#2873 is the most famous of the 14 Gr4 cars and it is the only works car. it has amazing history (winner Giro d’Italia 1973; European GT champion 1975, 90+ victories), factory attestation and ample documentation including 100+ in-period factory work sheets.
During the last 2 years, #2873 has undergone a no-expense-spared full restoration whereby the geometry, suspension, fuel-system, engine and gearbox have been rebuild. The car still features all its original bodywork and it has been finished in its 1973 Giro d'Italia winning livery. After a succesfull rollout and 1st race at Spa Francorchamps in September 2013, #2873 is ready to shine again in the the 2014 race and rally season.
This exceptional car comes with a full restoration file and an extensive history file with lots of in-period pictures, FIA HTP, road registration and various spares including wheels and a spare gearbox.
#2873 is eligible for every historic race and or road event around the globe (LeMans Classic, Tour Auto, CER, Masters WSM, etc.).More...
HU-93 is freshly painted with large Motul stickers in front and on the wing and is is outstanding condition
After Spa Classic, the engine (BMW M12/7) - recently rebuild by Eric Wassermann (France) - now has 5 hours. The car has all the right parts and is totally race-ready. HU-93 comes with current FIA HTP. Spares include 6 wheels and an (old) front body.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire the latest development of the Lola T29x lineage making HU-93 a very competitive car to run in CER, Masters, Le Mans classic, etc..More...
This ex Red Rose Racing team B19 has only had 3 owners from new (!) and has been with the current owner since 2000. He has raced this wonderful B19 successfully in the Orwell Supersports Cup with many class wins and a 3rd overall finish in the 2006 chamiponship. The car has excellent racing history (see below) being driven by John Hine, Brian Redman and Richard Attwoord.
This lovely B19 has always been very well maintained and is in excellent condition. It is sold without engine thereby allowing the new owner to fit the engine of preference (Cosworth FVC or BDG) for the envisioned racing series.
There is a full history file with the car as well as FIA HTP papers (signed by John Bridges owner of Red Rose Racing). The car comes with a new spare nose and 2 sets of wheels.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a pure and historically significant Chevron B19 in excellent condition ready for enjoyment in the many historic race events for which it is eligible and in which it would be a competitive entry.More...
“Old Number 1”, the Iron Man of the Le Mans 24 Hours race
• The single car that has taken more 24 Hours of Le Mans starts than any other in history
• Entered 10 Le Mans 24 Hours races between 1978 and 1988
• Second overall in 1981, third overall in 1980, and fifth overall in 1979 at the Le Mans 24 Hours race
• Competed in 19 races in 10 seasons, including Monza, Spa, Brands Hatch and Hockenheim
When a 1972 rules change banned the Porsche 917, French manufacturer Matra won three Le Mans 24 Hours in a row, withdrawing after 1974. The 1975 race saw Cosworthpowered Gulf-Mirages and Lolas mix it up with Porsche Carreras. Then, two French entrepreneurs surfaced in 1976.
Jean Rondeau, who had raced at Le Mans in 1972, ‘73 and ’75, and Peugeot designer Gerard Welter both planned to use the Peugeot/Renault/Volvo 2.7-litre V-6. This would have meant strong French support but Rondeau was convinced that the English Cosworth V-8 held more promise. He designed a steel space frame with aluminium box sections around the engine. His aerodynamic GTP cars weighed just 1,796 pounds, generating 415 horsepower at 9,000 rpm.
The English engine eliminated local sponsorship, but Rondeau’s solution was ingenious: he named the car after his sponsor, coloured paper maker Inaltera. French TV stations would not mention the name, which must have handicapped announcers. Two cars were built in Rondeau’s backyard for the 1976 Le Mans 24 Hours. The turbocharged Porsche 936 put the overall win out of reach, but Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Henri Pescarolo won the GTP class and finished 8th overall, whilst Rondeau and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud finished 21st and 3rd in GTP. In 1977, the Inalteras did even better, with Rondeau and Jean Ragnotti finishing 1st in GTP and 4th overall, and the other cars finishing 11th and 13th overall.
No longer sponsored by Inaltera, Rondeau returned to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1978 as a constructor, with chassis no. 001. Rondeau went on to win the GTP class for the third time, placing 9th overall with Bernard Darniche and Jack Haran in M378/001, “Old Number 1”. It would be the first of 10 appearances in 10 years at Le Mans for this car, and no other has matched its record since the first edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours race in 1923.
In 1979, Rondeau and Jacky Haran updated chassis no.001 to M379 specifications and finished a very impressive 3rd OA and 1st in GTP at the Le Mans 24 Hours that year. Rondeau finally won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1980 (driving chassis 003, sister car to chassis 001) with Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, and the Energy Efficiency Prize and chassis no. 001 was right behind, crossing the line in 3rd, driven by Belgian brothers Philippe and Jean-Michel Martin and Gordon Spice, and winning the GTP class. No other driver has won Le Mans in a car of his own design and construction.
Sponsorship follows success, and Rondeau entered five cars in 1981’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Driven by Jacky Haran, Philippe Streiff and Jean-Louis Schlesser, chassis no. 001 finished an impressive 2nd overall and first in GTP, followed by Francois Migault and Gordon Spice in 3rd place overall.
In the 1982 race at Le Mans, chassis no. 001 came through again and finished 10th overall and a second car was 15th. 1982 was a tough year for the Rondeau team, who had won the World Sportscar Manufacturer’s championship until the FIA allowed Porsche to claim credit for a privateer’s victory, stripping Rondeau of their title.
The world was changing and Porsche 956s dominated Group C. In 1983, chassis no. 001 was driven by Vic Elford in his last race before retirement but suffered engine failure; five other Rondeaus were entered in the race that year. The only Rondeau to be classified ultimately finished 19th. Following this disappointment, Rondeau was forced to close up shop. Sadly, he was killed in a tragic car accident in 1985.
One might think this is the end of the story, but Jean-Phillippe Grand bought chassis no. 001 in 1983 and entered it in 1984’s Le Mans. There, he finished 11th overall and 2nd in Group C2. He also ran the car at the Monza 1000 Kms in Italy, though retiring, and the Spa 1000 Kms in Belgium, where he was 10th and 2nd in C2.
In 1985, Noel de Bello entered chassis no. 001 at Le Mans, yet again, but mechanical problems ended his race in the 7th hour. Noel de Bello went on to race the car at Hockenheim, Brands Hatch and Spa that year, and returned to Le Mans in 1986, finishing 17th and 5th in C2, where the front runners were Porsche 962s.
The last owner to have campaigned chassis no. 001 was Pierre-Alain Lombardi, who won a Swiss Championship race at Monza in 1987. He then entered the 1988 Le Mans 24 Hours, where the car finished but was not classified. Following the 1988 Le Mans, “Old Number 1” was sold to an American collector who also ran the car at the Monterey Historics in 1998.
“Old Number 1” has had an extensive racing career at the world’s most famous and gruelling race. This is the single car that has taken more Le Mans 24 Hours starts than any other car in history, with some excellent finishes. Since the gruelling 24-hour race started in 1923, there has never been a car that has had as much success as this Rondeau, chassis no. M378/001. With 10 Le Mans 24 Hours entries, and an impressive 2nd OA, 3rd OA and 5th OA finish, it is truly an impressive car with arguably one of the best Le Mans 24 Hours histories to date.
With it comes the fascinating history of Jean Rondeau, a Le Mans native and the only driver to win the famed 24 hour race in a car of his own making. Since its last race at the Monterey Historics in 1998, chassis no. 001 has recently undergone a thorough restoration, all suspension arms and the chassis have been crack tested and x-rayed, the engine rebuilt, and the car has been now correctly restored in its 1980 GTP-winning red/white “Belga” livery. Two large history files accompany the car, detailing the extensive restoration and race preparation work that has been carried out. Over Euro 200,000 was invested for the recent work carried out on the car. Perhaps the next logical step for this historically important car will be a return to the historic racing scene and the famed Le Mans 24 hour Classic where it will be a welcome entry and a beloved hero to the legions of loyal fans at Circuit de la Sarthe.
And so we did. Old Number 1 went back to Lemans Classic 2014 ! It is clear that the car was designed with the LeMans track in mind as can be seen from the Youtube film below.More...
This amazing car has been built for the current owner in 2002-2003 by “Holman & Moody” (H&M) 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 of the factory Ford racecars of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s
Using the pictures from the H&M archives, lots of research and involving H&M in-period employees, the build was done using a proper 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 2-door hardtop coupe as donor car. The resulting specification is the is exactly as per the original, namely :
A spares package comes with the car along with ample documentation of the build and of the original H&M Ford Fairlane, including a comprehensive 5 kg A3 size book !
Current FIA HTP (GTP 2) papers.
This car is on-the-button, reliable and lots of fun to drive while being a front runner (faster than a GT40; see race results further below). It has now been entered for the 2013 FHR series and - as always - will be a sure crowd pleaser !More...
We are proud to offer this rare (one of 15) and magnificant ex-Mecom Lola T70 Mk1 for sale. It should be noted that SL70/12 has never been crashed or damaged throughout its racing career!
The history of SL70/12 which was driven by Mark Donahue, Walt Hansgen and Parnelli Jones is below (see the History section).
The specification of the car is top notch and it has all of the best components :
The car’s livery is as raced by Mark Donahue/Walt Hansgen at Road America in 1965.
Since its full restoration a few years ago, SL70/12 has since been raced sucessfully on the US historic racing scene at Laguna Seca, Road America, Sebring and Mont Tremblant. Prior to this, the car was tested by well known racing driver Jim Pace who said:
“I had the opportunity to drive the ex Hansgen/Donohue ZEREX Lola at the HSR test day. Beautiful car! Engine performed flawlessly and handling & braking was well balanced. Great car!”
SL70-12 comes with an extra set of new, magnesium wheels and some extra gear-ratio's. It comes with an extensive history file, paper-work (prior ownership invoices, Bills of Sale, cheque copies, etc.) as well as a file containing restoration description & pictures, electrical schematics, gearbox maintenance manual, etc..
The car is absolutely race-ready and is eligible for most historic race events around the world including Goodwood Revival, Masters Series, Classic Endurance Racing, FHR, etc.. It is currently based in Virginia, USA and can either be sold there or as EEC-good, i.e. imported with all duties and taxes paid. Please enquire and we will be happy to advise.More...
The Arrows Grand Prix International team, based in Milton Keynes (UK), was founded in 1977 by I talianfinancier Franco Ambrosio, Jackie Oliver, Dave Wass and Tony Southgate (from whose surnames' initials the team took its name) when Rees, Oliver, Wass and Southgate left the Shadow team together with young and up-coming Italian driver Riccardo Patrese .
We have the pleasure to offer for sale the ex-Riccardo Patrese 1980 Arrows A3 chassis #3. In this car, Riccardo did the entire 1980 and 1981 F1 seasons and achieved the best ever race results for the Arrows team including (amongst others) 2nd overall at the 1980 US West GP, fastest lap at the Monaco GP and pole position at the 1981 Long Beach Grand Prix. During the 1980 season, A3/3 ran in its well known and fabulous looking gold Warsteiner livery (with Penthouse and Rizla as additional sponsors) while – for the 1981 season – a sponsorship deal was struck with Italian Ceramiche Ragno and Utili Beta of Milan.
When Arrows moved on to the A4 design for the 1982 season, they sold three of the A3s to wheeler-dealer John harper and retained Patrese's car #3 for display at the factory. When Arrows was sold, the A3 passed into the ownership of Jackie Oliver and was driven up the hill by Oliver at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 1994. It then passed to Tony O'Neill who sold it to Paul Southgate but the Arrows was never raced during their successive ownership and remained completely original. After Southgate died in June 2008 the car was sold via Duncan Hamilton & Co to Philip Hall in November 2009 who sold it to the current owner in 2012.
Being race prepared and looked after by WDK Motorsport, A3/3 is in excellent, race ready condition and is currently campaigned in the 2014 FIA World Championship GP Masters where it is a welcome and competitive entry.More...
This gorgeous 1965 aluminium bodied Bizzarrini 5300 was born as a Strada and converted to race specification (Corsa) by its prior owner in the mid nineties. #0245 is a well known, no stories Bizzarrini with 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.
The current Swiss owner has commissioned a full rebuild upon his purchase of #0245 in 2005. Since then, he has successfully participated with it in events such as the Trofeo Nastro Rosso, NKHTGT, Le mans Legends, etc. with multiple podium finishes.
The car has been very well looked after and is totally race ready. Both the engine and gearbox are new with only about 5 hours on them. New brakes and differential, original seat with new belts. No expense has been spared !
#0245 is located in Switzerland and comes with its current 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 a no stories and competitive Bizzarini 5300 which is eligible for all historic race and rally events including LeMans Classic.More...