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Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage (1959)

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Make: Maserati
Name: Tipo 61 Birdcage
Year: 1959

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 frame

Make: Chevron
Name: B36
Year: 1976

We are pleased to offer for sale this well-known, 2014 CER championship winning Chevron B36. This latest development of Derek Bennett's very successful 2 litre sports prototype has continuous ownership from new (see ownership history below) and was never badly damaged despite its extensive racing career which includes no less than 5 LeMans 24hr participations between 1976 and 1980 ! You will find this B36's stellar race history further below.

The car will be sold 100% ready to run with freshly painted body and freshened up suspension. Fuel tanks were replaced in May 2014 and belts. Extinguisher will be serviced with two years certificate. CWP was recently replaced  and the Geoff Richardson BDG has only done 2.5 hours.

This B36 with outstanding provenance comes with an extensive history file, FIA HTP papers and a very good spares package.

Its new owner will have the pleasure to continue the winning streak of this front running Chevron B36 !

Make: Nissan
Name: R90CK
Year: 1990

We are proud to offer this Nissan Group C car, built on chassis R90C-07, which is the only example of the type R93CK and represents the final development of the Nissan R89/90C line of which this car is the last of. Lola built 13 chassis for Nissan over two years of competition starting with six T89/10 chassis in 1989 built to R89C spec.

For 1990, seven T90/10 chassis were built, six of them to R90CK spec, with one tub, R90C-07 being set aside unbuilt as a spare. The very last of the 13 Lola tubs, it was built up in December 1990 by Nova Engineering of Japan to R90CK spec. Painted yellow with From-A sponsorship, R90C-07 raced throughout 1991 in the Japanese domestic series in the hands of A.Nakaya and Volkert Weidler who finished second first time out in the Fuji 500 Kms. They then finished second twice again that year, in the Fuji 1000 Kms and the Sugo 500 Kms. R90C-07's only race appearance outside Japan was in 1992 at the Daytona 24 Hours where Weidler, Mauro Martini and Jeff Krosnoff brought the car home 8th. It was the only time R90C-07 raced that year as Nova switched to their spare car, chassis R90C-06 on loan from Nissan, for the remainder of the '92 season and which was returned them at the end of the year.

In 1993 the car was uprated to R93CK spec, the only one of the thirteen chassis to be built or uprated to this spec. It raced once in 1993, finishing 2nd in the Suzuka 1000 Kms with Mauro Martini,and young up and coming German hotshot Heinz-Harald Frentzen. This would be the only race appearance for the type R93CK, for by then Group C racing was basically dead with the category collapsing after the cancellation of the World Sportscar Championship at the end of 1992. Apart from Japan, and Le Mans with its restricted boost and fuel allowance, there really was nowhere to race a Group C sports racing car.

After it was retired from active competition, R90C-07 was placed in dry storage until bought by McLaren/Trojan registrar and Supersports organiser Charlie Agg via Mike Gue of Essex Racing. Charlie raced the car in the new Group C Historic series both in Europe, and in the USA where Charlie took part in the HSR Endurance events at Daytona and Sebring in 2002, and at the Le Mans Legends in 2004. Charlie sold R90C-07 to George Purdie in 2008 whose son Andy took part in the Goodwood Festival of Speed that year and raced the car in historics until 2010 when the car sold to its current owner, who has raced the car sucessfully in Group C historics since then including a return to Le Mans for the legends event in 2012.

This Nissan R90CK is one of the few cars which - in the right hands - can beat the Sauber Mercedes. The car is well documented and is fully on-the-button with everything being fresh and current. It needs nothing and comes with an enormous spares package comprised of moulds, bodywork, several engines, etc..Enough to run the car without the need to buy anything for a good number of years !

This is a rare opportunity to buy one of the 3 Nissan R90's in private hands and to be at the front in the increasingly popular Group C racing scene.

Lola T298 (1979)

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Make: Lola
Name: T298
Year: 1979

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..

Make: Jaguar
Name: E-Type S1 Roadster - Race Spec
Year: 1964

This is a wonderful FIA legal, racing E-type in excellent, race ready condition.

Lightweight specification (alu doors, bonnet, trunk) with steel chassis.

During the last 9 months, the current owner has spent approximately GBP 30K on the car. The work done and the specs of this lovely E-type consist of :

- Diff is rebuilt with all new parts ( Dennis welch )  & new oil cooler/pump , Aluminium rear diff cover with oil temp sensor, new output flanges, drive shaft yolks and U-joints,
- KONI shocks rebuild and new rear springs,
- Overhauled gearbox with new clutch,
- Overhaul of the carburettors,
- New front and rear discs and pads,
- New Motorsport torsion bars with ride height brace /kit  ( Dennis welch )
- Alloy fuel tank
- Plumbed in electric fire system (current)
- Alloy radiator and header tank
- New spec steering arms (elimintae bump steer)
- Seat belts valid until 2017
- Race battery
- Welded-on roll cage

The bodywork is as-new and the engine is a low mileage Rob Beere engine.

Spares consist of 2 sets of wheels, trottle cable and running spares.

UK road Registered and its 2009 FIA HTP is being renewed.

This E-type is totally ready for enjoyment by its new owner, looks the part and is excellent value !

Make: Chevron
Name: B27S (DFV)
Year: 1973

We are very pleased to offer this unique Chevron B27S, the only Chevron sportscar which was powered with a Cosworth DFV engine by the factory. As the car started life as a B23 with chassis number B23-73-21, we will refer to the car by its chassis number.

The car is in race ready condition with a fresh G. Richardson DFV engine and still has its original, rebuild gearbox. The ownership chain from its 1st owner to the present owner is clear and uninterrupted. B23-73-21 is well documented and comes with an attestation by Chevron Cars Ltd.

This one-off 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.

Make: Ford
Name: GT40 Mk1
Year: 1966

We are delighted to present this genuine and superbly prepared 1966 Ford GT40 Mk1 with chassis number P/1062. A front running car with continuous history from new and never seriously damaged throughout its entire life P/1062 is now offered for sale by its long-term owner.

Ford GT40 P/1062 was one of 31 road-equipped cars built by Ford Advanced Vehicles at Slough. Essentially a softened race car, the road version of the Mk1 GT40 differed in having softer suspension, less aggressive brakes, Borani wire wheels, a silenced exhaust system, a heater and windscreen demister, twin luggage boxes housed in the tail, a fully timed cloth interior, fully working door locks, and “Ford” sill badges. Despite all this softening, the GT40 as a road car wasn’t really practical for everyday use and interest was low. Having planned to build at least 50 road cars, all at a pre-calculated loss, Ford stopped at 30 units plus one prototype.

Finished in Metallichrome Toledo blue with black interior trim and fitted with the standard Cobra 289cid V8 fitted to all GT40 Mk1s, P/1062 was shipped new to Ford Division in America arriving in Detroit at the end of the December ’66 along with P/1063. On arrival both cars were assigned to Ford’s experimental Kar Kraft division. Quite what Kar Kraft did with the car is a mystery and a full year later P/1062 was still in Ford’s stock inventory in Detroit where it would remain until being assigned to be sold-off at the end of ’68. At the time of its disposal P/1062 was one of three GT40s to have a “road-modified” MkII tail fitted and was sold in early ’69 to Dr Len Cheney in California who used P/1062 as a road car until the end of the year when he sold it to an unknown buyer.

Despite the passage of time, the next few years of the history of P/1062 are a mystery, but it was owned in the late-70s by David Brown of Florida. He sold the car to Harley Cluxton in Arizona who in turn sold it to collector and racer Jeff Lewis of California. The car had by this time lost its MkII tail for a standard Mk1 item. Jeff raced the car in the West Coast historic scene in the 80s. Throughout his ownership P/1062 was painted white with a black centre stripe.

In 1991 Jeff sold the car through Mike Sheehan to Hans-Joachim Weber in Germany who then modified the car to full race spec finishing in blue with a white center stripe. Weber then became very active with the car in European historic racing during the next decade before selling P/1062 in 1999 to David McElrain, owner of P/1053. With David committed to racing P/1053, the current owner took over the driving duties of P/1062 and bought the car for himself in 2001 immediately repeating his previous year’s winning the Tour Auto, a revival of the Tour de France.  Since then, P/1062 has been at the forefront of the European historic racing scene including the Le Mans Classic where it has not missed participating with success since 2004. In 2006 at Le Mans, the car suffered a flash fire which singed the bodywork but caused no real or further damage. The owner then took the opportunity to fully restore the car over the next year before returning to the track once more with multiple participations at the Goodwood Revival where P/1062 led the GT40 race in 2013 after a stellar start. Prior to running at Goodwood in 2014, P/1062 also won the Plateau 4 Le Mans Classic event.

After another good 2014 racing season, the car is now being fully serviced and it is being sold in fresh and race-ready condition with a fresh engine and gearbox, new fuel bags, new hub bearings, etc.. The 2007 FIA HTP papers are being renewed and the car comes with a set of spare wheels and running spares.  

Despite not having a period racing history, P/1062’s no-stories provenance coupled with its more recent historic racing record is pretty impressive, always being a reliable front-runner in the capable hands of its current owner. Without a doubt, P/1062 is one of the very best GT40s and its next lucky owner will continue to be a welcome entrant in all the blue-ribbon historic race events around the world.

Make: Lola
Name: T292
Year: 1973

We have the pleasure to offer this 1973 “Team Archambeaud” Lola T292 (HU54) for sale.

This car benefits from a continuous history with only 5 owners from new. It is exceptionally well documented as the current, long term French owner is passionate about his car’s history and was a friend of team founder/owner Paul Henri Archambeaud.

The history file contains the invoice from Lola, purchase document of the engine from Schnitzer, customs and various other documents, race clippings and many in-period pictures including a “1973 Archambeaud-team” movie; all of which will go with the car to its new owner.

HU54 has been completely restored and has been very well taken care of since by Eric Wassermann, renown engine specialist and preparer. The BMW (M12/7) 2.0 liter engine has been refreshed in July 2014 with only 2 hours on it. The fuel cell is valid until March 2015. This nimble and quick Lola T292 has been a regular sight on the historic racing scene as it participated in CER from 2004 up to 2010 and LeMans Classic in 2006, 2008 and 2010 where it always did very well.

This car is in excellent condition throughout and ready to race. It comes with 2008 FIA HTP papers and a good spares package which includes spare bodywork, wheel sets, gear-ratio’s and running spares.

Its new owner will have the pleasure to enter and enjoy this iconic “team Archambeaud” 2 liter Lola prototype in all the historic races for which it is eligible around the world.

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