configuration. The current UK owner bought the car at the beginning of 2015 after which he immediately ordered a complete no-expense-spared recommissioning by renown preparer WDK Motorsport (all invoices are available).
As such, this potent M1B has now been put back to its original, pre-66 configuration : a 5.7 ltre wet-sump SMB Chevy (freshly rebuild) mated to its original Hewland LG-500 gearbox and riding on 8” front wheels and 10” rears). With just a shake down under its belt, this stunning CanAm "banger" is now ready to run at the Goodwood Members meeting (where the car has been invited to) and/or the Revival while also given its new owner the opportunity to participate in the various 50th year CanAm celebrations throughout the year.
The car comes with a good spares package including bodywork, wheels, multiple gear-ratios and other miscellaneous items. It also has current FIA HTP papers and comes with a fully documented history file.
This archetype McLaren CanAm sports car is 100% ready to give its new owner a lot of “bang for the buck” and is a competitive entry in the many prestigious events it is eligible for !More...
We have the pleasure to offer this genuine 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint - in FIA race specification for sale. The current owner has enjoyed this amazing Falcon during the last 3 race seasons with good success and now wants to move on to another racing category.
This car has been fastidiously prepared by renown preparer Milestone Motorsport with no expense spared. The car - which also comes with a French road registration - weights 1150kg and has the following specification :
We are pleased to offer this magnificent 1967 Lola T70 Mk3, chassis SL73/109, for sale.
SL73/109 was delivered new as a Mk3 spider to John Mecom, the US Lola importer, on the 21st March 1967 and then passed to Carl Haas, who was in the process of taking over as the US Lola agent.
Delivered in plain white and fitted with a Bartz Chevrolet V8, it was sold to Moises Solana of Mexico. Entered by the Aztec Racing Team, Moises raced the car in the ’67 USRRC and also in Mexican track, road racing and hillclimb events over the next two years before letting his brother, Hermann take over the car when Moises switched to a new McLaren M6B. In 1969 SL73/109 was sold to Spurlock Taylor of Panama, Central America who raced the car for some time and won the Panamanian GP in 1970. It was later donated to the Indianapolis Museum where it resided for some years before being sold on. SL73/109 was then owned by Jeff Stevens in the mid-70s who did some minor club events with the car thereby crumpling its nose.
Chuck Haines bought the car from Jeff complete and with a Bartz Chevrolet V8, repaired the nose, and quickly sold it on to Fernando Stirling of Mexico who in turn sold the car to Roly Nix in England for historic racing. Unfortunately, the car was badly damaged when it fell off its trailer on the way to an event. The damaged car was rebuilt on a new tub with Mk3 coupe bodywork (blue with a central white stripe), then did a couple of races and was put up for sale.
In 1993 it was sold to Richard Dodkins (UK), who did several years of European historic racing with the car until selling it to its current Portuguese owner in 1999, now already more than 15 years ago. The current owner has spared no expense to maintain the car at a very high standard and has campaigned it successfully for many years on the historic racing scene until a few years ago.
As can be seen from the above, SL73/109 has continuous, solid history from new and benefits from a 2013 FIA HTP.
The car is in very good and race-ready condition carrying a 5 litre SMB Chevy Lucas injected engine with only 3 race hours under its belt. The LG-600 5-speed gearbox has been completely overhauled. Seat belts and fire system are current, crack testing per Appendix K is done and the fuel cell is new. Spares consist of a spare radiator, oil coolers, rear suspension arms, drive shaft CV joints and spare wheels.
This impressive, long-term ownership Lola T70 Mk3 is eligible for all historic race events around the world including LeMans Classic and is priced-to-sell.More...
We have the pleasure to offer for sale this gorgeous 1978 Ensign N177 chassis MN09.
Ensign was a Formula One constructor from Britain. They participated in 133 grands prix, entering a total of 155 cars and scored 19 championship points. The best result was a 4th place at the 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix by Marc Surer, who also took fastest lap of the race.
Ensign was founded by Morris Nunn (hence the MN in the chassis number) who also carried out design duties during the first two seasons of the team's existence. Nunn would later go on to be a prominent chief engineer in the American-based Champ Car series, winning championships with drivers Alex Zanardi and Juan Pablo Montoya in the late 1990s.
Four Ensign N177 were build and chassis MN09 was the very last one with 15 race starts in the Aurora FX Championship (1978 to 1984) driven by the likes of Val Musetti, Geoff Lees, John Goss, John Cooper, Tiff Needell and Mike Littlewood.
This N177 is a well known and class winning car on the historic F1 scene with the prior owner achieving podium finishes at Monaco Historic GP in 2008 and 2010. The current owner has continued to campaign MN09 successfully during the past few years whereby it has been looked after by Mirage Engineering who have over 20 years of experience in motorsport.
The car is sold without an engine (please note that a long stroke DFV is available as an option) and is in excellent condition throughout with everything (crack testing, fuel cell, fire extinguisher, harnesses, etc.) being fresh and/or current. MN09 benefits from a wide tub which accommodates most drivers and was fully rebuilt from the bare tub at the beginning of the 2015 season. Measurement and setup has been performed by reputed and well known Racedyn (Nigel Rees). Last but not least, the car comes with 2015 FIA HTP papers (valid until 2025) and a good spares package including various sets of wheels, suspension components, etc..
This Ensign N177 is priced to sell and ready to tackle the 2016 historic F1 season – for which it is the perfect entry - in the hands of its new, lucky owner !More...
This gorgeous 1965 aluminium bodied Bizzarrini 5300 was born as a Strada (Street version) and converted to Corsa (race) specification by a prior owner about 20 years ago. Contrary to many other Bizzarrini's, #0245 is a no-stories Bizzarrini with clear and continuous history from new. Its specification includes a Series 1 dashboard, De Dion rear axle and correct period 327ci small block chevy engine with a Muncie T22 4-speed gearbox.
In 2014 the current owner bought the car from its prior Swiss owner who had commissioned a full rebuild upon his purchase of #0245 in 2005. Since then, the car has successfully participated in events such as the Trofeo Nastro Rosso, NKHTGT, Le mans Legends, etc. with multiple podium finishes.
The current owner has spent a further EUR 100k+ on the car including a new, fresh Mathwall state-of-the-art FIA engine, new fuel cells, new brake calipers, aeroquip hoses, Vbox kit, etc.. No expense has been spared and this stunning Bizzarini is sold in absolutely race-ready condition with nothing further to spend by its new, lucky owner.
#0245 is located in U.K. and is sold with new, 2016 FIA HTP papers and a complete history file. There is also the old swiss street registration document. Spares include a set of 4 x 7" and 4 x 9" wheels and various other miscellaneous parts such as fuel-pumps, gaskets, distributor, etc..
This is a rare opportunity to buy an alloy bodied, no-stories and very competitive Bizzarini 5300 in outstanding condition which is eligible for all historic race and rally events including LeMans Classic 2016.More...
This stunning Maserati Birdcage recreation, chassis number 2473 and engine number 2487, was built by the world renowned English firm Crosthwaite and Gardiner.
They were given an original Tipo 61 Birdcage as building reference which allowed Crosthwaite and Gardiner to meticulously recreate #2473 down to its last nut and bolt over a twelve year (!) period. A newly-built chassis was created and as many original parts as possible utilized along with newly created parts to 100% original specification. The car was fitted with an original and correct Maserati Factory engine, number 2487.
Accompanied by its FIA Historic Technical Passport issued by the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS) this Birdcage is superlative and exact to original factory specifications in all its parts.
The Specification of the engine is 2890cc four-cylinder, vertical in-line with 2 x Weber 45 DC03carburettors. The transmission is a correct five-speed manual mechanical with in-unit limited slip differential.
Birdcage #2473, which is located near Melbourne, Australia, is ready for road use and would be accepted for serious historic racing anywhere in the world. This is a unique opportunity to acquire an exact replica of the famous Tipo 61 “Birdcage” for a fraction of the price !
FIA Historical Technical Passport ; Built by specialist Crosthwaite and Gardiner to exact factory specifications ; Original engine; Two seater sportscar in sheet aluminium over a steel tubular frameMore...
We have the pleasure to offer this gorgeous race specification 1964 Lotus Cortina Mk1 for sale.
With just two owners in the last 20 years, this car has always received lots of “TLC” (Tender Loving Care). Its current owner has completely overhauled the car with no-expense-spared after which the car was only used sparingly.
Just weighting 753kg, this Cortina comes with a fresh (1 hour of testing in 2015) 1600cc Lotus twin-cam engine (by Ph. Harper) delivering a very healthy 181 bhp, a new alu “Tony Thompson” gearbox and differential. It conforms to the U2TC regulations with correct radiator and KONI shocks. The seat, belts and fire extinguisher are valid until the end of 2016.
This Cortina is very clean and tidy and comes with 4 spare wheels and a spare diff. The FIA HTP dates from 2010 but the owner will sell the car with a new, 2016 FIA HTP.
Known to be lots of fun to drive while also being competitive, this marvel is ready to give its new owner lots of pleasure on the track !More...