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Make: FORD
Name: GT40 Mk1
Year: 1965
Description:
  • Born as 1965 production racing coupé
  • The February 1966 Brussels Motor Show car
  • MGM camera car used in the making of the film “Grand Prix” driven by 1961 World Champion Phil Hill
  • Proven race winning pre-66 (FIA Period F) GT40
  • Fully race prepared with current FIA HTP and extensive spares

We are delighted to offer this genuine and important 1965 Ford GT40 chassis #GT40 P/1027 for sale.

P/1027 was born as a 1965 production racing coupé and – upon completion in “Belgian Yellow” – was immediately shipped to Brussels for display at the 1966 Brussels Motor Show.

It was then shipped back to Ford and repainted in white with a blue center strip when it was sold to the MGM Film Studio for use as one of the two film cars for John Frankenheimer’s film “Grand Prix” (the other film car was a Shelby Cobra), one of the best motor racing films ever made.

Just how did John Frankenheimer achieve those stunning car-to-car shots, brought to the cinema in very 1960s split-screen editing? Many of them were filmed from an adapted version of P/1027, a potent racing car converted to high-speed camera car and driven during the 1966 Grand Prix season by drivers such as 1961 World Champion Phil Hill and kiwi racer Jack Brabham. Beneath a predictably preposterous plot, the action is fairly realistic and considerably enhanced by the high-speed stunts where stars such as James Garner (a very handy driver) followed the modified GT40, just inches away from the camera lens. The professional drivers behind the wheel of the 200mph GT40 needed real guts to maintain a realistic pace at a circuit such as Monaco, Spa, River Side, Watkins Glen, Sebring, etc.. The car’s 500+ page history file contains many beautiful pictures of P/1027 in filming action.

Filming continued well into 1967 and, after its vital backstage role on the silver screen, P/1027 was sold by MGM to Charles Sechan in Prospect, Pennsylvania, who resprayed it maroon with gold sill lines and used it as a road car. In February 1968 it was sold to Jim Toensing, the of Minneapolois. Jim vintage raced it and following a shunt at Elkhart Lake, next owner James Ladwig commissioned a complete restoration. The restoration was to the exact original specifications using original components and parts. The end result was one of the finest and most correct GT-40's in the world. It was judged "best race car" at the meadow brook concours in 1993 after which the P/1027 was displayed at the Briggs Cunningham Automotive Museum in Costa Mesa, California, where it remained until the museum’s closure in the mid 1990s. Ownership then passed to well known Hong Kong based collector Chip Connor who titled the car in Nevada where it joined his collection until 2002.

Arch enthusiast and doyen of the collecting world, Sir Anthony Bamford, then bought it, via Barret Jackson in August 2002, for $405,000. Entrusting its race preparation to Gelscoe Motorsport who produced the 2005 Whitsun Trophy-winning machine driven by Sam Hancock setting a then blistering 1:23.7 lap record.

In 2006 it was sold to Lord Irvine Laidlaw who campaigned it – now in his familiar maroon/silver colour scheme, and run by the experienced Simon Hadfield – at the 2008 Le Mans Classic and at Dijon in 2009. It was then sold to long time historic racer and collector Carlos Monteverde who returned it to its original livery and ran it just once, at the 2010 Le Mans Classic after which we sold it to its current owner who has successfully campaigned the car on the historic racing scene participating in many of the prestigious events such as the Goodwood Revival and Members Meeting, Le Mans Classic, Patrick Peter’s CER races, etc..

Chassis P/1027 is sold in totally race-ready condition equipped with new fuel bladders fitted by Premier Fuel systems (certificates available) and with current Period F FIA HTP papers valid until 2025. The car comes with an extensive spares package and an impressive 500+ page history dossier compiled by GT40 historian Ronnie Spain.

This genuine, race-born Ford GT40 car represents the perfect opportunity for those looking for a potent historic racing car with fascinating history which is a welcome entry into the world's most prestigious evenets while it will also fit prominently in any serious car collection.  

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Make: Porsche
Name: 911 SC / RS 3.0
Year: 1983
Description:

We have the pleasure to offer this “Belga” livered Porsche 911 SC / RS 3.0 for sale.

The car was born as a 1983 911 SC Coupé which was build-up from the bare shell to 1974 RS 3.0 Group 3 rally/race specification in Italy in 2016 with no expenses spared and fully compliant with FIA regulations.

Its specification is outstanding as follows :

  • Sport gearbox and AP Racing clutch
  • Arrows racing 46mm sport exhaust 
  • Sport suspension with alu split rim wheels (8 inch front and 10 inch rear) mounted with Michelin TB15 tyres
  • Rally computer
  • FIA sport seats
  • 4 point safety belts
  • Customized roll-cage
  • Sport steering wheel and pedals
  • Fly off hand-brake
  • Fire extinguisher system together with a separate, manual operated extinguisher
  • Plexiglass side and rear windows
  • Very performant race/rally 3.0 litre (95mm bore x 70,4mm stroke) single-plug engine with Bosch mechanical injection prepared by Italian specialist engine builder Roberto Savazza with special Wosner pistons, 3.2 valves 8mm and RSR camshaft delivering 280 bhp.

This is a very high quality rally / race spec Porsche 911 in beautiful period RS 3.0 configuration with special attention given to safety and performance.

Last but not least, this stunning “Belga” livered Porsche has (German) road registration and comes with new FIA HTP papers making it a welcome and competitive entry to all historic rally and/or race events around the world.

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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: 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: B8
Year: 1968
Description:

Chevron cars had burst onto the GT racing scene in 1966 with a dream debut for its B3, the very first GT car produced by the talented Derek Bennett, winning at Oulton Park in its maiden race. To racing driver John Lepp, observer at the Chevron's first track test at the same venue, this came as no surprise having already seen the GT put in a lap no less than six seconds under the GT record.

Its closely resembling successor, the Chevron B8 - more often than not powered by BMW's two liter, overhead camshaft, four cylinder engine - went onto dominate national GT racing and enjoy much success in Europe from 1968 onwards. The B8 used a space frame chassis with all independent wishbone/coil spring suspension, while its svelte and curvaceous fiberglass bodywork made it one of the prettiest GT/sports racers of its era. With its mid-mounted engine mated to a Hewland transaxle, it was duly homologated for the international Group 4 class, and it too proved highly successful: the car made its race debut at Cadwell Park on March 3rd 1968 and just over three weeks later, an example, driven by John Silverstone, took an outright win in the GT race at Silverstone; John Lepp then went on to take overall honours in the 1969 RAC Sports Car Championship.

By the time production ceased in 1970, Chevron had only built 44 B8 models of which 34 with the BMW 2.0 litre engine and 5 with the Ford 1600cc FVA engine. Whichever power unit was fitted, the B8 remained a superbly effective racing car and highly competitive in international racing, thanks to its combination of superb agility and outright speed. The situation is no different today in historic racing where the Chevron B8 and Bolton's best is a regular podium finisher in sports and GT car events.

We are proud to offer an ex-John Lepp Chevron B8 chassis CHDBE-51 for sale; one of only 5 cars build with an FVA engine which is also the power unit in the car today. Chassis #51 has well documented, continuous ownership from new (see the History section below) and benefits from excellent in-period international race history including two participations at the Nurburgring 1000km in 1968 and 1969.

CHDBE-51 currently resides in the U.S.A. and has been in its current ownership since 2005. It has always been maintained with no expenses spared and is in gorgeous condition which includes its fresh, zero miles FVA engine. It is sold in 100% race-ready condition and comes with extensive spares including wheels, bodywork, etc.. Chassis #51 has a USA issued (ACCUS) FIA HTP which needs renewal.

This pedigree and immaculate Chevron B8 is eligible for all historic race events around the world including Le Mans Classic, Daytona 24hr classic, Masters WSM, Peter Auto CER, etc. where it will be a competitive and welcomed entry.

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