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Make: March
Name: 761
Year: 1976
Description:

*** NEWS 22/02/2018: This car has been accepted for the 2018 Monaco Historic GP ! 

We are delighted to offer this stunning 1976 ex-Arturo Merzario “OVORO” March 761 for sale.

British manufacturer and F1 constructor March Engineering began operation in 1969 and was created by Max Mosley, Alan Rees, Graham Coaker and Robin Herd. Each of these 4 individuals brought unique qualities and talents to the team with Herd being the designer, Rees the team manager, Coaker oversaw production and Mosley handled the commercial side of the business.

March was to provide chassis for customers competing in all racing categories starting with a F3 car in 1969 followed by an F1 car in 1970 : the March 701 which they used as team cars and also to supply to privateers. They also produced a highly successful F2 car which shared the chassis of its F1 brethren.

Introduced for the start of the 1976 Formula 1 season, the March 761 produced by Robin Herd was another straight forward alloy-tubbed chassis design which was low cost to build and easy to maintain and repair. Compared to its predecessor, the 761 chassis had a wider track and was stronger. Eight 761s were built in total and during the season more than a few cars were required to be rebuilt on new tubs due to various accidents by its F1 drivers.

For 1976, March decided to run four “factory” cars split into two teams. The “A” team would be managed by Max Mosely who would run Vittorio Brambilla and Ronnie Peterson, with the “B” team looked after by Robin Herd and running Hans-Joachim Stuck in one car, and Arturo Merzario in the other car who would bring along his own sponsorship from Ovoro, the Italian liquor company. It is this car which is offered for sale by its current owner. As there are several March 761 (and other models) with dubious history, this is not the case for chassis 761-04 which has continuous history from new with all six (incl. March) prior owners known :

1976 – works car, entered by March Engineering for Arturio Merzario
1977 – acquired by Gerd Biechteler for the UK Aurora Series
1982 – Yuam Lequime – not raced
2000 – Bernard de Dryver – bought for restoration
2002 – Jean Louis Duret – raced in GP Masters and Monaco HGP 2004
2005 – Peter Dunn – raced in GP masters and Monaco HGP 2006 and 2008
2012 – current owner – raced in GP Masters and Monaco HGP

This “OVORO” March 761-04 – of which the in-period race history can be seen below in the History section – is sold in 100% race-ready condition. The current owner has always maintained this car with no-expenses-spared and received a full rebuild in 2017. It has a fresh, zero miles G. Richardson long-stroke DFV engine, a new fuel cell, 2017 crack testing, fire system and comes with new seat belts. This car has last been raced in the winter of 2017 and needs nothing further spent on it other than possibly a custom seat for its new, lucky owner. 761-04 has been setup and developed and has shown to be a very competitive and front running car which – in the right hands – could win race F at the Monaco 2018 Historic GP for which it has been entered. 761-04 also comes with a 2015 FIA HTP and a good spares package which includes multiple sets of wheel, gear-ratios, front nose, suspension items and miscellaneous running spares.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a genuine, no-stories and striking March 761 which competed in the legendary “Hunt versus Lauda” 1976 year and is part of the golden era of F1 !

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Lola T70 Mk1 (1965)
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Make: Lola
Name: T70 Mk1
Year: 1965
Description:

We are pleased to offer this rare, early Lola T70 Mk1 chassis SL70/6 for sale on behalf of its current, long-term owner.

To many, the Mk1 - being the first iteration of the famous Lola T70 line - is still the purest in design. With only 15 T70 Mk1's made and all of them being accounted for, these cars are sought after and front running in the pre-66 historic racing scene.

The history of SL70/6 is listed below in the history section. Most important is that its history is continuous from new, its chassis plate is genuine (rare!) and SL70/6 has no "stories" whatsoever. 

The car is offered for sale in excellent condition and it has always been maintained by Martin Stretton Racing Ltd. with no-expense-spared for the current owner. As the car has not run for a few years now, it will need going through, crack testing and installation of a new fuel cell , fire extinguisher and belts upon which it is ready to roar again !

The engine is a strong 5.7 litre Tim Adams SMB Chevy with only about 10 hours running and the Hewland LG-500 gearbox is in excellent condition. SL70/6 also benefits from an accusump anti-oil surge system and comes with a set of spare wheels and a current 2016 FIA HTP.

This ex-Mecom Lola T70 Mk1 is eligible for all pre-66 sportscar racing including Masters, CER, the Goodwood Members Meeting as well as the Goodwood Revival.

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Make: Chevron
Name: B26
Year: 1974
Description:

We are pleased to offer this factory, ex-John Lepp Chevron B26 for sale in race-ready condition.

The Chevron B26 was the first monocoque sports car from Derek Bennett and followed on from the successful space-framed B19, B21 and B23 line of racing car designs which preceded it.

At the beginning of 1974, Roger Hire’s Forge Mill Racing team took over the contract to run the factory supported Chevron racing team from Red Rose Motors. John Lepp, already a master exponent of the marque and who had been racing for Red Rose Motors since 1968, was hired as lead driver along with Roland Barrios as his team-mate, Barrios brought along sponsorship from the Portuguese sherry company, Pedro Domecq which is reflected in the current, period-correct livery of this gorgeous B26.

Since buying the car in 2011, the curent UK owner has successfully raced the car in the historic scene around Europe with its last appearance being at Spa CER in 2015. The car has now been re-freshed and is offered for sale in race-ready condition. It has a fresh, zero-miles Hart 420R engine rebuild by XTEC Engineering. The gearbox has been rebuild and fuel cell, seat belts and fire system are all current.  

This stunning B26 benefits from a continuous ownership and is exceptionally well documented. It benefits from a current FIA HTP and is very usable in various race series such as CER and Pre-80 endurance where it has been and will continue to be a welcome and front-running entry,

 

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Make: Chevrolet
Name: Corvette C2 Sting Ray
Year: 1965
Description:

We have the pleasure to offer this 1965 Corvette C2 (C2 for 2nd generation) aka “Corvette Stingray” for sale.

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C2 was built between 1962 and 1967 and, in 1965, this gorgeous, blue-chip American classic received disc brakes all-round and the awesome 425bhp 396 cubic inch (7 litre) Turbojet 'big block engine'

This car, which the current UK owner has had the pleasure to enjoy for more than 10 years, has been meticulously prepared to full FIA specification. It has a fresh, new Tim Adams big block engine delivering 560 bhp, a G-Force T10 gearbox and a Gripper differential. In the winter of 2017, the car has undergone some further improvements such as the installation of  a new, 170 liter fuel cell, new exhaust, chassis cleaning and painting, new side windows with vents, etc.. Everything on the car is current and - even better - it comes with a new, 2016 FIA HTP valid until 2026.

Spares are 3 sets of wheels and miscellaneous running spares. There are also many other spare parts available which are optional.

This Black/Black Corvette Stingray is located in UK and is a well know car that has been run successfully on the European historic racing scene among which the Goodwood Revival TT where it finished a very respectable 9th overall.

This exciting “Big Block Vette” is ready to race throughout Europe in all historic race series including Masters Gentleman Drivers, Sixties Endurance, Goodwood Members meeting and Revival, GTSCC and many other 60's GT grids where it will happily give chase to the Cobra’s !

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Make: Ford
Name: Capri RS2600
Year: 1971
Description:

We are very pleased to offer this stunning 1971 “RIPOLIN” Capri RS2600 for sale.

Ford’s motorsport program for the Capri was centered in Cologne, Germany and headed by Jochen Neerpasch who recognized early in its development that the Capri’s success would be achieved on the race track rather than on rallies.

This success was achieved by the RS2600 which – under Group 2 rules – was equipped with a 2900cc Weslake V6 dry-sump engine on Kugelfischer injection delivering more than 320bhp, a ZF 5-speed gearbox, uprated brakes and suspension and lightened bodywork (through fibreglass panels) resulting in an overall homologated weight of 900kg. Given this specification, it was no surprise that Ford Cologne won the 1971 and 1972 European Touring car championship with drivers such as Dieter Glemser and Jochen Mass.

The car which we have on offer was build to FIA Group 2 specification in 2014/5 by renown UK specialist Ric Wood using a Capri 1300 donor car. Ric built the car for French preparer Yvan Mahé of Equipe Europe who decided that it should be finished in its splendid French “RIPOLIN” paint company livery as raced by Gerard Larousse in the 1972 Tour de France. When finished, a rollout was done in June of 2015 after which Mahé sold it to the current owner who has raced this iconic RIPOLIN Capri in the 2016 and 2017 Peter Auto HTC championship with outstanding results : a 2nd place in 2016 and the championship win in 2017 !

This well sorted RS2600 has always been maintained with no expenses spared. The engine has 15 hours running (out of 30 hours before rebuild is needed) since a June 2016 rebuild. The wiring has been renewed as has the clutch. Seats, fire extinguisher system and belts are all current up to at least 2019. The car has received a thorough go-through and is sold in excellent, race-ready condition with a 2015 FIA HTP (valid till 2025) and an extensive spares package which includes 2 spare wheel sets,  2 drive shafts, 4 new brake discs, bearings and miscellaneous running spares.

Benefitting from a UK road registration, this stunning RIPOLIN Capri is ready to offer its new owner lots of front-running excitement both on the race track as well as in rallies around the world.

 

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Make: Chevron
Name: B19
Year: 1970
Description:

We are very pleased to offer this very special 1970 Chevron B19 chassis "70-S-10" for sale. 

70-S-10 is the prototype B19 built in the late summer of 1970 using the repaired and modified chassis from B16-DBE-10 which had been entered by the factory for the 1970 Nurburgring 500 Kms but was crashed in practice by Dieter Quester in its one and only race appearance.

This race also saw the debut of the Brian Redman inspired B16S-01 spider. When asked for suggestions as to how to make the B16 coupe quicker and more competitive against the new spider Lola T210, Brian replied, “make it look like a Porsche 908/03” and hence the spider-bodied B16S was born. The new body design proved an instant success, so a proper B19 prototype, using the chassis from B16-DBE-10, was built by Derek Bennett in the cornered-off section of the Bolton factory which served as his “secret special projects” workshop, hence the “S” designation of this car. This was also where the B16S, the later 3-ltre B27S and the B41 Formula 1 car were built and developed.

This B19 is exceptionally well documented with continuous ownership from new. It has good early in-period race history (see below) and is offered for sale in fully restored, race-ready condition with a low hours Geoff Richardson FVC engine, rebuild FT200 box, new fuel cell, current (2013 issued) FIA HTP and a decent spares package.

This special "B19 prototype" is an important part of Chevron's history and is very usable in multiple race series (Masters, CER, ADAC FHR, etc.) where it is a welcome and competitve entry ready to give its new owner a lot of enjoyment. 

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