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Make: Porsche
Name: 904 GTS
Year: 1964
Description:

We are proud to offer this exceptional 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS chassis #035 for sale.

The Porsche 904 introduced in 1964 followed on from the type 718, which had been Porsche’s first mid-engined sports car. The first 904s were introduced in late ’63 for the following model year and were produced over a two year period with more than 100 examples being built and homologated to race in the FIA Group 3 GT category.

Officially, the 904 was marketed and sold as the “Carrera GTS” due to a naming rights issue with Peugeot who had copyrighted the use of three digit type numbers around a central zero, (hence the need for Porsche to later re-name the 901 as the 911). In rallying, which Peugeot were very active in, 904’s competed as the Carrera GTS, but in circuit racing,where they had no presence, Peugeot had no objections hence Porsche’s use of type numbers 904 through to 909.

The 904 was built on a simple ladder-frame platform lightweight chassis made of steel. The glass-fibre body, a material which was being used by Porsche for the first time on a production car, was glued and bonded to the chassis for extra rigidity. This was the first time this lightweight method of construction was used by Porsche and the 904 started a line of “plastic” Porsche racing cars which culminated with the fearsome 917 in 1969.

Power for the little coupe came from a new and sophisticated 4-cam flat-4 type 587/3 engine of 1966cc which produced 198 bhp driven through a 5-speed gearbox. This was enough to propel the little car from 0-60 mph in under 6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 160 mph.

Painted in Rubin Red with a blue interior, 904 chassis 035 was completed on 25th February 1964 and delivered to Swiss racing driver Hans Ulrich Eugster. First time out in the car, Hans won the Group 3 GT class in the Swiss Championship race held at Monza at the end of May. Hans raced 904-035 throughout the year with his final event being the Angola GP, a three hour race held on the streets of Luanda. For ease of passage to the Portuguese colony, 035 was road registered with the Portuguese plate “ZH-35-63”. Hans remembers, what was for him, a dramatic race recalling; "Yes, my last race with the 904 was Luanda in Angola. Due to tropical rain there was lots of water on the circuit and I had an accident. At a speed of 180 km/h I touched the Ferrari 250GT of Mairesse and went sideways on the track. With the brakes full on the 904 came to a stop against a 15cm thick tree. The tree was gone and my Porsche was damaged at the oil tank. This happened at a slow speed of around 60 km/h and this is why I was not hurt at all."

After its accident in Angola, Hans repaired the damaged oil tank and kept the car in dry storage and only occasionally used the car on the road. In 1967 he sold the 904 to fellow Swiss championship competitor, the amateur Swiss-Italian racing driver, Gildo de Guidi. Gildo raced the car throughout 1967 and won the Group 4 class at the ’67 Hockenheim 3 Hours, the last time he raced the car before selling it in 1968 to long-time owner Felix Laubscher of Duebendorf,Switzerland who held on to the car until selling it to Ulrich Senn in 1993. He owned the car for around two years then sold t to collector and historic race Peter Glaesel. He never used the car in competition preferring to keep and maintain the car in the pristine condition it had been accustomed to. In 2000 the car passed into the hands of German Historic racer Friedrich “Fritz” Kozka who repainted the car silver painted car and took part in the 2000 Tour Auto. 904-035 was then sold to Dr Stein of Germany who displayed the car at the 2004 Essen Techno Classica where it was shown re-painted red. In 2005, 904-035 passed into the hands Peter Wirichs, who added a silver center stipe and raced the car until selling it in 2007 to the current owner who has continued to race the car in historic race and rally events such as Le Mans Classic,  Spa 6hrs, Tour Auto, etc..

904.035 has continuous ownership (see ownership list below) and good racing history from new. #035 was never badly damaged and remains very original throughout. A 6 cylinder, double ignition engine is currently fitted in the car but the correct type 587/3 4 cylinder engine “P99003” comes with the car. Both engines are in excellent condition and ready to go. 904.035 is road registered and comes with current FIA HTP papers, 4 spare wheels with AVON tyres fitted and other miscellaneous items.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire an excellent, no-stories and very original Porsche 904 with undisputed provenance which is ready for enjoyment in today’s historic race, road or rally scene throughout the world.

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Make: March
Name: 761
Year: 1976
Description:

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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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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Make: Lola
Name: T70 Mk3
Year: 1968
Description:

We are delighted to offer the 1968 ex-Chuck Parson “Simoniz” / Bob Nagel “Thermo King” Lola T70 Mk3 – chassis SL73/128.

Introduced in 1967, the Lola T70 Mk3 was available in both coupe and spyder versions with the conversion from one version to the other relatively quick and simple. This enabled the car to be raced in the world championship and Group 4 races as a coupe, and as a Group 7 spyder in the Can-Am series.

SL73/128 was built as a Mk3 spyder for US Lola importer Carl Haas and was delivered new on 16th February 1968 and fitted with a Bartz prepared 365cid 5900cc Chevrolet V8 mated to a Hewland LG600 gearbox. Sponsored by Simoniz and painted in their orange and white livery, SL73/128 was raced in the 1968 United States Road Racing Championship by Chuck Parsons who finished third overall. The complete, continuous ownership and race history of this exceptional Lola T70 Mk3 can be found further below in the history section. A full and extensive history file comes with the car.

SL73/128 is arguably one of the best Mk3’s when it comes to provenance, documentation and preparation. Its ownership chain is unbroken while its race history with well known drivers Chuck Parson and Bob Nagel is excellent and fully documented. Add to this its top notch preparation with a Mathwall 5.7 liter SMB Chevy engine (only 3 hours running) and no-expenses-spared maintenance by both its prior and current owner. Interestingly, the car is currently fitted with coupe bodywork (in Simoniz livery) but also comes with a separate, complete spyder body (which has already been fitted to the car previously) so SL73/128 can be run as both coupe and spyder depending on the new owner’s preference, race venue or eligibility criteria.

Additional spares are 2 sets of wheels and miscellaneous running spares. The FIA HTP is from 2017 so valid for another 10 years. Fuel cell, seat belts and fire extinguisher are all current. There is nothing further to spend on this car to go racing.

This is a no-stories, proper pedigree Lola T70 Mk3 “big banger” which is eligible for all historic race events such as Masters WSM, CER, Le Mans Classic, Daytona 24hr classic, etc. where it is always a front running car. A properly driven T70 Mk3 is as quick as a Mk3B and is amazingly friendly and lots of fun to drive.

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Make: Spice
Name: SE90P
Year: 1990
Description:

We are delighted to offer this unique Group C championship winning Spice SE90P-013 for sale.

First established at Silverstone circuit in 1986, Spice Engineering quickly built up a reputation for producing fast and reliable cars in the smaller Group C2 and IMSA Lights classes and after achieving considerable success on both sides of the Atlantic and winning many titles, made the move to the larger C1 and GTP classes with the SE89 which was developed and replaced by the successful SE90.

Twelve SE90 chassis were built by Spice, with this particular car, chassis SE90P-013, the only Chevrolet V8 powered car and was run in partnership as a quasi-works effort through Spice’s long standing US/IMSA connection with General Motors and the Pontiac brand which had powered the majority of Spice cars previously raced in IMSA.

Its power unit is a 6.5 liter Chevrolet engine on Kinsler injection delivering just short of 700bhp with loads of torque. The car's weight is exactly 900kg.

SE90P-013 is the 1990/91 Spice USA works car and the only Chevy engined SE90P built. Raced in the IMSA championship from 1990 to 1996 with 3 Daytona 24hr and 4 Sebring 12hr participations culminating in a 2nd OA at Sebring in 1994 and 1995 driven by an all LeMans 24hr winning driver line-up of Derek bell, Andy Wallace and Jan Lammers. After this most impressive racing career, the car then spent some years in the Auto Toy Store warehouse until being bought and rebuilt in 2008 for historic Group C racing. More recently, SE90P-013 further added to its palmares by winning the 2015 Group C Series overall and C1 class championship winner. The full racing and ownership history of SE90P-013 comes with the car.

The car is sold in 100% race-ready condition and comes with very extensive spares allowing to run the car for multiple years without the need for additional parts.

This Spice SE90P provides its new owner the possibility to run at the front of the newly invigorated Group C racing series at a fraction of the cost of similar performant cars such as Jaguar, Nissan or Sauber Mercedes ! 

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