We are delighted to offer this extraordinary 1988 Spice factory car with chassis number SE88C-003 for sale.
This beautiful Spice has been prepared and maintained to a very high standard and is ready to take part in the 2015 Group C series.
The car has outstanding race history being the 1988 World Sports car Championship winning C2 car and 1988 LeMans 24hr winner (Spice, Bellm, De Thoissy) ! In addition, it finished 2nd and 3rd in the 1989 and 1990 Le mans 24hr and has excellent race history during its entire racing career from 1988 to 1992.
It is currently raced in Group C series with much success : it is the triple Championship Winner 2012/13/14 and it is also the ONLY C2 car to win several Group C races Overall - Imola 2012 and Paul Ricard 2014. This car always wins the C2 class and is a regular overall podium finisher !
Chassis : Aluminium honeycomb and carbon fibre monocoque with machined aluminium bulkheads assembled at Spice Engineering.
Engine : 3.9 litre Cosworth DFL prepared by Cosworth engine specialist HiSpeed (UK). Homologated at 540 bhp. The engine will be serviced at the end of the 2014 season and prior to the sale of the car.
Suspension & Brakes : Double wishbone front and rear suspension. In-period KONI adjustable shocks which have been revalved and tested earlier this year. AP 6 pot calipers. All suspension, brake and steering components have been crack tested for the 2014 season.
An extensive spares package comes with the car.
This Spice is a reliable and very competitive car while it is also simple to run and maintain. A perfect entry for Group C racing !More...
We are proud to present this rare, 1978 factory Porsche 935 for sale by its current owner.
Chassis 930 890 0016 was sold to Reinhold Joest who campaigned it in both the World Championship and the German DRM series in 1978. At Le Mans that year the car was sponsored by the Whittington Brothers, owners of the Road Atlanta circuit in America. They failed to finish and the car then resumed its DRM duties driven by Joest. At the end of the year at Hockenheim during practice, Joest crashed the car putting himself in hospital, the accident and effectively ending his driving career. Although damaged, the car was by no means a write-off.
The shell was stripped of its parts which were then used in a new Joest built shell, 009-0001J. In 1979 the shell for 890-0016 was repaired and used by Volkert Merl for the latter part of the DRM series whilst his regular car, 890-0014 was being updated with new Joest spec bodywork. Once back in his rebuilt car, 890-0016 was once again stripped of it's parts with the bodyshell and bodywork sold via Jurgen Kannacher, to John Lagodny of Luxembourg.
John rebuilt the shell using the parts from his ex-Kremer 935, the original "K1", chassis number 00600019, which he had crashed. Lagodny raced the car in Benelux championship races and European hillclimbs right up to the end of 1981 winning 10 events outright and taking numerous class wins along the way.
In 1982 the car was sold back to Jurgen Kannacher. For 1982, Jurgen reached an agreement to run Heinz-Jurgen Dahmen in the car for a limited number of DRM races as part of the Kannacher-GT racing team. 930-890-0016 was then sold to Bo Strandell, a Porsche dealer in Helinsborg, Sweden.
The car was only used and raced once, in 1983 in the Swedish GT Championship by Anders Olofsson, who finished 3rd at Falkenberg after a pit stop. The car then went into a local museum until being bought in 1984 by English arch-enthusiast John Greasley.
Repainted in orange Jagermeister livery, Greasley hired the car out through his company, G-Force in Aylesbury, and it was raced at Mallory Park, Oulton Park, Silverstone, Donington, Brands Hatch and Snetterton, mostly by Porsche Club drivers running in the Pirelli Championship during the 90s. John sold 890-0016 to Michael Foveny of Austria in 2005. Foveny had the car fully restored and race prepared by marque specialist Roitmayer GmbH of Unterhaching, Germany. The car currently has a water-to-air twin-turbo engine freshly rebuild by Marc De Siebenthal, upright gearbox and sits in its original Liqui-Moly livery it wore at Le Mans in 1978. Since 2009, the car has been raced in the Classic Endurance Racing series partnered at times by Stefan Roitmayer, and the car has appeared at Silverstone, Spa, Monza, Le Mans Classic, Paul Ricard and the Nurburgring.
This rare, no-stories 1978 factory 935 is stunning and 100% correct. It is totally ready for the track and needs nothing as evidenced by its last outing at LeMans Classic 2014. It comes well documented including its original Wagenpass and has current FIA HTP papers. Last but not least, an extensive spares package comes with the car.
Rare and beautifull "Warsteiner" TOJ. Fully rebuild with fresh, latest spec 2.0 liter Wassermann BMW M12/7 engine. Race-ready and well documented with original 1976 Wagenpass.
Entered by Team Warsteiner R.T.S. for Heinz Schulthess (Swiss) who campaigned the car during the 1976 season.
Then to Holland then Michael le Hegarat then current owner.
Complete, no expense spared restoration by Atlantic Racing (chassis, suspension, engine, gearbox, brakes, radiator, etc..) during 2013/2014.
The car is fresh and only has 2 hours on latest spec Wassermann M12/7 engine.
The car is totally race-ready. Needs nothing. Recent FIA HTP.
Spares : 2 sets of wheels, complete body moulds and miscellaneous gear-ratios.More...
We are delighted to offer this extraordinary 1975 Kremer Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR.
#005 0004 is in immaculate condition with fresh paint and decals. The original RSR type 911/75 engine crankcase, complete with all racing components, comes with the car in a separate crate. The engine currently fitted in the car is a 3.0 liter 930 turbo case with approximately 15 hours which was freshened and gone through last winter. The top of the engine (slides, trumpets, injection pump, etc.) is original. The transmission (correct type 915) also has approximately 15 hours and all bushings were recently replaced. The car currently has an electronic distributor and electric tacho and and rev-counter fitted but the original distributor and VDO gauges come with the car as do the original trailing control arms (custom replacements are fitted on the car). The seat in the car is the original Lollipop seat. The windshield is new and unscratched. Correct 917-like Speedline RSR wheels. This car has been completely gone through and it is truly race ready.
005 0004 is very well documented with continuous ownership from new. Available with the car are the original ONS Wagenpass, 2007 FIA HTP, an extensive picture restoration file together with a fully documented history file and in-period pictures.
In addition to the original 917-type wheels fitted to the car, this well known "Wally's Jeans RSR" comes with 2 sets of black powder coated BBS wheels.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...
We are very pleased to offer this unique Chevron B23/31 factory powered with Cosworth DFV engine for sale.
The car is is race ready condition with a fresh G. Richardson DFV engine. The ownership chain from its 1st owner to the present owner is clear and uninterrupted. B23-73-21 is well documented included attestation by Chevron Cars.
This Chevron will provide its new owner with lots of driving joy while being a front runner in today's historic racing scene around the world.More...
This original Lotus Cortina was registered in England on 23/06/1966 where it resided until bought in 1992 by Italian historic racer Fernando Della Casa who has the Cortina fully raced prepared in the Bologna workshop of Adolfo Romani. Della Casa raced the car until 1997 after which it changed hands a few time until it was bought by the current Italian owner in 2009 who – in 2011 – started a full restoration and race preparation.
After dismantling the Cortina to the bare chassis, a custom T45 roll cage was installed together with aluminium doors and bonnet. The car was painted in the original Ermin white with the Sherwood green stripe. All mechanical parts were checked and/or rebuild resulting in the following specification:
After the Cortina having undergone the above preparation, it was only used by the current owner for approximately 5 race hours, so everything is still in excellent, fresh condition. Its last outing was an Italian hillclimb event earlier this year of which the video can be watched through the link further below.
The car comes with current FIA HTP papers and a valid V5 for street registration. The following spares are with the car :
Set of rear leaf springs, transmission parts and a pair of drive shafts.
This wonderful Lotus Cortina is absolutely ready to go and needs nothing! The car is based Italy (close to Milan) where it is ready for inspection by its new owner.
“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...