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Make: Cooper
Name: Bristol T20/T25 Mk1
Year: 1952
Description:

We are delighted to offer this rare 1952 ex-John Barber, ex-Sir Clive Edwards Cooper Bristol T20 Sports Car for sale on behalf of its long-term owner.

John Barber was racing an F3 Cooper-JAP 500 at the start of 1952 before buying T20 CB/7/52 in F2 spec and racing it for the first at the beginning of August at Boreham. He then brought it north to Scotland, to Turnberry in South Ayrshire, for the 1st Scottish National Trophy. The race attracted a fairly good entry among which Hawthorn, Moss, Villoressi, Gaze and a few others. Barber took part in the Libre race which allowed in the F1 cars, but retired, but finished 2nd in the F2 "Grand Prix", so called because F2 was the GP class for the world championship. These races were the closest thing Scotland has ever had to a Scottish GP. Barber then finished 8th at Goodwood before bringing the car back up to Scotland and racing it at Charterhall at the end of the season, where he crashed it pretty heavily.

Barber rebuilt the car over the winter as the Golding-Cooper with Disco Volante bodywork and road registration “NXH586” (which is still with the car today!), radiator slung under the nose, and left-hand drive. It was based on a concept that Cooper had been considering for a Mille Miglia effort, but which never happened. Barber finished 4th with the "flying saucer" at Snetterton in May '53. He then took the car to the Douglas circuit in the Isle of Man for the British Empire Trophy after which he did another race at Snetterton finishing 3rd, but the car failed to start it's last race as a "Disco Volante" at Silverstone.

At the end of 1953, the car then passed through the hands of "MacKenzie-Lowe" who sent the car back to the Cooper works who sent it to Peel Coachworks. They took off the loose hanging and flimsy Disco Volante bodywork and replaced it with the DB3S style body it wears today !

CB/7/52 was then sold to Sir Clive Edwards who used it extensively in hillclimbs and sprints from 1955 to 1960. Sir Edwards sold the car to Alistair McClelland, a garage owner who club raced and sprinted the car for a couple of seasons until he sold it in 1963 to former RAC/MSA CEO John Quenby, then still only 21. Quenby raced the car for a year and a half and then sold it to a unknown stockbroker from Dulwich when Quenby went to Australia to work for a while. The car then went to a succession of owners, some of which raced CB/7/52 in VSCC Historic races until it was bought again by John Quenby in 1997 who started a complete restoration of the car including its 2-litre 6 cylinder Bristol Type 100B engine. This took several years and – when completed - Quenby sold his favourit Cooper T20 Sports Car in 2006 to its current owner, a well known Dutch collector and historic racer who has campaigned CB/7/52 successfully on the historic racing scene including multiple appearances at the Goodwood Revival.

The car – still with its 1953 Road Registration NXH586 – is sold in race-ready condition, comes with an extensive history file and a 2016 FIA HTP (valid until 2026). As one of only nine Cooper Sports cars built and the only one with a gorgeous “DB3S-like” body, CB/7/52 is a welcome and competitive entry in all the prestigious 50ies sports car races such as Woodcote Trophy, Goodwood Revival, etc.. while it is also eligible for the Mille Miglia !  

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Make: Lotus F1
Name: 81
Year: 1979
Description:

The Lotus 81 was built and revealed to the public in 1979 when it was hung from the ceiling in the Paradis night club in Paris. It first raced in 1980 and was the fourth generation Lotus ground effect F1 car, it had sliding skirts and was seen as an improvement on its’ predecessor the Lotus 80. The main team sponsor at the time was an American petrol company – Essex Petroleum and the cars were prepared in their distinctive red, blue and chrome livery for the start of the season.

4 Lotus 81 were built (of which 2 now reside in USA). Chassis 2 first raced at the Argentinian GP in January 1980 with Mario Andretti driving but retired before the end of the race.

The car attended every race in 1980 (at some races it was the T car) and was raced 6 times by Mario Andretti, 3 times by Elio de Angelis and once by Nigel Mansell.  Its’ best result was 4th in the USA East GP driven by de Angelis.

In 1981 the livery changed back to the familiar Black and Gold of John Player Special (JPS) and Nigel Mansell drove the car for the first 4 races before it was replaced by the new Lotus 87.

The car was raced in the European Masters series by Dr Alexander Lienau for several years and was bought by its current owner in late 2015. It was returned to the original Essex livery in time for the 2016 Goodwood Members Meeting where it took part in the F1 Ground Effect demonstration before leaving for the USA Masters series including the Austin and Mexican F1 GP support races.

It has been raced regularly in the Masters European F1 series in 2017 and 2018 and also competed in the Monaco Historique GP in 2018.

Lotus 81/2 is sold in 100% race-ready condition and comes with a current FIA HTP. Its Cosworth DFV engine has only done 311 miles (3 hours) after its rebuild by Geoff Richardson. Crack testing was just completed and valid for 2 more years. The fuel cell is valid to 2023. Maintenance has always been done without any expense spared by Classic Team Lotus (CTL).

There are 3 sets of wheels in total and a full range of gear ratios. The car is currently in its 1980 ESSEX livery with fresh paint. (If desired by its next owner, 81/2 could also compete in its 1981 JPS livery.)

This is a rare opportunity to acquire an iconic LOTUS ground effect F1 car which is a welcome and front running car in the Masters Historic F1 Championship as well as a competitive entry for the Monaco 2020 Historic Grand Prix !

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Make: BMW
Name: M1 Procar
Year: 1979
Description:

We are delighted to offer this rare and iconic BMW M1 Procar for sale on behalf of its current owner: 

Unique Pre-production model built in Procar Specification by the BMW Factory (Motorsport Department) in Munich

History

  • First delivered by BMW to Niki Lauda as a show car, then to the Walter Wolf Racing Team and subsequently to the AC Schnitzer Team as a show car
  • This is the very first BMW Procar built by the BMW Factory after the last Prototype (chassis 4301 007) and it is the only pre-production model ever built. This Procar was never raced and was used for Press and Public Relation purposes. It is probably the most unmolested and best preserved BMW M1 Procar in existence.
  • 1979: Displayed as show car at various Formula One races where the Procar race series took place.
  • Sold to historic race car collector and preparer Christian Traber/Switzerland in 1988 
  • Sold to present owner in 2008 and raced regularly in various races such at the Classic Endurance Races, the Nurbürgring Oldtimer Grand-Prix and Le Mans Classic.

Condition & Spares

The car has had a full mechanical rebuild in 2018:

  • New brake master cylinders
  • Rebuilt Calipers
  • New Brake and Oil lines throughout
  • Engine rebuilt by Ridgeway Engines
  • Gearbox rebuilt by Paul Fleming (ZF specialist)
  • New Fuel lines/filters/pumps
  • New fuel tank
  • Rebuilt suspension arms, uprights & bearings
  • New steering rack

It has not been used since the rebuild.

Spares : 1 set of wheels and a spare gearbox (Le Mans ratio)

The car is sold in 100% race-ready condition and comes with a new, 2019 FIA HTP.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire the very 1st of 49 BMW M1 Procar in excellent, race-ready condition. Welcome at all historic events around the world including Peter Auto's Classic Endurance Race Series, Le Mans Classic, etc..

 

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Make: Porsche
Name: 911 Carrera RS 3.0
Year: 1975
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 1975 RS 3.0 Group 4 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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Make: Osella
Name: PA7
Year: 1979
Description:

We have the pleasure to offer this Italian Championship winning 1979 Osella PA7 chassis 079 for sale on behalf of its long-term Italian owner.

Chassis 079 was delivered by Osella to well-known Italian racer Carlo Franchi better known through his alias “GIMAX” on March 9th 1979 equipped with a BMW 4-Cylinder M12/7 engine. GIMAX immediately took control of the Italian championship winning the 1979 two-Litre Group 6 title. Among his outstanding drives was the 1979 1000km of Monza where he finished 2nd overall behind the 3-litre DFV equipped Lola T286 of Zorzi-Capoferri.

The race history of Osella PA7 #079 race is well documented in the “Enzo Osella” book by Gianni Tomazzoni.

The car was eventually sold by "GIMAX" to Franco Bottaretto who did not race the car after which the current owner bought it from Bottareto in 1999. The car then underwent a full rebuild and has been raced successfully on the historic racing scene until a few years ago. Prior to bringing #079 up for sale, it was fully gone through and the M12/7 engine was rebuild by an Italian engine specialist (documents available). The engine only has about 2 hours running.

The car is very well documented with factory attestation, it has current 2017 FIA HTP papers and comes with a spare set of wheels.

This championship winning Osella PA7 is excellent value while being eligible for CER2 as well as all other late 70ies group 6 races where it should be a competitive entry.

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Make: Cooper
Name: Monaco T49
Year: 1959
Description:

We are delighted to offer this genuine, factory built Cooper T49 "Monaco" for sale.

Introduced in 1959, the Cooper T49 “Monaco” with its 2-litre Coventry-Climax engine soon found favour with drivers both in the international and club racing scenes. A total of eight factory built cars were constructed with at least six other cars built up independently using un-numbered factory supplied chassis and component kits.

CM/6/59 was the sixth of the eight factory built cars and was delivered new to American car dealer Harry Blanchard of Connecticut. After a succesfull racing career in the USA until 1980 (see the History section below), the car was bought and imported into the UK by Stirling Moss. Stirling sold the car as a restoration project the following year to David Watson who commissioned Hall & Fowler to carry out a full restoration of the car. The restoration was overseen and invoiced through Stirling Moss Ltd. despite having sold the car, Stirling tested the car at Silverstone and raced it at the curtain opener for the 1983 Monaco GP. 

CM/6/59 spent another 20 years in USA where it was vintage raced until it came back to Europe in 2000 where it has remained and raced until today. 

This genuine Cooper Monaco is in outstanding condition and is 100% race-ready. It has been fully sorted, always meticulously prepared proven to be a competitive entry in all races it has participated in such as Le Mans Classic, Goodwood Revival, Stirling Moss Trophy, Donington Historics, etc..

CM/6/59 benefits from a current, 2015 FIA HTP and comes with a fresh, spare gearbox and other good spares.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a genuine, "no stories" factory built Cooper T49 "Monaco" with excellent history and documentation in fully sorted, race-ready condition !  

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